Brabu’s performance offerings also include a special sport exhaust system with a butterfly valve for the CLS 63 that allows the driver to switch between a discrete “Coming Home” mode and a “Sport” mode for a throatier exhaust note.
For all other models, the German tuner offers stainless-steel quad sport exhaust systems, a clutch-type limited-slip differential with a locking rate of 40 percent, and sport springs plus an electronic module that lowers the ride height of cars equipped with the semi-active AIRMATIC air suspension system by about 35mm (1.37 inches).
The regular models can be fitted with an aero package comprising a front spoiler, front fascia attachments with integrated LED daytime running lights, sport fenders and side skirts with integrated entrance lights.
For the AMG sport package-equipped versions, Brabus has developed a front spoiler lip that attaches to the underside of the front fascia, while for the CLS 63 AMG, there’s a front apron and fender attachments with backlit ‘BRABUS’ logo.
Alloy wheel options includes rims in sizes ranging from 8.5Jx17 to 10.5Jx20, the latter fitted with tires 255/30 ZR 20 in front and 295/25 ZR 20 at the rear axle.
Finally, there’s a variety of interior goodies including bespoke upholsteries, scuff plates with backlit ‘BRABUS’ logo, different speedometers, and aluminum trims.
The station wagon’s sleek appearance will come to no surprise to those following the news, not only because the CLS Shooting Brake is based on the 2010 concept model of the same name, but also due to the fact that over past few months, we’ve caught countless spy shots of the production prototypes while testing in Europe.
The German language edition of Autoblog.com that posted these pictures, says that the CLS Shooting Brake will launch with an initial lineup of four models.
These include two diesels, the CLS 250 CDI with a 2.1-liter four-cylinder turbo rated at 201hp (204PS) and the CLS 350 CDI powered by a 3.0-liter V6 delivering 261hp (265PS), and two petrol models, the CLS 350 with a 302hp (306PS) 3.5-liter V6 and the CLS 500 sporting a 4.7-liter V8 turbo producing 402hp (408PS).
A CLS 63 AMG version of the Shooting Brake series equipped with a 5.5-liter bi-turbocharged V8 rated at 530bhp (537PS) in standard trim will follow within the next year or so.
Wald International 2012 Mercedes Benz CLS 63 AMG Black Bison
Wald International has prepared a new and more aggressive styling package named Black Bison.
The carbon-fiber aero kit consists of a restyled front bumper with more angular air vents that house LED strips, a blacked-out front grille, new rocker panels, Wald’s own side air outlets, a different rear bumper with additional vents and a prominent rear diffuser plus a discrete roof spoiler and a rear spoiler that wraps around the trunk.
Wald’s Black Bison Edition of the CLS 63 AMG also gets a larger set of alloy wheels in a black finish wrapped in high-performance rubber, a D.T.M. sports muffler with quad tail pipes and a lowering module for the suspension.
Germany’s Väth has developed a new performance package for Stuttgart’s sports saloon.
The tuner breaths more fire into the CLS 63 AMG through the use of its V63RS engine kit that bumps the 5.5-liter bi-turbocharged V8’s output from 525-hp and 700-Nm to 660-horses and a whopping 990Nm or 730 lb-ft of peak torque.
The result is an increase in top speed to 325km/h or 202 mph, with the 0-100km/h (62mph) acceleration trimmed 3.9 seconds, and the 0-200km/h (124mph) sprint completed in just 12.0 seconds. The engine package alone costs €12,800 or US$17,700 in Europe.
Väth also offers an electronic module to lower the suspension height along with an upgrade kit for the brakes and new 20-inch forged alloy wheels wrapped around tires size 265/30ZR20 at the front and 305/25ZR20 at the rear axle.
Available aero parts include a front lip spoiler, a different rear diffuser and a boot lid spoiler, while the company can also modify the CLS 63 AMG’s interior with custom leather and trims.