With Mercedes developing a Coupe version of the new-generation S-Class , we expect an AMG version to be right around the corner. Today these expectations became a reality, as our spy photographers caught it testing for the first time, wearing the AMG goodies that transform it into a real eye-catcher.
As you probably expected, the S63 AMG Coupe will feature a design language identical to the 2014 S63 AMG , but taken to a sportier level and with two fewer doors. It will get an AMG front bumper with bigger air intakes to help cool the engine. Around back, a sports exhaust system with quad end pipes hangs out, while a special set of AMG wheels and massive brakes help further qualify this as an AMG-tuned model.
Under the hood, Mercedes will use the same engine as in the sedan version: a 5.5-liter, V-8 biturbo engine that delivers a total of 577 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. This should be enough to sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in just four seconds, and take it up to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. With the optional AMG Performance Package top speed will jump to to 173 mph.
The standard S-Class Coupe is rumored to be unveiled at he 2014 Geneva Motor Show , and the AMG version will follow a few months later.
Update 10/9/13: We’ve created a pair of renderings of the 2015 S63 AMG. You can see them after the jump.
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