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The Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake Hits The Road: Video


Since Mercedes-Benz officially announced its 2013 CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake uber-wagon last month, the luxury automaker has gone out of its way to keep the car, which hits European dealers this fall, in the media spotlight.

After its well documented official release, the station wagon mit Schnell starred in its first video a few weeks later, followed by a second video that showed Mercedes F1 stars Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg building up the 5.5-liter V-8 that sits between the car’s front fenders. If we were buying one, let’s just say that we wouldn’t want that particular model.

Now, just in time for your Friday afternoon viewing pleasure, the CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake is back for a third video, this time showing it on the road. There are some great detail shots of the car’s interior, too, but oddly missing from this video is the optional inlaid wood cargo area, which we think looks great.

If you’ve got a thing for fast station wagons of German origin, this 525 horsepower (557 hp in Special Edition 1 trim) grocery-getter may be just what you’ve been waiting for. European sales are scheduled to begin in October, but (sadly) Mercedes-Benz has no plans to import the car into United States.
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  1. A very gorgeous piece of estate.
     
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  2. V8 bi-turbo...Mercedes wants to make sure the Caddy CTS-V station wagon doesn't come even close with the numbers
     
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  3. @Adalberto, the AMG makes 525 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, while the Caddy puts out 556 horsepower and 551 pound-feet of torque.
     
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  4. Thank you for your reply Your figures are 100% accurate; however, the power/weight ratios of both cars are almost the same (thanks to the difference in weights) 0.1266 hp/lb for the Caddy vs 0.1239 hp/lb for the Mercedes. Besides, the drag coefficient for the Mercedes is 0.31Cd (low for a stock car) vs 0.35Cd for the Cadillac. These figures may no look a big deal, but at 100 mph they may mean half a dozen yard length difference and/or a couple of mpg difference. Furthermore, the MB has a paddle shift! Conclusion: although my heart is with the Caddy, I wouldn't bet my money on her on a 0-100mph race. Or better, let's wait for what Tanner and Paul have to show when they test both cars on "The Battle of Supercars" ;-)
     
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  5. @Adalberto, very good point.
     
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  6. i don't know why but i have hate every single shooting brakes design including this one but love their engines.
     
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  7. Mercedes engine is the best)
     
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