Last week we caught a glimpse of the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG wagon doing some late-evening testing on a German highway. Now, we get to the see E63 wagon in all its daylight glory, doing its final workout at Nürburgring before its debut at the Frankfurt motor show in a couple of weeks.
Not much camouflaging going on here and we've already seen the E63 AMG sedan. The wagon, for obvious reasons, has a different set of tail lamps, with LED lights, and may have a slightly altered rear bumper from the sedan model.
This 'T-modell', as it is called in Germany, is meant to match other sport wagons from arch-competitors BMW or Audi. AMG has promised improved performance through weight-reduction and better engine management, therefore, comparing horsepower figures will not be enough to judge it vis-a-vis the other premium brands's offerings. That will require a track.
But power is considerable. The E63 AM wagon will come with a 6.3 liter (6208 cc) V8 engine, naturally aspirated, churning out a resounding 525 hp (518 bhp) with a Dutch-windmill-like 630 Nm of torque. The 7-speed AM Speedshift MCT transmission, borrowed from the SL 63 AMG, provides for the smoothest possible channeling of power.
The E63 AMG wagon will takes its bow soon at Frankfurt. It is expected to go on sale later in the year.