2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 spy shots

Mercedes-Benz is in the process of updating its S-Class range, including those models from the AMG performance skunkworks.

Our latest spy shots show a prototype for the updated version of AMG’s S63 super sedan, which in current form has been on sale since the 2014 model year.

The changes will be subtle, consisting of new internals in the headlights, revised bumpers, and slightly larger display screens in the cabin.

It’s not clear what mechanical updates are planned but we should see the current model’s 7-speed automatic replaced by Mercedes’ new 9-speed shifter, with AMG-specific treatments, of course.

2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 facelift spy shots – Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

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The current model’s twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 may also be ditched in favor of AMG’s new twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8, which in the soon-to-be-launched E63 is expected to deliver in excess of 600 horsepower. The S63 is currently rated at a peak 577 hp.

All-wheel drive will remain a standard feature.

Note, most of these updates will eventually feature on AMG’s S63 Coupe and S63 Cabriolet.

The updated S-Class range, including this S63 variant, should bow next year as a 2018 model. It will be followed a year later by the updated S-Class Coupe and S-Class Cabriolet models.

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