The wagon to end all wagons.
Say, have you heard? The latest iteration of Mercedes-Benz's trend-setting flagship luxury car, the S-Class, has landed. It's a plush, high-tech land yacht fit for even the most discerning of CEOs, hedge fund managers, and foreign dignitaries - the same as it's always been.
But that hasn't stopped Mercedes's in-house tuner, Mercedes-AMG, from turning up the wick on S-Classes past, resulting in some memorable high-performance machines. Sadly, they've never had an S-Class wagon to work with, as Mercedes-Benz has never built one.
A new rendering from superrenderscars on Instagram invites us to imagine a world in which Mercedes does turn its flagship S-Class into a world-class station wagon, to be fiddled with by Mercedes-AMG.
The rendering started with the brand new 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the wheels being swapped for some more AMG-appropriate ones finished in black that provide a glimpse of some massive brake rotors and red multi-piston calipers. The front fascia is probably the biggest change, the artist ditching the S-Class's handsome, stately new chin for one more akin to what's on the outgoing Mercedes-AMG S63.
And then, of course, there's the big, capacious wagon profile, which has a sleek, downward-sloping roof that appears to have been borrowed straight from the E-Class station wagon.
We may not be able to look forward to a station wagon variant, but there will be an S 63 AMG model based on the brand new S-Class. Rumor has it that it could pack in excess of 800 horsepower from a potent combination of a 603-horsepower twin-turbo V8 and a 201-horsepower electric motor. Sadly, though, the coupe and convertible variants are reportedly not to return, as they, along with the V12-powered S 65, are consigned to the annals of Mercedes-AMG history.
The all-new S 63 AMG is expected to bow in early-2021, going on sale later in the year as a 2022 model.