Mercedes-Benz is once again setting an example when it comes to creativity of design with the new CLS Shooting Brake. With its design coming from the CLS, it is clearly a five door coupé with a roof which continues through to the rear.
The CLS Shooting Brake is available with four different engine variants, two diesel engines and two gasoline engines. The entry-level model is the CLS 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY producing 204 hp. Coming in above this are the two six-cylinder models: the CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY producing 265 hp and the CLS 350 BlueEFFICIENCY producing 306 hp. The top-of-the-range model is the CLS 500 BlueEFFICIENCY with a V8 biturbo engine producing 408 hp. Features common to all engines include the 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission as well as the ECO start/stop function.
Measuring 4956 x 1881 x 1413 mm, the new CLS model have a load volume of between 590 and 1550 liters, the luggage compartment offers a lot of room despite the sporty lines of the roof.
According to CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche: "Any memorable machine is equal parts art and science. A car has to first deliver in function – the ticket of entry – and then in fascination: the ticket to real excitement. The CLS Shooting Brake excels on both accounts – unlike any other car in the market".
The Shooting Brake comes standard with wooden luggage compartment floor made with Cherry tree wood, rear air suspension to support extra luggage weight, electric power steering(EPS), and an optional choice for full LED headlamps and more than a dozen driving assistance systems.