It’s not quite clear what are we looking right now, but it appears that the German carmaker plans to introduce the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 All-Terrain in North America. How do we know that? Well, it’s pretty clear since we managed to catch one on US roads a few days ago. As you can see, the testing wagon doesn’t share all the styling cues with the European sibling, but that’s not too uncommon. Moreover, some reports suggest that the US E63 is getting a different engine as well.
Judging by the rumors, the first possibility is to see the US 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 All-Terrain paired with the same powertrain as the topping E63 S. The car uses a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine with an all-new cylinder-deactivation system, which is responsible for a whopping output of 603 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque. Of course, the engine comes mated to an all-wheel-drive system called 4MATIC+ and nine-speed transmission, which altogether brings a top speed of 186 mph and a 0-60 sprint of 3.3 seconds.
The other story seems even better because the wagon could easily use a similar drivetrain as the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept. However, instead of 805 hp, the E63 All-Terrain will get around 700 hp from the gas-electric setup. Either way, if this turns out to be true, the car will be really amazing option and the worthy rival even for SUVs.
By looking into the prototype we can conclude that the US 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 All-Terrain sports a bit higher ground clearance than the European model. Plus, it features different, somehow fatter fenders so we think that this could be the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 Wagon Black Series.
In any case, it’s absolutely clear that Mercedes prepares something and we will figure out what that is in the coming days, so stay tuned.