Mercedes have revealed their new CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake estate car. This is the latest addition in a long line of fire-spitting AMG powered Mercs. The car has been given a November 2012 launch date and a disguised prototype version was used at the Goodwood Festival of Speed a couple of weeks ago.
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Under the bonnet will sit a 5.5 litre twin turbo V8 that produces a massive 549bhp and 590lb ft of torque. Furthermore, the Mercedes CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake will come fitted with the AMG performance pack. The big new Merc will include a splattering of AMG and “V8 Biturbo” badges, sporty flairs here and there, such as aggressive looking bumpers, large 19-inch AMG alloy wheels and twin exhausts. Inside, the car will feature lashings of leather and the highest standards in car luxury and technology.
The new CLS 63 AMG will also manage 27.9mpg, which is fairly decent fuel economy from such a large car with a powerful engine. So fuel costs won’t be too dear, which will be a positive, especially when considering all the other costs of running such a car, for example the cost of motor insurance.
In addition, the new Mercedes AMG will feature high performance upgrades, as expected, such as the “AMG Ride Control” suspension set-up, which includes a three-way adjustable air suspension and the same widened-track as the coupe version.
It has been suggested by those at Mercedes-Benz that the new CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake will go on sale for a higher, premium price over the basic four door CLS 63 AMG coupe. So it will certainly be more than £81,000.
Mercedes-Benz have always been a company to push boundaries and stick large engines in everyday road cars. The CLS AMG will rival executive BMW’s and premium Audi’s and is likely to do very well when faced with such competition.
Will you be making your way to your nearest Mercedes-Benz dealership this November? Why not treat yourself to an early Christmas present?