Mercedes-AMG engineers continue to evaluate the next E63 models at the Nürburgring, and this fresh batch of spy photos catches the wagon showing off more of its sheet metal. The shots offer a great opportunity to check out the changes for the upcoming high-performance model.

Like the sedan, the Mercedes-AMG E63 Wagon boasts a new front end, which includes a single-bar grille and larger intakes in the bumper. The AMG hood is also different because there’s a small gap between it and the headlights. In contrast, the part flows down to connect with the lights on the standard E-Class.

Mercedes’ engineers leave the camo off much of the rear, which is the first chance to check out the upcoming E-Class wagon’s taillights. The oval-shaped units accentuate the hatch’s width, and they offer another way to visually differentiate the longroof from the sedan.

A recent rumor from an allegedly leaked document suggests the E63 models would use a version of AMG’s 4.0-liter biturbo V8 from the AMG GT. Standard versions could make 571 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, and the S variants would reportedly push the output to 612 hp and 626 lb-ft. The sprint to 62 miles per hour could be as quick as 3.5 seconds for the sedan, and the wagon likely wouldn’t be far behind. Both engine tunes would use a nine-speed automatic.

The Mercedes-AMG E63 sedan will probably make a debut at the Paris Motor Show in October. The wagon will likely arrive a few months later, possibly in early 2017.

Gallery: Mercedes-AMG E63 Wagon spy photos

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