The final version of the Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 confirms the death of the V-8

Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday announced a final version of the AMG E63 sedan and wagon, which basically confirmed the death of the V-8 E-Class.

Limited to 999 units, the final version will be available as the top E63 S 4Matic + model, meaning the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 produces 603 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque, which is used in all-wheel drive and features a drift. Mode.

The final version only gets cosmetic changes with matte graphite gray magno paint and special 20-inch fake wheels. It comes as standard equipment with the AMG Night package, adding gloss-black exterior trim.

Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic + Final Edition

Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic + Final Edition

Inside, the final version features titanium gray napa leather, a napa leather, and an array of microfiber AMG performance steering wheels and a special edition badge.

Mercedes has not confirmed whether the final version will be sold in the United States

The Mercedes-AMG E63 S4 Matic + Final Edition unveiled a line of muscular medium-sized Mercedes sedans that stretched well before Mercedes bought the AMG in 2005.

Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic + Final Edition

Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic + Final Edition

As an independent tuner, the Hammer unveiled the Hammer, one of the poster cars of the 1980s, including the AMG 355-HP V-8. In 1991, the Mercedes 500 E was launched, a V-8 version of the W124 E-Class was built with the help of Porsche. Multiple generations of the AMG E-Class model followed the sporting of the usual 5.5-liter and 6.2-liter engines before the arrival of the current twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8.

The launch of the final version means that the next generation E-Class V-8% is unlikely to be available, even in the form of AMG. Expected to arrive in 2023 as the 2024 model, the next E-Class will probably use a version of the MRA architecture that has already been seen in the 2021 S-Class and 2022 C-Class. It is possible that the AMG version will reduce the size of a 4-cylinder engine with a hybrid system similar to the next C63.

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