It’s only been two weeks, and already Mercedes-Benz has surprised fans with two brand new CLS variants, namely the CLS63 AMG plus the CLS Shooting Brake Concept. Now, there’s news of another one that the company is planning to put forth, and we’re guessing you’ve already guessed what it is. That’s right—the CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake. So you’ve got an AMG powered CLS, and a Shooting Brake Concept, so why not an AMG Shooting Brake Concept. Makes perfect sense, doesn’t it?
This proposed variant of the CLS will inherit all the powerpacked features of its sedan sibling and will likely see production in 2012. So you can expect no less than an M157 5.5-liter twin turbo V8 to be sitting under its hood, ready to pounce at any road with 518-550hp and 590lb-ft torque. So we’re thinking you probably want to know if the Shooting Brake will hit Uncle Sam’s dealerships. We’re clueless right now, but if it does, don’t expect the AMG version to follow anytime sooner than 2013.
Here’s a little bit more insider stuff… AMG says you shouldn’t place your bets on diesel performance models from their workshops. That’s a long way off. The tuner is dedicated to working with gasoline engines with their firm belief that anything a diesel can do, gasoline can do better.