Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon: Why Buy A Crazy Expensive Crossover?


There's also this 603-hp power wagon.

First things first: the Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon isn’t exactly a bargain at $106,950. But here’s the thing: It’s not at all shocking to see some people throwing down that much money on a high-performance SUV crossover. It’s become the new norm. But a wagon? What wagon in the world is worth paying six figures for? This one. For 218, the AMG E63 S Wagon returns with its handcrafted 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 with 603 hp and 607 lb-ft of torque.

All of that power is directed to all four wheels through a nine-speed automatic, making the AMG E63 S one of 22 AMG models in the US with standard all-wheel drive. But don’t let its appearance fool you; it’s hardcore, and it traces its roots back to the S124 AMG Hammer wagon, which was even built in the US. What not everyone may know is that AMG actually considers this hot rod wagon something of an American tradition. Despite being a special-order model only since 2005, this wagon has managed to maintain a US presence despite the rise of the crossovers. For 2018, the AMG E63 S wagon offers connectivity and Intelligent Drive function found in the E-Class sedan and has 35 cubic feet of trunk space behind the second row.

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Oh, it can also blast from 0-60 mph in just 3.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 180 mph. Mercedes adds that a German journalist recently ran a lap-time of 7:45.19 on the Nurburgring in one of these wagons. Put it like this: this thing isn’t your typical soccer mom family hauler. Of course it can handle those duties with ease, but it’s still a pure AMG at heart. It’s also quite special because, sadly, there aren’t too many of them on the road.

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