It heralds the inevitable end of electrification-free performance.
When Mercedes-AMG got rid of its famous 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 and decided to downsize with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, there was an enormous outcry among the brand's fanbase, but those individuals now have something sadder to contemplate, namely the end of non-hybrid AMGs. The future of AMG is electric, and all the brand's models are being forced to fall in line. But before that happens, AMG gives its fans one last reason to celebrate by offering a Final Edition of its soon-to-be-hybrid (or electric) models. That has now happened to the Mercedes-AMG E63 which will get a limited-production Final Edition, signaling the end of an era as "Mercedes-AMG bids farewell to the successful W/S 213 performance model series." It's a sad day in Affalterbach.
The special edition still produces 603 horsepower from its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 and still channels that to an AWD system with a Drift Mode, so this is more of an appearance package than a totally new car.
It's available exclusively in matte Graphite Grey magno paint and comes with 20-inch AMG forged wheels that have been aerodynamically optimized with a cross-spoke design and finished in a high-sheen black with a gloss-tinted clear coat. Making the car look extra special is the addition of the AMG Night Package, adding a number of high-gloss black accents: the front splitter, the inserts of the side sill panels, the trim elements in the front wings, the beltline trim strips and window surrounds, mirror caps, and the trim strip on the rear. Heat-insulating dark tinted glass for the rear windows is also included here while two trapezoidal black chrome twin tailpipes finish off the rear. An AMG emblem on the C pillar is the cherry on top, but two carbon packages are optionally available.
Opening the doors, the AMG logo is projected onto the floor while the AMG Performance Seat Package High-End (that's an excessively long name) offers maximum support in all driving scenarios. These are electrically adjustable and come with seat heating and nappa leather Titanium Grey Pearl/Black upholstery, contrasted by yellow stitching. The instrument panel and beltline trim are also finished in nappa leather. The AMG Performance steering wheel is standard too and is trimmed in nappa leather and Dinamica microfiber with yellow stitching. Naturally, the trim elements in the center console are made from carbon fiber and this area features an "AMG Final Edition" badge and the "1 of 999" designation. On the doors, the black AMG brushed stainless steel door sill trims are backlit with yellow AMG lettering while black floor mats with more branding and yellow stitching complete the effect
A customized indoor car cover is also provided to each of the 999 customers, but AMG is yet to reveal what prospective customers can expect to pay or when the vehicle will be available. Whenever that will be, it's sure to sell out fast. The next chapter is electrified and possibly V8-free altogether.
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