Following the announcement of the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake, comes the hotted up CLS 63 AMG version.
There are no surprises when looking under the bonnet. The CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake shares the 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine found in the CLS 63 AMG, which produces 386 kW and 700 Nm of torque. The benchmark 0 – 100 km/h sprint is achieved in 4.4 seconds, with top speed limited to 250 km/h. Optioned with the AMG Performance Package, the power figures jump to 410 kW and 800 Nm of torque, while top speed remains unchanged and the 0 – 100 km/h sprint drops to 4.3 seconds. Mercedes-Benz claim average fuel consumption of 10.1 L/100km with CO2 emissions of 235 g/km for the V8 in either power output.
The CLS 63 AMG drives the rear wheels through a 7-speed transmission. 19-inch alloy wheels are slowed by 360 mm ventilated and perforated brake discs at all four corners. For extra braking performance, AMG offers a set of carbon ceramic discs.
Exterior styling changes over the standard model include new front and rear bumpers, wide LED daytime running lights, broader front wings to compensate for the 56 mm wider front track, plus quad tailpipes. A carbon fibre aerodynamics package is available as an option.
Inside, the AMG Shooting Brake model is fitted with a flat-bottom steering wheel, nappa leather, black piano lacquer trim, as well as an AMG-specific analogue clock and instrument panel gauges.