Mercedes has released the first video series for the brand new CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake that was revealed for the first time last week.

Mercedes has released the first video series for the brand new CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake that was revealed for the first time last week.

The new variant of the CLS-class range gets the same specifications as its coupe sibling. This includes the 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 unit that produces as much as 557 PS (410 kW / 550 bhp) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the the model to accelerate from 0-100kph (0-62mph) in 4.4 seconds before hitting an electronically limited top speed of 250kp(155mph).

When the model first arrives in dealership, it will launch with the optional "Edition 1" model which provides an additional 32PS (24kW/31.5hp) and 100Nm (74 lb ft) of power. It makes no difference to the top speed but boosts the 0-100kph time by 0.1 seconds.