2013 Mercedes CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake [w/video] First Drive Autoblog

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Mercedes-Benz CLS-class Shooting Brake

2013 Mercedes CLS63 AMG Brake [w/video]

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A Up Sports Tourer With One Tuckus

Our jaws collectively at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor when the Vision CLS concept Had Mercedes-Benz decided not to build it, might have been to pay. But build the W219 starting in April of 2004 it and the accolades never ceased for first-generation model until it was in the summer of 2010.

Mercedes do just another wagon the CLS; it had to be something that of pure styling exercises, and excess. Eyeing up this version of the Mercedes CLS Shooting built in Sindelfingen, we remain pleased, even when our objectivity changes to cold Keeping in mind the point of lower volume lifestyle there are only two tangible on the car that we’re not in love and that’s not bad at all.

Whereas on the CLS *a-hem* we would have to see a real two-door happen, for new wagon style (sorry. brake), Mercedes could do a true shooting brake just two forward doors; would have been and might have sold in numbers as many a shooting in history has sold frequently in digits. No, it had to be a more useful but with a lot of impractical swoosh.

Deliveries of the CLS Shooting Brake in Western Europe in early in the United Kingdom in December, and all other markets by late of 2013. There were engine trims of the X218 brake available for our drive central Italy, and we managed to an easygoing tour in what be a 402-horsepower CLS550 Shooting trim if it were to make it to America. And that was nice but our holy grail came in the of the thoroughly distinctive 528-horsepower CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake.

A AMG Shooting Brake feels a lot a $92,400 E63 AMG Wagon, only

Of course, the thing goes stink, getting to 60 miles per from a stop in just 4.3 thanks in no small part to the torque of 516 pound-feet between and 5,250 rpm. Not surprisingly, a AMG Shooting Brake feels a lot a $92,400 E63 AMG Wagon, only when the demanding curves to show up beneath the tires. by the 8.4-percent average price between the cars on the German list, the CLS63 AMG Shooting would start at about if it were meant for American

The various physical reasons for the dynamics of the CLS power hauler the E63 wagon start at its size and Whereas the wheelbases are the same, the CLS is a aerodynamic 4.1 inches longer, an wider, and 4.1 inches lower at the than its potent E63 cousin. The is also about 25 pounds and the standard wheels worldwide are the ten-spoke alloys that are on the E63 wagon only in North And rather than calling the performance option either the Pack or Driver’s Package, is called a classier Edition 1 on the CLS Brake in all markets. (Except in the Kingdom, where it will go by Pack. Go and figure.) As with the E63 this takes power to 550 hp, to 590 lb-ft. and acceleration to 60 mph gets one of a second quicker.

So everything on the CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake is identical to the E63 AMG Wagon, only the size/aero/weight alterations altogether their desired effect. and cabin noises are intoxicatingly when the console rheostat is set at C for Efficiency (formerly Comfort) and the AMG Ride Control suspension is on the civil calibration. We were along well, more gusting along, it being an AMG and on the CD there was waif-y Norah as co-pilot singing breathily the optional Bang Olufsen system. It was all very sweet and and meditative.

Then with the rheostat indicating either Sport+ or and the suspension dialed to the sportiest and lowest stance, we effectively had a new car. Aside from the momentum of a 4,310-pound quoted weight, another slight governing exactly how precisely the car itself is the latest generation steering system. Versus the poorly calibrated version of steering on the new SL-Class. we are able to with it here although the and mid-section of curves are still numb affairs. The standard ContiSportContact 5P tires 255/35 96Y front, 285/30 ZR19 98Y hold things very as they must, but there a less than satisfying between the asphalt and our hands at the As we’ve said prior to on the newer AMG models, however, for driving this criticism doesn’t apply and all is well

The quad-tip exhaust does it does on all AMG cars: gargle in tones.

The AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed transmission with steering paddles and console lever for sequentially is a love/not love for us. It weighs a good amount other units, errs on the slow side for shifts, and deny downshifts exactly you need them. The latter bit is to the gearbox from over and the fluid from getting too hot entering a lower gear at too close to the 6,400 indicated but it is at times a frustrating aspect of transmission as coupled to the lower bi-turbo 5.5-liter V8. The only is to trust the pulling power of a gear with lower while exiting favorite Once you get that groove and give up your preconceptions, it is supremely satisfying.

Our 63 AMG test unit did not have the carbon ceramic brake and we have enjoyed this new of fancy discs that are finely tuned, less and don’t shriek at low speeds. As it the standard lead-aluminum compound were fine albeit lacking the big bite for later We did have the $2,030 sport differential, and this added the very enjoyable liberty the tail end of the car. Finally, the exhaust does what it on all AMG cars: gargle in bass Yet here, the cabin isolation that sports thunder is effective.

Cargo room of cubic feet in the CLS shooting is down 18 percent versus the wagon.

The two things on the design do not really work for us are the now always E-Class coupe haunches and the pinched rear limit of the side glass. The first-generation CLS its sharing with the E-Class so that this was never brought up in conversation. This new of the CLS, however, hides in this regard and it feels something key has been lost. As to the side windows getting the shape looks out of joint the taller rear portion of the work around it. In addition, the wide rear pillars mega blind spots in driving situations.

All in all, however, this is a niche execution created in a of the Mercedes lineup that can such a non-vital car getting the light. With the rear backs up, cargo room of cubic feet in the CLS shooting is down 18 percent versus the wagon. Rear seats forward, the CLS shooting brake’s cubic feet is down 26 against the E-Class wagon. Not is that a healthy sacrifice, but the curvy nature of the shooting tail that makes it so also puts into just how useful that space can be. (There’s that u again.)

There are categorically current plans for the CLS Shooting to make the swim across the

The car you see here has been ordered up a full Designo personalized full luxo leather optional heated and ventilated seats, has the rear cargo in American Cherry Wood, the night and curves with adaptive headlights, and has the carbon effect interior detail The notion of the CLS Shooting Brake not almost de rigueur with of these interior touches is an odd but you can get your shooting brake as issue as you please even at pricey AMG level.

But in North we needn’t worry anyway, there are categorically zero plans for the CLS Shooting Brake to the swim across the Atlantic to us. we’ll need to satisfy our and big Merc desires with a E63 Wagon.

Mercedes-Benz CLS-class Shooting Brake
Mercedes-Benz CLS-class Shooting Brake
Mercedes-Benz CLS-class Shooting Brake

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