It’s easier to list the 2021 Mercedes-AMG Mercedes-AMG S63 S wagon’s limitations than what it can do. This is why this machine is an Editors’ Choice selection. This is a remarkable list. The AMG version is based on the Mercedes-Benz E class wagon. However, it has been modified to insane levels of performance. Its 603-hp twin turbo V-8 is the most noticeable upgrade. This V-8 sounds almost like testosterone and propels the E63 forward with lightning bolts. The station wagon is as fast as supercars like the Acura NSX or the Audi R8. This station wagon is more than a drag race king. It has racetrack-ready hardware which gives it incredible agility and driver satisfaction. This long-roof model can carry a family of four and their luggage in a very luxurious cabin. It is also proof that the 2021 E63S wagon is a great everyday vehicle, even if its price tag doesn’t exceed six figures.
What’s new for 2021?
Mercedes updates the 2021 E63S wagon with a new appearance, more content and a retuned suspension. This suspension is supposed to be more comfortable. However, we will have to experience it for ourselves when we test it. The wild wagon has a new grille that features vertical slats and an emblem with three stars in the middle. The headlights have been completely redesigned and the taillights have received minor changes to their lighting patterns. The exterior has received major updates, including a redesigned rear diffuser and 20-inch wheels that are more aerodynamic. Inside, the new steering wheel features larger paddle shifters and the most recent version of MBUX’s infotainment system.
Pricing and Which One To Buy
Although the E63 S’s long-roof version is more expensive than the sedan, it offers greater functionality and, in our opinion, a sharper design. The AMG wagon we prefer would come with a few extra options, which will increase the price but also enhance its luxury status and make it more appealing. The Exterior Lighting package includes adaptive headlight lighting and automatic high-beams. There’s also the Warmth and Comfort package, which features heated front armrests and a heated steering wheel. Acoustic Comfort adds sound-deadening materials to make the cabin quieter. We love the soft-close doors, the three-zone climate control and massaging front seats.
Transmission, Engine, and Performance
The E63 S wagon houses a sinister 603-hp twin turbo V-8. It is mated to a standard 9-speed automatic transmission and 4Matic+ all wheel drive. The superwagon was able to accelerate to 60 mph in just 3.0 seconds, and run the quarter-mile at 122 mph in 11.1 seconds. The Mercedes-AMG GT R sports car, which is lighter and more powerful than the E63 S wagon, was actually slower at 60 mph and comparable in speed for the quarter-mile. The E63 S wagon has other AMG upgrades than the E-class Mercedes-Benz E63 wagon. It features a sport-tuned suspension and larger brakes. There is also a rear-drive only mode that allows for some wild antics. Each version has an adjustable air suspension which adjusts ride quality but still feels firm. We have not yet tested the retuned suspension, which Mercedes claims will increase ride comfort. The E63’s communication steering and remarkable braking abilities–70 mph to zero within 153 feet–reaffirm its high-performance heritage.
Fuel Economy and Real World MPG
According to the EPA, the E63 S wagon is expected to earn 16 mpg city-wide and 23 mpg highway. The wagon’s city rating is 1 more than that of the E63 S sedan. The AMG wagon has no real competitors, at least not until the arrival of the Audi RS6 Avant. We haven’t yet tested the E63 S wagon, but we did test the sedan version which got 22 mpg.
Interior, Comfort, & Cargo
The E63 S wagon’s tire-squealing and exhaust-popping nature is masked by its luxurious interior that preserves the company’s luxury predisposition and tranquil noise levels. The dashboard features a continuous panel with two high-res displays, one for the gauge cluster and the other for the infotainment system. It is covered with premium materials, which make the cabin feel special. The standard features include customizable ambient lighting, heated/ventilated front seats, massaging seats, and more. The E63 S wagon has a large back seat, up to 64 cubic feet of cargo area (35 cubes when all the seats are up) and is as fast as it is useful.
Connectivity and Infotainment
Each E63 S comes with an intuitive and attractive infotainment system. The 12.3-inch screen is controlled via a hub located on the center console. It features a touchpad and a rotary knob that make it feel second nature to operate the system. It is standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, built in navigation, Burmester audio, wireless charging, and built-in navigation. If you want even more features, you can add a head-up display or Wi-Fi hotspot.