Affalterbach/Nürburg. The new Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Estate (combined fuel consumption: 9.1 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 206 g/km) has set the fastest lap time ever recorded by an estate car on the Nordschleife Circuit of the Nürburgring in a test drive conducted by German car magazine "sport auto". With a time of 7:45.19 minutes, the Performance Estate model even reached speeds that just a few years ago were the exclusive domain of thoroughbred sports cars.
A lap on the legendary Nordschleife, which ranks as the world's most demanding racetrack, is the hardest test for a sports car. Despite its considerable transport capacity (luggage compartment 640 to 1820 litres), the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Estate solidly ranks among them: It combines innovative drive system technology and maximum power with excellent driving dynamics. The 4.0‑litre twin-turbo V8 engine with an output of 450 kW (612 hp) and the fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive ensure superior driving performance. An acceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h of 3.5 seconds also sets a new record in this class. When not chasing records on the racetrack, the engine operates high efficient thanks to standard cylinder deactivation.
It comes as no surprise that the Performance Estate showed off its most dynamic side in the super test of "sport auto" magazine on the Nordschleife Circuit: Optimal fine tuning on the extremely demanding "Green Hell" of the Nürburgring is part of the development programme of every model at Mercedes-AMG.