Mercedes-Benz has presented the new 2013 CLS 63 AMG – Coupe and Shooting Brake variants. The high-performance luxurious vehicles have unmatched performance and complete the AMG line-up.

"The S-Models in particular represent the most attractive proposition in the segment," commented Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

"With its superlative power and torque ratings and the new performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive, the CLS 63 AMG is without parallel in its Coupe and Shooting Brake variants. Our AMG 5.5-litre V8 engine remains the most efficient series production V8 engine in the world. The new, customised model variants provide greater scope than ever for individual solutions.", he added.

The world premiere of the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake took place at the "Night of the Stars" at the Formula 1 German Grand Prix in July 2012. This unique high-performance vehicle from AMG is a fascinating new embodiment of an innovative vehicle concept. The CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake combines performance with style and utility value as a highly appealing alternative for design-oriented automobile enthusiasts. In essence it represents an unprecedented embodiment of a sports car with five seats and a large tailgate.

Mercedes CLS 63 AMG is powered by a 5.5 liter bi-turbo V8 with 557HP (410 kW) at 5,500RPM and 720Nm (533 lb-ft) of torque at 1,750RPM. 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds for the RWD versions and just 3.7 seconds for the 4Matic AWD models. There is even faster option – CSL 63 AMG 4Matic S – 585HP (430 KW) and 800Nm (593 lb-ft). The acceleration is sensational – 3.6 seconds to 100 km/h.

All models come with AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission. It offers four modes - "C" (Controlled Efficiency), "S" (Sport), "S+" (Sport plus) and "M" (Manual). An automatic double-declutching function for downshifting and the RACE START function are also included as standard with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission. The performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive distributes the engine torque at a ratio of 33% to 67% (front/rear axle). The 3-stage ESP has been tailored specifically to the permanent AWD system.

The CLS 63 AMG S-Model sees Mercedes-AMG going one step further. True to the "Driving Performance" philosophy, a differential lock is fitted on the rear axle. This high-tech package results in a further increase in traction, ultimately leading to even greater driving dynamics and enhanced driving enjoyment, especially on the race track.

All CLS 63 AMG models feature the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with electronically controlled damping system.

The CLS 63 AMG is fitted as standard with triple-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels painted in titanium grey and featuring a high-sheen finish. Tyres in size 255/35 R 19 are fitted to 9.0J x 19" wheels at the front and 10J x 19" rear wheels have 285/30 R 19 tyres. Only the high-performance S-Model features exclusive 10-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in matt titanium grey with a high-sheen rim flange.

AMG ceramic high-performance compound brake system is available as an option. It includes 402 mm discs, 6-piston front calipers and 4-piston rears.

In terms of exterior design, the CLS 63 AMG S-Model is differentiated from the other models by brake callipers in a red painted finish and the AMG logo on the trunk lid sporting an "S" in contrasting black.

The interior of the S-Model features grey contrasting stitching on the AMG sports seats, the door centre panels, the door armrests and the centre console. Silver seat belts are also on board in conjunction with a black interior. The rim of the AMG Performance steering wheel in black nappa leather is flattened at the top and bottom and boasts grip areas in Alcantara® and grey contrasting stitching. The front head restraints of the AMG sports seats incorporate exclusive embossed AMG emblems. The AMG instrument cluster in a new design features an "S AMG" logo on the 320 km/h speedometer and red applications. AMG door sill panels illuminated in white round off the exclusive range of equipment and appointments.

A very special highlight among the optional equipment and appointments for all CLS variants is the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end surround sound system. The sound system includes 14 high-end loudspeakers – total output of 1200 Watts.

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CLS 63 AMG Coupé/ Shooting Brake CLS 63 AMG 4MATIC Coupé/ Shooting Brake CLS 63 AMG 4MATIC S-Model Coupé/ Shooting Brake
Displacement 5461 cc 5461 cc 5461 cc
Output 410 kW (557 hp) at 5500 rpm 410 kW (557 hp) at 5500 rpm 430 kW (585 hp) at 5500 rpm
Max. torque 720 Nm at 1750-5250 rpm 720 Nm at 1750-5250 rpm 800 Nm at 1750-5000 rpm
Fuel consumption NEDC combined 9.9 (10.1) l/100 km 10.4 (10.6) l/100 km 10.4 (10.6) l/100 km
CO2 emissions 231 (235) g/km 243 (248) g/km 243 (248) g/km
Efficiency class (in Germany) F F F
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 4.2 (4.3) s 3.7 (3.8) s 3.6 (3.7) s
Top speed 250 km/h* 250 km/h* 250 km/h*

* electronically limited; values for CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake in brackets

Source: Mercedes-Benz