Marrying power with practicality, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S wagon comes complete with 40/20/40 split-folding rear seat, offering up 460 litres of cargo space with rear seat up, and 1480 with it down.

The wagon also features a netted storage space behind the passenger side wheel tub, four cargo tie-down points, an auto load cover, cargo barrier net, 12-volt outlet and usefully bright lighting.

The C 63 S is powered by the all-alloy, direct-injection, 4.0-litre (M177) twin-turbo V8, producing maximum torque of 700Nm from 2500rpm all the way to 5000, with peak power (375kW) taking over at 5500rpm and remaining at full force until 6250.

All models now feature the 'AMG Speedshift MCT 9G' auto transmission, replacing the previous seven-speed unit. It features a wet start-off clutch in place of a torque converter, for quicker shift response.

Claimed 0-100km/h time is 4.1sec, balanced by claimed fuel economy for the combined cycle of 10.0L/100 km (emitting 229g/km of C02 in the process).

When it comes to standard features, as well as all the safety and dynamic performance tech detailed below, you can expect dual-zone climate control air, ambient interior lighting, 19-inch alloys, active cruise, alloy-faced pedals, electrically-adjustable and heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors, nappa leather trim, keyless entry and start, a sunroof, 13-speaker audio with digital radio and TV, satellite navigation, as well as the 12.3-inch-digital instrument display, and 10.25-inch media screen.