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Mercedes-Benz Says CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake Is ‘Performance Trendsetter’


Mercedes-AMG claims it’s once again demonstrating its qualities as a visionary, this time with the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake.

According to Mercedes-Benz, the new AMG high-performance vehicle “is the exciting enhancement of an innovative vehicle concept.”

The company adds that, “as an attractive alternative for design-oriented car enthusiasts, the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake combines performance with style and usability in a completely new way.”

Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake. Photo Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake. Photo Mercedes-Benz

According to Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, “After the successes of the CLS 55 AMG and CLS 63 AMG, with the new CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake we are consistently pursuing the philosophy of offering our customers unrivalled, exciting high-performance cars. The CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake is establishing a completely new, small and select niche sector, and is expected to delight new customers just as much as it will existing AMG enthusiasts. The combination of performance, style and usability is unique.”

Synonymous with the dynamism which is typical of AMG are features such as the AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine with a power output range of from 386 kW (525 hp) to 410 kW (557 hp), the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission and the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension.

The generous interior and luggage compartment with a volume of up to 1550 litres reveal the practical sides of the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake.

In addition to attractive optional extras from the AMG Performance Studio to enhance the driving dynamics even further, another unique highlight is the wooden luggage compartment floor.

Additionally, there is a time-limited CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake “Edition 1” boasting an additional 24 kW (32 hp) of power and 100 Nm of torque as well as some particularly exclusive appointment features.

Mercedes-AMG claims it’s showing courage and with the new CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake by presenting a performance trendsetter in a new market segment.

AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine producing up to 410 kW (557 hp)

The AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine is a combination of direct petrol injection with spray-guided combustion, piezo injectors, biturbocharging, air/water intercooling, generator management and ECO start/stop function.

The eight-cylinder engine is the embodiment of pure dynamism and high efficiency: offering power output and torque levels of 386 kW (525 hp) and 700 Nm respectively, the effortless superiority of the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake can be enjoyed by the driver over every single kilometre. In conjunction with the Edition 1 these figures are pushed to 410 kW (557 hp) and 800 Nm. Both variants offer driving performance of the highest calibre: accelerating from zero to 100 km/h takes 4.4 and 4.3 seconds respectively, and the top speed is 250 km/h (electronically limited).

Effortlessly power delivery, low fuel consumption

Despite offering dynamism similar to that of a sports car, the consumption figures are maintained at a low level. Fuel consumption of 10.1 litres per 100 kilometres (NEDC) corresponds to a CO2 output of 235 g/km and is identical for both power units. The driving experience in the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake is characterised by high levels of agility through all engine speed ranges. The absolutely effortlessly superior power delivery can also be heard by the driver too: the sports exhaust system with chrome twin tailpipes emits a sonorous eight-cylinder engine sound typical of AMG.

Key data at a glance:

CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake
5461 cc
Bore x stroke
98.0 x 90.5 mm
Compression ratio
386 kW (525 hp) at 5250-5750 rpm
410 kW (557 hp) at 5250-5750 rpm*
Max. torque
700 Nm at 1750-5250 rpm
800 Nm at 2000-4500 rpm*
Engine weight (dry)
204 kg
Fuel consumption, NEDC combined
10.1 l/100 km
CO2 emissions
235 g/km
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
4.4 s
4.3 s*
Top speed**
250 km/h

* Edition 1; ** electronically limited

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