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 AutoGuide.com 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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