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Mercedes CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake revealed on video & in photos

Mon, 02 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0700

The new Mercedes CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake has been revealed ahead of a debut at the Paris Motor Show.

When we had the reveal of the new Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake last week we bemoaned the fact that all the UK was getting was a pair of diesel-powered CLS’s.

But we did point out, despite nothing official from Mercedes, that there was a good chance they were going to take a camouflaged version of the one petrol powered CLS the UK should eventually get – the Mercedes CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake – to Goodwood at the weekend. And they did.

But what Mercedes has also done is reveal a teaser video of the AMG version of the Shooting Brake so, rather than a photo of the camouflaged version from Goodwood, we thought you’d rather see the real deal.

Looking exactly like the CLS AMG Coupe but with a swoopy shed on the back, the CLS AMG Shooting Brake get the usual AMG body mods to make it look a lot more purposeful, bespoke interior with perforated seats and lots of carbon fibre plus a set of nice AMG alloys.

Power will come from the latest 5.5 litre twin turbo V8 which, in standard form, should deliver 518bhp and a 0-62mph of 4.5 seconds.

But if Mercedes decide to offer the same Performance Package on the Shooting Brake as they do on the 4-door coupe then, for an extra lump of wedge, you’ll be able to have 549bhp and a 0-62mph of 4.3 seconds. Which will make the CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake a seriously swift estate.

For now the video and photos of the Mercedes CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake are all we’re getting, but expect more detail ahead of its launch at the Paris Motor Show in September.


By Cars UK