This is our to start with seem at the new Mercedes-AMG S sixty three. It’ll sit below the future AMG S 73 e plug-in hybrid in showrooms afterwards this calendar year as the next most impressive product in the S-Class variety, offering fresh new level of competition for the Porsche Panamera.

Like all Mercedes-AMG motor vehicles, the new S sixty three will occur with a host of intense styling tweaks, as indicated by the camouflage wrap on this mule. Revisions will consist of a deeper front splitter, a little bit wider side skirts and a new diffuser, which properties the company’s trademark quad-exit exhaust process.

The cabin will also get the typical Mercedes-AMG makeover, with some new sports activities seats, an AMG-branded steering wheel, aluminium pedals and some dedicated AMG graphics for the car’s twelve.3-inch digital instrument cluster and twelve.8-inch infotainment process.

Mercedes hasn’t verified any technological specs for the new AMG S sixty three but, presented the broad dimensions of the hottest S-Class, we count on the manufacturer will shun the electrified four-cylinder powertrain destined for the new AMG C sixty three in favour of its conventional twin-turbocharged 4.-litre V8, which is observed in every thing from the AMG GT to the AMG E sixty three saloon.

In the E sixty three saloon, the V8 creates 603bhp and 850Nm of torque – and we count on the tune will be the similar for the S sixty three. We’re also pretty specific it’ll occur with a 9-pace automated gearbox and four-wheel drive, as that drivetrain is currently observed in each individual other product in the typical S-Class line-up.

To support the added grunt, Mercedes will overhaul the S-Class’s chassis, fitting lowered suspension, stiffer anti-roll bars and new adaptive dampers that are tuned for a little bit sharper dealing with. There is also some drilled discs and larger calipers hiding behind this mule’s alloys.

Mercedes-AMG will fit its hottest traction command process to the S sixty three. Like the lesser AMG E sixty three, it ought to also occur with a “Drift Mode” programme for the car’s drive manner selector, which will disconnect drive to the front axle and let the driver to slide the motor vehicle as a result of corners.

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