Yes, this goes to another West Coast automotive journalist fawning over a high-powered station wagon will be RWD. I fawned over them when I was an East Coast guy and now I have the soapbox, not much changed.
Oh, except for power. Remember when the ’97 Corvette came with 345 hp? That was great. This station wagon (err, Estate) has 550 horsepower (with the performance pack) of a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 DI and a 7-speed MCT transmission. Torque is a whopping 590 pounds-feet (516 pack without performance). Mercedes will also bring an E350 4Matic wagon with AWD and a 3.5-liter V6 with 302 hp.
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Wagon will be available in the U.S. this fall, but it is unclear whether they are sitting on dealer lots, or if you just like last time, they will special order.
Finally, Cadillac has a rival. You bet, BMW …. and I do not mean a M5GT.