The 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63S wagon has made its worldwide debut ahead of its arrival at dealerships later this year.
Just like the latest E63S sedan, which debuted in 2016, the all-new E63S wagon has eschewed AMG’s 577 horsepower twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 in favor of its twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8, which in this application is producing a brawny 603 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque. With Mercedes’ Speedshift nine-speed automatic transmission and 4Matic+ all-wheel drive system also employed, the E63 S wagon will scurry from 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds and carry on to an electronically limited top speed of 180 mph.
The E63 S wagon also boasts the AMG Dynamic Select drive mode system, allowing the driving to choose between ‘Comfort’, ‘Sport’, Sport+’ ‘Race’ and fully customizable ‘Individual’ modes. The system is paired with adjustable adaptive dampers, steering and air suspension with ‘Comfort’ ‘Sport’ and Sport+’. modes, along with a three-stage ESP system and an electronic limited slip differential. Standard dynamic engine mounts round out the performance-inspired tech and help keep the car soft when comfort is desired and stiff when more performance is needed.
The E63 S wagon is set apart from standard E-Class wagons by its larger wheel arches, which have been widened by 1.1 inches both out front and at the rear, wider front bumper with larger intakes, front splitter, a sporty rear diffuser and two sets of twin chrome-tip AMG exhausts. Interior occupants will spot sporty design features such as a small AMG performance steering wheel and front sport seats with better lateral support (AMG Performance seats are available as an option). Other features include optional crystal grey seatbelts, an AMG steering wheel with a grey 12 o’clock mark and Nappa leather dashboard trim.
The 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon will make its first in-person appearance at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show in early April. Pricing has yet to be announced.