2018 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Estate breaks Nurburgring record (video)

Renowned German car magazine Sport Auto has just posted a cracking lap around the Nurburgring in the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Estate, clocking the quickest-ever lap for a production station wagon.

Nurburgring ace Christian Gebhardt drove the latest model around the German circuit in a blistering 7:45.19. This makes it about as quick as the old Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (7:44.42), the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570 Superleggera (7:46), and the Bugatti EB110 SS (7:44).

How did it achieve it? With a stonking engine of course. The latest model comes with a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that churns out a whopping 450kW of power and 850Nm of torque. Thanks to an all-wheel drive system, acceleration from 0-100km/h takes just 3.4 seconds (in sedan form). In other words, it’s no wonder it broke some sort of record.

In usual Sport Auto form, a no-fuss video demonstration of the E 63’s performance around the ‘Ring has been put together. As a bit of a joke the team shoots the wagon with a collection of cargo items, suggesting the time was achieved while hauling the typical crap we leave in our cars on a daily basis.

Check out the full lap below, including the full telemetry showing the speed and live timer.

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Brett is the editor and founder of Performance Drive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.