It will be joined by the 800-hp Mercedes-AMG S73e.
Last week, the all-new 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class made its world debut, redefining the luxury sedan with its sleek exterior, opulent cabin, and futuristic technology. Only two powertrains have been announced for the US so far: the S500 4MATIC, which uses a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six producing 429 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque, and the S580 4MATIC that uses a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 496 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.
Both powertrains have a 48-volt mild-hybrid system and are mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. An S580e plug-in hybrid will also join the S-Class family in Europe with 510 horsepower, but US availability hasn't been confirmed yet. But what of the AMG variants?
If the standard models are still not enough power for you, Mercedes-AMG is cooking up hotter S63e and S73e versions of the flagship sedan. Thanks to rendering artist X-Tomi Design, we now have a clear idea of what the new Mercedes-AMG S63e will look like.
Using the regular 2021 Mercedes S-Class as a foundation, the artist has envisioned the Mercedes-AMG S63e with a new Panamericana front grille featuring vertical slats and a matte black finish in contrast to the chrome grille fitted to the standard S-Class. A redesigned front bumper with larger air intakes gives the high-performance luxury sedan a more menacing look.
The rendered Mercedes-AMG S63e also sits lower to the ground and rides on larger alloy wheels. While the artist is only showing the S63e from the front, it's safe to assume the rear of the performance sedan will feature a quad exhaust system, a diffuser, and a trunk lid spoiler.
Powering the Mercedes-AMG S63e will be a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 and an electric motor mounted at the back that will reportedly produce a combined 700 hp, while the S73e's more powerful electric motor is expected to increase the output to 805 hp, which will make it the most powerful S-Class yet. Both models will utilize a 20kWh lithium-ion battery pack, but the electric range remains to be seen.