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 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.