2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG 4MATIC Shooting Brake

Performance update for the CLS 63 AMG: along with the new E 63 AMG, the latest model upgrade also benefits the CLS 63 AMG in its Coupé and Shooting Brake variants. The S-Model variant of the CLS 63 AMG not only boasts the performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all‑wheel drive but also comes with the AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine generating a maximum output of 430 kW (585 hp) and up to 800 Nm of torque. The AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine continues to be the absolute pinnacle of efficiency: the combination of high performance and low fuel consumption remains unrivalled by any other competitor in the segment worldwide. The rear-wheel-drive variant rated at 410 kW (557 hp) and generating 720 Nm of torque is optionally available with the performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive.

Mercedes-AMG is also premiering high-performance passenger car models with an all-wheel-drive system geared to driving dynamics. This offers customers even greater scope for individuality and an even broader choice of models. Alongside the successful SUVs – ML 63 AMG, GL 63 AMG, G 63 AMG and G 65 AMG – two passenger car model ranges comprising up to eight unique models with all-wheel drive are now available from Mercedes-AMG in the guise of the E 63 AMG and the CLS 63 AMG. Additional models featuring performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive, such as the A 45 AMG and the CLA 45 AMG, will follow this year.

“The S-Models in particular represent the most attractive proposition in the segment,” notes 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 Coupé 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.”
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.

Acceleration from a standing start to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds clearly places the CLS 63 AMG S-Model in pole position in the competitive line-up. In addition to the increase in output, this special edge for the S-Model is also attributable in no small part to the performance-oriented all-wheel drive with a power distribution ratio of 33 to 67 percent (front/rear axle). Perfect traction during acceleration effectively avoids slip-induced losses. The top speed stands at 250 km/h (electronically limited).

On the new S-Model the AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine generates a maximum output of 430 kW (585 hp) and maximum torque of 800 Nm – representing an increase of 20 kW (28 hp) over the AMG Performance package which was previously available as an option for the Coupé. This enhanced performance and power results from adaptation of the engine application, an increase in peak pressure and a rise in the charge pressure from 0.9 to 1.0 bar. At 410 kW (557 hp) and 720 Nm, the basic model also boasts an increase of 24 kW (32 hp) and 20 Nm over its predecessor.

Despite added power and enhanced performance, all models offer high efficiency, low fuel consumption and low exhaust emissions. The AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine remains the most efficient series production V8 engine around – with substantially more cubic capacity than its direct competitors. The CLS 63 AMG rated at 410 kW (557 hp) with rear-wheel drive runs on 9.9 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres in accordance with NEDC (231 grams of CO2). The variant with an output of 410 kW and performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive and the S-Model rated at 430 kW (585 hp) with all-wheel drive display only marginally higher fuel consumption, at 10.4 to 10.6 litres per 100 km (243 grams to 248 grams of CO2). As an additional boon, following the implementation of internal engine measures all CLS 63 AMGs meet the requirements of the stringent Euro 6 emissions standard which will not enter into force until 2015.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
built at Germany
engine M157 V8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Twin Turbochargers
block material Aluminum Alloy
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cylinder
fuel feed Direct Injection
displacement 5461 cc / 333.25 in³
bore 98 mm / 3.9 in
stroke 90.5 mm / 3.6 in
power 430 kw / 576.6 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output 105.59 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 333.29 bhp per tonne
torque 800 nm / 590 ft lbs @ 1750 to 5000 rpm
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels 4WD
wheel type 5 twin-spoke AMG light-alloy
front tires 235/40 R 18
rear tires 255/35 R 18
front brakes Ventilated & Cross Drilled Discs
rear brakes Ventilated & Cross Drilled Discs
front wheels F 48.3 x 20.3 cm / 19 x 8 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 22.9 cm / 19 x 9 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Speed Sensitive Power Assist
f suspension 3-Link w/Coil Springs, Gas-Pressurised Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Mulit-Link w/Coil Springs, Gas-Pressurised Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1730 kg / 3814 lbs
wheelbase 2765 mm / 108.9 in
front track 1568 mm / 61.7 in
rear track 1525 mm / 60.0 in
length 4725 mm / 186.0 in
width 1795 mm / 70.7 in
height 1438 mm / 56.6 in
transmission 7-Speed Automatic ‘AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT’
top speed ~250 kph / 155.3 mph electronically limited
0 – 100 kph ~3.7 seconds
combined fuel econ eu 12.0 L/100 km or 19.60 mpg-us
emission 243 g/km