Mercedes-Benz E63 S AMG Wagon Challenged by the Audi RS3

Giancarlo Perlas July 31, 2021

Although SUV-crazed US customers are enjoying the likes of the GLA, GLB, GLC, GLE, and GLS, they are certainly missing out from the three-pointed star marque’s hatch and wagon models. One of them is the Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon that’s about to race the Audi RS3 in the video here.

Before the race, here’s a quick look at the competitors:

Mercedes-Benz E63 S AMG Wagon

The Merc here carries an AMS Performance Alpha 7 package. It boosts the performance of the car’s 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 engine to the tune of 750 bhp and 830 lb-ft of torque. The output is directed to an all-wheel-drive system and distributed via a seven-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the vehicle’s curb weight is at 4,703 lbs.

Audi RS3

The car with the four-ring logo features Stage 2 ECU and Stage 1 TCU tuning. The engine was not specified but it probably carries a 2.5-liter inline-five engine. It is also fitted with a CTS downpipe, mid-pipes with a 4-inch intake, and a 4-inch turbo inlet. The tuning kit brings its power to 550 bhp and 580 lb-ft of torque. All its power goes to an all-wheel-drive system and is managed by a seven-speed automatic transmission. Despite the huge handicap of the Audi compared to the Merc in terms of performance, it is lighter by 1,110 lbs, so the weight difference should play out to the RS3’s advantage.

The Drag Race

Find out which car will emerge victorious on the tracks in the video below:

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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