According to a leaked dealer order guide for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
range, we red-blooded Yankees might be able to once again sink our teeth into the super-hot E63 AMG
Estate. As you'll recall, Mercedes-Benz decided not to offer the new-for-2010 E63 wagon here in the States, but that is wrong is reportedly being righted for 2012. BenzBoost.com reports that the cargo-hauling AMG stunner will be available for U.S. customers later this year, powered by the same twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 that debuted in the E63 sedan
at last month's New York Auto Show
, complete with start/stop technology and mated to a seven-speed MCT dual-clutch transmission.
We can already picture the inevitable E63 AMG Wagon vs. Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon
battle, and it looks awesome.
In other E-Class news, BenzBoost reports that the E550 sedan – which gets a new 4.6-liter twin-turbo V8
– will only be available with 4Matic all-wheel drive. A similar move was made to the 2011 CL550 coupe
, which uses the same engine and is no longer available in a two-wheel-drive configuration. Stay tuned for the official details later this year.