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Mercedes-Benz reveals 577bhp S-Class

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the first images and details of its new 577bhp S63 AMG hot limo which will go on sale in the UK at the end of this year.

The new model is powered by a 5.5-litre bi=turbo V8 and will hit 0-62mph in 4.4 seconds. The S63 AMG comes with a bespoke body kit including new front and rear bumpers, quad exhausts and flared side sills. It has a lower ride than the standard S-Class and it will only be available in the UK as a rear-wheel drive model.

Customers can choose from forged 19in or 20in alloy wheels, optional carbon-ceramic brakes and a carbonfibre spare wheel.

S63s use AMG’s seven-ratio ‘Speedshift’ transmission. UK S63s get a retuned version of the regular S-class’s ‘Magic Body Control’, which scans the road ahead for bumps via windscreen-mounted cameras and reacts by changing the damping rates.

Official UK prices are expected to start at around £100,000 for a short-wheelbase, rear-drive S63 AMG.

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