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2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

If you are looking for a versatile family cruiser without having to compromise with the performance, the 2018 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon what you should be looking for.

Starting at a base price of $106,945, the 2018 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon with its extra practicality and dashing long-roof styling matches the reputation of its sedan sibling. Other AMG upgrades like bigger brakes, sport-tuned suspension and rear-drive only mode just make it a vehicle you wouldn’t be resist. As a standard, the wagon comes with an adjustable air suspension, a high-class cabin feels and other high-tech features like semi-autonomous driving.

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Pros

New standards of comfort and design in the cabin

Modern technology like semiautonomous driver assistance

Different options for personalization

Massive horsepower output for power packed performance

Cons

Adjustable air suspension compromises ride quality over rough surfaces

Lack of third row passenger seats

What's New?

After being redesigned in 2017 along with the sedan, the 2018 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon comes unchanged this year.


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Styles

 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon in Dakota Brown Metallic color  2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon in Black color  2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon in Iridium Silver Metallic color  2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon in Lunar Blue Metallic color  2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon in Polar White color
Dakota Brown Metallic

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Ratings

Engine

8.9

Interior

8.7

Exterior

8.9

8.8

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon Base

Base

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

$106,950


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4MATIC 5dr Wagon AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $106,950 MSRP (16/18/22) 603 hp @ 5750 rpm, 4 L, V8, premium unleaded (required)
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9-speed automatic all wheel drive 5

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial September 21, 2018

8.8

Overall Rating


Under the hood of the 2018 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon, you'll find a twin turbo V8 engine teaming up with its 9speed automatic transmission and sends power to its standard all-wheel drive system.


 

8.9/10
Engine

 
 

8.7/10
Interior

 

8.9/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon Features

Trim

Mercedes Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon

MSRP

$106,945

Key Features

64-color LED ambient lighting

 

Heated and ventilated front seats

 

EASY-FOLD 40/20/40-split 2nd-row seats

 

Partition net and luggage cover

 

Power-folding side mirrors

 

Exclusive Nappa leather upholstery

 

KEYLESS-GO

 

Power Liftgate

 

HANDS-FREE ACCESS

 

Illuminated entry system

 

Homelink garage door opener

 

AMG Performance front seats

 

3-zone automatic climate control

 

Three additional Mbrace Packages

 

Air Balance cabin-air purification system

 

Air Balance cabin fragrance system

 

Rapid heating feature for front seats

 

Heated front armrests and upper door panels

 

Heated rear seats

 

Rear-side window sunshades

 

Double sun visors

 

Acoustic Comfort Package

 

Household-type 115V power outlet

 

Designo Black DINAMICA headliner

The 2018 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.

What we recommend?

The 2018 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.

2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon Engine

8.9/10

The 4 liter turbocharged V8 engine of the 2018 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 603 horsepower. However, the Mercedes Benz has a minutely better torque of 627-pound feet against the Porsche 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 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 2018 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon does it in 109 feet.

2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon Fuel Economy

Having a powerful engine costs the 2018 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 better fuel economy of 20 mpg in the cities, 26 mpg on the highways and 23 mpg combined. On the other hand, the 2018 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon suffers with a low 16 mpg in the cities, 22 mpg on the highways and 18 mpg combined.

2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon Interior

8.7/10

Seating and comfort

The high-class cabin comfort complements the high performance of the 2018 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
  • 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 2018 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 2018 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)

64

15

Cargo Volume with rear seats down (ft.3)

35

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.

2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon Exterior

8.9/10

Dimensions and Weight

The massive dimension of the 2018 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 2018 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

2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon Safety

What will definitely catch you attention in the 2018 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

2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon 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 2018 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.

2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon Final Verdict

The 2018 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 2018 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 2018 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Wagon!