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2022 Mercedes-AMG S63e spied

Mercedes-AMG is readying a plug-in hybrid flagship for the S-Class range, with aggressive looks and a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

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Mercedes-AMG has been spied testing its new plug-in hybrid flagship sedan.

The 2022 Mercedes-AMG S63e will feature pumped-up looks and be powered by what’s likely to be a combination of twin-turbo V8 and electric power.

It’s likely to make around 520kW of power when it’s revealed later this year, slotting in below the AMG 4-Door GT63 S E Performance with its 620kW hybrid powertrain.

The GT 63 S E Performance blends a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine with an electric motor, and offers 12km of electric-only range. A variation of that powertrain will likely feature in the S63e.

Externally, the S63e follows the standard AMG recipe with big wheels and a quad exhaust pipe setup, along with the Panamericana grille that’s rolled out across the range.

The front bumper is more aggressive than in the regular S-Class, with air intakes cut into its outer edges. Expect it to scream get out of the left lane when it comes up behind you on the autobahn.

Inside, the new S63e will share its interior basics with the S-Class. Our images reveal it’ll have the same vertically-oriented 12.3-inch display sweeping smoothly up from the transmission tunnel, although Mercedes-AMG has covered the door trims and transmission tunnel on this mule to hide the finer details.

Expect to see the S63e revealed before the end of 2021. If it’s confirmed for Australia, it’ll sit above the V8-powered S580L 4Matic in the local range.

Pricing for the S580 starts at $329,900 before on-road costs, while the S-Class range kicks off at $240,700 before on-roads.

MORE: Everything Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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