Well-off car buyers in search of a premium family car with lots of room inside and outstanding performance who aren’t attracted by the recent crossover/SUV trend, definitely need to look at the Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon.
It’s powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 producing a whooping 612 PS (604 HP) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque. The “lesser”, non-S variant on the other hand comes with 571 PS (563 HP) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque.
Get the flagship model and you will enjoy 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive, Drift Mode and a nine-speed Speedshift MCT automatic transmission. At the same time, you will be quicker to 100 km/h (62 mph) than the Audi RS6.
When dealing with such impressive performance, it’s hard not to fall head over heels, especially if you’re a station wagon-type of guy, which reviewer Doug DeMuro certainly is; he actually owns a 2012 Mercedes E63 AMG Wagon.
However, unlike his car, the all-new E63 S Wagon is a lot more… well, everything. It’s quicker, more modern both inside and out, more comfortable, more tech-laden (a major understatement) and more fun to drive.
In the end, DeMuro gave this car his highest ever DougScore, which according to him, makes it as great overall as a well-known hybrid hypercar – but you can find out all the details in the video that follows.