Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG 4MATIC Shooting Brake 

  • built in Germany
  • 2013
  • 576 HP 5.5L
  • 155 mph
The 63 AMG Shooting Brake is 85kg heavier than its saloon sister, and 10kg heavier than the considerably more spacious E63 CLS Wagon.
by EVO (Sep, 2012)
The transmission works extremely well too, smooth in ‘comfort’ mode, intelligently rapid in ‘sport’ and aggressive in ‘sport plus’, with rapid changes when manually over-ridden.
by EVO (Sep, 2012)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG 4MATIC Shooting Brake

Top speed

Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG 4MATIC Shooting Brake
155 mph
911 GT3 RS 4.0
192 mph

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG 4MATIC Shooting Brake


Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG 4MATIC Shooting Brake
576 HP
Civic Type-R
198 HP
343 HP


Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG 4MATIC Shooting Brake
590 ft-lb
Civic Type-R
143 ft-lb
262 ft-lb

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The latter bit is to protect the gearbox from over stressing and the fluid from getting too hot when entering a lower gear at revs too close to the 6,400 indicated redline, but it is at times a frustrating aspect of this transmission as coupled to the lower revving bi-turbo 5.5-liter V8.
by AutoBlog (Sep, 2012)
The CLS63 is also about 25 pounds lighter and the standard wheels worldwide are the 19-inch ten-spoke alloys that are standard on the E63 wagon only in North America.
by AutoBlog (Sep, 2012)
The other engine choices will be a four-cylinder 250 CDI and a six-cylinder 350 CDI.
by EVO (Sep, 2012)


Except in the United Kingdom, where it will go by Performance Pack.
by AutoBlog (Sep, 2012)
Our 63 AMG test unit did not have the $12,625 carbon ceramic brake discs and we have enjoyed this new generation of fancy discs that are more finely tuned, less grindy and don't shriek at low speeds.
by AutoBlog (Sep, 2012)
The only solution is to trust the pulling power of a higher gear with lower revs while exiting favorite corners.
by AutoBlog (Sep, 2012)


The notion of the CLS Shooting Brake not coming almost de rigueur with most of these interior touches is an odd one, but you can get your shooting brake as standard issue as you please even at this pricey AMG level.
by AutoBlog (Sep, 2012)
As it was, the standard lead-aluminum compound discs were fine albeit occasionally lacking the big bite for later braking.
by AutoBlog (Sep, 2012)
Ride and cabin noises are intoxicatingly sophisticated when the console rheostat is set at C for Controlled Efficiency (formerly Comfort) and the standard AMG Ride Control suspension is on the most civil calibration.
by AutoBlog (Sep, 2012)


Like the bigger members of the Mercedes family the AMG version of the CLS Shooting Brake gets the 5.5-litre twin-turbocharged V8 rather than the (slightly) less powerful naturally-aspirated 6.2-litre.
by EVO (Sep, 2012)
The bi-turbo V8 does the full Jekyll and Hyde, burbling happily at low revs but prepared to pull hard the moment you drop the hammer.
by EVO (Sep, 2012)
There’s almost no turbo lag and the only real give away that the engine is force fed is its lack of enthusiasm to go much beyond 6000rpm.
by EVO (Sep, 2012)


The car you see here has been ordered up with a full Designo personalized interior, full luxo leather over optional heated and ventilated front seats, has the rear cargo floor in American Cherry Wood, brightens the night and curves with full-LED adaptive headlights, and has the carbon fiber effect interior detail bits.
by AutoBlog (Sep, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Mercedes-Benz
Type of car Production car
Year 2013

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.62 lb/hp
Maximum hp 576 HP @ 5,500 RPM
Maximum torque 590 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 483/? 203
Rear wheels 483/? 229

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,814 lb
Width 70.7 in
Height 56.6 in
Length 186 in
Front track width 61.7 in
Wheelbase 108.9 in

road tests

Top speed 155 mph


Drivetrain 4WD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears


Displacement 5,461 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor Turbocharger
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 3.9 in / 3.6 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves
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