It should come as little surprise after last month’s global reveal of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, that the top-level high-performance variant AMG model would soon follow. What is surprising, is how it was revealed, in a factory video showing production at the German Sindelfingen plant. This leads us to believe that this was an accident, and we were supposed to see the AMG version later, and possibly in a more dramatic fashion.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG builds upon the already attractive and feature-rich S-Class. While the S-Class draws power from a twin-turbocharged 4.7-liter V-8 engine capable of producing 449 hp, the S63 ups performance considerably, pulling up to 571 hp from its 5.5-liter V-8, also twin-turbocharged. While we can’t see them in this video, we expect the exhaust pipes to signify the beefier engine, as the S63 will likely employ a set of dual-pipes, bringing the total to four, two over the regular S-Class. And while we can’t see the exhaust in the video, we’ve got a great view of the front-end, which has received some AMG-tweaking. A revised bumper with blacked-out lower air-intake vents, and what appears to be a sportier grille with a revised top-bar frame help differentiate the AMG model. An S63 badge clearly distinguishes the AMG model, and you can expect the usual complement of AMG badges on the interior too.