The Mercedes-AMG E 63 Estate adds a new dimension to the similarly titled saloon
It fuses the same massively powerful twin-turbo V8 engine with estate car practicality
The E 63 Estate crowns a range of cars that's more known for its comfort than its performance
It's a real rival to the Audi RS6 Avant, and has no other direct rivals
The E 63 is a thrilling drive, with sharp steering and immediate response from the engine
With 563bhp to call upon, 0-62mph is dispatched in just 3.4 seconds
It's fast enough to challenge some serious supercars, but the E 63 S version offers even more power...
... it has 604bhp on tap. Both models have the option of a speed limiter raised to 186mph
Despite its crisp handling, the E 63's adjustable suspension modes mean it can be surprisingly comfortable to cruise in
While the designation used to denote engine capacity, the E 63 now uses a 4.0-litre engine
Inside, the E 63 offers the same luxurious, well designed interior as other E-Class models
It's well equipped and beautifully built, with loads of space for passengers in the back
The boot is enormous, too, with space for loads of luggage or perhaps a family dog with a taste for speed
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