10 Performance Wagons Coming To America In 2023

Americans love big cars, whether it be big pickup trucks or family cars. Despite the huge demands for big SUVs and Pickups, Americans want big cars more than ever. Who doesn’t want a stunning-looking car with a feature-rich interior and loads of practicality? A few miles away, in the old continent, people love family wagons more than SUVs or pickups. These European cars offer a gorgeous design, feature-rich interior and insane performance. These performance wagons not only offer practicality but a mad performance for all kinds of purposes. Other than that, automakers don’t offer these cars in the North American markets. These are the 10 incredible performance wagons that Americans won’t find in the states.

10. Skoda Octavia vRS


The Skoda Octavia vRS may seem like a bulky station wagon with slow and tired driving. It is a Golf GTI in the body of a Skoda Octavia and offers performance like no other. The Octavia vRS packs a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 242-hp. The Czech-based wagon is insanely fast with its 0-60 mph timing in under 6.5 seconds.

9. Ford Focus ST


Ford Focus ST has always been one the best hot hatches apart from the German rivals. Ford made the Focus ST with a wagon-styled body in the old continent with its surreal performance. The wagon features a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine making 276 hp. The Focus ST also offers a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine that makes 187 hp. The Focus ST wagon can accelerate from 0-60 mph in under 6.0 seconds.

8. Volkswagen Golf R


The VW Golf R is the best hot hatch one can buy right now. The Golf R has been the golden standard for hot hatches in the market. It packs a cool modern-day design with tweaks with an awesome-looking interior. The Golf R packs the same performance packed in a station wagon-styled body. It features a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes 315 hp that offers mind-blowing handling and ferocious performance. The Golf R wagon can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds with its six-speed manual.

7. Cupra Leon


The Seat Cupra Leon wagon is built to rival the Skoda Octavia vRS and the Volkswagen Golf R. The stylish four-door wagon comes with two powertrain options gas or an e-hybrid tech. It offers a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine with a hybrid system and a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that makes 310 hp. The beautifully-designed four-door wagon offers an incredible acceleration of 4.9 seconds.

6. Mercedes-AMG CLA45 S Shooting Brake


Next comes the Mercedes-AMG CLA45 S Shooting Brake with its beautiful design and insane performance dynamics. The German performance wagon offers a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine making 416 horsepower. It takes an insane 4.0 seconds for the CLA45 S to go from 0-60 mph.

5. Peugeot 508 PSE


With the Germans packing up the ladder, the French automaker Peugeot has stepped up its game with the 508 PSE. The Peugeot 508 PSE comes with a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine paired with a hybrid powertrain making 360 horsepower. The station wagon can accelerate from 0-60 mph in under 5.0 seconds.

4. Mercedes AMG C43


Mercedes offers the AMG C43 Wagon in Europe, it features a beautiful design, great practicality and surreal performance. The car offers a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine paired with 48-volt hybrid assistance making a hefty 408 hp. This German performance wagon can accelerate from 0-60 in 4.7 seconds and has a top speed of 165 mph. The superior design paired with an athletic driving experience makes it one of the best performance wagons.

3. BMW M3 Touring


Next on the best performance wagons list comes the BMW M3 Touring. The car packs the incredible performance from the M3 in a practical wagon-styled body. The M3 Touring is the first “M” wagon since the 2010 E61 M5 wagon. BMW unveiled the M3 Touring at the Goodwood Festival of Speed as the insane version of the M3. The BMW M3 Touring features a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged straight-six engine that makes a hefty 510 horsepower. The wagon is available with the Competition model and offers an acceleration time of 3.6 seconds.

2. Audi RS4


We all are aware of the Audi RS6 Avant, one of the best performance wagons in the world. You don’t know that the German carmaker makes the RS4 that Audi doesn’t sell in the US. The Audi RS4 takes the incredible performance from the RS4 sedan in a station wagon body. A 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that makes 444 hp and has acceleration from 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds.

1. BMW Alpina B5 Touring


Alpina has always been BMW’s luxury car tuner since 1983. The 2011 BMW Alpina B5 Touring is a fine example of a luxury and powerful performance wagon. The B5 Touring features a powerful 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that makes 608 horsepower. The wagon can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 202 mph.

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