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Should You Buy a 2020 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Wagon?

The 2020 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S wagon would be perfect if it wasn’t for the Audi RS 6 Avant


  • Pricing for the E 63 S wagon starts at $124,200 in Canada, $117,500 in the US.

  • Canada is privy to the AMG E 53  wagon which is priced from $87,800.

  • There is only one answer to this question.


Station wagon lovers and owners can be defined as pragmatic and grounded people who enjoy driving more than sitting a little higher, like everyone else in their SUVs. There remains only a handful of wagons on the market and fewer still with performance aspirations. One such example is the iconic Mercedes-AMG E 63 S wagon.

In fact, there are only four remaining sporty wagons in North America, two of which are limited to Canadian customers. Of the four, three are badged Mercedes-AMG and for this, we owe Benz our collective thanks. There’s the C 43, the E 53, and the E 63 S, and all are, without exception, great. And the most powerful and revered of the three is the E 63 S, the only one available in the US.

2020 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Wagon | Photo: Olivier Delorme

Mercedes-Benz has offered an E-Class AMG wagon for grabs for a little over 20 years. Although very rare, the late 90s W210 E 55 AMG created a narrow cult following that continues to be fed by AMG today in the E 63 S, the most powerful and fastest AMG E wagon ever.

Are you considering a 2020 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Wagon but aren’t sure if it’s right for you? Let’s take a few moments together and see if it should, or should not, find its way into your car fleet.


Why you should buy a 2020 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Wagon:

2020 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Wagon | Photo: Olivier Delorme

  • Unlike the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S, the E 63 S can actually place nice and be civilized when you need it to be.
  • The handcrafted twin-turbocharged hot-in-the-V 4.0-litre V8 produces an incredible 603 horsepower and 627 lb.-ft. of torque.
  • Despite its ability to crush the 0-100km/h sprint in under 3.5 seconds, it will consume as little as 10L/100km on the highway.
  • This is also an all-season family rocket as its standard 4MATIC+ AWD system needs only a driver to tell it where to go.
  • Speaking of family, baby seats fit perfectly well in the second row while the trunk will hold a massive 640 litres (35 cubic feet) of stuff.
  • It’s included AMG ride control+ chassis can handle the country road and a trip to the local track.
  • For some, the fact that it’s almost inconspicuous is a complete bonus for some. 

Why you should not buy a 2020 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Wagon:

2020 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Wagon | Photo: Olivier Delorme

  • You prefer SUVs and enjoy being like everyone else.
  • If you are considering an Audi RS 6 Avant, you could be forgiven for not buying a Mercedes-AMG E 63 S wagon.
  • For some, the fact that it’s almost inconspicuous is a turn-off for some. An RS 6 Avant, on the other hand, is very much in-your-face. 

Conclusion:

In my line of work, cars come and go however some are far more difficult to return willfully. The 2020 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Wagon is, for someone like me, akin to meeting your hero for the third time and still thinking that he or she is the most fabulous human being in the world.

But, last year, you met a legend that you’ve revered for nearly 20 years who also happens to be a most fabulous human being. And after chatting with them, you realized that there was one thing about them that drew you in, that fascinated you. In this case, it’s the Audi RS 6 Avant’s strong outgoing personality that won me over.

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Like for the RS 6, no one will shop for a Mercedes-AMG E 63 S wagon. It’s not a compromised performance SUV of which there are plenty to select from. The RS 6 and E 63 S are elite cars for unique and special people who refuse to take part in the current ongoing SUV trend. Said SUVs do not garner the same type of respect from car enthusiasts as do these hyper-wagons.

And so, in conclusion, you should absolutely buy a Mercedes-AMG E 63 S wagon or Audi RS 6 Avant.

2020 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Wagon | Photo: Olivier Delorme

2020 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Wagon | Photo: Olivier Delorme

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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