This E 63 AMG S-Model is Not What it Seems

When the Mercedes-Benz E-Class family received what is arguably the most expensive mid-cycle facelift in history back in 2013, the exterior design wasn't the only feature that went under the knife, but it was certainly the most in-your-face difference compared with the old one.
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For the first time in almost two decades, the E-Class no longer sports four distinct headlights, with the “four-eye” look being kept strictly via two LED eye brows that separate each headlamp, which now sit under a single, L-shaped lens.

The taillights were also restyled, with the white/yellow band snow sitting under the two red ones and no longer looking like a sandwhich.

On top of that, the highly-talked about retro lines harking back to the Mercedes-Benz Ponton disappeared from above the rear wheels, being replaced by two character lines.

To some, all of the above design updates are certainly an improvement, making the E-Class look like an entirely new model, while for others the original is still better-looking.

The E 63 AMG depicted above and in some of the adjacent photos from the gallery bellow is, for example, not a facelift model, despite what a first short glance might tell you.

The owner of the car wanted to get everyone to believe that he is driving the latest, facelifted model, but his car is actually a conversion. If you look closely, the two giveaways are still on the car, and we have circled the most evident: it is still sporting the Ponton-like rear fenders, like a non-facelift version.

On top of that, the hood doesn't seem properly aligned with the nose of the car, but that fact may not be related with the conversion and just be the result of a small fender bender.

Either way, since the car is almost identical under the sheet metal, it's no surprise that a facelift/non-facelift conversion should be done pretty easy, with the entire work consisting in the exchange of old parts with new ones.

Story via AutoGespot


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