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Beauty and Braun in One: 2012 E63 Wagon from AMG's Performance Studio

Today we have the pleasure of featuring an absolute masterpiece collaboration between AMG Performance Studio and Designo. With an original window sticker price of $173k, this 2012 E63 AMG Wagon is the most expensive example we've run across and we can't imagine how this datacard could get any longer. The car is currently being offered for sale from its second owner, Brandon (@RVAE38 on Instagram), who can provide a full VMI report showing all service records accompanied by a clean Carfax. His email is the preferred method of contact and can be found at the end of this feature. As you dive into this special W212, you'll note options and colors seen on other models but never combined quite like this.

When AMG Performance Studio and Designo come together, dreams are brought to life; If you can imagine it, they can build it. If you're thinking this sounds a little like Weird Science, you're right. Bespoke interiors, specific options, and carte-blanche accessibility to the parts bin are just a few features offered. Customer service like this doesn't come cheap as the MSRP (all included) total for this bespoke estate car is just a shade over $172k. For perspective, in 2012 the MSRP for an E63 Wagon on the showroom floor was around $94k.

While the car does have some minor modifications, much of what you might think is aftermarket is actually OEM. The wheels were custom ordered from Mercedes-Benz with paint matched accents along with badging. There are few times paint matched or accented wheels work on modern cars but this is absolutely one of those times. Peer through the spokes and you'll notice the massive yellow calipers that could only indicate this E63 was also ordered with Carbon Ceramic brakes. Another example for perspective; Once the P30 Performance box was checked on the build sheet ($6,550) it took another $12,675 to get the brakes seen on this example. Few E63's came with this option in 2012 but they're impossible to miss when you see them.

Modifications by the seller includes front H&R lowering springs paired with rear lowering links to give the car a more aggressive stance. The chrome trim, roof rack, and grill have all been wrapped in a gloss black vinyl which offers a nice contrast to the Calcite White (650) paint. Fortunately, for those looking to preserve the originality of the car, these minor modifications are all easily reversible but we really enjoy the aesthetic.

Although it's difficult to draw attention away from the staggering performance of this family rocket, it's easy to be distracted by the bespoke Designo-trimmed Hellbraun (8H76) or "Light Brown" Nappa hide interior. All the usual surfaces that pass through mass production have been finished to match the custom seats and carpets in Light Brown Nappa leather. Even the armrests, upper dashboard, and door trim sills have been leather wrapped and double stitched. Similar combinations have been seen from Designo previously on the W221 but these colors under the Calcite White (650) on an E63 wagon make it infinitely better than anything else we've seen.

Powering this bespoke rocket is an equally unique M157 (The AMG tuned variant of the M278) cranking out more than 500 horsepower from 5.5 liters of displacement and two turbos. The car has recently undergone an extensive detail and is protected with a ceramic coating. Only 54k miles are currently shown on the odometer equating to only 4,500 miles per year. The seller states the car has a clean bill of health and needs nothing but a new home.

As with most E63 wagons, it takes a true enthusiast to appreciate the overall build and lifestyle but the future owner of this wagon will truly have to understand the build sheet and pedigree to justify the price tag. Subsequently, these details should lend the utmost confidence in the history, provenance, and notability. The wagon is located in Richmond, Virginia and given the uniqueness of this build (1 of 1), we can't argue with the asking price of $65k. Interested buyers may email Brandon directly at



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