Bayern even appeared to take it easy after establishing an unassailable lead to win its fifth game in a row in the Bundesliga and seventh in all competitions to make its intentions even clearer this season.
"I had hoped that Bayern might not take us so seriously after their strong games so far," said Magath.
"But it was soon clear that this hope was worthless. Bayern put us under pressure immediately and played very well.
"We have got to realise that Bayern are worlds apart from us right now."
The 3-0 triumph which took Bayern two points clear at the top of the table was not as easy as it looked, though, according to its coach Jupp Heynckes.
"After we went 1-0 up, we failed to make it two by missing numerous chances," he told the club's website.
"Although we were dominant, it was not so easy against Wolfsburg. But after we made it 2-0, you could tell that that was it.
"Our opponents realised they would not get anything out of the game, and we could certainly have scored more goals."
Jupp Heynckes has hinted he may continue coaching elsewhere after guiding Bayern Munich to UEFA Champions League glory.