Mercedes-Benz will soon unveil an updated version of the S-Class sedan. The updates are part of the car’s mid-cycle update and will include a number of visual tweaks plus an overhaul of the powertrains.
Much like the normal versions, the almighty AMG 63 version of the Convertible was spotted during its development testing outside the company’s facilities at the Nurburgring.
Visually the biggest difference will be located at the front, where the updated S63 Cabriolet will get the characteristic curved and vertical-slatted grille from the AMG GT R. A set of redesigned lights all around, among with a pair of different bumpers is expected to complete the cosmetic changes for this mid-life facelift.
It’s not clear what mechanical updates are planned but it’s possible we’ll see the current model’s twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 ditched in favor of AMG’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8. The 4.0-liter’s present highest rating is the 577 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque in AMG’s GT R sports car, compared to 577 hp and 664 lb-ft that the 5.5-liter delivers in the current S63 range.
The updated S-Class sedan goes on sale later this year, as a 2018 model. The updated two-door models should arrive next year, as 2019 models.