Following the reveal of the new W223 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the firm’s AMG division is busy developing the S63e and it’s been spied testing in the wild for the first time.
The latest iteration of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class was revealed in September 2020 and we recently sampled the newcomer in Germany and based on our first impressions, it really does live up to its pinnacle status in the Stuttgart-based firm’s vehicle range. More so, local buyers can expect to see S-Class arrive in South Africa in mid-2021.
However, the S63e you see testing here will arrive later. This prototype is heavily camouflaged but the Panamericana grille, quad exhaust system and large wheels are all clues that this is an AMG model.
As for what will power the new Mercedes-AMG S63, all indications point to a hybrid powertrain, hence the 'e' in its name, which is a first in this application, featuring an electric motor coupled with Merc’s potent bi-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine that’s expected to churn out at least 522 kW! But, if that’s not enough for you, Mercedes-AMG is also due to reveal the S73e, which will boast even more power expected to come in at almost 600 kW using a more powerful electric motor which is also expected to make an appearance in the forthcoming Mercedes-AMG GT73e. Furthermore, we will also see an all-electric S-Class come to market as the EQS to take on Tesla.
The S63e will no doubt be a high-performance luxo-barge made all the more comfortable with a finely tuned air suspension and all-wheel steering that will ensure stability at high speed.
As we’ve seen in the new S-Class, Mercedes-Benz will throw all its latest technology into the S63e and luxury levels will no doubt be top-notch.
The S63e and S73e models are expected to be fully revealed next year before going on sale later in the same year.
We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.