Last week, we looked at a rather oddball Mercedes-Benz, the R63 AMG. I love obscure cars, especially those which are unexpectedly fast. Here’s another five-door Mercedes with some brut force under the hood: the E63 AMG Estate. Amazingly, US customers can still order a new E-class AMG estate from Mercedes, which is a miracle given how few are sold here annually. This 2012 E63 AMG Estate for sale outside of Washington, DC is painted in an uncommon AMG hue of Quartz Blue Metallic. The 2012 model packs the 5.5 liter twin-turbo V8 engine that pumps out the same 525 horsepower that that naturally aspirated 6.3 liter V8 produced, but it adds 60 more lb ft of torque for a total of 520. Burnouts, anyone?
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Model: E63 AMG Estate
Engine: 6.3 liter V8
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 78,525 mi
This 2012 E63 wagon is a one of a kind car, with a one owner, clean carfax. This rare car features rear side airbags, a limited slip rear differential, upgraded 19-inch Forged AMG wheels, and has the Lane Tracking Package with Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist. It has COMAND navigation, a harmon/kardon premium sound system, voice control, a rear camera, and iPod integration. This is your chance to be the second owner of this attractive-looking 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, kept in great condition by its original owner. Ambient noise is kept outside. Best Car of the Year. Mercedes-Benz of Alexandria is conveniently located just a few minutes from the Van Dorn exit on 495 or the Landmark exit off 395. Contact us today at (866) 666-0730
As good as modern day turbos have become, I would tend to lean more towards an earlier W212 AMG Estate with the naturally aspirated V8. If I was going the forced induction route, then I’d seek out an older W211 E55 AMG. After having a supercharged vehicle for five years, there’s just something I love about having a blower strapped to the engine. The noise and power delivery is intoxicating. We haven’t been keeping a close eye on W212 values, but it’s well known that the E-class AMG Estate is a rare bird and a valuable one on these shores. Considering the mileage on this example, this one seems a bit overpriced. From what I’ve seen, the high $30k to low $40k range seems to be about where these are lying currently, so this one is pushing the envelope a bit considering the mileage. Along with that, the color might be a tough sell for the more aggressive folks that tend to buy these machines. Regardless, these are really cool and unique machines that will set you apart from the crowd of anonymous SUVs.