The next generation Mercedes-AMG E63 S has been speculatively rendered by RM Design.

The next generation Mercedes-AMG E63 S has been speculatively rendered by RM Design.

Already caught on camera multiple times, the high-performance mid-size sedan from Daimler will probably be launched sometime in 2017 taking into account the regular E-Class W213 is set to go on sale next year. It's really not that hard to imagine the car's exterior design as it will look a lot like a bigger C63 or if you prefer, like a smaller S63.

The M5-rivaling model will borrow the C63's twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter engine but it will be further tweaked to develop more than the 510 PS (375 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) available in its smaller brother. Mercedes-AMG has already hinted the new E63 will likely be an AWD-only affair because the take rate of the rear-wheel drive version is very low and also AMG boss Tobias Moers says internal testing has shown the 4MATIC-equipped model is considerably faster around the circuit.

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