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2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon Performance, 0-60, Top Speed and MPG

Updated on: November 10, 2020

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The E 63 S wagon is a laugh in the face of supercars, due to its maniacal performance combined with its superb practicality. It truly is a car without equals at the moment. We mean that quite literally because there is no other wagon that quite matches its performance. The Audi RS 6 Avant is only being introduced but until then we have to make do with competitors for the E 63 S sedan.

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon three quarter view

For the 2021 model, there are a host of changes but mostly related to design aspects, infotainment, and so on. The power plants remain identical and produce the same power output as well. Admitted, the E 63 S wagon costs a few thousand dollars more than the sedan version of the same car, but that money buys you serious amounts of practicality that is unmatched on pretty much anything else. Hence at the moment, we are pitching it against three of the sedan’s competitors quite precisely because no wagon is anywhere close to being as fast.

What powers the 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon?

The engine is a 4.0L bi-turbo V8 that produces 603-hp and is sent to all four wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The 4Matic+ all-wheel-drive system is standard on the car. The transmission features five modes: Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Race, and Eco. You can also choose a manual mode and operate the gears through paddles on the steering wheel. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon engine bay

The rather complicated all-wheel-drive system is a rear-drive based one, hence that is the default configuration. It, however, uses an electromechanically adjustable clutch to send torque to the front wheels as and when necessary. This also depends on the drive modes. If you engage the ‘Drift mode’ all the power is sent to the rear wheels and makes the car very tail happy, but if you go for Sport+, the system shunts less torque forward for improved cornering performance.

Models

Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon

Cadillac CT6-V

BMW M5 Competition

Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranSport

MSRP

$107,350

$95,890

$110,000

$140,500

Engine

4.0L bi-turbo V8

4.2L twin-turbo V8

4.4L twin-turbo V8

3.8L V8

Transmission

9-speed shiftable automatic

10-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

Power (Hp @ rpm)

603 hp @ 5750-6500 rpm

550 hp @ 5,000 rpm

617 hp @ 6000 rpm

523 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

627 ft-lbs. @ 2500 rpm

640 lb-ft @ 3,400 rpm

553 ft-lbs. @ 1800 rpm

524 ft-lbs. @ 2250 rpm

Even compared to the fastest sport sedans available in the market, the E 63 S is pretty fast, its horsepower figures beat only by the BMW M5 Competition. However, it is not like you will ever feel a lack of power in the Mercedes-Benz. The 4.0L V8 is also getting more and more familiar to us due to its being featured in most AMG models but at the same time, it still remains a very entertaining power plant.

How quick is the 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon from 0-60MPH?

The wagon is supremely quick, no matter how you see it. It does 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds and past the quarter-mile marker in 11.1 seconds at a blistering 126 mph. It is also worth noting that the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R sometimes comes up slightly slower to reach 60 and that is the all-out sports car developed by AMG. The E Class in sporty clothes sure has racing DNA underneath.

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon hits 0-60 mph in just 3.4 sec

Models

Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon

Cadillac CT6-V

BMW M5 Competition

Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranSport

0-60 MPH

3.4 sec

3.8 sec

3 sec

4.3 sec

Quarter mile

11.1 sec

12.2 sec

10.9 sec

14.7 sec

Top Speed

180 mph

200 mph

163 mph

190 mph

Curb weight(lbs.)

4497

4480

4370

4189

The BMW M5 Competition still remains competitive. Rather, it is the only car that remains competitive. There are differences but the two are very evenly matched. The sedan Mercedes-Benz E 63 S is one-tenth of a second faster than 60 but the fact that you can be this fast even while transporting furniture makes this car very unique in our eyes.

How good are the brakes on the 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon?

The brakes are good and come with several driver assistance features. But if you would like more resistance to brake fade you can opt for the optional carbon-composite brake rotors. No matter how you see it, the car is heavy but the excellent brakes serve as a great tool to mask that weight. AMG has been performing well in this department recently and the E 63 S Wagon is no exception.

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon brakes

Models

Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon

Cadillac CT6-V

BMW M5 Competition

Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranSport

Brake Front(in)

15.4 in

14.5 in

15.6 in

14.2 in

Brake Rear(in)

14.2 in

13.3 in

15 in

13.8 in

Curb weight(lbs.)

4497

4480

4370

4189

60-0 MPH (ft.)

107 feet

N/A

97 feet

127 feet

The stopping distance at 107 feet is bettered by the M5, again. But due to the body style, the Mercedes does carry a lot of weight around. Despite the 10 feet difference, this makes us forgive the car for its deficiency in braking performance. The Cadillac CT6-V is almost similar in terms of weight but the Mercedes is the heaviest of the lot.

How good is the ride and handling on the 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon?

It would be hard to pick a Mercedes-Benz that does not offer a good ride. The Mercedes-Benz E 63 S Wagon, despite its sportiness, is still a very comfortable car. To begin with, the seats are excellent, cocooning you in safety while still being comfortable. The adjustable air suspension is sprung soft enough to absorb the road well but adapt excellently when thrown into a corner. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon handling

Mercedes-Benz says that the 2021 model comes with improved ride comfort, which, if that happens, would be the class benchmark. The steering is very responsive and as with the high-end AMGs of late, the engine mounts are dynamic and can vary their stiffness. The limited-slip differential in the rear also allows the car to hold its line and put power really well out of corners.

Is the 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Wagon good in terms of performance?

Drummond Jacoy, Director Overall Vehicle Development Mercedes-Benz AMG, said the engine carried over because executives are happy with its power and characteristics. And we believe he is right. The car has hit several performance sweet spots right and to us, it is more tempting than any performance sedan counterpart just because of how practical it is. Even if you spend more time on a track than on a road, the car is very enjoyable.

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