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IAA 2009: Mercedes E63 AMG Wagon

Mercedes E63 AMG Wagon

525hp in a family estate! The Mercedes E63 AMG Wagon is officially introduced. The Benz is a combination of 1950 litres of storage space and a V8. The AMG 6.3-litre engine develops 8kW/11hp more than the previous model and will accelerate your family and of course the dog from 0 to 100km/h in 4.6 seconds.

The top-of-the-line E-Class features the AMG ride control sports suspension including electronically controlled damping system and a new front axle. A composite ceramic braking system is available for the first time for the E 63 AMG Estate.

The AMG naturally aspirated engine with a displacement of 6208cc and 630Nm of torque is accompied by an AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed sports transmission. Optimum grip is ensured by the 18 inch, titanium grey, high-sheen AMG five-spoke light-alloy wheels with a width of nine and 9.5 inches and mixed tyre sizes of 255/40 R 18 at the front and 285/35 R 18 at the rear. Lightweight, forged 19 inch AMG light-alloy wheels with size 255/35 R 19 tyres at the front and 285/30 R 19 at the rear are also available as an option.

The body styling includes a front apron with large cooling air intakes, air outlets at the side and the AMG-specific LED daytime driving lights. In conjunction with the optional Intelligent Light System (ILS), the E 63 AMG Wagon is equipped with tinted main headlamps. The side skirts and the rear apron with its black insert offer space for the sports exhaust system with its two chrome-plated twin tailpipes.

Optional extras from the AMG Performance Studio are also available ex factory. There are lightweight, forged 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels with size 255/35 R 19 tyres at the front and 285/30 R 19 at the rear. The AMG composite ceramic braking system, red painted brake callipers, a rear axle locking differential with 40 percent locking action and an AMG performance steering wheel in a three-spoke design with Alcantara inserts in the grip areas are also mentioned on the option list.

AMG carbon-fibre trim elements, Illuminated AMG door entry sills, AMG Driver’s Package (top speed increased to 280km/h, attendance at driver training at the AMGDrivingAcademy), AMG floor mats and AMG Exclusive package (nappa leather for seat upholstery, top section of the dashboard, beltline, armrests on the doors as well as the centre console and door centre panels. Roof liner with sun visors and A, B and C-pillars in Alcantara and AMG floor mats) can be ordered via your local dealershop. Shipments of the E63 AMG Wagon start in February 2010.

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