Unveiled At Goodwood: 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake


If you aren’t familiar with the term “Shooting Brake”, get ready for a lesson in vehicle styling from a couple of centuries back. Shooting-Brake is a term, originally adapted from the name of a piece of farm equipment used with horses, to describe estate vehicles that were designed to transport shooting parties, hence the first part of the name, to and from their hunting expeditions. Bringing back this history of luxury and excitement, Mercedes-Benz officially unveiled the new Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Most features from the current CLS line remain, however the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake utilizes a stretched platform with a longer wheelbase and additional cargo room. The AMG model will be equipped with a twin-turbo 5.5L V8 engine, producing 525 horsepower, a top speed of 155 mph, and a 0-62 mph time of 4.4 seconds.

Plans for U.S. sales have not been announced, but this is a beautiful car to check out nonetheless!