New Mercedes S Class starts production – & reveals the new S 63 AMGSat, 15 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0700
A new Mercedes S 63 AMG coming off the production line
Last month we finally had the reveal of the new 2014 Mercedes S Class and it’s now started production in Sindelfingen in Germany. Which is what you’d expect.
What you wouldn’t expect is that Mercedes would release a video (below) to accompany the news and manage to reveal a car that’s not yet been officially shown – the new Mercedes S 63 AMG – in the process. But that’s exactly what’s happened (from 6:53 in the video below) as Mercedes show us a stream of new S Class rolling out for MB showrooms.
At first look it’s not immediately obvious this is an AMG S Class; the makeover is not extreme and the only real giveaway is the bigger vents at the front.
All becomes clear as we see the badging on the side and boot lid and the bigger alloys, but the new S63 isn’t exactly shouting its AMG credentials.
But it’s more about what’s under the bonnet than the go-faster looks, and that seems likely to be Mercedes 5.5 litre V8 with a pair of turbos to deliver around the same 550bhp as the new E63 AMG, and perhaps an S 63 S with 577bhp.
No doubt now Mercedes has let the S 63 out of the bag we’ll get more officially soon.
By Cars UK