Mercedes-AMG E63 S Final Edition to sign off W213

The W213 E63 S was the hot E-class that revolutionised the super saloon class

Mercedes-AMG is celebrating its brilliant W213-generation E63 S with a limited-run Final Edition model featuring some bespoke finishes and styling elements. Initially debuted in 2016, the current E63 S saloon and estate wasn’t just a brilliant interpretation of a super saloon, but a car that moved the class on with its switchable all-wheel drive system and immense power. 

It also did this through the sheer amount of bespoke engineering that AMG applied to the W213 generation. This didn’t just include its clever all-wheel drive system, but a totally bespoke front end, wet-clutch nine-speed automatic and the sledgehammer M177 twin-turbocharged 4-litre V8 engine. 

The Final Edition takes its base from the current E63 S, which was revised in 2020 alongside the standard E-class, rounding off some of the rough edges from original without compromising on its capability or engagement. And while some of the aural delights of the original were lost due to the addition of petrol particulate filters, its softer and more rounded suspension setup made it a more usable daily proposition.

Changes to the Final Edition are largely aesthetic, with Graphite Grey paintwork contrasted with the 20-inch cross-spoke forged wheels in a new diamond-cut finish. There’s also an AMG badge fitted to the rear pillar, plus a subtle decal running up the sills. 

These changes are in addition to the Night Package, which is the exclusive specification available on UK-spec models that switches most of the satin-finish brightwork around the windows and bumpers for a stealthier black look.

Inside, AMG’s aggressive bucket seats are fitted as standard with black and grey leather contrasted with yellow stitching. The steering wheel has the same yellow stitching, which is combined with the usual black leather and Alcantara combination. 

A total of 999 units will be built, with the UK taking a small allocation – although specific quantities are still yet to be determined. Yet its impact on the super saloon class can not be underestimated enough, as while the following BMW M5 eventually picked up the same variable all-wheel drive system, AMG got there first and hit the ground running. 

Next up, though, things will change. It’s already known the new-generation BMW M5 will feature a hybridised V8 powertrain, but AMG’s path with the next E63 S still remains murky. Will it sidle up to the BMW with its own plug-in hybrid powertrain (one similar to the current GT63 S E Performance), or will it mirror the smaller C63 S E Performance and utilise AMGs small but effective four-cylinder turbo? It’ll be a fascinating exercise to see which direction AMG chooses. 

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