New 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake gets more ponies from Brabus

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As if the latest  2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake doesn’t make enough power, the high-end Mercedes tuning powerhouse Bradus has just completed a few tuning packages for this powerful station wagon. The tuning transformation of the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake includes a variety of cosmetic and performance upgrades.

As we know, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake comes in a variety of engine options. Starting with the CLS250 engine, it has been cranked up from 201 hp to 232 hp and 446 lb-ft of torque. Next up is the V6 diesel-powered CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, it gets the ECO PowerXtra D6S tuning package that features two stages selected through the transmission program of the 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic gearbox. In Eco mode, maximum torque is increased to 509 lb-ft. But when in Sport mode, the power increases from 261 hp to 308 hp. Acceleration time from 0-62 mph is accomplished in 5.9 seconds.

Moving up the ladder is the 4.7-liter V8 gasoline-powered CLS 500, it gets the B50 power package, which bumps power from 402 hp to 493 hp with 531 lb-ft of torque. In this model, Bradus removed the speed limiter to let the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake loose at a top speed of 186 mph.

And of course, there is the powerful of the bunch, the CLS AMG model. It gets a new ECU and an additional water-to-air intercooler powered by an auxiliary electric pump. The 5.5-liter bi-turbocharged V8 engine now produces 610 hp and 737 lb-ft of torque, up from 518 hp. Acceleration time from 0-62 mph is around 4.2 seconds, and top speed is at 200 mph.

The new found power in 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake is all good, but it needs a dress to wear to show 0ff its inner menacing side. So Brahus added an aerokit and a tuning suspension along with some new rims and tires. The aerokit includes a new front spoiler lip, sport fenders and wraparound side skirts. While the Bilstein-developed suspension lowers the car about 35 mm all around, and matched with 17- to 20-inch rims.