Road Test Review – 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S-Model Estate is 3.6-Second Wagon!

INTERIOR GoPro Review Info – Part One


When it comes to the rarest of Mercedes-Benz AMG cars and trucks, the S-Models are the absolute top of the pops.

But the E63 AMG S-Model 4Matic Estate? Perhaps the ultimate in rare supercars – the S-Model Estate is certainly up there with the most-exclusive cars available.

By our estimates, fewer than 200 total S-Model E63 AMGs will come to the United States per year, which is a crying shame.

The E63 Estate is just one click slower to 60-mph than the S-Model sedan. That makes this the 3.6-second wagon king.

The Estate King drives with a beautiful flow and purity, on air springs that are all things to all men: smooth as glass almost all the time, but firming up in corners automatically and in a firm base mode for the Sport Plus drive setting.

The Estate King looks and sounds just as wonderful as the sedan, handles with the same care-free style, and simply makes clear that all other cars are pathetically slow the moment you nudge the throttle pedal.

Everything is suddenly in warp time – like the hour-glass has suddenly opened up completely and the sand is all in the bottom within just a few blinks of the eye.

After spending time up close with the E63 AMG 4Matic sedan in the fall, the only gripes about this car are its lack of black chrome accent in the lower bumper and sills — and the somewhat dark color.

It appears that the S-Model drops this brightwork element in the nose in favor of a ‘High-gloss black “A-wing.”’

But that is a shame to these eyes. Our test car was black in the fall, but the white car from Amelia Island is really It for me.


One of the best cars ever made? Oh yes.

The quickest wagon ever sold in America? Oh yes.

Also the fastest top-end at 186-mph?

Yes indeed.

The Estate King has it all right from the AMG factory, and room for even more in the trunk.

An outstanding set of 90 photos posted below in high-resolution glory.

INTERIOR GoPro Review Info – Part Two

2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S-Model Estate

2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG

Customer Availability: August 2013

Models / Pricing / Performance:

  • E63 AMG 4MATIC Sedan: $92,770

    AMG biturbo 5.5-liter V8 (550 hp, 531 lb-ft / 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds)

  • E63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC Sedan: $99,770

    AMG biturbo 5.5-liter V8 (577 hp, 590 lb-ft / 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds)

  • E63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC Wagon: $102,370

    AMG biturbo 5.5-liter V8 (577 hp, 590 lb-ft / 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds)

New Standard Feature Highlights:

  • Performance-oriented 4MATIC all-wheel-drive (33/67 power distribution)

  • Base E63 AMG power increase: +32 hp, +15 lb-ft

  • Redesigned exterior with integrated star and AMG twin-blade radiator grille

  • All-LED Headlights



  • Interior enhancements: nappa leather seats and door panels, in-dash clock

New Optional Feature Highlights:

  • S-Model (replaces Performance Package):AMG Carbon Fiber Engine Cover

    • Upgrade Model Power Increase (+27 hp, +59 lb-ft)

    • Limited slip rear differential

    • 10-Spoke AMG Matte Titanium Grey alloy wheels with high-sheen rim flanges

    • High-gloss black “A-wing”

    • Red Brake Calipers

    • Unique Black Nappa leather

    • Contrast stitching on seats, door trim, armrests and center console

    • Silver seat belts (black interior only)

    • AMG Performance steering wheel (Alcantara grips)

    • ‘S’ badging on trunk and speedometer

  • Carbon Fiber Exterior Styling Package

  • Forged twin 5-spoke 19” wheel

  • Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG High-End Surround-Sound System


2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S-Model Estate



2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 4MATIC Sedan & Wagon Equipment List

Standard Equipment


  • AMG instrument cluster with RACETIMER

  • COMAND® navigation system

  • Central controller with high-mounted display

  • harmon/kardon LOGIC7 surround sound system w/Dolby digital 5.1

  • SiriusXM satellite radio, SiriusXM traffic, and SiriusXM weather

  • AM/FM/WB radio

  • in-dash DVD/CD player

  • in-dash memory card slot

  • auxiliary input jack

  • Bluetooth interface for hands-free calling


  • ECO Start/Stop

  • PARKTRONIC (with Parking Guidance)

  • Rearview camera

  • Power tilt/sliding sunroof with one-touch open/close

  • AMG leather interior w/Alcantara headliner

  • Top-stitching on dash and door panels

  • AMG steering wheel w/aluminum shift paddles

  • AMG power-adjustable front sport seats, including lumbar adjustment

  • Power tilt-telescoping steering column

  • Power exterior mirrors w/memory

  • Power rear sunshade

  • Power windows w/express up & down

  • Auto-dimming driver & rearview mirrors

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control

  • Electronic cruise control

  • Heated & active ventilated front seats

  • Remote central locking w/SmartKey

  • Split-folding rear seats

  • Integrated garage door opener

  • Active multicontour driver seat

  • Intermittent wipers w/rain sensor

  • 2/3:1/3 split-folding rear seats

  • Interior ambient lighting

  • Electronic trunk closer


  • 550 horsepower (577 for S-Model sedan and std. on E63 wagon)

  • 531 lb. ft. torque (590 for S-Model sedan and std on E63 wagon)

  • Top Speed 155 mpg (electronically limited)

  • AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-Speed Sport Transmission with C, S, S+ and M Shift Modes and RACESTART®

  • 4MATIC all-wheel drive with AMG-tuned 33/67 split in front/rear

  • Limited slip differential (not available on non-S model)

  • AMG-specific power-assisted speed-sensitive rack & pinion steering

  • AMG-calibrated Adaptive Sports Suspension

  • Front suspension: AMG-calibrated 3-link independent strut-type with stabilizer bar

  • Rear suspension: AMG-calibrated 5-link independent air suspension with stabilizer bar

  • AMG high-performance two-piece braking system

  • Front brakes: ventilated and perforated discs w/6-piston fixed calipers

  • Rear brakes: ventilated and perforated discs w/4-piston fixed calipers

  • 19″ AMG 10-Spoke Alloy Wheels

  • 255/35 R19 (front), 285/30 R19 (rear) high-performance tires

  • AMG Sport exhaust system with dual twin chrome tailpipes

  • AMG Aerodynamic Sport bodystyling

  • AMG trunk lid spoiler


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  • 24-Hour Roadside Assistance program

  • Steel-reinforced cabin w/front & rear crumple zones

  • 3-point seatbelts w/pre-tensioners & force limiters

  • Front dual-stage airbags

  • Driver & front passenger pelvic airbags

  • Driver knee airbag

  • Front side airbags

  • Front and rear side window curtain airbags

  • NECK-PRO® active head restraints

  • ISOFIX anchor & tether system

  • 4-wheel disc brakes w/ABS & BAS

  • 3-stage AMG Electronic Stability Program (ESP)

  • PRE-SAFE® (Predictive Protection System)

  • Roll-over sensor

  • Anti-theft alarm w/engine immobilizer

  • Night security illumination

  • Tire pressure monitoring system

  • SmartKey remote with panic button

Optional Equipment

  • Power tilt/sliding panorama sunroof ($1,090, std. on S-Models)

  • AMG Performance steering wheel ($500, std. on S-Models)

  • Night View Assist PLUS ($1,780)

  • 19″ AMG Twin 5-spoke forged alloy wheel ($1,700)

  • Rear seat entertainment system ($1,910)

  • Bang & Olufsen surround-sound audio system ($5,400)

  • Heated rear seats ($625: for wagon only)

  • AMG carbon ceramic brakes ($8,950, for S-Models only)

  • Carbon fiber trim ($2,850)

  • Carbon fiber engine cover ($1,500)

  • AMG night styling ($750)

  • Rear side air bags ($670)

  • Rear side-window blinds ($630)

  • SPLITVIEW ($1,250)

  • AMG illuminated door sills ($850, std. on S-Models)

  • Chrome door handle inserts ($90)

  • Wheel locks ($140)

  • Comfort box ($290, sedans only)

Option Packages

Lane Tracking Package ($875)

  • Blind Spot Assist

  • Lane Keeping Assist

AMG Surround View Camera Package ($1,290)

  • Surround View camera system

  • Parking Assist

Driver Assistance Package ($2,800)

  • DISTRONIC PLUS® (with PRE-SAFE® Brake & Steering Assist)


  • Active Blind Spot Assist

  • Active Lane Keeping Assist

Exterior Carbon Fiber Trim Package ($5,500)

  • Carbon fiber Euro package I

  • Carbon fiber Euro package II


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