CLS63 AMG Shooting BrakeSomeone is in a lot of trouble over at Mercedes-Benz. The automaker accidentally put up a few images and details about the upcoming CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake on its German consumer site, and our friends at Car and Driver gleaned what they could before all the information disappeared again.

Word has it the longroof will make use of the same twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 found behind the headlights of the four-door variant. That means buyers will get to enjoy 518 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. Should those numbers be to skinny, Mercedes-Benz will also offer a performance pack that nudges the figures toward 550 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. A seven-speed Speedshift automatic transmission will handle gear swapping duties, though the traditional torque converter has been scrapped in favor of a computer-controlled clutch.

As magical as all that sounds, there's still little chance we'll see the machine on our shores. Mercedes-Benz has made it clear the standard CLS Shooting Brake is not meant for U.S. buyers, so it follows the CLS63 AMG will remain similarly forbidden. What a shame. You can check out the full details over at the manufacturer's site, at least until they pull the page.


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      Eta Carinae
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am not a big fan of this WAGON.........but one thing I like about Mercedes-Benz SIS that when they release a model of a car, they come out with the AMG version soon after.......and that is a huge plus.....can't say the same with ///M or V which almost takes 6-9 months.....and don't get me started on RS.......
      Jonas
      • 2 Years Ago
      Shooting nothing but puke. I will point and laugh at the first one I see.
      europeans.make.junk.cars
      I can imagine the ad they will make for this shooting brake "Say hello to the new Senior Citizen Mobile: the first and only car in the world that converts to a hearse after you die. Just fold the second row seats and you are good to go - to your final resting place"
        Lachmund
        • 2 Years Ago
        @europeans.make.junk.cars
        oh your nick qulaifies you as one thing only... a sad troll
        desinerd1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @europeans.make.junk.cars
        funny! With each car, they should give a free lifetime supply of Depends.
      Trent
      • 2 Years Ago
      God that is ugly and has a face only a mother could love.
        Lachmund
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Trent
        thank god tastes differ... even your face got loved once or twice
      Matt
      • 2 Years Ago
      I must say, not including the C class, I hate Benz's new styling direction. Something about the head/tail lights and that grill...
      mookieblaylock
      • 2 Years Ago
      creepy looking and incredibly ugly
        Lachmund
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mookieblaylock
        awesome looking and incredibly beautiful....see how taste differs?!
      Paul Parry
      • 2 Years Ago
      What's with the "Shooting Brake" name? Sounds like a 2010 Camry.
      desinerd1
      • 2 Years Ago
      and I thought X6 was ugly. This one takes the prize.
      Toneron
      • 2 Years Ago
      bleachth
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's obvious that AB editors get chubbies at the mere mention of a "shooting brake". It's going to turn into a daily occurrence I predict. Btw, that's a wagon. No matter HOW cool you attempt to make it sound with different names. "Oh look, it's a Catapulting Axle!"
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      Stephen
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ah yes, the pinched-turd design, asking us to imagine the car gracefully torpedoing into a toilet bowl.
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