2022 Mercedes-AMG S63 due imminently with V8 hybrid

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Just a few months after the launch of the all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class, AMG is almost ready to reveal its substantially more potent take on the luxury flagship.

Marking itself out as the Affalterbach-fettled car by its sports wheels, unique grille, bespoke bumper designs and square-tip quad-exit exhaust, the pictured prototype was captured by our photographers on public roads and at the Nurbürgring. Its light exterior camouflage and production ready-interior suggesting a reveal will take place in a matter of months.

mercedes amg s63e 8As with the previous-generation car, the S63 can be expected to retain the tech-heavy interior and overall proportions of the luxury-focused standard car, while gaining significant chassis tweaks alongside its more powerful engine, which will be exclusively hybridised for this iteration.

mercedes amg s63e 1Two plug-in AMG-badged variants are inbound, both propelled by a variation of the same twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 that powers the brand’s GT supercar and GLE 63 performance SUV. The standard S63e 4Matic+ will mate the petrol engine with a 100kW electric motor for a combined output of around 520kW, while the more potent S73e 4Matic+ will boost overall output to 620kW, courtesy of an uprated 150kW electric motor – as already deployed in the new GT 63 S E Performance.

mercedes amg s63e 2It’s not yet clear which model has been spotted here, but visual differences between the performance duo are likely to be minimal, as is the case with AMG’s E-Class-based E53 and E63.

mercedes amg s63e 18The S65 will not return for this generation, with its V12 engine continuing only in the Maybach-badged range-topping versions of the S-Class and GLS SUV. In 2019, Mercedes launched the S65 Final Edition as the previous-generation S-Class bowed out of production, taking with it the 12-cylinder engine and marking an end to nearly 30 years of V12-powered non-Maybach models.

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