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The Mercedes-AMG E63 S Final Edition is the last one to get V8 power

Affalterbach is signing off the AMG E63 with a limited-run Final Edition

Published: 01 Jun 2022

The W213, fifth-gen chapter of the E-Class story is coming to an end, and Merc’s performance division is marking the occasion with a grand finale in the shape of the AMG E 63 S Final Edition.

Limited to 999 units and available in saloon and estate forms, the Final Edition will be your last chance to acquire that 604bhp, 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 before hybridisation sweeps in with the Mk6.

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As you’d expect there’s a suitable amount of special trim to make the car worthy of a last hurrah, with 20in forged black alloys, matt graphite magno paint, plus - courtesy of AMG’s Night Package - various high gloss black elements that include the front splitter, trim strips, window surrounds and mirror housing.

Black chrome twin tailpipes have been thrown in for good measure, and there’s tinted glass from the b-pillar backwards too. AMG emblems on the c-pillars will remind fellow road users of your likely superiority in the event of an impromptu drag race.

Inside you benefit from AMG’s Seat Package High-End, um, pack, which adds Nappa leather-finished seats that are extra supportive ‘for dynamic driving manoeuvres’, so says Merc.

The leather (and a dashing of microfibre) extends to the steering wheel, with yellow contrast stitching to complete the look. As is often the way with these things, there’s a special AMG Final Edition marker on the centre console listing the car’s designation in the final 999-strong run.

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Oh, and Merc says it’ll give you an indoor car cover too in order to ‘protect the valuable vehicle from dust in the garage’. Bit bleak. Thoughtful, but bleak.

Goodbye Drift Mode, we'll miss you.

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