Mercedes 2012 E 63 AMG Wagon on the way to U.S.

For the Stateside customers, the wagon variant of the Mercedes E 63 AMG was a forbidden. Not anymore starting with this October, as Mercedes-Benz intends to launch this model in the USA as well.

The current generation of the multi-talented Mercedes E 63 AMG range has been on sale since 2009, when it was premiered as a new model under the E-Class W 212 generation. The first of the series was the limousine, followed shortly after in the fall by the break version (or wagon worldwide, or T-Modell in Germany). Power came from the old 6.2 litres naturally-aspirated V8 engine sporting a peak output of 525 hp and a maximum torque of 630 Nm. The dynamical appointments includes a precise AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT-7 gearbox, that is responsible for sending the power to the rear wheels, the sophisticated 3-stage ESP system that debuted on the new C 63 AMG in 2007 and a comprehensive package of AMG bespoke components: brakes, suspension, dampers and many others.

This year, the Mercedes-Benz tuner finished work on the brand new biturbo V8 unit (codenamed M157), that is bound to spread across the entire range of vehicles prepared in Affalterbach. The 5.5 litres powerplant is available in either standard trim (544 hp) or Performance Package (571 hp) for an extra amount of money. Recently, the 2012 MY E 63 AMG received the eagerly-awaited upgrade to the new engine, that performs 525 hp/557 hp depending on the chosen version and is almost 22 percent more efficient concerning fuel consumption and CO2 emissions than the outgoing petrol burner.

According to a report, Mercedes-Benz decided to launch the E 63 AMG wagon on U.S. soil in October 2011. The car is expected to match the figures of its Sedan sibling in addition to offering a larger space choice and a more versatile interior. The frugal powerplant under the bonnet will be safeguarding the combined fuel economy which is estimated at 23.5 MPG (or 10 l/100 km). Other significant equipments offered standardly are the AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with three pre-defined settings ( "Comfort", "Sport" and "Sport plus"), the efficient MCT 7-speed transmission, the 3-stage ESP and, last but not least, the Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist active safety systems. When launched, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG Wagon will showcase a base price tag of around $160,000.

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