If the suffocating monotony of your suburban upper class life has driven you into a deep existentialist crisis and you frequently find yourself sobbing into the steering wheel of your sensible family sedan while the opening chords of Spongebob Squarepants reverberate from the rear-seat TV screens, you should probably see someone about that. If you live in Europe, however, take the barrel out of your mouth and buck up, sunshine – Aufrecht Melcher Großaspach is here to help.
Officially unveiled this week at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, from your peripherals it might look like just another grocery getter, but the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Estate is definitely anything but. Merc’s newest AMG wagon is a monster, equipped with a 6.2L V8 that unleashes a snarling 525 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque and makes the jump from 0-62 mph in the time it takes to pop a Prozac (or 4.6 seconds). The 7-speed SPEEDSHIFT MCT sports transmission allows you to switch between 4 different modes, Controlled Efficiency (C), Sport (S), Sport Plus (S+), or Manual (M), the last of which slams through the gears in Schumacher seconds. To ensure that whatever you’ve got rolling around in the 69 cubic feet of cargo space doesn’t go hurtling through the liftgate window, the E63 AMG also comes with AMG Ride Control and an extremely sensitive electronic damping system, and a cargo net.
Unfortunately, you’ve got to pay to play, and the cost of experiencing the ultimate in whitebread hooning is a cool 108,409 EUR/158,905 USD. On the bright side, you have until its official release date in February 2010 to figure out which one of the kids to sell.