Station wagons, as pointed out by ex-Autoblogger Jonny Lieberman, are boring. "It's the penalty you pay for falling in love and having children," he says.

Sure, just so long as your children like to go fast, at least when the chosen conveyance to move those booster seats from Point A to Point B is either the wagon version of the Cadillac CTS-V or Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, as tested by Motor Trend in the video you'll see after the break.

Without spoiling any of the salient details, we'll say that one car was a wee bit quicker, crossing the finish line a scant 79 feet ahead of its rival after a half-mile of acceleration to speeds surpassing 150 miles per hour, while the other was deemed the overall better car for enthusiast drivers.

Which was which? See the video below for all the answers you crave, along with some brilliant exhaust notes from these two rare wagon-shaped beasts.


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      Jaclock LaGlock
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love a good ol' fashion Wag-Off.
      BruceLeeisback
      • 2 Years Ago
      Considering the last time I drove a station wagon was when my parents owned a 69 Merc Grand Marques wagon equipped with a 429 4v that would burn rubber like crazy, I have never considered actually buying a station wagon, until now. The Cadillac CTS-V is one bad ass ride, it has superb handling, an awesome ride that is selectable, and it looks good, the best part is that it is somewhat affordable to the 99%'s, whereas the Mercedes is priced for the 1%'s. A person could go buy a CTS-V wagon and still go buy a Camaro SS with the the money left over compared to buying the AMG.
      Patrick Russell
      • 2 Years Ago
      I thought Motor Trend would be smarter than trying to leave the line at 4k RPM on street tires in the Cadillac. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to know you are going to spin, and the MB w/ traction control and the auto tranny are going to get the holeshot. Let's get a rematch with someone who knows how to drive the Caddy. I think the results would be a lot closer.
        QCRamAir
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Patrick Russell
        I agree, but as everyone knows, a burnout makes for more entertainment to the average viewer, and in the end, that's what they're shooting for with their videos.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @QCRamAir
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      ilovepartygirls
      • 2 Years Ago
      dear santa
      • 2 Years Ago
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      chest rockwell
      • 2 Years Ago
      Both cars win. Still blows me away that these are the holy grail (in terms of rarity) of Caddy and MB! If I won the lottery, one of these would be my daily driver. Probably the MB because it looks like more of a sleeper - that CTS-V looks baaaaadass.
        HaterSlayer
        • 2 Years Ago
        @chest rockwell
        Same here dude, but I'd probably go with the CTS-V. Both cars are like unicorns.
      Rotation
      • 2 Years Ago
      They're both great. I'm a Caddy fan, but there's a ton to like about that M-B. The interior looks great, it has wagon doors. Sure, it's $40K more though. In a way it's too bad the Caddy drives a bit better because I think the M-B carries the day in all the other specs. I'm not going to try to play games here, I'd be juiced to have either of them.
        deeeznuuuts83
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rotation
        I agree. One is nicer than the other but costs more, but both perform similarly and are still amazing performance machines. It's like a 911 Turbo against a GT-R... both destroy about 98% of the cars sold today, but someone will shoot down the GT-R because its interior isn't as nice or because its exterior isn't as sexy, while someone else will shoot down the 911 Turbo because it offers similar performance but at a $30-40k premium that some may not feel is worth it. Either choice will get your pulse racing.
      Xedicon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ladies and Gentlemen, this is what a car is supposed to sound like! Both machines sound AWESOME!!! Oh I have the happy shivers!
      Basil Exposition
      • 2 Years Ago
      Totally agree with the pick here. The ride, the handling, the price, the look, the transmission... the Cadillac! CTS-V Wagon is my lotto-car.
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      Will there be a ATS Wagon?
      robespierex
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thanks hipster dude!
      wafflesnfalafel
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love the CTV wagon - better looking even than the sedan, fast as heck, fun to drive and I you can throw a ton of junk in the back. I am so glad Cadillac decided to go out on a limb and build it. Yes, the Merc is nice - but it's not as good looking as the last version, much less than the cadi. Here little 911... Agree with Basil - it's my lotto car. I hope they sell enough to keep it alive - it's an epic car.
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