Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake combines practicality and elegance
Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake is the new AMG high-performance vehicle, which combines performance with style and practicality in a completely new way. It comes euipped with 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.
On the other hand the generous interior and luggage compartment with a volume of up to 1550 liters reveal the practical sides of this Mercedes-Benz model. And as a truly exceptional offering there is also the time-limited CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake "Edition 1" which adds further 24 kW (32 hp) of power and 100 Nm of torque.
The AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine has the ability to combine direct petrol injection with spray-guided combustion, piezo injectors, biturbocharging, air/water intercooling, generator management and ECO start/stop function. This undoubtedly will reveal some of its unique features.
It has a power output and torque levels of 386 kW (525 hp) and 700 Nm respectively. In conjunction with the Edition 1 these figures are enhanced up to 410 kW (557 hp) and 800 Nm.
The first one accelerates from zero to 100 km/h for 4.4 seconds, while the second one for a second less. The top speed of both is 250 km/h (electronically limited).
Despite the great power output the consumption figures remain low. 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.
Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake key data:
|CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake|
|Bore x stroke||98.0 x 90.5 mm|
|Output||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|
The AMG eight-cylinder engine is mated to the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission, thanks to which the levels of performance and efficiency are further enhanced. In addition it is equipped with four individual transmission modes as well as automatic double declutching and RACE START functions.
For example, in "Controlled Efficiency" (C) mode, the ECO start/stop function is enabled and switches the eight-cylinder engine off when the vehicle is at a standstill. When the car is in "S" (Sport), "S+" (Sport plus) and "M" (Manual) modes, the engine and transmission are significantly more responsive.
Good contact with the road the Mercedes makes thanks to 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.
Another highlight here is the interior of the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake, which includes: 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, AMG instrument cluster with AMG main menu including RACETIMER and AMG start-up screen.
Next, the AMG Performance steering wheel is wrapped in nappa leather and includes a three-spoke design with flattened top and bottom sections, a special shape, perforated leather finish and silver coloured aluminium shift paddles.
A highlight among the extensive range of optional extras is the designo wooden luggage compartment floor. 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 optional extras include the following: 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, Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end surround sound system with 16-channel DSP amplifier, ICEpower amplifier, total output of 1200 watts and 14 high-end loudspeakers.