Mercedes Benz showcases the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake
|   Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Mercedes Benz is planning on capturing the market for the AMG with the launch of the face lifted CLS 63 AMG, better known as the AMG Shooting Brake. The Shooting Brake is set to be launched in the same period as that of the CLS range of vehicles in October and this vehicle shares its engine and drive train components with its sedan counterpart.

The CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake uses a 5.5 liter V8, super charged petrol engine and the contemporary styling on the vehicle is inspired from the 63 sedan except for a few added features.
The rear end has been remodeled and this lends a comprehensive look to the vehicle.

The CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake has a 580 liter boot space with rear folding seats etc, to increase space. The car has an optional engine upgrade package which enhances power output of 519 BHP and 517 ft lb of torque by 74 ft lb of torque and 31 BHP.

Mercedes Benz has plans to roll out an all wheel drive variant of the CLS 63 AMG however Great Britain will only witness the launch of the rear wheel drive vehicle. The estate body shape of the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake adds an extra 85 kg to the vehicle. However, this has no adverse effect on the performance of the vehicle due to the increased performance of the engine.

The car accelerates from 0 – 60 mph in close to 4.3 seconds and this is similar to that of the sedan. The AMG holds a ground for itself and the car feels quite stable even during high speed cruising. The car features awesome traction and the torque engrosses engine feels alive at all times and pounces the road with every little push of the gas pedal.

The Mercedes Benz CLS 63 AMG is extremely powerful and fast on a straight stretch. However, corners are a different story. The vehicle feels stable enough but the motor feels the pressure of the excess weight it has to carry all the time when coming out of corners.

The 63 sedan beats the estate on a track but no one will ever use either vehicle on a track so this should not post a problem. Little modifications to the transmission, suspension, steering and the electronic stability system make the ride on the 63 AMG quite comfortable and this is an added advantage to owning this machine.

However, there are still quite a few reasons to complain about the 63 CLS AMG, the primary feature being the transmission system. The multi clutch transmission system is fine when the engine is not pushed to the limits. However, when it comes to revving the engine hard, the transmission starts to complain.

The weight of the vehicle is 1880 kg and this is a negative feature for any performance vehicle. However, if these minor points are overlooked, the Mercedes Benz CLS 63 AMG is not a bad car after all. There is no launch plans as of yet but it will be showcased by the end of the month.
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