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In the era of crossovers and SUVs, station wagons have become about as popular as fax machines.
Be that as it may, the folks at Mercedes would like to point out that for more than five years, its E-Class wagon has been without direct competition from its German competitors.
And as for its U.S. competitors, the last time there was a wagon that could have been considered in this context would be the 2014 Cadillac CTS-V.
The E-Class wagon, apparently, does well for the brand, as it, according to Merc, “attracts one of the brand’s highest median household incomes.” Which probably ought to be the case because through November, it has been delivered just 2,077 times this year, according to Autodata.
And the AMG version is even more unicorn-like because the company points out that there have never been more than “triple-digit sales” of the vehicle. If the ordinary variant is good for fewer than 3,000 per annum, chances are those trip digits are probably below the horsepower the AMG E63 S Wagon has being generated by its V8 b-turbo engine: 603. And there are 627 lb-ft of torque.
The car—sans delivery charges—is priced at $106,950. The company points out that were someone to want to drive this to the track, they can carry a second set of tires, tools and a jack in the “roomy, family-friendly wagon.”
Of course, given the size of the tires, the kids would have to stay a home should the tires be cargo. And does one really want to put tires in the interior of a Mercedes?
Guess there is something to be said to trying to rationalize a vehicle that has an estimated 0 to 60 mph time of 3.4 seconds.
Strike that.
Trying to rationalize a station wagon that has an estimated 0 to 60 mph time of 3.4 secondsMerc

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