The Mercedes-AMG E63S Estate is the fastest wagon around the Nurburgring


It’s interesting to see how “family cars” have developed to be these days – practical, safe, ozone-layer friendly and some, so absurdly powerful it’s downright silly. There’s nothing cooler than a fast wagon though – unassuming, unpretentious and yet, unforgiving when you try to outpace it when the light turns green at the traffic stop.

The Mercedes-AMG E63S 4MATIC+ Estate is one such car, the wagon alternative to the million-ringgit E63S Mercedes-Benz recently launched in Malaysia. With over 612 hp and 850 Nm of torque at its disposal from a 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8, its obscene power is delivered through a 9-speed automatic gearbox. o to 100 km/h takes just 3.5 seconds, onwards to an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h.

And recently, the ridiculously quick wagon set a new record in none other than the famed Nurburging circuit, a venue that seems to be the proving ground for almost every car manufacturer, even Honda with its Civic Type R. The E63S wagon lapped the 20-odd kilometer track in just 7:45:19, the fastest time set by a wagon.

What kind of “family car” would need to go from 0 to 100 km/h in such haste? For parent’s who are never early with dropping their kids off at school? Honestly, who cares really – when it offers such duality of performance and practicality. It’s just utter shame that Malaysians don’t seem to fancy them, for no apparent reason.


Pan Eu Jin

Pan Eu Jin

Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.
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