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The AMG E-Class Wagon’s pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The GS F doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.
The AMG E-Class Wagon has all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The GS F doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.
The AMG E-Class Wagon has a standard Surround View System to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The GS F only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.
Both the AMG E-Class Wagon and the GS F have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front and rear side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning, driver alert monitors and available lane departure warning systems.
The Mercedes AMG E-Class Wagon weighs 691 pounds more than the Lexus GS F. The NHTSA advises that heavier cars are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.
There are over 59 percent more Mercedes dealers than there are Lexus dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the AMG E-Class Wagon’s warranty.
The AMG E-Class Wagon’s 4.0 turbo V8 produces 136 more horsepower (603 vs. 467) and 238 lbs.-ft. more torque (627 vs. 389) than the GS F’s 5.0 DOHC V8.
An engine control system that can shut down some of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the AMG E-Class Wagon’s fuel efficiency. The GS F doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.
In heavy traffic or at stoplights the AMG E-Class Wagon’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The GS F doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.
The AMG E-Class Wagon has 3.7 gallons more fuel capacity than the GS F (21.1 vs. 17.4 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.
A nine-speed automatic is standard on the Mercedes AMG E-Class Wagon, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only an eight-speed automatic is available for the GS F.
The AMG E-Class Wagon’s launch control uses engine electronics to hold engine RPM’s precisely in order to provide the most stable and rapid acceleration possible, using all of the available traction. The GS F doesn’t offer launch control.
For better stopping power the AMG E-Class Wagon’s brake rotors are larger than those on the GS F:
AMG E 63 S Wagon
AMG E 63 S Wagon
For better traction, the AMG E-Class Wagon has larger tires than the GS F (F:265/35R20 & R:295/30R20 vs. F:255/35R19 & R:275/35R19).
The AMG E-Class Wagon’s 295/30R20 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 30 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the GS F’s standard 35 series tires.
For better ride, handling and brake cooling the AMG E-Class Wagon has standard 20-inch wheels. Only 19-inch wheels are available on the GS F.
The front and rear suspension of the AMG E-Class Wagon uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the GS F, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.
The AMG E-Class Wagon has a standard automatic front and rear load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The AMG E-Class Wagon’s height leveling suspension allows the driver to raise ride height for better off-road clearance and then lower it again for easier entering and exiting and better on-road handling. The GS F doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.
The AMG E-Class Wagon’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The GS F doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.
For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the AMG E-Class Wagon’s wheelbase is 3.5 inches longer than on the GS F (115.7 inches vs. 112.2 inches).
For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the AMG E-Class Wagon is 3.7 inches wider in the front and 1.4 inches wider in the rear than on the GS F.
The AMG E-Class Wagon has standard seating for 7 passengers; the GS F can only carry 5.
The AMG E-Class Wagon has .9 inches more front legroom, .6 inches more front shoulder room, 1.8 inches more rear headroom, 3 inches more rear legroom and 1.4 inches more rear shoulder room than the GS F.
The AMG E-Class Wagon’s standard rear seats fold to accommodate long and bulky cargo. The GS F doesn’t offer folding rear seats, only a ski pass-through.
Pressing a switch automatically lowers the AMG E-Class Wagon’s second row seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The GS F doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.
To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the AMG E-Class Wagon’s power liftgate can be opened or closed just by kicking your foot under the back bumper, leaving your hands completely free. The GS F doesn’t offer a power or hands-free opening trunk.
The AMG E-Class Wagon’s power window, power lock, power mirror and cruise control switches are lit from behind, making them plainly visible and easier to operate at night. The GS F’s cruise control switches are unlit, making them difficult to find at night and operate safely.
Heated windshield washer fluid is standard on the AMG E-Class Wagon to defrost the washer nozzles and quickly clear ice and frost from the windshield without scraping. The GS F doesn’t offer heated windshield washer fluid.
To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the AMG E-Class Wagon has a standard rear wiper. The GS F doesn’t offer a rear wiper.
Manual rear side window sunshades are available in the AMG E-Class Wagon to help block heat and glare for the rear passengers. The GS F doesn’t offer rear side window sunshades.
Both the AMG E-Class Wagon and the GS F have standard heated front seats. The AMG E-Class Wagon also offers optional heated second row seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the GS F.
On extremely cold winter days, the AMG E-Class Wagon’s optional heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the car heater warms up. The GS F doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.
The AMG E-Class Wagon offers optional massaging front seats in order to maximize comfort and eliminate fatigue on long trips. Massaging seats aren’t available in the GS F.
To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Mercedes AMG E-Class has a standard wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. The GS F doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.
The AMG E-Class Wagon offers an optional 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The GS F doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.
The AMG E-Class Wagon’s Active Parking Assist can parallel park by itself, stopping and changing direction automatically. The GS F doesn’t offer an automated parking system.
The Mercedes AMG E-Class comes in coupe, convertible, sedan and station wagon bodystyles; the Lexus GS F isn’t available as a coupe, convertible or station wagon.
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