The Mercedes-AMG E63 is inching closer to production and spy photographers have managed to catch the model up close and personal. Snapped during a break from cold weather testing, the high-performance sedan has an aggressive front fascia with a single bar grille that is flanked by large air intakes and familiar headlights. Moving further back, we can see sportier side skirts, a trunk-mounted spoiler, and a four-tailpipe sports exhaust system. The model has also been equipped with a rear diffuser and lightweight alloy wheels that are backed up by a high-performance braking system with gold calipers.

The Mercedes-AMG E63 is inching closer to production and spy photographers have managed to catch the model up close and personal.

Snapped during a break from cold weather testing, the high-performance sedan has an aggressive front fascia with a single bar grille that is flanked by large air intakes and familiar headlights.  Moving further back, we can see sportier side skirts, a trunk-mounted spoiler, and a four-tailpipe sports exhaust system.  The model has also been equipped with a rear diffuser and lightweight alloy wheels that are backed up by a high-performance braking system with gold calipers.

The interior will follow in the footsteps of the standard model so we can expect a digital instrument cluster and a widescreen infotainment system with 12.3-inch displays.  The car should also come equipped be a sport steering wheel, revised trim, and plenty of AMG badging.

Power will be provided by an upgraded version of the biturbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that powers the C63 and GT.  The engine produces 503 horsepower in the Mercedes-AMG GT S but it should develop approximately 550 hp in the E63.

The Mercedes-AMG E63 is expected to be unveiled sometime next year and it will eventually be joined by coupe and wagon variants.

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