S 63 AMG Coupe C217 Stalked by Car Spotter Near Nurburgring

The upcoming coupe version of the Mercedes-Benz flagship sedan - the S-Class Coupe (C217) - will obviously also get at least two AMG versions, with the 63 AMG being one of the them.
Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG Coupe C217 1 photo
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Since the production version of the gorgeous Concept S-Class Coupe will be officially unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in January 2014, its 63 and probably the 65 AMG version as well might be at the receiving end of hundreds of camera flashes at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in March.

Set to sport the same version of the M157 engine found in the current Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG sedan (W222), the S 63 AMG Coupe will develop 585 hp (577 bhp) and a gargantuan 900 Nm (664 lb ft) of torque from its twin-turbocharged, 5.5-liter V8.

With a slightly lower weight than its sedan counterpart, the model should reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standing start 0.1 seconds faster. This would mean that the rear-wheel drive version will hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.3 seconds, while the 4Matic all-wheel drive (which will be standard in the United States, not available in right-hand drive countries and optional everywhere else) will hit the same speed in just 3.9 seconds.

Supercar-spotter and YouTube user swsthebest1994 recently took a trip to the Nurburgring and managed to catch a pre-production prototype of the S 63 AMG driving near the famed circuit. Since the model's interior is obviously being “adorned” with a rollcage, we can only speculate that the car was either driving to or from a hard testing session on the Nordschleife.

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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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