With Daimler determined to AMG pretty much everything, you can rest assured that the new Mercedes S-Class will receive the Affalterbach treatment. Yes, the V12-powered S65 has bowed out with the W222-based final edition, but the S63 will live to see another generation and it will apparently be joined by an even hotter S73. Both are said to earn the letter “e” at the end of their name to signify electrification.
That’s right – the S63e and S73e are generally thought to have a hybrid powertrain. Independent artist X-Tomi design imagined the “lesser” version of the AMG S-Class duo, complemented by the menacing vertical louvered grille and a matte black finish. It was envisioned with a more aggressive bumper with larger inlets supplying air to the upgraded powertrain.
These are the typical upgrades you’d expect from the S-Class for its transition from a Benz model to an AMG model, along with the lowered ride height and a larger set of alloy wheels. X-Tomi design doesn’t give us a rear look, but that’s where we’ll find the quad tailpipes flanking a sporty diffuser, and perhaps a subtle trunk lid spoiler.
The very first S63e will use a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine paired with a rear-mounted electric motor. According to a recent report by the British magazine Coach, the hybrid setup will be good for a combined power of almost 700 horsepower. The more powerful S73e will rely on the same heat engine, but with a beefier electric motor to boost power to just over 800 horsepower. The two are also expected to share a 20kWh battery, and it’ll be interesting to see what kind of EV lineup the two performance sedans offer.
If we are talking about future S-Class derivatives, the Maybach is the first order of the day. It will debut in November at the Guangzhou auto show, which means AMGs will likely follow later in 2021. Spy fire has revealed that an armored guard model is also in the works.