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 |  Jun 20 2010, 6:58 AM

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GWA-Tuning is working on helping give the wagon body style a rebirth, and has released this full body kit for the Mercedes-Benz E63 Wagon. And while we’re huge wagon fans and welcome any aftermarket tuner that focuses on wagons with open arms, we’re a little unsure how this one ranks in our books.

There’s no denying that the new E-Class chassis is picking up a lot of praise so it’s no surprise the aftermarket is all about its variants from the coupe to the sedan to the convertible to the wagon. GWA-Tuning’s body kit reminds us a little bit of the Cadillac CTS-V front end which could be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your perspective. The basic kit comes complete for around $18,500 which includes a new front bumper with carbon fiber vents and spoiler, LED running lights, a massively opened grille and new brake cooling vents. New side skirts with cooling ducts round off the side of the wagon while the rear gets a carbon fiber diffuser with an LED fog lamp and roof spoiler.

An option for an additional $9,000 or so, you can also grab yourself a pair of 19×8.5-inch wheels in the front and larger and wider 20×10-inch wheels for the rear. An exhaust equipped with button to open up the valves also comes with the optional upgrade with a lowering module as well. In the interior are GWA-Tuning’s aluminum pedals, foot rest and new illuminated door sills.

Even though the renderings are top-notch, we’re interested to see how this kit will look on an actual vehicle. For now we’ll stay reserved on our opinion and just be thankful that wagon tuning is alive and well.

GALLERY: GWA-Tuning Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Wagon

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See the official GWA-Tuning release after the jump:

PRESS RELEASE

The station wagon body style is entering an era of rebirth. In fact, station wagons are getting more popular every day. Applying their expertise of turning the ordinary into extraordinary, GWA-TUNING is releasing their new body kit for the 2011 Mercedes E63 estate (S212). The kit consists of a front bumper spoiler with LED daytime running lights, extra brake cooling ducts, a special grille (similar to the one used on the CLK model), side skirts with rear brake cooling vents, a carbon fiber rear diffuser with integrated LED fog light, a roof spoiler, front fenders with carbon fiber vents, mirror covers and pillar trim, also in carbon fiber.

In addition to the basic kit, there is also the option to stagger the wheels with 19X8.5 in front and 20X10 in the rear, add 5 spoke GWA wheels painted to the color of your choice, a special lowering module, and rear Valvetronic mufflers that open loud at the touch of a switch. The interior remains untouched, except for the special GWA brushed aluminum pedals with foot rest and illuminated logo door sills.

The body kit is estimated at 15,000 Euro, and the fully optioned model as seen in the images runs close to 22,000 Euro. For more information and ordering, contact them at info[at]gwa-tuning.com

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