The new Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake has celebrated its world premiere on the “Night of the Stars” at the German Grand Prix.
Presented on the eve of the German Grand Prix at the Hockenheim, Mercedes-Benz claims that “the high-performance vehicle from AMG is the exciting enhancement of an innovative vehicle concept. 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.”
The CLS 63 AMG represents an unprecedented version of a sports car with five seats and a large tailgate.
Among the guests attending the event, which was staged along the lines of a fashion show, were the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 drivers as well as the Mercedes-Benz DTM drivers.
Before the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake appeared on the catwalk as the highlight of the show, the Mercedes-Benz Junior Team also presented the new A-Class: DTM drivers Roberto Merhi, Christian Vietoris and Robert Wickens drove onto the stage in the new A 250 Sport “engineered by AMG” model.
They were followed by Susie Wolff in the SLK 55 AMG, Ralf Schumacher in the SL 65 AMG “45th ANNIVERSARY” model, as well as Gary Paffett and Jamie Green at the wheel of the new G 63 AMG.
AMG brand ambassadors David Coulthard and Mika Häkkinen then introduced the first public appearance of the “Edition 1 ” variant of the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake.
To round off the vehicle presentation, this “Shooting Star” of the evening drove down the catwalk before stopping on a revolving stage where it could be admired by all of the guests. Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Board Member of Mercedes-Benz Cars responsible for Sales and Marketing, and Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, presented the highlights of the new CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake in a subsequent interview.