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Chris Harris Drives CLS63 Shooting Brake

Monkey gets to grips with AMG's sleek new power-wagon and discovers a niche car with mass appeal.

With an ideal blend of monstrous power, style and space, the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake seems to have the whole package. After all, what more could you ask for than 500+ horsepower, five seats and a big boot? Of course that perfect package doesn't come cheap - don't expect much change back from $100,000 - and with 518 horsepower on tap (550 if you get the special Edition 1 model), it'll also cost you a pretty penny at the pump.

For all that cash, though, you can take your friends and their luggage on a romp from 0-62 mph in 4.4 seconds and on to a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph. The question is whether the whole package is worth a thousand benjamins. Leave it to Chris Harris to get to the bottom of it, then.

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