Mercedes-Benz broke the news of their 2017 E400 wagon coming stateside, but doesn’t look like the performance-focused AMG E43 Estate will be joining its brethren. Instead, the Stuttgart-based automaker will be keeping this one exclusive to European customers, giving them a five-door beauty that’s powered by a 3.0-liter V6 biturbo engine that can churn out 396 horsepower and features a more aggressive design cues and an AMG-specific suspension while being mated to Mercedes’ new 9G‑TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission. Inside, we get bigger screens, a lot of touch interactions, and a refined cabin all the way around. The E43 Estate has more luggage space than both Audi and BMW’s competitors and even packs an optional third, folding bench seat for kids.
Look for local European dealers to begin accepting orders for most E-Class Estates in late summer with first deliveries at the end of the year. As for its US market launch in early 2017, the E-Class Wagon will be offered up with a 3.5-liter Biturbo V6 engine in the E400 4MATIC Wagon that produces 329 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque.