While we may be used to some seriously insane times posted around the Nurburgring by some special machinery, we were mightily impressed by the time posted recently by a Mercedes-AMG E63 S estate, which landed up setting the record for the fastest estate around the Green Hell.
We've yet to sample the new Mercedes-AMG E63 S on local soil, but the numbers do look promising. With 450 kW and 850 Nm coming from a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, you can expect the E63 S to blitz to 100 kph in a claimed 3.5 seconds. Power goes to all four wheels via a 9-speed transmission. The car has somewhat of a giant-slayer reputation and it really should come as no surprise that the wagon version is just as brutal.
So brutal in fact, that it set the fastest lap time of an estate vehicle on the famous Nurburgring. The killer time? 7:45.19, which is quick, considering the E63 S is a two-ton family wagon. Watch the record-breaking run below: