2011 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Wagon – Click above for high-res image gallery

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.


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      QAZZY
      • 3 Years Ago
      I want the next-gen RS6 Avant here with the 500+hp 4.0L twin-turbo V8. So we can have a proper German power wagon comparison. I'll be rooting for the RS6 (don't get me wrong, I love the E63, but the RS6's quattro and sleek, conservative styling are winners for me).
      MR42HH
      • 3 Years Ago
      MCT isn't a dual clutch transmission. It's merely a planetary automatic with a wet clutch instead of a torque converter.
      miketim1
      • 3 Years Ago
      AMG FTW
      JaredN
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hot wagons FTMFW!
      mikoprivat
      • 3 Years Ago
      they learned from the Cadillac CTS-V wagon. COPYCATS!!!
        JaredN
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mikoprivat
        Mercedes has been building AMG E-Series wagons since before the CTS ever existed, let alone the CTS-V or CTS-V wagon.
        jonnybimmer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mikoprivat
        Cuz the CTS-V was the first performance wagon? Please. It'd be a reasonable argument to say that the performance wagon idea originated in 'Merica. But the CTS has always been competition for German performance sedans (and wagons), NOT the other way around.
      Jonathan
      • 3 Years Ago
      As much as I love Mercs, I'm not so sure about this. Personally I LOVE the idea of a v8 and AMG E class wagon, I like the C class wagon, but Americans don't really buy wagons, or (minivans) anymore. I rarely ever see a W211 wagon, and I've yet to see a W212 wagon. I hope they sell well though....
        KaiserWilhelm
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jonathan
        I sometimes drive along side a Black previous generation E63 wagon on my commute...looks like sex on wheels to me.
        viper3ez
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jonathan
        who cares, here are a few of us who buy wagons and thats enough. wagons add to the sales numbers of the model, hey are not seperate models so small sales numbers are understandable. Chrysler, i'm looking at you for a 2012/2013 surprise, my MagnumSRT8 is showing its age.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Design1stCode2nd
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now they just need to have the AMG wagon be AWD. Leave the RWD for sedans and coupes, wagons and other haulers need AWD IMO.
      skipintro
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sweet but what is with the ginormous tail lights? Makes the butt look like a freakin hyundai.
      avconsumer2
      • 3 Years Ago
      That right there, ladies and gentlemen.... is the shaggin' wagon.
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