Skating Mercedes AMG Launches 6.3-Liter V8 in the US

Mercedes adopted an ice skating theme — featuring hockey players cavorting with figure skaters (which is only illegal south of Ohio) — to launch two models powered by its 6.3-liter AMG V8 in the US this afternoon — the M 63 AMG and R 63 AMG models. They're the first US-bound models to get the company's first completely AMG-derived powerplant, the high-revving, big-bore 6.3, which was introduced to Europeans in Frankfurt this past September. The AMG boys already launched the US-specific 6.0-liter V12-powered S-Class in Detroit, so a similar model sporting the V8 isn't likely forthcoming.

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