MERCEDES CLS 63 AMG SHOOTING BRAKE REVEALED
AMG keeps chasing those niches; this time it's a performance version of Merc's rakish CLS estate
In its most humble version the big V8 makes 525hp and 516lb ft, but specify the 'Edition 1' version (the CLS Shooting Brake's version of the performance pack available on other AMG models) and you get 557hp and 590lb ft. Depending on how spicy the car, 0-62mph takes 4.3sec or 4.2sec, though top speed is electronically limited to 155mph.
The sensible aspects of car ownership, meanwhile, are covered by a combined fuel consumption figure of 27.9mpg, CO2 emissions of 235g/km and 1550 litres of potential cargo space.
Sales of the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake begin in November, but exact spec and pricing are yet to be confirmed.