Mercedes-Benz has confirmed there are still no plans to offer the refreshed E-Class Coupé and Cabriolet with a V8 engine.

Speaking to MotorTrend, Kamelia Brodner, who holds the role of product manager at Mercedes-AMG, confirmed the brand wouldn't extend the "63" badge to the facelifted coupé and cabriolet.

So, just like in the pre-facelift range, the most potent versions of the two-door E-Class models will wear the Mercedes-AMG E53 moniker, each employing an electrified twin-turbo 3,0-litre inline-six delivering 320 kW and 520 N.m to all four corners, with an EQ Boost system briefly adding 16 kW and 250 N.m.

The E-Class sedan, meanwhile, will continue to be offered with the same E53 powertrain as well as the option of a twin-turbo 4,0-litre V8 (generating 450 kW and 850 N.m) in the flagship Mercedes-AMG E63 S.

Interestingly, though, the updated E53 variants will now be available with the Affalterbach-based firm’s AMG Dynamic Plus Package, which “bundles together technical and visual equipment details previously reserved for the eight-cylinder models”. These include the “race” drive setting (complete with drift mode) and red-painted brake callipers featuring AMG lettering.

Original article from Car