The CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake uses the same powertrain as the saloon version
The shock debut came the day after the production version of the base car was revealed to the press
The Shooting Brake will be built alongside the standard car
No official figures have been released, but it is likely to offer a 4.5sec 0-62mph tim
Power comes from a 5.5-litre twin turbo V8
Power will be rated at 525bhp
The car was driven by ex-DTM champion, Bernd Schneider
Zebra-flash graphics do little to hide the AMG's lines
Deeper front and rear bumpers will be fitted
Mercedes has teased visitors to the Goodwood Festival of Speed with a shock preview of the Mercedes CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake. The performance variant comes just hours after Mercedes pulled the wraps off the standard Shooting Brake.
The CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake, shown here wearing a thin disguise, was driven on Goodwood’s hillclimb by ex-DTM champion Bernd Schneider.
No official information has been announced, but it is expected the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake will be powered by the same 5.5-litre twin-turbocharged motor as the saloon version. With a modest weight increase over the saloon, the Shooting Brake should achieve a 0-62mph time of around 4.5sec and a limited 155mph top speed.
The hot Shooting Brake appears to share aggressive AMG bodystyling with the saloon version, including deeper front and rear bumpers, and AMG alloy wheels.
As with the regular CLS 63, it will be built at Mercedes’ Sindelfingen plant near Stuttgart.