The market for cool sports wagons is tiny in the States but cars like the CTS-V and this E63 AMG estate are changing the traditional idea of what a station wagon can be.
This E63 AMG S-model is a monster with a hand built 5.5L twin-turbo V8 that makes an insane 577hp and 590lb ft of torque with 0-60 mph said to take 3.6 seconds. Available only in a automatic 7-speed transmission, this crazy wagon has a 4MATIC all-wheel drive layout that offers huge traction under hard acceleration and has a torque split biased towards the rear for better balance.
A cool feature of this E63 AMG is the adaptive sport suspension that has a self-leveling rear and is electronically controlled to handle dampening on the fly keeping the ride comfortable to firm depending on the driver’s setting.
Mercedes always does a really good job with styling and the W212 chassis looks fresh with a major facelift in 2013. The front bumper looks really aggressive with huge dark air inlets and the headlights have a distinctive LED design that is futuristic. I always like the flowing roofline of the wagon especially the super thin D-pillar.