AMG exhibits the fitting genes can flip even a household-pleasant wagon right into a world-class sports activities automotive.
Mercedes-AMG is returning to the superwagon phase with the 2018 E63 S.
The E63 S is predicated on the E400 station wagon that broke cowl final summer time. Visually, its tire-slaying efficiency credentials are introduced by a deep, jet-wing-impressed entrance bumper that comes with giant air dams and a strip of gloss black trim, flared fenders, mannequin-particular emblems on each fenders, and 4 exhaust ideas constructed into a large air diffuser. Designers deliberately gave the E63 S a low-key look.
AMG provides two distinct variants of the E63 sedan, however the wagon mannequin is just out there within the prime-spec S trim. It’s outfitted with a hand-constructed, four.zero-liter V8 engine that makes use of a pair of turbochargers to supply 603 horsepower from 5,750 to six,500 rpm and 627 pound-ft of torque from 2,500 to four,500 rpm. A 9-velocity automated transmission transfers the eight-cylinder’s grunt to all 4 wheels by way of a sport-tuned 4Matic all-wheel-drive system.
The E63 S wagon is equally at residence on the Nürburgring, on the Autobahn, and at House Depot. It hits 60 mph from a cease in three.four seconds, and its prime velocity is electronically restricted to one hundred eighty mph. When hauling cargo is the duty of the day, the lengthy-roof gives 35 cubic ft of trunk area with 5 occupants on board.
No nicely-rounded efficiency automotive can be full with out complete chassis upgrades. The E63 S wagon advantages from an adjustable air suspension system, greater brakes, a restricted-slip rear differential, and velocity-delicate energy steering. A constructed-in drift mode channels one hundred pc of the engine’s torque to the rear wheels to let lovers put the game seat’s lumbar help to the check.
5 driving modes — Consolation, Sport, Sport+, Race, and Particular person — modify parameters such because the response of the throttle, the transmission, and the all-wheel drive system, in addition to the responsiveness of the suspension and the steering. The E63 S can go from a quiet, snug freeway cruiser to a brutal sports activities automotive on the easy push of a button; the one factor that doesn’t change with the totally different driving modes is the eight-cylinder’s prodigious quantity of energy.
Station wagons are slowly disappearing from our shores, however Mercedes stays dedicated to the phase. The E63 S wagon will make its public debut subsequent month on the Geneva Auto Present, and it’ll arrive in U.S. showrooms within the fall. Pricing info shall be launched within the weeks main as much as its on-sale date.