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Mercedes-AMG Sprinter 63 S: The Cruelest Of April Fools Hoaxes Photo:
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Tony O'Kane | Apr, 01 2015 | 3 Comments

Oh how we wished this wasn't an April Fools gag.

There's precedent, after all. Given the company has previously greenlit a six-wheel-drive G-Wagen powered by a 5.5 litre twin-turbo V8, you could forgive us for thinking - nay, hoping - that AMG was genuinely planning a performance version of the blue-collar Sprinter van.

But alas this "Mercedes-AMG Sprinter 63 S" is nothing but a rendering, and that sucks. After all, with a 373kW/698Nm 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 lurking up front and the driven wheels located at the rear, city-level freight logistics would never be the same again.

Plumbers would never be late, next-day express post would turn into a same-day service and lets not forget the benefits to the flower industry either.

With a supposed 0-96km/h sprint time of 5.3 seconds, your petunias would always be delivered at their freshest.

But no. Year after year car companies continue to use the first of April as an excuse to tease and taunt enthusiasts, and this year's "Cruelest Tease" award goes to the folks at Mercedes-AMG for the Sprinter 63 S. Shame on them.

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