Mercedes CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake


Here it is, the AMG version of the recently introduced Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake. this is a car that seems quite pointless at first, but when you read more about it you realize there is some method to its madness.

The recipe is simple, yet intriguing. The ingredients include the AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine with a power output range of from 525 hp to 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.

The performance figures is where this estate really comes to its own. In conjunction with the Edition 1 these figures are pushed to 557 hp and 800 Nm. Both variants offer driving performance of the highest calibre: accelerating from zero to 62 mph takes 4.4 and 4.3 seconds respectively, and the top speed is 155 mph (electronically limited).

Mercedes CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake 1 Mercedes CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake

Further technical details in the press release below:

AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission – individual and flexible

The AMG eight-cylinder engine is not the only highlight – the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission also boasts exciting levels of performance and efficiency. Equipped with four individual transmission modes as well as automatic double declutching and RACE START functions, its power delivery is characterised by responsiveness and maximum variability. In “Controlled Efficiency” (C) mode, the ECO start/stop function is always enabled and switches the eight-cylinder engine off when the vehicle is at a standstill. In “S” (Sport), “S+” (Sport plus) and “M” (Manual) transmission modes, the engine and transmission are significantly more responsive: short, precisely defined interruptions of ignition and injection result in faster gear changes under full load.

The suspension, steering and braking system of the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake complement the high-tech drive system perfectly. The AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension, with steel suspension struts on the front axle and air suspension struts on the rear axle, as well as automatic level control, is enhanced further by an electronically controlled damping system; it automatically adjusts the damping characteristics depending on the driving conditions and reduces the roll angle of the body. The effect of this is lightning-fast adjustment between optimum driving comfort and the best possible agility. The driver can switch between the three suspension modes of “Comfort”, “Sport” and “Sport plus” at the press of a button. The three-stage ESP® with SPORT Handling mode also enables three individual control strategies to be selected at the press of a button.

The AMG-specific front and rear axles with greater negative camber and optimised elastokinematics help to provide more stability at higher cornering speeds, as well as better contact with the road. The front axle, with a track width which is 56 mm wider, is the optimum match for the electromechanical AMG sports parameter steering. It features a more direct ratio, variable power assistance which adapts according to the suspension mode, and also contributes towards reducing fuel consumption since the steering assistance system only draws power when the vehicle is actually being steered.

Optional AMG ceramic high-performance composite braking system

Perfect deceleration even when driving extremely briskly is provided by the AMG high-performance braking system with 360 mm ventilated and perforated brake discs all-round. Particularly resistant, motorsports-tested composite technology is used on the front axle. The optional AMG ceramic high-performance composite braking system with yet larger brake discs and specially painted brake callipers with “AMG Carbon Ceramic” lettering ensures an even higher level of braking performance as well as lower unsprung masses. Good contact with the road, meanwhile, comes courtesy of the titanium grey-painted, high-sheen AMG light-alloy wheels featuring a triple-spoke design and fitted with 255/35 R 19 tyres on the front and 285/30 R 19 tyres on the rear.

Distinctive, sporty and dominant: the sensational design

The excitingly elegant design idiom of a sensational vehicle design is combined in the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake with a distinctly sporty sense of dominance. Its high levels of performance are visibly expressed in such elements as the powerful AMG front apron with cross strut finished in high-gloss black, the AMG radiator grille with single slat and the AMG-specific design of the bonnet.

Further dynamic highlights also include the original, broader front wings with “V8 BITURBO” lettering, the AMG-specific rear apron with diffuser look and the AMG sports exhaust system with two chrome twin tailpipes. High-performance LED headlamps including Intelligent Light System and adaptive Highbeam Assist are fitted as standard.

Extensive appointments, exclusive atmosphere

From the quality of materials and workmanship through to the exclusive atmosphere, the interior of the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake meets the very highest of standards. AMG sports seats in Nappa leather with multicontour seat and memory functions, AMG Black Piano lacquer trim and the AMG-specific analogue clock featuring an IWC design all help to create a unique aura. The driver is also kept perfectly and fully informed too thanks to the AMG instrument cluster with AMG main menu including RACETIMER and AMG start-up screen.

The transmission modes, suspension setup, ESP® functions and the AMG program can all be configured via the AMG DRIVE UNIT with E-SELECT selector lever – a special feature exclusive to AMG – which is integrated into the centre console and angled towards the driver. Visually striking, ergonomic and reassuringly tactile: the AMG Performance steering wheel in Nappa leather features a three-spoke design with flattened top and bottom sections, perforated leather finish and silver coloured aluminium shift paddles. A newly introduced feature on all AMG vehicles is the chrome-look electronic key with AMG emblem.

designo wooden luggage compartment floor in American cherry

A highlight among the extensive range of optional extras is the designo wooden luggage compartment floor. This luggage compartment floor is made of open-pore American cherry wood; a decorative fine wood traditionally used in superior interior design work, high-quality furniture and exclusive ship outfitting applications. Selected veneer sheets are glued and pressed together by hand in cross-bonded layers to achieve high dimensional stability. The blanks are milled into their precise shape using a CNC machine, and the surfaces sanded to a smooth finish, waterproofed and oiled to highlight the natural beauty of the wood.

Inlaid work using darker smoked oak, precisely cut into three millimetre strips using laser technology, helps to enhance the design of the wooden floor. The aluminium rails, manufactured using an extrusion moulding process, have a brushed finish as well as rubber inserts, and not only help to protect the wooden floor but also feature anti-slip properties.

Additional optional extras from designo include:

  • designo metallic paint finish available in three colours
  • designo magno paint finish available in two colours
  • designo leather available in ten colours
  • designo roof lining in DINAMICA microfibre, available in three colours

The AMG Performance Studio offers products for even greater driving dynamics and exclusivity

To increase driving dynamics and exclusivity even further, customers can also opt for optional extras from the AMG Performance Studio:

  • AMG Exterior Carbon-Fibre package
  • AMG trim elements in carbon fibre/black piano lacquer
  • AMG ceramic high-performance composite braking system
  • AMG rear axle differential lock
  • white Illuminated AMG door sill panels at the front
  • lightweight forged AMG light-alloy wheels featuring a 5-twin-spoke design, painted in titanium grey with a high-sheen finish, and fitted with
  • 255/35 R 19 tyres at the front and 285/30 R 19 tyres at the rear
  • AMG light-alloy wheels in a 10-spoke design, painted in matt black with a high-sheen rim flanges, and fitted with 255/35 R 19 tyres at the front and 285/30 R 19 tyres at the rear
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