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Whats up with this W221?

I was watching this video on YouTube about Scott Alexander, (mainly because I wanted to see his cars).

If watch the video at about 3:56 you will see he will start to show you his "S500 AMG." I know that in the UK which is where Scott Alexander lives, the S550s are called S500s, which is another thing I don't understand considering they have the same engine.

Anyway I know there is know such thing as a S500 AMG, I know there could be an S500 with and AMG package, but this car says "S500 AMG" on the back. First I thought that he was one of those idiots that adds AMG to the car aftermarket, but then they showed the picture of the engine and it was the 6.3 AMG engine!

So this car says S500 AMG on the back. It does not have the 6.3 insigna on the side, but it has the 6.3 motor and I think it has the S63/S65 body styling and not just the AMG package styling, but I can't tell for sure about the body styling.

I don't get it. Anyone have any explanations?

Heres the link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUO5B...eature=related

he starts to show you the S class around 3:56.

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Re-badged. But I don't see the point, usually one wants it de-badged if the idea is to hide the big engine (mostly the reason for de-badging in Europe).
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3:49 clearly shows 6.3 badge
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3:49 clearly shows 6.3 badge
No thats the badge to his ML63 if you watch the video carefully you'll understand what I'm talking about.

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