When Mercedes works on a new generation for one of their models, we can all rest assured that the AMG version to match will follow right behind it. Such is the case with the next-generation S-Class, as the sedan variant was just revealed days ago.
Our spy photographers have caught the future S-Class AMG during a testing session at the Nürburgring racetrack, wearing the same light camouflage as the normal non-AMG cars. As you can see, when compared to the standard S-Class, the AMG version has received bigger air intakes, marked side sills and a new rear bumper with a covered up diffuser. This prototype is still missing the quad tailpipes; but don’t worry, they will undoubtedly show up on the production version S-Class AMG.
The future Mercedes S-Class AMG will be powered by an AMG twin turbo 5.5-liter V-8 engine that will deliver between 536 and 550 horsepower.
Expect to see the new generation Mercedes S-Class AMG launched sometime in 2013.
Updated 05/20/2013: Now that we have seen the official images of the new S-Class, is time to imagine what the AMG version will look like. Today, we have created a rendering for you that may help you imagine what the next S63 AMG may look like.
When compared to the standard S-Class, the future S63 AMG will add the usual AMG styling: bumpers with bigger air intakes; new side skirts and a new rear bumper; upgraded wheels; side skirts; and tinted indicators in the mirrors.
The model will also get a new sports exhaust system with quad tailpipes.
The M5 was just freshened up with some minor updates on the exterior and the interior, plus the new Competition Package.
The M5 is powered by a 4.4-liter V-8 unit with M TwinPower Turbo technology that delivers a total of 560 horsepower between 6,000 and 7,000 rpm, and peak torque of 502 pound-feet between 1,500 and 5,750 rpm. The rev limiter intervenes at 7,200 rpm. Thanks to this amazing output, the M5 can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in in 4.4 seconds and goes up to a top speed of up to 190 mph.
The XF-R is another alternative for those customers interested in acquiring a luxury sports sedan and it just so happens to be one of our favorites.
The XF-R is powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 that delivers a total of 510 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 461 pound-feet of torque at 2,500 rpm. It can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds and goes up to a top speed of 186 mph.