No sooner had we learned that Mercedes-Benz had given its CLS Shooting Brake the production go-ahead when an official trailer showing an AMG-fettled model cropped up on-line. The CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake will feature the firm’s 5,5-litre twin-turbo V8 packing 386 kW and 700 N.m of torque.
The CAR team stopped off in Durban to measure the power output at the wheels of five of our January issue Shootout cars on the… Read more →
Has the adoption of a turbocharged 5,5-litre V8 over a normally-aspirated 6,2-litre V8 muffled this big AMG’s deep, burbling exhaust note in any way? Press play to find out for yourself…
The twin-turbo 5,5-litre unit at the heart of the Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG still packs a stupendous wallop – and it sounds sublime as it blasts down the main straight of the Kyalami circuit in Midrand!
BMW’s super saloon segment-defining M5, now in its latest guise, lined up against its archrival, the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG in a thrilling drag race in the countryside, and then the pair got put through their paces at Kyalami by CAR track test ace Deon Joubert.
See CAR’s track test driver Deon Joubert light up the brake discs of the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG en route to setting a blistering lap time around Cape Town’s Killarney race circuit.