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2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Estate Spied Photo:
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Tony O'Kane | Aug, 31 2009 | 0 Comments

A LIGHTLY-CAMOUFLAGED E63 AMG test mule has been spotted on a European motorway, showing for the first time what the wagonised version of Mercedes-Benz's big-hitting sports sedan will look like.

Like its sedan stablemate, the E63 AMG Estate will wear a sportier front bumper, unique LED running lights (differentiating the front from the rest of the E-Class range), subtle side skirts and a diffuser-style rear bumper.

A lower ride height, 18-inch lightweight AMG alloys, rhomboid exhaust outlets and prominent "6.3 AMG" badging on the front quarter panels will also denote the E63 Estate's sporty intent.

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The Estate will share its mechanical package with the E63 AMG sedan, meaning 386kW and a huge 637Nm will be churned out by a 6.2 litre naturally-aspirated V8 and fed into a seven-speed automatic gearbox.

The AMG-tuned SPEEDSHIFT MCT seven-speed sports transmission takes power to the rear wheels, and the entire car is suspended on a combination of coil springs (front) and airbags (rear).

Performance numbers have not been released for the E63 AMG Estate, but with the sedan able to sprint from zero to 100km/h in a brisk 4.4 seconds the wagon is bound to do the same in under five seconds.

A firm release date has yet to be firmed up, but don't count on seeing it in Australia soon.

The more sedate E-Class Estate variants aren't due to hit our shores until the first quarter of 2010 - the E63 torque-monster variant will likely follow some time after.

 
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