World’s Fastest Wagon – AMG® E-Class
The AMG® E 63 S Wagon went on sale in October 2017 as one of 22 AMG® models in the U.S. that have standard all-wheel drive (out of a total 40 AMG® variants). Although some of the well-known SUV models such as the G-Class, GLS, or GLE usually come to mind when referring to all-wheel drive, the E-Class Wagon has become synonymous for all-wheel drive capability, with a very exclusive customer base.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon attracts one of the brand’s highest median household incomes, with 23% of its U.S. customers being located between the New York and Boston metropolitan areas, and 22% in California alone. For more than five years, Mercedes-Benz has been without German competition in this size and class.
The customer base of the AMG® high-performance variant of the E-Class Wagon is even more exclusive. As the modern successors to the single S124 AMG® Hammer wagon built at AMG®’s independent U.S. headquarters in Westmont, IL in 1986 near Chicago, every generation of AMG® E-Class wagons have always been special-order models in the U.S., never exceeding triple-digit sales. Mercedes celebrates this exclusive group of owners.
“We’re proud of our American tradition of selling both the E-Class Wagon and its AMG® high-performance variant,” said Bernie Glaser, General Manager of Product Management at Mercedes-Benz USA. “Our ability to offer an AMG® E-Class Wagon with standard 4MATIC® all-wheel drive since 2014 has greatly enhanced our unique position, both in terms of performance capability and also for winter weather conditions in northern markets.”
The following is a summary of the 2018 AMG® E 63 S Wagon, as well as U.S. sales and product information regarding the AMG® E-Class Wagons of the past, which follow in the original AMG® Hammer Wagon’s tire treads.
2018 Mercedes-AMG® E 63 S Wagon
The 2018 Mercedes-AMG® E 63 S Wagon offers all the connectivity and Intelligent Drive functions of the E-Class sedan and wagon, including the available Intelligent Drive systems. It’s a roomy, family-friendly wagon with 35 cu. ft. (SAE) of trunk capacity behind the second row, and a 40:20:40 split rear seatback to maximize versatility.
Priced at USD $106,950 (excluding a $995 destination and delivery charge), the 2018 E 63 S Wagon can carry a second set of tires, plus tools and a jack for track. It is simply the quickest, fastest wagon in the world, with an estimated 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds and a maximum track speed of 180 mph. In fact, a German journalist recently ran a lap time of 7:45.19 on the Nordschleife of Germany’s world-famous Nuerburgring track.