by Adrian-Liviu Dorofte

SPY - The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG (W 222) scooped in South Africa

Thanks to last week's premature leak, we managed to find out earlier than planned how the new S-Class looks design-wise. If the standard variant boasts an epic style, then the AMG models should indeed be dramatic and powerful.

Latest shots come from South Africa, where the future S 63 AMG is undergoing a series of tests, part of the usual road development. The high-performance will distinguish itself from the standard-spec S-Class through the revised front apron with larger intakes, the large alloy wheels and the all-so-known AMG rear treatment comprising quad exhausts and a mighty diffuser.

The technical package includes the V8 BITURBO engine with a total displacement of 5.5 litres. If the current generation hits the barrier of 544 hp, the new S 63 AMG should be capable of around 585 hp. Together with the bespoke SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed automatic sports transmission and the optionally-available Performance 4MATIC all-wheel-drive platform (for the S-Model), the S 63 AMG will be by far the king of its class.

This model is slated to arrive late this year, with the official premiere scheduled for NAIAS Detroit 2014. The range-topping S 65 AMG V12 will complete the lineup during summer next year.

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