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    • Wagon face off: 2012 Mercedes E63 Wagon with the twin turbo M157 V8 Performance Package versus 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon

      For whatever reason the US market is not big on wagons. On paper, they make much more sense than SUV's but the market is what it is. These models are respectively the rarest on their platform which they are based. The E63 wagon actually being more rare in the USA than the much more expensive Mercedes SLS. Ok, so we know these models are rare and that they don't sell well but which is faster? The E63 AMG Wagon with the twin turbo M157 V8 or the 6.2 liter supercharged CTS-V Wagon?

      The Benz is 300 pounds heavier than the Caddy. So which wins? Skip to the 7:00 minute mark in the video to see the drag race and see the E63 run away from the Cadillac. We get no timeslips though and no numbers at all for this acceleration test. Just the driver making loud "Woohooo" noises as the Benz pulls away. So, the E63 is faster but we do not know by exactly how much making what should be a great and useful review just below-average.

      The MotorTrend reviewer (who is somewhat annoying) in the video states he prefers the CTS-V's driving dynamics compared to the Mercedes. Both are clearly great wagons and we are happy Mercedes and Cadillac sell them in the US market. We just wish more people bought them as they are deserving of it.



      This article was originally published in forum thread: Wagon face off: 2012 Mercedes E63 Wagon with the twin turbo M157 V8 Performance Package versus 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon started by Sticky View original post
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      1. JonsC63AMG's Avatar
        JonsC63AMG -
        The E63 PP wagon takes it even though its 200 pounds heavier. But there is a new article a Hennessey Ctsv ran 10.9@126+. Claimed 700hp.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JonsC63AMG Click here to enlarge
        The E63 PP wagon takes it even though its 200 pounds heavier. But there is a new article a Hennessey Ctsv ran 10.9@126+. Claimed 700hp.
        10.9@126 is pretty good but Renntech is doing better than that with just bolt on's.
      1. flipm3's Avatar
        flipm3 -
        I saw a E63 Wagon PP with Designo Flat Silver paint at the Chicago Auto Show....jeez, it looked absolutely incredible!! Easily my favorite car in the whole convention center...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by flipm3 Click here to enlarge
        I saw a E63 Wagon PP with Designo Flat Silver paint at the Chicago Auto Show....jeez, it looked absolutely incredible!! Easily my favorite car in the whole convention center...
        I wonder why more people don't like wagons.
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I wonder why more people don't like wagons.
        You have to consider those people who are in the market for a wagon....it's usually not gearheads like us.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        You have to consider those people who are in the market for a wagon....it's usually not gearheads like us.
        True... but mom's also drive ML63's and such.
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        True... but mom's also drive ML63's and such.
        Sure...but the ML is a true SUV whereas the wagon is still just a....uh, wagon - basically a big 4 door sedan with a HUGE trunk. I'm actually getting ready to trade my wifes S550 in for a ML....just can't decide if she deserves the ML63 Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        Sure...but the ML is a true SUV whereas the wagon is still just a....uh, wagon - basically a big 4 door sedan with a HUGE trunk. I'm actually getting ready to trade my wifes S550 in for a ML....just can't decide if she deserves the ML63 Click here to enlarge
        Ask yourself if you deserve the ML63. The M157 is a bad, bad motor...
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Ask yourself if you deserve the ML63. The M157 is a bad, bad motor...
        Yeah...that's what I'm struggling with....not sure I can have an SUV beat the black series Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        Yeah...that's what I'm struggling with....not sure I can have an SUV beat the black series Click here to enlarge
        Well then you can just supercharge the black series. Problem solved, everyone wins.
      1. bluejae's Avatar
        bluejae -
        "i just killed a bird"

        hahahah
      1. masonh's Avatar
        masonh -
        i love that color on the AMG