Mercedes is well known for not being afraid to toss supremely powerful engines into unconventionally body types, and that’s exactly what the automaker has done with the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon. It’s a monster of a station wagon with a massive level of power, and it’s probably great fun around the track.
The wagon comes equipped with a monster 4.0 twin-turbo engine that puts out over 600 HP, so of course it speeds up fast. You can get from 0 to 60 in just 3.4 seconds, and there’s no stopping the vehicle until it’s all the way up to 180 MPH. Not only that, but it does it so smoothly thanks to the 9-speed dual clutch transmission that’s its fitted with. Shifts should be very subtle and accelerating very satisfying. You’ll have a very real urge to race folks at stoplights in this beast, and we’re willing to bet that you’ll win 9 times out of 10.
Of course this hatchback comes with better cargo space than any sporty sedan that you’ll come across. With 35 cubic feet of storage space at the rear of this station wagon, you’ll be able to go camping, hit up the grocery store, haul things around and do just about anything else that you might want to, which is insane for such a sporty vehicle.
Silky Smooth Handling
The station wagon comes equipped with a three-mode air suspension that’s highly adjustable, giving you control over the way that it feels while you go down the road and how responsive it is. You can stiffen up the suspension for time at the track, or soften it when you want to do some easy Sunday morning cruising. The car also features Drive Pilot, a suite of safety and auto drive features that make driving down the road more convenient and safer than ever. You’ll enjoy things like forward collision warning and braking, and adaptive cruise control that are convenient to use.
Inside the station wagon you’ll find a dual 12.3 inch media setup that offers access to all the impressive media features. Of course the vehicle is equipped with sexy sport seats, an AMG brand steering wheel, sport gauges and carbon fiber accents to really give it an edgy appearance.
On the outside of the wagon you’ll notice that the bumper and fenders are more aggressive and look sportier than what you would find on the standard station wagon. There’s also wider wheel arches and an inset hood that all pull together nicely for a muscular look.
The 2018 AMG E63 S Wagon is a weird and cool mix of power and utility and it’s a blast to drive around. It’s the type of thing that would make a really killer daily driver, and we’re betting that plenty of people with deep pockets will think so as well.