Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake, a family born to be a coupe

Mercedes-Benz once again looking to reinvent the concept of four-door coupe, the Mercedes CLS initiated back in 2004, and station wagon vehicle. His last idea was to combine both concepts in a relative large, luxurious and with some sportsmanship inherent in his line and engine range, exploring the possibilities of the CLS range with a model that despite winning in practicality has remained certain details such as your sideline and feature a rear overhang that lacks but keep in mind the slight fall from the ceiling. Regardless of personal opinions, and being objective, we can say that this Shooting Brake has retained many of the features that make the CLS so popular and already appreciated in the Shooting Break Concept prototype presented in 2010.

In short, the Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake is the family that wanted to be a coupe, with five seats and a large useful tailgate. In passing the Stuttgart brand has tried to show the luxury and distinction to this model aims to grab with details as elegant as the trunk floor covered with cherry wood, aluminum rails and a nice carpet upholstery. The boot is acceptable despite the collapse of the roof, 590 liters and up to 1,550 liters by folding down the rear seat row. Its total length is 4.95 meters.

Without that time prices have been announced, we know that will be available from autumn. It will be a good match for the new Jaguar XF SportBrake, and to some extent for certain relatives of high-end full commercialization for years.

Engines between 204 and 408 hp and optional all-wheel drive for the Shooting Brake
The range of engines is comprised of two diesel access. From the outset we have a four-cylinder 250 CDI CLS with 204 hp and 500 Nm between 1,600 and 1,800 rpm. Above the CLS 350 CDI, a 2,987 cm3 V6 and 265 hp. Mechanical latter two options will be offered with rear wheel drive and integral, called Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC. Diesel engines highlight the 5.3 litres/100 km approved by the CLS 250 CDI and emissions of just 139 g / km of CO2.

As for gasoline engines will be available V6, 306 hp CLS 350, and CLS 500 V8 with 408 hp. The latter V8 is also available with 4MATIC all-wheel drive.

Among the driver assistance systems will not miss the blind spot detector, the active system of lane departure, warning the driver distracted, pre-collision assistance with automatic emergency braking, automatic parking assistant …


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