Did you think a Mercedes-AMG wagon with supercar performance would be cheap?
Pricing details have been revealed for the Mercedes-AMG E63 and E63 S Estate in Germany, and considering they’re among the fastest wagons money can buy, it comes as no surprise to find that they’re also some of the most expensive. The base model, for example, will set you back at least 112,907 Euros ($123,066), but it’s worth remembering that you’re getting supercar performance in a wagon here. Utilizing the same hardware as its E63 sedan siblings, the base model is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that produces 563 hp and 533 lb-ft of torque.
It takes a mere 3.6 seconds to sprint from 0-62 mph which would be impressive for a supercar, let alone a wagon. Opt for the more potent E63 S model, and the power is increased to 612 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque, which lowers the sprint time by a tenth of a second. Prices for the S model start at 124,688 Euros ($135,907), and both models are fitted with a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission. Both models are also electronically limited to 155 mph, as is standard for most German performance cars, unless you install the optional AMG Driver’s Package which hikes up the limit to 180 mph. If, however, you want the most exclusive model, Mercedes is also offering the limited E63 S Estate Edition 1 model which will be sold for one year only.
With a hefty price tag of 139,980 Euros ($152,575), it must surely be the most expensive wagon on sale right now. Don’t expect any performance advantages if you splash the cash, though – this is purely for bragging rights. Instead, it's the unique cosmetic changes that make the E63 S Estate Edition 1 stand out. The exterior is finished in a swish Selenite Grey Magno paintjob or an optional Designo Night Black Magno, as well as the AMG Night package to boost the appearance. Dynamic stripes sit above the side sill panels, and you also get AMG 20-inch forged wheels painted in matt black with high-gloss polished rim flange.
Mercedes has applied an equally sporty ambience to the cabin, featuring nappa leather AMG Performance seats with yellow topstitching. The theme continues with yellow accents applied throughout, while carbon fiber trim elements further enhance the interior. The sports wheel also features obligatory “Edition 1” lettering, just to remind you of its exclusivity. Mercedes-AMG is taking orders for all three models which will go on sale this June in Germany, with other territories, including America, to follow.