Mercedes-AMG E63 S is the Fastest Wagon Around the Nurburgring

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

With a time of 7:45.19, the Mercedes-AMG E63 S is the fastest wagon ever around the Nurburgring.

Wagons are a dying breed thanks to the huge success of crossovers and SUVs, but Mercedes-AMG hasn’t given up on the market just yet. And that’s because the German automaker offers something very few other companies do: a high-performance wagon that not only looks great, but performs like a real sports car.

To prove the point that the E63 S Wagon is more than just high horsepower with extra cargo space, Sport Auto decided to take it out to the Nurburgring. Sport Auto has conducted independent testing at the Nurburgring for over two decades, and piloting the E63 S to the record lap time was Christian Gebhardt.

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Powered by a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine, the Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon produces 603 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. According to the German automaker, it goes zero-to-60 mph in 3.4 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 180 mph.

There’s a possibility the E63 S Wagon could be even faster around the Nurburgring considering this was an independent test, but Sport Auto isn’t exactly an amateur when it comes to testing cars on the Nurburgring. The wagon’s lap time is actually faster than Sport Auto‘s test of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, which ran 7:46.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • K03sport K03sport on Nov 10, 2017

    boom, take that CUV/SUV...yes, wagons gained an unpopular stigma, but I think people just need to get over it and forget the plastic paneled land yachts from the 70s and's wagons (estates in Europe) are worthy of their fair market share and w/some now sporting AWD and sports car levels of hp/tq, this new breed of wagon has much better road manners and should be the CUV killer, AS LONG AS the manufacturer builds it correctly w/the right amount of sport and everyday livability...I'm happy to see a wagon revival...I know people like sitting high as a reason to buy a CUV, but wagons are easier to ingress/egress and load/unload and are just as capable as the CUVs that are based on the same chassis...I'll take an A4/S4 Avant, GSW, Levorg/Legacy GT Wagon, Golf AllTrack, Audi Allroad, CTS-V Wagon, 3 or 5 Series Wagon or the E wagon (in any flavor), V60/V90, 9-3 Sportcombi over a CUV any day of the week (my spouse on the other hand...); hatches and wagons for life, #wagonlife