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What Kind of 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 T-Modell Is This?

Ever since Mercedes-Benz and AMG came together to form Mercedes-AMG, the whiz kids from Affalterbach are on a roll.
Mysterious 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 T-Modell prototype 8 photos
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Among the next models waiting for their debut are the GT C Roadster and the maddest station wagon the world has ever seen. Ladies and gents, that car is the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 T-Modell.


A new generation of the breed is in the offing and, as you can see from the adjacent spy photographs, it will be a cracker of a family car. But if you look a littler closer to the said pics, you’ll spot that this E63 Estate is a bit more extreme than the S213-generation E63s spied earlier on.

The pictured prototype prides itself on an extra set of air vents, which are integrated into the front bumper’s extremities. The previous pre-production prototypes spotted by the carparazzi didn’t have these air intakes that, to my eyes, appear to have been inspired by the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R. In MB-AMG jargon, they’re called Air Curtains.

According to the manufacturer, their primary role is to “calm the airflow, improving the Cd value of the AMG GT R. Thanks to their narrow, vertical openings, the Air Curtains also guide the air specifically towards the wheel arches, optimizing the flow properties in this area.”

Yet another curious detail regarding this 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 T-Modell is the ride height, which challenges that of the soon-to-debut Mercedes-Benz E-Class All Terrain (X213). Mind you, the spied pre-production prototype lacks the black plastic cladding of the All Terrain.

Other details that caught our attention are the slightly wider fender flares, the wider tires, and the wider track. Our spy photographers speculate that the peeps at Mercedes-AMG are working on a monster wagon, one that has the potential to develop nigh on 650 horsepower.

Is this an E63 Black Series for the family man? Is it an E63 R? Hell knows for certain. Speculation aside, it undeniably looks like it means business.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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