Mercedes-Benz CLS63 Shooting Brake

Mercedes presented their CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake at the Goodwood Festival of Speed over the weekend. It was driven by ex-DTM champion Bernd Schneider as part of a hill-climb presentation. This performance model comes just hours after Mercedes released details of the standard Shooting Brake. 

This sporty four-door Coupé will join other Mercedes models such as the C-Class Sedan, the E-Class Sedan & Estate, the S-Class and the coupés CLS and CL.

No official information has been announced, but it is expected the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake will be powered by the same 5.5-litre twin-turbocharged motor as the saloon version. This should enable it to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in around 4.5 seconds, while its top speed will be limited at 250km/h. There is even more power available with the AMG Performance Package, which rises the output to 557hp.

Other options on the car include a luggage compartment floor that uses American cherry tree wood for a yacht-like effect. The wooden floor is part of the extensive “designo” range. The car also has the attractive frameless side windows, which are retained.

The CLS Shooting Brake is part of a new product strategy adopted by Mercedes in order to increases sales volumes compared to rivals such as Audi and BMW. Sales of the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake will start this Autumn, shortly after the market introduction of the regular version.