Goodwood Live: Mercedes CLS 63 Shooting Brake [Photo Gallery] image

After they just unveiled the new CLS Shooting Brake, the Mercedes CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake has made a surprise public appearance at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake completed several runs up the hill as a late entry to the list of performance car drives.

Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake – Official Images, Video and Data

Mercedes test driver and ex-DTM champion Bernd Schneider drove the car at high speed for the crowds – who were also able to check it out in detail within an infield display tent before and after the runs.

Judging by the V8biturbo insignia on the car’s wings, the AMG version of the CLS SB is powered by the latest AMG powertrain, which is a 5.5 liter twin-turbo V8, developing 530hp in its normal mode, or 570hp with the AMG Performance Pack.
All that thrust will be channeled to the rear wheels through AMG’s seven-speed MCT gearbox.

Completing the package will be an AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension that allows the driver to switch between three suspension modes of “Comfort”, “Sport” and “Sport plus”, along with a tweaked steering system and larger brakes.

Mercedes is expected to officially show the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake for the first time at the Paris Motor Show, along with the rest of the CLS Shooting Brake that was unveiled at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands this week.