Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift Caught Testing on AMG S63 Variant

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

More details on the upcoming Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift have surfaced.

First spied testing earlier this year, photographers have now caught both the standard S-Class model and the Mercedes-AMG S63 testing in Southern Europe. The latest prototypes now sport the new tail lights with updated graphics as well as a camouflaged rear bumper. Up front, the new bumper is still heavily camouflaged on both the standard and S63 models, but we get a clearer picture on how the headlights will look on the standard model.

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The AMG prototype being tested appears to be an early one, since the current headlights are still being used. As a result, for now, only the bumpers are camouflaged for the high-performance variant.

An earlier leaked roadmap revealed that the facelifted S-Class is planned for release by mid-2017.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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