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Mercedes-Benz shows off 2013 CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake in new video

Mercedes has brought the 2013 CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake to life in a new video.

Mercedes-Benz has released a new video showing off its latest 2013 CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake. As a quick refresher, the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake is essentially a high-performance version of Mercedes' recently introduced CLS Shooting Brake.

Packing Mercedes' 5.5L twin-turbocharged V8, the hopped up grocery getter comes standard with 525 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. Those figures are good enough for a 0-60 time of 4.4 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.

For those seeking even more power, Mercedes will commemorate the start of production of the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake with a special "Edition 1" model. The "Edition 1" retains the car's standard 5.5L V8, but AMG engineers have tweaked the powerplant to deliver 557 horsepower and 589 lb-ft of torque. As a result of those increases the "Edition 1" can hit 0-60 in 4.3 seconds, although the car's top speed remains an electronically limited 155mph.

Both models shift via Mercedes' 7-speed sports transmission, allowing for a very respectable combined mileage of 23mpg.

Other than its honking powertrain, lowered and tightened suspension and AMG-exclusive design and interior cues, the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake will share its body and interior with the recently-unveiled CLS Shooting Brake. The AMG model does, however, have a few unique styling touches, including "V8 BITURBO" badging, an AMG-specific rear apron with diffuser and, our personal favorite, an optional American cherry wood luggage compartment floor which is highlighted in the video.

The CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake will likely be off limits to North American buyers, but European shoppers could see the high-performance wagon in showrooms by the end of 2012. Production of the car is slated to begin this October.