The E63 Wagon offers incredible speed and performance, but it has a silly side not found in the Audi RS6 Avant. Through a complicated combination of mode changes, button presses, and paddle shifter confirmations, the E63 can activate a rear-wheel-drive-only drift mode. This function completely disables traction control and stability control while locking the car into manual shifting on the paddles. In other words, you’d better be alert. With the front wheels switched off, the E63 can light up its rear tires like a German Hellcat.
Adding some theater to the drive modes, are cool LCDs called the AMG Drive Unit, positioned on the steering wheel. The right unit switches between the various modes (Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus, and Race), while the left one lets drivers customize their own mode by configuring the transmission, exhaust, suspension, and more. We preferred the E63 in its softest suspension setting with every other option set to Race or Sport Plus.