It may be a wagon, but it's also a . The lapped the Nürbugring Nordschleife in 7:45.19 minutes, setting a new record for a wagon.
The time was recorded by Christian Gebhardt from Sport Auto, a German car magazine known for setting new lap times on the Green Hell.
Revamped for the 2018 model year, the new wagon packs a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine making 603 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. This engine pairs to a new nine-speed automatic transmission and AMG-spec all-wheel-drive system. Top speed is governed at 180 mph.
Although 7:45 minutes isn't the fastest lap time, it's pretty impressive for a vehicle of its size and heft. It weighs in at a whopping 4,669 pounds, but says it can hit 60 mph in 3.4 seconds. That estimate is likely conservative given we've tested the achieving the same time with only 577 hp at its disposal.
The Mercedes wagon performed quite a bit better than the previous record holder: the . That model managed 7:58.12 minutes around the 'Ring. However, it's not nearly as powerful as the E63 S.
Watch the Mercedes-AMG E63 S make history in the video below from Sport Auto.
Source: Daimler, Sport Auto via YouTube