Mercedes unveiled the CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake version late in 2012 and it looks like a facelift version is already under development. Our spy photographers managed to shot the first images of what appears to be an updated version of the current sports station wagon.
The prototype wears little camouflage - a clear indication that only minor parts will be revised, with no changes expected to happen under the hood. After all the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake is already a very powerful wagon: it gets a 5.5-liter V-8 biturbo engine that delivers a total of 525 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.
For the exterior Mercedes will focus on making the car fresh and ready to stay on the market for a few more years. As a result the updates should be inspired by the recently launched AMG models and they should be limited to some minor tricks to the front and rear bumper. Some minor changes will also be made under the hood.
Expect the revised CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake to be revealed sometime in early 2014, most likely at a major show like the Geneva Motor Show.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake.
December, 27 2013 - First testing session
As you can see, the prototype caught testing today wears camouflage only on the front and rear bumpers, meaning of course that only these part will receive most of the updates. The front bumper will get bigger air intakes just in the same style as on the new S63 AMG, while the rear bumper will also get a new design, new air-outlets and a new diffuser.
While the RS6 Avant may not deliver the same amount of power as the CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake, it surely delivers much more power than the Mercedes model. The RS6 Avant is powered by a 4.0-liter TFSI V-8 engine that delivers a total of 560 horsepower between 5,700 and 6,700 rpm, and 516.29 pound-feet of torque between 1,750 and 5,500 rpm. It goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds and up to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.
Gallery Audi RS6 Avant
Until Cadillac will decide if the new generation CTS will also get a high-performance station wagon, customers can still opt for the old CTS-V Sports Wagon version. The model is powered by a 6.2 liter supercharged V-8 engine that delivers a total of 556 horsepower and 551 pound-feet of torque, making it a strong competitor for the CLS wagon.