3 European wagons you should have in your garage

European cars have long been the gold standard for luxury, performance and style. That’s why you should have at least one of these three wagons in your garage – they each bring a little something different to the table, but being station wagons, they are as practical as they come.

Depending on your needs, and budget, a novated lease can get you behind the wheel of your favourite one. Which model will you choose?

1) BMW 330i Touring

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BMW has long been the benchmark for German-engineered automobiles. The marque takes design to the next level, and the cars function like nothing else on the market. They’re smooth to drive, have plenty of impressive features included and, above all, roar off the line.

The 330i Touring gets from 0 to 100 kph in no time at all – just 5.9 seconds. That’s fantastic for a 2.0-litre engine, and with 185 kilowatts of power and 350 Nm of torque coursing around, you’ll always be able to get exactly what you want from the block.

Using only 6.1 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres, it’s also an efficient engine, and that’s going to make the running costs come down as well – the advantages of a novated lease!

2) Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG

AMG is known for strapping everything plus the kitchen sink onto the Mercedes-Benz cars that it takes into its tuning house. The C 63 came out looking and sounding aggressive, and it has performance figures to back that up. Along with the feel of the car, drivers will also be treated to the raw sound coming from the exhaust – unmistakably AMG, something that makes you break out in goosebumps.

A 4.0-litre biturbo V8 rumbles around with 375 kilowatts of power under the hood and 700 Nm of torque being thrown onto the road. That sort of output combines with a seven-speed sports transmission that includes a race mode for better feel when the gearbox shifts. The electronically regulated limited-slip differential breathes life into the steering too, which is sure to please car enthusiasts!

Mercedes-Benz has updated the styling on a lot of their cars over the last year, including this model. Redesigned front and rear lights, as well as five-spoke alloys are just some of the features that make the C 63 AMG a real head-turner.

3) Audi RS6 Avant

The Audi RS6 Avant is the war horse of this list, and it looks it. A wide body kit with a front grille that looks like an angry mouth just eating up the road creates a striking front end, while the sleek lines make the silhouette pop.

From behind, there is also no mistaking the RS6. A big badge points out the model, but you’ll only need that if you can’t see the enormous exhaust pipes. These create a rumbling sound that’s only fitting for a V8 that produces 412 kilowatts of power and 700 Nm of torque. The twin turbochargers help to boost the car off the line at speed, while also keeping the engine turning over smoothly when you’re racing around the winding Australian coast roads and trying to leave everyone else behind.

The RS6 is a joy to drive, but not only because of the exhaust note.

The quilted leather interior is soft to the touch and the custom red stitching all over the cabin really shows off the ‘RS’ pedigree. Ambient lighting makes the interior feel like your own home, and there’s plenty of room to stretch out in the back as well. It’s a far cry from a private jet, but you’ll feel just as special driving around in one.

Get in touch with the team at Alliance Leasing today to get yourself behind the wheel of one of these incredible European wagons.