While your average American consumer has long closed the door and thrown away the key when it comes to station wagons, enthusiasts continue to embrace fast wagons as the practical performers they are, and one that helped start the craze was the Mercedes AMG E-Class wagon from the 211 generation. And now, one of these rare wagons could be yours.
The 2007 Mercedes E63 AMG wagon is listed on Cars & Bids, and it only has 63,200 miles on it, which is quite low for a car of this age. This car is actually rarer than most would think, as only 153 examples of the S211 were specially ordered and delivered in the US market. And on top of that, according to the seller, the car wasn’t even listed in Mercedes’ factory literature or on their website.
The exterior is finished in Perlite Grey Metallic, and it features the AMG Styling Package that includes a front spoiler and side skirts. Visual modifications are limited to new 19” wheels, green-painted brake calipers, and a Thule roof rack. And that’s really the best part. As far as these cars go, this one is actually on the flashier side, which is to say that part of the beauty of an AMG wagon is how under-the-radar they are, so the fact that just a set of wheels and brake calipers can make one more ostentatious really says something.
The interior is all original, with Amaretta and Black Nappa leather upholstery, Designo Burred Walnut Trim, and a Designo Anthracite headliner. The list of additional equipment includes heated and cooled memory multi-contour front seats, active air suspension, a sunroof, sun shades, navigation, automatic climate control, a heated windshield washer system, and a large capacity fuel tank.
Under the hood is a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 that makes this car the sleeper it is. Pumping out 507 hp (514 PS / 378 kW) and 465 lb-ft (630 Nm) of torque, its sole modification is a UPD cold air intake, and back when it was new, it allowed the wagon to reach 60 mph (97 km/h) from a standstill in 4 seconds on its way to an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph (249 km/h).