2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake


2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake
CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake, Lack: designo magno alanitgrau, Innen: designo platinweiss pearl (X 218) 2012

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake

Affalterbach – Mercedes-AMG is once again demonstrating its qualities as a visionary, this time with the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake. The new AMG high-performance vehicle is the exciting enhancement of an innovative vehicle concept. As an attractive alternative for design-oriented car enthusiasts, the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake combines performance with style and usability in a completely new way. Synonymous with the dynamism which is typical of AMG are features such as the AMG 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. 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. In addition to attractive optional extras from the AMG Performance Studio to enhance the driving dynamics even further, another unique highlight is the designo wooden luggage compartment floor. And as a truly exceptional offering there is also the time-limited CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake “Edition 1” boasting an additional 24 kW (32 hp) of power and 100 Nm of torque as well as some particularly exclusive appointment features.

Mercedes-AMG is showing courage and with the new CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake is presenting a performance trendsetter in a new market segment. The CLS 55 AMG already had no direct competitors back in 2004. The first four-door performance Coupé inspired other automotive manufacturers and over the years has come to be copied many times. The successor model presented in 2006, the CLS 63 AMG with an AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine, and the current CLS 63 AMG with the 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine available since 2011, have consistently continued this strategy.

According to Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: “After the successes of the CLS 55 AMG and CLS 63 AMG, with the new CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake we are consistently pursuing the philosophy of offering our customers unrivalled, exciting high-performance cars. The CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake is establishing a completely new, small and select niche sector, and is expected to delight new customers just as much as it will existing AMG enthusiasts. The combination of performance, style and usability is unique.”

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
built at Germany
price £/td> £83,000
engine M157 V8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Twin Turbochargers
block material Aluminum Alloy
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cylinder
fuel feed Fuel Injection
displacement 5461 cc / 333.25 in³
bore 98 mm / 3.9 in
stroke 90.5 mm / 3.6 in
power 410 kw / 549.8 bhp @ 5250 rpm
specific output 100.68 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 317.8 bhp per tonne
torque 800 nm / 590.0 ft lbs @ 2000 rpm
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
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
0 – 100 kph ~4.3 seconds
combined fuel econ eu 12.0 L/100 km or 19.60 mpg-us
emission 235 g/km