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2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Amratya Nigam Automotive Journalist Updated on: November 14, 2019


When soccer moms took the wheel, they were branded to ferry kids, make full use of the space, and promote safe and healthy driving. However, this ideology and association with being a family car has long gone. Mercedes was the first to break the monotony with fueling the E class wagon with power. The result might be troubling for some but for the other half, its the new face of innovation and peculiar engineering choices. The 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon is the perfect exemplification of a powerful family cruiser ideal for long hauls with increased practicality and comfort to make it a credible car.

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Pros

Impeccable interiors

Optional semi-autonomous driving assist feature

Wide array of optional features

Engaging handling dynamics

Cons

Adjustable air suspension compromises ride quality over rough surfaces

Lack of third row passenger seats

What's New?

Redesigned steering wheel


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$108850

bodystyle

4dr Wagon

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

243 cu.in.

horsepower

603 hp @ 5750 rpm

torque

627 lbs.-ft @ 2500 rpm

transmission

9-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

64.9/62.8

dimensions

wheelbase

115.7 in.

length

197.1 in.

width

75.1 in.

height

58 in.

curb weight

4725 lbs.

ground clearance

5 in.

capacity

cargo volume

64 cu ft.

payload capacity

1140 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/19/23 mpg

highway range

485.3 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000

corrosion warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 50000 mi.



Ratings

Engine And Performance

9.5

Fuel Economy

4.0

Interior

8.2

Exterior

7.7

7.4

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Base

Base

power
603 hp @ 5750 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
19 combined

$108,850


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Wagon AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $108,850 MSRP (16/19/23) 603 hp @ 5750 rpm, 4 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.4

Overall Rating


Starting at a base price of $106,945, the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon with its extra practicality and dashing long-roof styling matches the reputation of its sedan sibling. Other AMG-specific upgrades like bigger brakes, sport-tuned suspension and rear-drive only mode just make it a vehicle you cannot resist. As standard, the wagon comes with an adjustable air suspension, a high-class cabin and other high-tech features like semi-autonomous driving.

Under the hood of the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon, you'll find a twin-turbo V8 motor teaming up with its 9-speed automatic transmission that sends power to its standard all-wheel-drive system. Though its a very unique package, it still isn't the only one with this kind of prowess. There's also the Porsche Panamera Turbo which has started winning hearts over the E 63S AMG. How about we pit them against each other and resolve this conflict once and for all?

2019 Mercedes-Benz E63 S AMG Wagon Front Three-quarter View
2019 Mercedes-Benz E63 S AMG Wagon Front Three-quarter View
2019 Mercedes-Benz E63 S AMG Wagon Rear Three-quarter View
2019 Mercedes-Benz E63 S AMG Wagon Rear Three-quarter View

 

9.5/10
Engine and Performance

 

4.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.2/10
Interior

 

7.7/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Features

Trim

Mercedes Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon

MSRP

$106,945

Key

Features

64-color LED ambient lighting

  Designo Black DINAMICA headliner
  Household-type 115V power outlet 
  Acoustic Comfort Package 
  Double sun visors 
  Rear-side window sunshades 
  Heated rear seats 
  Heated front armrests and upper door panels 
  Rapid heating feature for front seats 
  Air Balance cabin fragrance system 
  Air Balance cabin-air purification system 
  Three additional Mbrace Packages 
  3-zone automatic climate control 
  AMG Performance front seats 
 

Homelink garage door opener 

 

KEYLESS-GO

  Illuminated entry system 
  Power Liftgate 
  Exclusive Nappa leather upholstery 
  EASY-FOLD 40/20/40-split 2nd-row seats 
  Heated and ventilated front seats 
  Partition net and luggage cover 
  HANDS-FREE ACCESS 
 

Power-folding side mirrors

 

The 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon is a part of Mercedes' E-Class production line and comes with one trim level. It has an abundance of safety tech and contemporary features. The powertrain derives energy from the 4-liter turbocharged V8 engine coupled with a 9speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive system.

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Since the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E 63S AMG is all bundled as just one trim, there is no need to scratch your head to pick one. You might have to though, as there are a plethora of optional packages that can be added to your check-out list.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Engine and Performance

9.5/10

The E63 S wagon cages a sinister-sounding 603-hp twin-turbo V-8 mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and standard 4Matic+ all-wheel drive.- Car and Driver

The 4-liter turbocharged V8 engine of the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon produces 603 horsepower and 627-pound feet of torque. The boost flowing through the turbo is responsible for the higher horsepower and torque generation. The limited-slip electronic rear differential helps to put the power on the ground for harder driving scenarios. The 9speed automatic transmission further enhances the driving quality with its effortless gear shifting.

Models

Mercedes Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

MSRP

$106,945

$188,450

Engine

4.0-liter turbocharged 8-cylinder

4.0-liter turbocharged 8-cylinder

Transmission

9-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Horsepower

603 hp

680 hp

Torque

627 lb-ft

626 lb-ft

Sharing a similar V8 engine, the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo has a higher horsepower output of 680 against the Wagon's 603 horsepower. However, the Mercedes Benz has a minutely better torque of 627-pound-feet against the Porsche's 626 pound-feet of torque.

Acceleration

In combination with the 9speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive through a wet clutch pack of the traditional torque converter, which couples the engine and the transmission, the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon displays an incredible acceleration.

Models

Mercedes Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

0-60 MPH

3.4 sec

5.2 sec

Quarter mile

12.5 sec

11.6 sec

Engine

4.0L

4.0L

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

9.8

NA

Quick right of its mark, the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon leaves the Porsche by quite a margin by reaching the 60 mph mark from the halt in just 3.4 seconds, which the Porsche manages to do in 5.2 seconds.

However, the Porsche overtakes the Mercedes over the quarter mile by covering the distance in 11.6 seconds while the Mercedes does it in 12.5 seconds.

Handling and Steering

The 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon has an excellent composure on the road. It does not matter if it is a straight-line cruise or a zigzag road with quick turns, the Mercedes handles it all. As for the steering, there are two driver-selectable modes Sport and Comfort. The Sport mode has a tendency to feel artificially heavy which demands more effort while offering stability but nonetheless it does not have any effect on improving the road feel. The Comfort mode is ideal for driving around in town as well as twisty roads.

Braking

The 15.4-inch front brakes and 14.2-inch rear brakes of the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon now can be included with ceramic composite pads that are slightly larger.

Model

Mercedes Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

Brake Front (in.)

15.4

16.5

Brake Rear (in.)

14.2

16.1

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4669

5126

60-0 MPH (ft.)

109

101

With big brakes and heavy curb weight, the Porsche proves to be the better of the two when it comes to bringing the car at halt from 60 mph. it takes only 101 feet while the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon does it in 109 feet.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Fuel Economy

4.0/10

Having a powerful engine costs the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon in its fuel economy and practicality as well. It is very thirsty and that does not do it any good when it comes to long road trips or family vacations.

Model

Mercedes Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

MPG (city)

16

20

MPG (highway)

22

26

MPG (combined)

18

23

Turning out to be the better performer once again, the Porsche Panamera has a better fuel economy of 20 mpg in the cities, 26 mpg on the highways and 23 mpg combined. On the other hand, the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon suffers from a low 16 mpg in the cities, 22 mpg on the highways and 18 mpg combined.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Interior

8.2/10

Interior lines are clean, and the high-quality materials and craftsmanship shine throughout the interior.”- SpeedSportLife

Seating and comfort

The high-class cabin comfort complements the high performance of the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon. The seats are exceptionally comfortable and the cushioning on it is firm to a right amount to cater to the sporty needs of the ride. No wind and road noise bothers the interiors, thanks to the suppressed cabin experience. Moreover, the seats have a good and supportive shape, which makes them ideal for long road trips. Nonetheless, you can feel the lack of the third passenger seat row.

Model

Mercedes Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

Passenger capacity

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

41.7/57.8/41.3

NA

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.6/57.1/35.8

NA

Both the Mercedes and the Porsche share an equal passenger capacity of five.

The Wagon offers 41.7 inches of front row headroom and 41.3 inches of legroom.

It gets a little less for the rear passengers with 39.6 inches of headroom and 35.8 inches of legroom.

Interior Features

  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Tilt and telescopic power steering wheel
  • Homelink garage door transmitter
  • Illuminated locking glove box
  • Front and rear map lights
  • System monitors and trip computer

Infotainment

The COMAND infotainment system of the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon comes with a 12.3-inch high-resolution display, Smartphone integration compatible with Apple Carplay and Android Auto.

  • SiriusXM Radio
  • Burmester Surround Sound System
  • Voice operated control system
  • 2 LCD monitors in the front
  • Audio theft deterrent
  • Window grid antenna

Cargo

Being high in its practicality, the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon has a generous cargo space. In addition, the split folding rear back seats are a huge advantage.

Model

Mercedes Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

Cargo Volume with rear seats up (ft.3)

35

15

Cargo Volume with rear seats down (ft.3)

64

45.7

With the rear seats up, the Mercedes Benz has a massive trunk of 64 cubic feet while the Porsche suffers tremendously with the lowest of 15 cubic feet.

When the rear seats folded, the space in the Wagon increases by 35 cubic feet while in case of the Porsche, it becomes a total of 45.7 cubic feet.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Exterior

7.7/10

There’s something refined and – surprise, surprise – European about it. The profile is particularly attractive, although the head-on and rear views give a good idea of how much more aggressively flared the E63’s wheel arches are.- Motor1

Dimensions and Weight

The massive dimension of the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon is what is pretty much you expect from a family sized wagon.

Model

Mercedes Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

Curb weight (lbs.)

4669

5126

Length(in)

197.1

198.8

Width(in)

75.1

76.3

Height(in)

58.0

56.4

Ground clearance (in)

5.0

8.46

Wheelbase (in)

115.7

116.1

Track width (in) F/R

64.9/62.8

65.2/64.5

With that to say, the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon is lighter, shorter in length and width, taller than the Porsche. Other than that, the Mercedes has a much smaller ground clearance and slight small wheelbase than that of the Porsche.

Exterior Features

  • Spare tire mobility kit
  • Rocker panel extensions
  • Light tinted glass
  • Power Liftgate rear cargo access
  • Fully automatic projector beam
  • Rear fog lamps
  • LED Brakelights

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Safety

What will definitely catch you attention in the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon is the world class semiautonomous driving which accelerates, steers, brakes and even parks the car for you. All you need to do is touch the steering at regular intervals. We strong recommend not using this feature at high speeds.

  • Car-to-X Communication
  • Active Brake Assist
  • ATTENTION ASSIST
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps
  • LED headlamps and taillamps
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Active Parking Assist
  • Rearview camera
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Adaptive braking technology
  • Antilock Braking System (ABS)
  • Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Rear-window wiper with auto-on in Reverse

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Competition

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

After redesigning and reconstructing the rear sheetmetal of its existing sedan version, Porsche managed to come up with one of the luxurious sport wagons in the world. Although it is not much about its practicality, the style would make you forget about it. The powerful V8 engine and all wheel drive handle the power department for the Porsche. Up against the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon, it has an impressive engine performance and decent acceleration. It is very good with its brake and leaves an impression with its fuel economy as well.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Final Verdict

The 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon ticks almost all the boxes when it comes to a suitable wagon power, comfort, practicality.

The lack of the third row passenger seat can sometimes bother you, given its huge body dimension. Nevertheless, if you are a five-member family, then you have nothing to worry. The adjustable air suspension might need some tweaks and bits to enhance the ride quality.

As for our recommendation is concerned, we would like to put it this way there is no telling the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon needs improvements when compared with its rival Porsche Panamera. However, we also have to keep the price tag in mind. The Mercedes offers a lot with the price it is associated. Even though the Porsche exceeds in some aspects, the high price range would be a matter of concern. Moreover, the Wagon has added practicality in comparison to the Porsche. Thus, we would recommend you to go with the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon!