2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 T-Modell in First Spy Shots, Still Needs Some Time

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We have no idea what it is about fast, sporty wagons, but we find them absolutely irresistible. There's probably this cacophony, this apparent oxymoron that makes so little sense, that it eventually becomes appealing.
People who are in the market for a wagon are family men and women for whom practicality is key. Still, they haven't reached that point of no return where they'd consider a minivan (or an MPV), so style continues to be an aspect they take into consideration. A station wagon is usually a compromise between a sedan and a minivan, but there's no room for sportiness there.

And yet cars such as the Audi RS6 have been enjoying a lot of success, and that's mostly thanks to their performances, but it also has to do with this bizarrely aggressive look. It's like a caring, gentle dad suddenly putting on the spandex suit and entering the octagon: that's something you'd pay big money to see.

It's the same with the Audi RS6, and now the Mercedes-AMG E63 T-Modell is planning on making it less lonely out there for the Ingolstadt offering. With the E63 shaping up to be one hell of a vehicle - 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo engine with somewhere around 600 hp, nine-speed automatic and four-wheel-drive - the wagon version takes all that and adds a bigger boot to it. Will that affect performances? Well, yes, but only a little. More so if you take advantage of that huge storage space, though.

The car spotted here has very little to show, but at least we can get a few ideas about the way the E63 T-Modell looks. Apart from the C-pillar and the roof, everything is covered in camouflage, so it's more a case of piecing different parts of the puzzle together from what we've seen so far of the E63 sedan - which isn't that much. The front end will probably be identical, with the wagon keeping the clamshell hood, the larger air intakes and the AMG radiator grille. It's got larger wheels, perforated disk brakes with red calipers and slightly wider sills. At the back, there's a central air diffuser and a pair of exhaust tips that seem to be missing on this particular test car. But we can see what will be a very large tailgate opening.

Since the regular Mercedes-Benz E-Class T-Modell should see the light of day this fall, expect the Mercedes-AMG E63 T-Modell to follow in early 2017 as a 2018 model year.
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