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Mercedes-AMG Sprinter63 S Teased Ahead of April Fools'

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 4/1/2015 Jason Udy

AMG, the tuning arm for Mercedes-Benz, is known for injecting more sport into the automaker’s cars and SUVs. Now, the German automaker has teased an AMG-modified cargo van on its Facebook page ahead of April Fool’s Day. The Mercedes-AMG Sprinter63 S would boast typical performance enhancements if it was actually going to be a thing. Honda also announced the 2016 Honda HR-V SLF "Selfie" Edition that won’t go on sale this summer.

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If it were to be built, the Mercedes-AMG Sprinter63 S would be powered by the automaker’s new twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 -- the same engine that powers the new two-seat 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S sports coupe. The Sprinter63 S would also feature an AMG-tuned sport suspension. Mercedes says the Sprinter63 S would combine the “legendary performance and driving dynamics from Mercedes-AMG with the utility and capacity of a Sprinter Van,” if they were to build such a thing. While an AMG-tuned Sprinter van could "haul a lot more than just cargo," as Mercedes puts it, we doubt the high-roof van could handle as well as a sports car. Even the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG struggled on our handling course.

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According to research from Samsung and Techinfographics.com, one third of photos taken by 18- to 24-year-olds are selfies, totaling more than one million selfies a day. So what better way to celebrate April Fools' Day than with the 2016 Honda HR-V SLF "Selfie" Edition aimed at that target audience? The HR-V SLF would combine the selfie trend with its new subcompact crossover. In addition to the standard rearview camera, the Honda HR-V SLF comes with 10 selfie cameras strategically placed “throughout the vehicle to capture every moment of the day.”

Honda says that users can control the selfie cameras via their smartphone connected to the HondaLink Next Generation system and upload them directly to social media. While Honda says the selfie cameras would only work while the crossover is in park, we're glad the Selfie Edition HR-V isn’t really going on sale; even if it might actually appeal to that target audience.

Source: Mercedes-Benz, Honda

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