Mercedes-AMG bids farewell to current E63 S with Final Edition model
Launched locally in 2017, the current Mercedes-AMG E63 S codenamed W213 is nearing the end of its life cycle and the folks at the German marque are signing it off with the introduction of the E63 S Final Edition.
As a sedan that blends luxury and performance, the E 63 S ushered buyers into a whole new world of being able to switch between two-wheel and all-wheel-drive modes where the situation permits. With the new Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Final Edition, we could be looking at the last V8-powered E-Class sedan as the brand pushes towards electrification and engine downsizing.
Off the bat, the E 63 S Final Edition is painted exclusively in a matt graphite grey Magno shade and sits on 20” AMG forged-alloy wheels bearing a cross-spoke design. The wheels are aerodynamically optimised and finished in high-sheen black with a gloss-tinted clearcoat.
For an emphasis on its special status, the Final Editon is fitted with an AMG emblem on the C-pillar and the foiling on the sides of the car.
The Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Final Edition comes kitted with the AMG Night Package which adds high-gloss black exterior elements to components such as the front splitter of the AMG front apron, insert of the side sill panels, trim elements on the front wings, the beltline and window surrounds.
The exterior mirror housings and trim strip of the AMG rear apron also get the same treatment. Buyers can furthermore fit carbon packages I and II as options.
On the inside, it gets the AMG Performance Seat Package that’s upholstered in fine AMG nappa leather in titanium grey pearl/black with yellow contrasting stitching while the instrument panel is also adorned with high-quality Nappa leather.
The E 63 S Final Edition’s interior is further equipped with an AMG Performance steering wheel in black Nappa leather/microfibre Dinamica. The centre console boasts the ‘AMG Final Edition’ lettering as well as the car’s designation among the limited 999 models.
Mercedes-AMG sells the E 63 S Final Edition with a customised AMG Indoor Car Cover with ‘AMG E 63 S Final Edition’ lettering in matching colour schemes.
The 4.4-litre V8 engine remains unchanged with 450 kW sent to all four wheels via the brand’s switchable 4Matic+ system that also includes a drift mode.
If the rumours are true, the next-gen Mercedes-AMG E63 S could go the C63 S road and make use of the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder unit or maybe, the GT 63 S E Performance’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine supplemented by a rear axle-mounted electric motor.