MercedesBenz CLS Shooting Brake (2013)

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Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake

The new CLS Shooting Brake makes its with a creative design that underscores its leading in the design field: while coupé in its proportions, the new CLS opens up a of new possibilities with five and a roof extending back all the way to the end. As such, the new Shooting represents an innovative development of the coupé concept, which was introduced with the first CLS in and has since provided the template for copycat designs. The result is independence at its most beguiling.

genuine car legend appeals to the heart and mind, observes CEO Dr Zetsche. Functionality is obligatory for a — our customers take for granted. What sets a car is a special fascinating quality. The CLS Brake combines functionality and in a way that is unmatched by any other

Surprising yet unequivocally coupé, the CLS Shooting Brake’s proportions a crouched posture, as if the vehicle poised to make a leap: bonnet, narrow window with frameless side roof sloping dynamically the rear and continuing to the tail end of the It is only when taking a look that it becomes that the Shooting Brake has five doors and offers in terms of function.

2013 CLS Shooting Brake

In essence it an unprecedented version of a sports car five seats and a large It is a special proposition for people to differentiate themselves from the and who do not wish to compromise on either or stowage space when it to travelling in style. The Shooting is a further highlight in the innovative vehicle series from and, like the CLS Coupé, has the to become the role model for a new segment.

The CLS Shooting Brake is on the great tradition of stylish which has always characterised and takes these unique an exciting step further, Gorden Wagener, Head of at Mercedes-Benz Cars. It stands for the design idiom of Mercedes-Benz is oriented towards aesthetic, principles. This is seen in the series of market-defining new vehicle such as the SLK for example, which in established a genre as the first with a retractable steel the M-Class as the first premium SUV in or the first four-door CLS Coupé in

Exclusive innovation in the interior: luggage compartment floor

The generation of the CLS set high standards in of the design and quality of the interior: elegance combined with details and handcrafted perfection. The Brake also applies same aspiration in the luggage It is lined with high-quality and the hand-stitched material is also into the sideliners in conjunction Exclusive PASSION leather Optional designer rails of aluminium on the luggage compartment give an even more look.

An extravagant touch is the wood luggage compartment which highlights the interior’s character. The American cherry is a classic fine wood which contrasts effectively the fumed oak inlaid work and the rails. This lends the compartment the elegance of a yacht’s deck combined with the of high-tech and precision workmanship. The is characterised by its flexibility and elasticity, as as its density and fine texture.

For the cherry wood luggage floor, specially selected sheets are glued and pressed by in five layers to attain a level of dimensional stability. The are milled to their exact using a CNC machine and the surfaces are smooth and impregnated to bring out the natural beauty. Dark oak inlays, precision-cut in narrow strips using laser lend a definitive finishing to the design of the luggage compartment The lavishly produced aluminium have a brushed finish and inserts, and not only help to the wooden floor but also anti-slip properties.

The CLS Coupé set new standards in interiors with its variety of individualisation options. The Brake also offers interior colours, five designs plus three of leather to choose from. have a choice of three wood types for the trim: brown burr walnut, black ash and satin-finish light-brown Black piano lacquer is also optionally available. The is given an even more look by the AMG trim features in fibre in combination with piano lacquer. A completely new comes in the form of porcelain appointments which afford CLS models a sense of luxury found in the S-Class . The Mercedes-Benz CLS Brake also lives up to its as a design trend-setter thanks to the nature of the materials used. comprise a mixture of satin and finishes used on the metal

A whole new vehicle concept: the Shooting Brake

No-one to have to compromise: even the focus is not on the practical elements of the of the Shooting Brake (length x x height 4956 x 1881 x mm), the new CLS model still has trump cards up its sleeve. a load volume of between 590 and litres, the luggage compartment a lot of room despite the flat, lines of the roof, and is easy to use to the automatically opening tailgate as standard. A load compartment also protects luggage prying eyes.

The standard air at the rear helps to ensure road holding at all times. For flexibility, the rear seat can be folded down from the compartment as standard. The rear themselves provide room for people, with individual on the outsides and a third seat in the The three saddle-type head on the rear seats barely the view towards the rear, and can be at the touch of a button by the driver. An trailer coupling is also

Dr Joachim Schmidt, Executive President Mercedes-Benz Cars, and Marketing, sums it all up: The new CLS Shooting represents a new dimension in vehicle and offers discerning customers at its most beguiling.

Lightweight and aerodynamics: important contributions to

Intelligent lightweight construction a decisive role in bridging the conflict between the objectives of low and high strength in the Mercedes CLS Brake. The model features all-aluminium doors made deep-drawn aluminium panels extruded sections, which in to conventional steel doors are 32 kilograms lighter. The tailgate, front wings, various profiles and substantial parts of the and engines are all made of aluminium

The aerodynamics also make a contribution to the efficiency of the Mercedes-Benz CLS Brake. With a frontal of 2.30 m² and a Cd value of the drag area is 0.67

Drive system: powerful and

The CLS Shooting Brake is available five engine variants two diesel and three petrol All engines come together a 7-speed automatic transmission and the ECO function as standard. Two models all-wheel drive are additionally CLS 350 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY and CLS 500 4MATIC

The entry-level model is the CLS 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, a power output of 150 kW (204 Fuel consumption in combined is outstanding for this power at 5.3 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres, to CO2 emissions of 130 grams per kilometre. On the level come the two six-cylinder CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, rated at 195 kW (265 hp) and CLS 350 at 225 kW (306 hp), while the CLS 500 with V8 biturbo engine has a output of 300 kW (408 hp).

The top model of the Shooting Brake is the CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake, with an AMG V8 biturbo engine at 386 kW (525 hp) which delivers 700 metres of torque and comes the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports With the Edition 1 variant, performance values rise to 410 kW hp) and 800 Newton metres.

The combination of AMG CONTROL sports suspension electronically controlled damping, AMG speed-sensitive steering and the optional AMG high-performance composite brake is the epitome of superlative driving In terms of appearance, the CLS63 AMG an impressive figure with its lines and its distinctive exterior and design.

Efficiency is also by the stand-fit electro-mechanical Direct-Steer This represents a radical in the relationship between the driver, car and surface. For the first time, it engineers the freedom to choose and many of the parameters that steering feedback. They thus able to define a feeling behind the wheel. In to fuel economy, the result is a improvement in handling and agility. The Direct-Steer system has also Active Park Assist The Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake is not able to detect parking but can also park automatically.

without parallel anywhere in the dynamic LED High Performance

The CLS Coupé was the first passenger car in the to offer optional dynamic LED Performance headlamps, which the exciting colour elements of LED — similar to those of driving lights — the performance, functionality and energy of today’s bi-xenon generation. 95 percent of all customers opt for these in the CLS Coupé. The CLS Shooting Brake is optionally available with the new system. It offers the proven Light System in combination LED technology. The headlamps, with 71 LED lamps in total, look and they serve to underline the appearance of the CLS. The light at Mercedes-Benz have additionally to combine the LED technology with Highbeam Assist, resulting in a new quality of illumination at night.

In to other vehicles equipped LED headlamps, no compromises are now necessary respect to the functionality and performance of the technology. There are further for LED-based lighting technology: the operating life of an LED is around hours, around five longer than that of a light; moreover, LED headlamps closely approximate to the colour of This means that LED is in keeping with the normal perception patterns and that the experiences significantly more on the road at night. Studies shown that the closer the of artificial light comes to the less the strain on the eyes. a colour temperature of 5500 LED light is closer to daylight K) than xenon light K).

More than a dozen assistance systems are able to prevent traffic accidents and the severity of an accident. Active Spot Assist and Active Keeping Assist are available as of the Driving Assistance package in combination with DISTRONIC BAS PLUS and the PRE-SAFE® Brake. assistance systems are not only to detect an unintentional lane or vehicles in the blind spot, but can correct the direction of travel by brake intervention if the driver the visual or audible danger

It’s all in a name: the origins of the Shooting Brake

Brake, or the sounding Break, was the name given to carriages which commonly fitted out with variable bodies to transport equipment, for example. For larger parties, seats were so as to offer greater comfort to participating in the hunt. Such which were taken out on were referred to as shooting or shooting breaks. Any such which was used when out shooting was called a Shooting or Shooting Break. Motorised Brakes were particularly in England in the 1960s and 1970s exclusive two-door sports which combined the luxury and of a coupé with a larger compartment and large tailgate.

The Exclusive new interpretation of the emotional

The CLS Shooting Brake’s proportions are yet unequivocally coupé and create a stance which makes it ready for the off: the long narrow-look windows with side windows, and dynamic sloping back towards the It is only when taking a look that it becomes that the Shooting Brake has five doors and offers in terms of function.

The proportions of the CLS Brake (length x width x 4956 x 1881 x 1416 mm) are coupé — but in a new and unique featuring a long roof and a seemingly endless roof line above the windows. The sweep of the rear wings enhances the dynamic appearance.

The rear end places the emphasis on with the air flow break-away integrated in the roof spoiler far down. The tautly drawn-in in conjunction with the shoulder over the rear wheel present an athletic impression, when the vehicle is viewed the rear. The light-catching contour of the muscle runs over the rear lamp up to the luggage joint, thus establishing a between the sides and rear.

the star, a long chrome strip emphasizes the width of the end. The all-round chrome strip in the bumper lends the end a wide look and provides a to the handle strip.

The Shooting comes as standard with LED Performance tail lights extend far into the sidewall. their exclusive detailing, dominate the rear-end design. The fog lamp is positioned in the middle the bumper. This enables the lights and indicators to be arranged around the reversing lights. the white glass area of the lights in the middle, the red tail conforms to the typical layout of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars. The light maintains the layout of the light, boosting the LED output. layers with graphic lines underscore the contours the lights are off. In keeping the external form, both the and the reversing lights are integrated on the layer.

In the basic variant, the CLS Shooting Brake features tailpipes. An emphatically sporty with a diffuser-look insert and stainless steel exhaust is optionally available (standard for the with V8).

Similarly to the CLS the CLS Shooting Brake is also to a pronounced extent by its side A striking feature is the long, roof contour line, merges into a downward-tapering The expressive features of the Shooting profile include:

High low side windows

Flat and rear-end design

Dynamic line (dropping line and hip muscle)

Expressive, gently roof contour and roof line

Extending well the upright radiator grille the long bonnet. The grille is by the large central star, underlines the car’s kinship the other coupés of the brand and the brand identity. The large, wide air intakes with grilles also indicate

Another distinguishing feature in the form of the LED High Performance which offer all of the regular light functions using LED Inside, this headlamp is into three arrow-shaped from top to bottom: the upper contains an LED indicator, beneath is a striking LED side light LED low beam functions. The side can also be seen when the beam function is switched on, creating a separate night-time as a distinctive look. The lowest of the headlamp houses the main and nightview functions.

Interior: and innovative details

The interior of the CLS Brake is defined by timeless combining elegance with details and hand-crafted perfection. An feature is the wrap-around effect of the a high line sweeps the driver’s door over the panel support and across to the passenger door. The central is integrated harmoniously into the part of the instrument panel. At the time, the downward sweeping line on the doors continues the dropping line of the exterior.

The CLS Brake also lives up to its as a design trend-setter thanks to the nature of the materials used. comprise a mixture of satin and finishes used on the metal Highlights here also matt galvanised air vents, for which form the ideal for a high-gloss-trimmed analogue clock.

perfection is reflected in details as the stitched seat covers, the extending into the luggage or the so-called sewn covering for the For the latter, the individual parts of the cover are sewn together by in a process which takes hours, after which are fitted and upholstered with Prior to this process, the is heated up to preshrink it, so that it retain its shape even extreme exposure to direct

The PASSION leather, a particularly 1.6 millimetre thick semi-aniline has a class feel and appearance. only by gentle pigmentation, the pore structure is retained, the leather a particularly warm and feel.

The copious array of trim features also a touch of refined sportiness to the of the CLS. The trim elements are on the centre console’s instrument support and on parts of the door

The interior: A top-class setting

the Shooting Brake’s practical were not a prime consideration in its the new CLS model nevertheless has a number of benefits to offer in its stylish

With a load capacity of 590 to litres, the Shooting Brake’s compartment offers plenty of despite the flat, sporty of the roof. The rear door automatically as standard to provide access. A load compartment protects luggage from eyes. There is an additional stowage compartment under the compartment floor.

A particularly feature inside the CLS is the three-spoke steering wheel in nappa with perforated inserts in the area, a silver-coloured chrome and twelve multifunction keys. The CLS Shooting Brake features the new positioning and the new lever design on the column: indicator and windscreen for front and rear at top left, steering wheel adjustment/steering heating centre left, control with variable at bottom left and transmission lever at top right.

The highlight of the CLS is the all-colour, three-dimensional TFT display in the of the speedometer, measuring 109 millimetres in The mileage and trip odometer in the upper area of the display, the area displays — other things — from the driver assistance A three-dimensional image of the vehicle when getting into or out of the

Three tube-shaped round in the cockpit inform the driver of the temperature and fuel tank (on the left), speed (in the middle) and rpm (on the right). A large colour in 16:9 format, integrated the upper part of the instrument support, gives information on all the functions. The TFT display (Active Thin Film Transistor), is backlit with LED lights, so-called IPS technology. IPS stands for switching, which describes the direction of the liquid crystal. The of this technology is that it high-contrast images. Depending on the two versions of this display are a 14.7 cm version for the Audio 20 CD and a high-resolution 17.7 cm variant for Online.

The centre console with the shape and colour of the panel. The control unit for the system and the car telephone can be found the analogue clock and air vents. The switches for seat heating, ventilation, lowerable head in the rear, PARKTRONIC and ECO start/stop are arranged below this; have been galvanised and are The large round control for the automatic climate control, is supplied as standard, are located in the part of the centre console. The in front of the armrest serves as the control element for the infotainment and provides a quick and easy point for navigating the menus the systems.

THERMOTRONIC climate with three individual modes

The CLS 500, CLS 500 4MATIC and AMG are fitted as standard with an climate control system not only allows individual to be set for three zones — for the the front passenger and the rear — but additionally offers climate modes. This that if the optionally available system is fitted, the car occupants can Diffuse, Medium or Focus on the THERMOTRONIC at the push of a button and adjust the air quantity and air distribution to liking without having to the convenient automatic mode.

In mode, for example, the THERMOTRONIC operates with a lower air and distributes the air over a wide so that there are fewer This is the purpose of the automatically upwards inclined diffuse in the centre of the dashboard. In Focus meanwhile, the air outlets in the centre of the dashboard are used for the most meeting the need for a direct of a larger quantity of air. The system fitted in the CLS 250 CDI, CLS 350 350 CDI 4MATIC and CLS 350 is the two-zone THERMATIC climate control. They are available with THERMOTRONIC.

comfort allowing adjustments to individual ergonomic needs

The in the CLS Shooting Brake combine comfort with lateral There is a choice of four front seats:

The standard itself meets the highest standards. Thanks to the filled piping, the feeling of comfort getting into the vehicle is A special upholstery technology is here which inserts foam filling immediately the cloth or leather upholstery. The seats can be adjusted electrically as The Memory package, which three individual settings to be is available as an optional extra.

The of the optional multicontour seat can be adjusted by and for the driver and passenger to fit anatomy or to suit their wishes with regard to By adjusting the seat side for example, the width of the backrest can be on both sides in a stepless by up to 45 millimetres, i.e. by up to 90 millimetres in Other bonuses of the multicontour include the pneumatic height facility for the seat cushion, the lumbar support and the high-comfort restraints.

The active multicontour offers the same comfort and features a massage function seven zones and two stages as as vehicle dynamics support: piezo valves in the air chambers adjust the charging pressure and of the air chambers in the side bolsters of the backs, depending on the steering lateral acceleration and vehicle to provide even greater

Climate comfort is further by the optionally available climatised four ventilators in the seat and in the backrest extract cool air the floor area of the interior and it evenly through a ventilation beneath the seat surface. The airflow can prevent the car’s from sweating, even it is extremely hot outside.

The rear comprises three seats ergonomically shaped individual seats and backrests with a 1/3 2/3 The backrests can be released from the compartment by means of handles on the When the backrests are released fold down automatically and the restraints are lowered by their own onto the backrests, enabling to be folded down together the backrests. The rear-seat backrests are with three head designed for optimum visibility, the two outer head restraints are and tilt-adjustable.

The driver can lower the restraints to their bottom at the touch of a button. They are by the force of their own weight. The seat covers incorporate filled flutes for a high of seated comfort and offer good lateral support. The rear seats option is in conjunction with leather The two outer rear seats can be separately. The controls for the rear heating are located in the panelling of the doors.

Close up: the wooden luggage floor — Inspired by yachts

An extravagant feature by the interiors of exclusive yachts is the wooden luggage compartment which serves to underscore the nature of the interior. Cherry wood is a classic among wood varieties and contrasts with the inlaid smoked oak and rails. This affords the compartment a touch of elegance found on yachts, combined the exciting worlds of technology and craftsmanship. The wood is characterised by its and elasticity, as well as its density and texture.

For the American cherry luggage compartment floor, selected

veneer sheets are and pressed by hand in five to attain a high level of stability. The blanks are milled to exact format using a CNC and the surfaces are ground smooth and to bring out the wood’s natural

Dark fumed oak inlays, in narrow three-millimetre strips laser technology, lend a finishing touch to the design of the compartment floor. Four produced aluminium rails a brushed finish and rubber and not only help to protect the floor but also feature properties. The designo wood compartment floor is available in with the EASY-PACK load-securing

Close up: the positioning — No

The Shooting Brake highlights leading role when it to new vehicle concepts. As such, it the latest in a long line of concepts which have had a impact on the market, such as the which defined a new type of in 1996 as the first roadster a lowerable steel roof, the which was introduced as the first SUV in 1998 or the four-door CLS Coupé 2004.

The CLS Shooting Brake is a coupé nor an estate. Rather, it is a new form of sports car, five seats and a large The CLS Shooting Brake is a special for a very special type of architects, collectors, travellers people who do not wish to compromise. It is a product for people who stand from the mainstream and who do not wish to sportiness or luggage space as travel in style. Its special is also revealed by the fact it is categorised as a coupé by the Federal Transport Authority.

The model Exclusive and individual

Stylish is a defining feature of the Mercedes-Benz CLS Brake. This is underscored by engines with four, six and cylinders, optional 4MATIC drive and numerous individualisation

Right from the market in October 2012, the CLS Shooting will be available with petrol and diesel engines a power output range 150 kW (204 hp) to 410 kW (557 hp) plus all-wheel drive (see The drive). Standard features the EASY-PACK tailgate with opening and closing and the EASY-PACK luggage compartment system split-folding rear seat This system offers operation from the luggage

The luggage compartment is fitted out high-quality carpeting. In conjunction PASSION Exclusive leather the hand-sewn material is also in the sideliners. Designer aluminium are optionally available for an exclusive An extravagant touch is the optional wood luggage compartment (see Close up), highlights the interior’s hand-crafted

Optional extras further a trailer coupling with mechanism, which enables the coupling to be folded compactly behind the rear bumper. In with COMAND Online and camera, a special camera and an additional guide line are to help the driver hook up a without any assistance. The EASY Fixkit luggage compartment system comprises load rails, fixing elements, a rod, rear sill and retractable belt.

A total of 17 exterior colours can be combined the five interior colours black, alpaca grey, beige, black/aubergine and black/porcelain. The of different leather qualities leather (nappa leather), leather (a fine, semi-aniline Exclusive PASSION leather the instrument panel and the entire are also covered in leather) and designo leather (seat and surfaces and head restraints in aniline leather). Five finishes are available for the trim — high-gloss brown walnut, satin-finish light poplar, high-gloss black black piano lacquer and fibre/piano lacquer.

Numerous items enable individualisation of the including active multicontour heated multifunction steering dynamic LED High Performance KEYLESS-GO and numerous assistance including Active Blind Assist and Active Lane Assist with braking (see Active safety

Mercedes-Benz has additionally put together packages combining optional

The Exterior Sports package a twin-pipe exhaust system square tailpipe trims in stainless steel integrated in the and a rear bumper with trim. The DIRECT CONTROL features a sportier set-up. is also a choice of different wheels in ten-, five and design and in 17, 18 and 19 variants.

The AMG Sports comprises a 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel in nappa with a flattened bottom sports pedals in brushed steel, AMG front and rear 18 or optionally 19 AMG light-alloy wheels, mats with AMG lettering in combination with black seats, light lap seams on head restraints and armrests. A feature is the twin-pipe exhaust with square tailpipe in polished stainless steel in the bumper. With the AMG Sports the automatic transmission incorporates an third shift programme M -, which enables manual using paddles on the steering In addition, the DIRECT CONTROL features sportier tuning this package.

The Exclusive combines Exclusive PASSION upholstery (including nappa on the instrument panel and the entire with a roof liner in DINAMICA microfibre fabric. lighting features as standard, and the is able to choose between a steering wheel and a steering in nappa leather.

The CLS Shooting Edition 1 will be available for a period of one year following launch. The distinguishing features of special model include a magno allanite grey paint finish, designo white pearl leather floor mats with 1 lettering, black fabric roof liner and brushed steel pedals. Depending on the concerned, up to five alternative finishes are also available. In to high-gloss black ash trim, interior trim options for the Edition 1 include black lacquer or AMG carbon fibre/black lacquer.

Close up: How the name Brake arose — sports car with high utility value

Brake, or the sounding Break, was the name given to carriages which commonly fitted out with variable bodies to transport equipment, for example. For larger parties, seats were so as to offer greater comfort to participating in the hunt. Such which were taken out on were referred to as shooting or shooting breaks. Motorised Brakes were particularly in England in the 1960s and 1970s exclusive crossover vehicles the luxury and style of a coupé the luggage capacity of an estate.

A example of this exclusive is the Aston Martin DB 5 Shooting the prototype of which was produced by the Martin factory for its then David Brown. A further of this vehicle were produced by way of conversion measures by Harold Radford. The E-Type converted into a Shooting achieved cult status in the Harold Maude. The one-off car was in the scene in the film in which it is over a cliff. The Lynx converted precisely 67 Jaguar into Shooting Brakes 1982 and 2002, marketing under the name Lynx One-off cars were built on the basis of Ferrari cars, such as the Ferrari 365 Daytona Shooting Break by Panther Westwinds in 1974.

The Robust, light and streamlined

lightweight construction plays a role in reconciling the classic between the objectives of low weight and strength in the CLS Shooting Brake. The features frameless, all-aluminium for example. The aerodynamic design makes a crucial contribution to with a Cd value of 0.29.

The CLS Coupé was the first vehicle Mercedes-Benz with frameless doors. The Shooting Brake features these doors from deep-drawn aluminium with extruded sections, are around 32 kilograms lighter conventional steel doors.

from the doors, the bonnet, wings, rear door and support profiles are all made of The front end is a hybrid construction of aluminium panels and plastic with fibre-glass. The one-piece crash boxes in the front are fitted in the side members and into the side with

The large front bumper the integrated grille sporting the star is made of polypropylene. A hybrid construction made of panelling and glass fibre-reinforced provides a supporting structure for the A perfect fit for the front and a uniform gap are ensured on every CLS by means of adjustable assembly devices.

72 percent of all panels used for the are made from rigid and steel alloys. The ultra-rigid alloys, which have to four times more strength than conventional types of steel, account for eight percent of total They are deployed in areas in materials could be subjected to stress in the event of an accident -, in the and side frame of the roof in the of a side-on collision, for example and in the rear to create a stable

Front-end structure: crumple on four levels

The front zone has four independently impact levels, which the forces to be distributed over a area while bypassing the cell.

Sectional panels the wheel arches form the side-member level. From the impact forces are channelled the A-pillars and, subsequently, the roof frame. An aluminium connects the forward-extended side and ensures that the forces are to the side facing away the impact. The crossmember and the forward-extended members form the central zone.

The subframe to which the steering and front axle are also serves as an impact in the event of a frontal collision. It is of high-strength steel and, on the engine variant, can be connected to the developed floor side by means of special supporting As a consequence, the subframe can deform in a manner and absorb energy in the of a crash on the one hand and channel impact forces straight the vehicle floor on the other.

The skirts have been forwards to support the wheel and it from entering the footwell in the of an offset frontal collision. In to provide specifically targeted support and location, Mercedes-Benz has developed special struts and energy-absorbing elements for the wheel The struts are arranged diagonally and the passenger cell from in the event of an impact.

The firewall is a construction. This design Mercedes engineers to vary the thickness according to the level of in an accident. As the load acting on the during a frontal crash is in the lower section, the sheet used here is almost 50 thicker.

As well as being a reason behind the high of impact resistance, this designed bodyshell reduces and vibration. The Sindelfingen engineers particular attention to the connecting between the chassis and the bodyshell, are required to withstand very forces. These were reinforced to ensure that vibrations are not transferred to the body at the of driving enjoyment.

Passenger cell: custom-designed panels and robust load-bearing

The passenger cell of the CLS has been to be a highly robust structure keeps the occupant space even at high impact regardless of whether the collision is from the rear or from the or whether the vehicle rolls The use of high-strength steel and thicker plays as important a role as the installation of additional load-bearing

The main floor assembly consists of different sheet-metal that either undergo rolling or are welded together by beam and subsequently shaped. means that the high-tensile can be processed in such a way that with different steel can be produced within a single The middle blank forms the — the actual backbone of the cell. Here the thickness of the panels varies between 0.7 and 1.1 and between 1.55 and 2.0 millimetres for the reinforcements, depending on the stresses and to which they are subjected.

The floor side members, the of which are further reinforced extra sections, are very both for occupant protection and the of the bodyshell. Their front connect to the side members, lengthening the load-bearing paths which forces can be distributed in the of an impact. At the rear, the floor members extend as far as the crossmember the rear seat unit to the entire floor structure.

The engineers have also sturdy aluminium transverse — known as transmission braces — into the assembly. One is located beneath the and is designed to direct forces to the of the vehicle facing away the impact in the event of a side-on The second forms a connection the two side members. It likewise the floor assembly and is able to impact forces into the structure at an early stage a side-on collision.

Rear-end side members with graduated material thicknesses

side members and a robust, crossmember made from steel form the key components of the structure. The rear side are continuous, closed box sections carefully graduated material These are able to absorb forces, thereby making a contribution to occupant safety in the of a rear impact. The bolt-on crossmember is manufactured using a rolling process which allows the material thickness to be as required. Accordingly, the material on the outside of the crossmember — impact loads are highest is greater than on the inside.

fine tuning of the body

The also make a significant to the efficiency of the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting With a frontal area of m² and a Cd value of 0.29, the area is 0.67 m².

values result from work on the body and technical such as a cooling air louver. focuses of aerodynamic development been on reducing wind and keeping all surfaces which to visibility free of soiling.

the key focuses of aerodynamic development were as follows:

Exterior optimised in terms of aerodynamics, and dirt deflection, positioned on the beltline

Aerodynamically efficient of the front and rear aprons and the spoiler

Improved sealing of the section and utilisation of air flows to efficient use of the available cooling deployment of a cooling air louver

drip rails in the area of the

Aerodynamically optimised underbody wheel spoilers and extensive compartment and main floor

When the CLS is fitted with air suspension, the body is lowered by 10 at speeds of over 140 km/h

As a of the standard-fit air suspension at the rear the body always remains and thus in a defined position in the even when carrying a load.

Active safety: assistants on board

Mercedes-Benz a holistic approach in its safety efforts, which aim to avoid and to reduce the severity of unavoidable under the banner Real Safety. The CLS Shooting Brake a whole range of systems to reduce the strain on the driver. include Active Blind Assist and Active Lane Assist, plus the LED High headlamps with various functions.

The CLS Coupé was the first in the world with dynamic LED Performance headlamps. The innovation was well received, with 95 of all CLS Coupé customers choosing option. The innovative light is also available for the Mercedes-Benz CLS Brake, combining the fascinating colour impression of LED technology the performance, functionality and energy of the present-day bi-xenon generation. The system offers the proven Light System on the basis of LED The five light functions country mode, motorway enhanced fog light function, light function and cornering — are geared to typical or weather conditions.

In contrast to vehicles with LED headlamps, rules out any need for compromises regard to the functionality and performance of the Other merits of the light based on light-emitting diodes are an LED service life of 10,000 — around five that of a xenon bulb and the fact that the light LED headlamps comes closest to This means that LED is in keeping with the normal perception patterns. Studies shown that the closer the of artificial light comes to the less the strain on the eyes. a colour temperature of 5500 LED light is closer to daylight K) than xenon light K). The driver’s experience of this is that colour impressions at seem close to daylight resulting in a subjective impression of brightness on the road.

The light at Mercedes-Benz have also LED technology with the innovative Highbeam Assist system, to a new level of safety at night. The principle behind Adaptive Assist is as follows: if the system an oncoming vehicle or a vehicle in with its lights on, the system the headlamps and continually adjusts the range in such a way that the beam of headlamp light not reach these vehicles. is, in addition, the Night View Plus system as an option.

Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist

In the proven technologies such as ESP® and Brake Assist alongside a dozen assistance to help prevent accidents and the severity of unavoidable accidents. range from drowsiness to automatic full brake on recognising that there is an risk of a collision, and from Highbeam Assist to traffic recognition.

Active Blind Assistwarns the driver when lanes if a risk of collision is due to another vehicle in the neighbouring being in the so-called blind of the exterior mirror. If the driver the warning and nevertheless initiates the manoeuvre, the Active Blind Assist intervenes. By applying braking force to the wheels on the side of the vehicle, a yaw movement is which counteracts the collision

Active Lane Keeping is also linked up to ESP®. system kicks into if the Mercedes vehicle inadvertently over a solid line to the or left of a lane. In such a a warning sign in the instrument and vibration of the steering wheel the driver. If the driver does not the warning in the case of the solid Active Lane Keeping can use the ESP® to gently brake the wheels and thereby prevent the from crossing the solid

Other helpers:

ADAPTIVE (standard):this Mercedes-Benz brake offers assistance functions for safety and comfort, such as a function when waiting at lights, and Hill-Start Assist can help prevent rolling when moving off on a slope.

Parking Assist with equipped with this the CLS Shooting Brake is not only to detect parking spaces, but can help to manoeuvre the vehicle located spaces. This is in combination with the new electro-mechanical system and a number of ultrasonic The convenience system performs the functions: gauging of potential spaces according to length and up to a vehicle speed of 36 km/h; of an appropriate path into the space from the vehicle’s position; operation of the steering to the vehicle along this path. Parking spaces are using two enhanced ultrasonic which are integrated on the right- and sides in the front bumper.

ASSIST: the high-resolution sensors of standard-fit system measure than 70 parameters which are to detect fatigue. This monitoring is important in order to the gradual transition from to tiredness and give the driver of warning. Based on a variety of ATTENTION ASSIST creates an driver profile during the few minutes of each journey and this with sensor and the driving situation as recognised by the electronic control unit. values such as the steering of the driver, the Mercedes-Benz system measures driving conditions as speed, longitudinal/lateral acceleration, and pedal usage, as well as factors such as the unevenness of the for example.

Brake Assist this system is able to an impending rear-end collision radar sensors. It calculates the degree of braking assistance and it available immediately when the presses the brake pedal.

PLUS: radar-based adaptive control supports the driver at between zero and 200 km/h by adjusting the distance to the vehicles in In doing so it is able to apply the to bring the vehicle to a complete If the system detects that the is being reduced too quickly, it the driver with both and audible signals.

Headlamp (standard): a sensor on the windscreen the lighting conditions. As a result, the can be turned on automatically and the dashboard adapted accordingly when falls.

Speed Limit a camera fitted behind the detects speed limit at the roadside and compares this to information contained in the GPS system. The speed limit is then in the instrument cluster.

Night Assist PLUS: The display in the shows a realistic grey-scale from an infrared camera monitors the road ahead of the Any pedestrians detected are additionally in the display with so-called corners.

PRE-SAFE® Brake:autonomous if acute danger of an accident is At first the driver is given an acoustic and a visual warning if the identifies there is a danger of If the driver does not react to the system brakes the vehicle This occurs in two stages: 1.6 seconds before the calculated point the system decelerates the car around 40 percent (approx. m/s²) of the maximum braking gives the driver an additional, warning of the impending impact and as a activates the reversible PRE-SAFE® protection system. If the driver fails to react, the PRE-SAFE® activates the maximum braking around 0.6 seconds before the now collision — this braking can greatly reduce the of the impact. The system therefore like an electronic crumple offering the car occupants even protection. The PRE-SAFE® Brake is at speeds of between 7 and 200 km/h moving vehicles are detected in of the car. The system also if the car approaches a stationary queue of providing its speed is below 70

Passive safety: Prevention and detection

With nine as standard, belt tensioners and force limiters also in the and crash-responsive NECK-PRO head for driver and front passenger, the CLS Brake offers a comprehensive of safety equipment. The PRE-SAFE® occupant protection system, is able to reduce the forces on occupants in an accident by up to 40 percent, comes as standard.

The airbags, can deploy in a matter of milliseconds in the of an accident, include two adaptive for the driver and front passenger, a for the driver, two sidebags in the front-seat and two large windowbags which from the A-pillar to the C-pillar side impact. In addition, are included as standard for front-seat which in the event of a side can help to reduce loads in the area. Sidebags are also for the rear as an optional extra, in a total of eleven airbags.

automatic safety belts belt tensioners and belt limiters are fitted as standard for the front passenger and rear Mercedes-Benz is offering adaptive force limiters for the outer seats as an option (as part of the Seat Safety package with the two sidebags in the rear). adapt to the size of passengers The system detects whether the seat passenger is large or as soon as the seat belt is put on, on the length of the pulled-out seat and can adapt its protective effect The maximum belt force is immediately if the rear passenger is in size, while in the case of occupants the force exerted by the is initially set to a lower level.

The saddle-type head restraints on the seats barely affect the towards the rear, and can be lowered at the of a button by the driver.

For toddlers on the Shooting Brake is equipped as with ISOFIX, the international securing system for child The standard-fit mechanism is installed on the rear seats and comprises two brackets in each rear position, in the gap between the back and seat cushion, as well as an third anchor point, the top tether. The ACSR automatic seat recognition system is available for the front passenger

NECK-PRO is the name Mercedes-Benz has to a crash-responsive head restraint development, like that of and other Mercedes-Benz innovations, is on analyses of real accidents. is an effective means of reducing the of whiplash injuries during a collision. If the sensor system a rear-end collision with a impact severity, it releases springs inside the head causing the head restraints to forward by about 40 millimetres and by 30 millimetres within a matter of This means that the of the driver and front passenger can be at an early stage.

The Mercedes-Benz CLS Brake is also equipped as with the PRE-SAFE® anticipatory protection system. This innovation uses the time detection of a potential accident and a possible collision to initiate protective measures, thus the loads exerted on the occupants in the of a crash by up to 40 percent. The PRE-SAFE® consists of reversible belt for the front seats, a closing for power windows, and automatic for the front passenger seat. on the equipment variant, the system may include a closing function for the sliding sunroof and adjustment of the contours on the driver’s and the front side.

When installed in with DISTRONIC PLUS, also uses the information by the short-range radar sensors in the bumper to tension the front belts at the very last before an unavoidable collision, reducing the forces exerted on the and front passenger during the

The drive: Powerful and efficient

hallmarks of all five of the engines in the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake are efficiency and the ultimate in driving The two diesel drives and three engines also all feature a automatic transmission and the ECO start/stop Two models with all-wheel are additionally available: CLS 350 CDI 4MATIC and CLS 500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY. Absolute performance is embodied by the CLS63 AMG Brake.

The entry-level model is the CLS 250 CDI with a power output of 150 kW hp). Fuel consumption in mode is outstanding for this category, at 5.3 litres of diesel per 100 corresponding to CO2 emissions of 130 grams per On the next level come the two engines: the CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY rated at 195 kW hp) and the CLS 350 BlueEFFICIENCY with a power of 225 kW (306 hp). The V8 biturbo of the CLS 500 BlueEFFICIENCY generates an output of 300 kW hp). The top model is the CLS63 delivering up to 410 kW (557 hp).

An the four-cylinder diesel engine of the CLS 250 CDI

the S-Class through the M-Class to the . the top version of the four-cylinder direct-injection measures up on all fronts while efficiency benchmarks in the luxury In the second generation of the four-door it is being offered in this for the first time, as the CLS 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY. an output of 150 kW (204 hp), a top of 235 km/h and a full 500 Nm of torque, it unbridled driving enjoyment surprising the driver at the filling with fuel consumption on a par that of a compact car: on the CLS Shooting Brake gets by on 5.3 per 100 km, corresponding to CO2 emissions of 139 g/km.

The diesel: the V6 engine of the CLS 350 CDI

195 kW (265 hp) and 620 metres of torque: The large engine in the CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY is a highly power house. Its performance are suitably impressive: the Shooting accelerates to 100 km/h from a start in 6.6 seconds, and the top speed is 250 Ample tractive power and performance are accompanied by exemplary efficiency: in combined mode, the V6 on 6.0 litres per 100 km, while CO2 emissions at 159 g/km.

The Mercedes engineers out a thorough overhaul of the engine for the of the CLS Coupé. It now has improved engine in the form of new-generation control and new software, new sensors and actuators, and efficient aftertreatment in the maintenance-free particulate filter system reduced back-pressure. In addition to effective cooling of recirculated gas using a variable bypass the in-engine measures include a of the compression ratio from to 15.5:1, an optimised VNT turbocharger low-friction shaft bearings for agility and high output, new nozzles and revised ducting in the tract. A whole package of has resulted in substantial fuel apart from the ECO start/stop these also include lower in-engine friction precision honing of the cylinder amongst other measures), efficient thermal management, an compound oil pump and modified head cooling.

The V6 diesel is also deployed in the CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY

Petrol engine with the most efficient form of injection

The second generation of petrol injection made its in the CLS 350 CGI introduced in 2006. The six cylinder was the world’s first petrol with piezo-electric direct and spray-guided combustion, and as such a fuel saving of around ten compared with its predecessor port injection.

The current CLS third-generation direct petrol The innovation which goes by the of BlueDIRECT has established the V-engines Mercedes-Benz as worldwide benchmarks, by virtue of their elegantly thrust and in terms of fuel Key data for the CLS 350 BlueEFFICIENCY: 225 kW (306 370 Nm, 7.3 litres of fuel per 100 km, 169 g CO2 per km. The CLS 350 BlueEFFICIENCY from zero to 100 km/h in 6.7 and attains a top speed of 250 km/h.

petrol injection with combustion, which Mercedes-Benz was the car manufacturer to introduce in series disposes of a system pressure of up to 200 bar as the BlueDIRECT injection system, variable optimisation of the pressure according to the engine’s characteristic Piezo-electric injectors allow up to injections per power … for the possible mixture formation, multi-spark ignition helps to reliable combustion of the mixture. Key of the V6 petrol engine with technology in the CLS 350 BlueEFFICIENCY are:

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lean-burn operation, lean-burn with load monitoring pressure information, new combustion operating modes

Multi-spark

Resonance intake manifold

generation of piezo injectors

cooling circuit control and

Enhanced oil circuit control and

Increased output and torque

V8 the ultimate in refined sportiness

V6 is a naturally aspirated engine, the closely related V8 engine in the CLS 500 features biturbo-charging. The V8 also of direct injection, but it has been for countries in which sulphur-free is not available and is thus operated in mode throughout the entire map. With a cubic of 4633 cc, the eight-cylinder engine 300 kW (408 hp) of power and maximum of 600 Nm. This enables the CLS Shooting to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.3 while maintaining exemplary efficiency for its power category at 9.2 km, corresponding to CO2 emissions of (214 The V8 biturbo is also available as a CLS 500 4MATIC variant.

CLS63 delivering up to 410 kW (557 hp)

The AMG 5.5-litre V8 engine impresses with a of direct petrol injection spray-guided combustion, piezo biturbocharging, air/water intercooling, management and ECO start/stop function.

The engine is the embodiment of pure and high efficiency: offering output and torque levels of 386 kW hp) and 700 Nm respectively, the effortless superiority of the AMG Shooting Brake can be enjoyed by the over every single In conjunction with the Edition 1, figures are pushed to 410 kW (557 hp) and 800 metres. Both variants driving performance of the highest accelerating from zero to 100 takes 4.4 and 4.3 seconds respectively, and the top is 250 km/h (electronically limited).

PLUS automatic transmission available with the four-cylinder engine

All CLS models apart the CLS63 AMG come with the PLUS automatic transmission as The current generation of the torque provides an improved dynamic better durability and reduced and vibration levels thanks to a new circuit, as well as enhanced and torque converter housing. The wheel-slip reduction of the torque housing, combined with mechanical damper de-coupling, to reduce consumption significantly. In the gearshift program in ECO mode has changed in favour of lower rpm at cruising speeds.

AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT sports transmission — and flexible

The CLS63 AMG Shooting is fitted with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT sports transmission. Equipped four individual transmission as well as automatic double and RACE START functions, its delivery is characterised by responsiveness and variability. In Controlled Efficiency (C) the ECO start/stop function is always and switches the eight-cylinder engine off the vehicle is at a standstill. In S (Sport), S+ plus) and M (Manual) transmission the engine and transmission are significantly responsive: short, precisely interruptions of ignition and injection in faster gear changes full load.

4MATIC drive: superior traction, the conditions

The all-wheel drive is as a permanently operative drive This offers crucial over other systems, activate all-wheel mode after detecting a lack of In contrast, the 4MATIC transfers torque via the wheels to the road any interruption. In addition, the Shooting offers quiet running and comfort in line with the standards expected of vehicles Mercedes-Benz.

When pulling away in conditions, the 4MATIC models are to develop maximum traction. To end, certain road are automatically detected and the interventions of the electronic traction control adjusted so as to achieve the greatest acceleration while minimising slip, ensuring optimum stability in the process. This also allows the vehicle to away under the most conditions, such as when one of the vehicle is on an icy slope (µ-split) or wheels on either the front or axle have limited (µ-jump).

On twisting roads with snow and ice, stability is primarily controlled by the ASR skid control system’s of engine torque. The ASR control are adjusted according to the driving based on the vehicle’s longitudinal and dynamic readings as continuously by the ESP® sensor system. If stability is to be maintained, the longitudinal when cornering must be by means of engine torque in such a way that there are reserves of lateral force at all In order to comply with physical correlation, when on road surfaces with a low coefficient the control thresholds for torque regulation at the wheels on the of the bend are reduced considerably so the tyres can develop sufficient force.

As with the system’s on a dry or wet road, handling stability and active safety are paramount at all when wintry conditions too in the CLS models with 4MATIC. The principle of the 4MATIC system, a 45:55 torque split the front and rear axles and a limited-slip centre differential a basic locking torque of 50 metres, offers all the right for this.

This basic enables high levels of as the dynamic shift in axle toward the rear axle occurs during acceleration is to deliver more drive to the rear wheels. However, the differential lock is also to shift the drive torque the front and rear axles, the split between 30:70 and as the road conditions dictate. intervention by the ESP®, 4ETS or ASR control systems can be delayed for as as possible and the bulk of the drive converted into tractive even on slippery roads. All system interventions go virtually yet drivers still know away if they are driving the limit, as a yellow warning will flash in the instrument This serves as a clear to adapt the driving style to the conditions.

The chassis and suspension: dynamics without compromising on

Supreme driving dynamics with superlative ride on long journeys were the of reference in developing the chassis for the new CLS Shooting Brake, whose and functions are geared towards a sportiness.

As on the CLS Coupé, the front takes the form of a 3-link axle with McPherson The key feature of this modified is two individual links (pulling and cross strut) in the lower plane. The stabiliser is connected to the strut. The forward-sloping pulling is designed as a weight-optimised forged component, while the cross fitted in lateral direction is a forged steel component. The tie rod is as the third link, forming of the rack-and-pinion steering system. The and design of the wheel control and in particular the manner in which the A-arm is divided into two links, offer more characteristics for the axle kinematics the fixed A-arm. The kingpin is closer to the wheel centre. provides for large longitudinal leverage, thus minimising to tyre imbalances and fluctuations in force.

The principle of the lightweight independent rear suspension has adopted for the CLS Shooting Brake the E-Class Estate on account of its wheel control qualities. As on the Estate, the front cross-bar of the housing is supported by the vehicle over a wide area. reduces the forces transmitted the passenger compartment, a comfort that is particularly noticeable crossing transverse joints in the surface. In keeping with the concept at the heart of the new CLS Shooting wheel location components as struts, hub carriers and the metal of the elastomer bearings are largely of aluminium. The rear-axle subframe is of high-strength steel.

The Shooting comes as standard with load-bearing air suspension featuring level control at the rear This avoids variations in the and rebound strokes and ensures vibration characteristics even carrying a full load. In the full ground clearance is at all times.

The spring struts on the axle consist of cylindrical, force compensating coils dual-pipe shock absorbers and three-phase head bearings. The axle stabiliser is connected to the strut, which also actively in controlling the front

The DIRECT CONTROL suspension on the CLS Shooting Brake is equipped as with a selective damping The shock absorbers adapt to the driving situation, reducing the forces automatically during driving with minimal of the shock absorbers and increasing as necessary up to maximum level dynamic cornering or evasive An even sportier suspension is optionally available.

AIRMATIC: air with continuously variable system

The optionally available air suspension (standard on CLS 500 BlueEFFICIENCY/CLS 500 BlueEFFICIENCY) is combined with an controlled continuously variable system which controls wheel individually. A total of sensors monitor the driving and body status and relay to an electronic control unit additionally processes information on speed, steering wheel braking torque and engine to determine the ideal shock characteristic. The system adjusts the force for each wheel according to the given road or conditions. The extremely fast adjustment enables high dynamics without compromising on In evasive manoeuvres, for example, the forces are adapted immediately to the driving dynamics. The driver is able to alter the vehicle’s by means of the damping programme in a broad range extending comfortable to sporty handling.

ride-height control is a feature of the system. The level of the vehicle not alter as a result of loading, that outstanding ride is maintained when the vehicle is Lowering of the ride height at speeds reduces fuel and enhances driving safety. The is additionally able to increase clearance on rough roads or on upward slopes by pressing the adjustment button.

Electromechanical system as on the CLS Coupé

The electromechanical system, which featured as a in the upper vehicle segment on the second generation of the CLS Coupé, now the Shooting Brake, too. pioneering innovation offers the broad scope for new tuning and will be introduced in a large of Mercedes-Benz models in the coming In addition, this steering also makes an important to the overall efficiency of the CLS: the assist function only energy when steering takes place, cutting consumption by up to 0.3 litres per 100 km and emissions by 7 g of CO2 per km in to vehicles with hydraulic assist.

The steering gear and the servo-motor form a single unit and are mounted on an extremely and low-weight integral support made of high-strength steel is positioned in front of the wheel’s line. The steering gear is as a direct-steer system, which that the steering ratio noticeably more direct the steering angle. This the vehicle’s handling and agility

In combination with the sensors and the unit, the electromechanical steering allows substantial degrees of in configuring the forces which the is required to apply at the steering in different driving situations from parking to fast driving. Active damping the feeling of safety when straight ahead at high In addition to more precise and a more comfortable feel at the the electromechanical steering system a range of additional advantages. assistance remains available the engine is stationary, for example whereby a control algorithm that the combustion engine is not to start up in ECO start/stop mode the driver is merely moving the wheel while the vehicle is at a The new steering system has also implementation of the Active Park automatic parking function and the strain on the driver on road which slope away the kerb.

The steering system assists with braking on a with vastly varying (split friction surface). recognise the impending yaw (the starts to turn towards the of the lane with more Steering-wheel torque is applied to the driver to undertake countersteering. of tests conducted with have shown that Steering Assist on split surfaces has improved the directional and shortened the braking time.

The CLS Brake comes with a length and height-adjustable steering as standard. A variant featuring length and height adjustment easy entry function is available as part of the Memory The mechanical and electric versions of the column are height-adjustable by +/- 25 mm from the wheel’s home position and by 15 mm towards the front and 35 mm towards the

Brakes: with Hill-Start and brake drying function

ADAPTIVE BRAKE, the new CLS offers an braking system incorporating assistance functions for even comfort and safety. One example of is the practical HOLD function: braking to a standstill, briefly the brake pedal a little is all that is required to activate function. The car is then held by the and the ECO start/stop function remains — even if the driver’s comes off the brake pedal. The function is deactivated automatically the car moves off.

If the driver’s moves abruptly from the to the brake pedal before an stop, the brake system the pressure in the brake lines and brings the pads into with the brake discs so maximum braking power is as soon as the driver hits the pedal. This priming of the allows the system to assist the Brake Assist system.

BRAKE also has safety in the wet: the system briefly the brakes at regular intervals to the film of water from the discs and ensure that the are more quickly able to at their peak. The finely brake pulses are imperceptible to the This automatic brake function is always activated the windscreen wipers have operating for a certain length of

Finally, ADAPTIVE BRAKE the driver when starting on an slope. When the sensors that the CLS has stopped on an uphill Hill Start Assist is automatically, briefly holding the pressure at a constant level so as to the car from rolling backwards.

The system helps to reduce the masses through the use of floating and six-cylinder models) or fixed callipers with housings in or aluminium composite design and floating callipers with housings. Large front and brake discs provide an technical basis for ensuring and reliable deceleration in any driving The front and rear discs up to 360 millimetres and 320 millimetres in diameter depending on the engine version. To the brakes the Mercedes engineers developed two-piece aluminium plates which have testing in the wind tunnel. ensure that the cooling air from the underbody into the arches and subsequently on to the brake while the vehicle is in motion.

Wheels and tyres: 19-inch available ex-factory

The four- and variants of the CLS Shooting Brake ten-spoke 17-inch light-alloy fitted with 245/45 R 17 as standard. The eight-cylinder models the factory with five-spoke light-alloy wheels fitted 255/40 R 18 tyres. Alternatively, wheels fitted with in size 255/40 R 18 at the front and R 18 at the rear are available for all models. The wheels lend the Shooting an even sportier appearance. wheels are fitted with in size 255/35 R 19 at the front and R 19 at the rear.

The electronic stability which features as standard monitors the tyre pressure and a warning in case of any sudden of pressure in a tyre. For this the system continuously compares the speeds of the wheels, which are dependent on the vehicle’s speed, the and the tyre pressure. The control additionally refers to other dynamics-related ESP® sensor such as lateral acceleration, yaw and wheel torques, in order to pressure loss in a tyre. In way the system is able to establish any informing the driver accordingly on the display.

CLS63 AMG: AMG RIDE CONTROL sports

The suspension, steering and braking of the CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake the high-tech drive system The AMG RIDE CONTROL sports with steel suspension on the front axle and air suspension on the rear axle, as well as level control, is enhanced by an electronically controlled damping this automatically adjusts the characteristics depending on the driving and reduces the roll angle of the The effect of this is lightning-fast between optimum driving and the best possible agility. The can switch between the three modes of Comfort, Sport and plus at the press of a button. The -ESP® with SPORT mode also enables individual control strategies to be at the press of a button.

The AMG-specific and rear axles with negative camber and optimised help to provide more at higher cornering speeds as as better contact with the The front axle, with a width which is 56 mm wider, is the match for the electromechanical AMG sports steering. It features a more ratio, variable power which adapts according to the mode, and also contributes reducing fuel consumption the steering assistance system draws power when the is actually being steered.

deceleration even when extremely briskly is provided by the AMG braking system with 360 mm and perforated brake discs Particularly robust, motorsports-tested technology is used on the front The optional AMG ceramic high-performance braking system with yet brake discs and specially brake callipers with AMG Ceramic lettering ensures an higher level of braking as well as lower unsprung Good contact with the meanwhile, comes courtesy of the grey-painted, high-sheen AMG light-alloy featuring a triple-spoke design and with 255/35 R 19 tyres on the and 285/30 R 19 tyres on the rear.

The programme: Office, TV lounge and hall

The Shooting Brake’s facilities cover your need — keeping you up to with happenings in the world or at the and offering high-end audio into the bargain.

The CLS Shooting is equipped with the Audio 20 CD as standard, featuring a twin mp3-capable CD player and a USB connector in the console. The TFT colour display has a of 14.7 cm. The basic background of the displays is silver grey. to a cover art function, the title of the music albums currently played are shown if their are stored in the audio file.

A top in the Audio 20 CD’s menu helps the user to find his way the system’s functions and can be operated via the Wireless music playback is from Bluetooth®-capable terminal Text messages can also be As optional extras, the Audio 20 CD can be with a six-disc CD changer and the MAP PILOT entry-level navigation

The Becker® MAP PILOT makes a navigation function, which can be retrofitted, available for the entry-level 20 CD radio. Its advantages over solutions include integrated via the central controls, voice via the vehicle’s loudspeakers and display on the 20 screen, a concealed location in the compartment and updating via an internet

With internet connection, and emergency call function: Online

COMAND Online, combinable with a six-disc DVD offers internet access. can either surf the web as they while the car is stationary or call up a app whose particularly fast loading and simple operation it suitable for use while driving. apps include Google™ Search and Weather and the facility for a route which has previously configured on a PC using Google and transmitted to the car. In addition, for Google™ Streetview and Google™ are available for COMAND Online. enables locations all over the to be seen in 360-degree perspective and at street level. Panoramio access to millions of photographs have been taken and by other uses at locations all the globe. Streetview and Panoramio provide comprehensive means of routes and checking out sights and before embarking on a journey. A new is the News app which enables on politics, finance and technology to be up online in the vehicle. Information is in such a way that it is clearly while on the move. Further such as stock market or a parking space finder, can be be accessed via the Mercedes online

The high-resolution colour display has a of 17.8 cm. Photos can be shown on the screen and turned over as in a slide show. Where the equipment is concerned, too, new of representation bring a fresh and more convenient operation. The new Flow function, for instance, the title images of the music stored in a carousel-like form, so the driver can easily leaf their music collection. The for compressed audio files wma and aac formats) is now 10 GB in size.


Greatest is afforded by the Music Search which enables drivers and to search the hard disc, SD cards, USB sticks, CDs and DVDs for music tracks and artists. The can be according to various criteria, for album, music category or If a name needs to be entered, the will also tolerate mistakes. The driver is therefore to devote their full to the traffic. As a further advantage, the are able to search all the connected and devices simultaneously.

The fast navigation system of COMAND also has added functions. New include a 3D display with city views. Also routes covered can be recorded and later, specific personal can be stored or imported via an SD card. customers in Europe receive the cards for their COMAND multimedia system free of for three years.

COMAND also includes the LINGUATRONIC control system for audio, and navigation. The new One Shot input for the navigation system is particularly whereby the place and road can be directly after one another. function is currently available in languages and significantly enhances of operation. With COMAND and LINGUATRONIC, music can also be searched for in the Mercedes CLS Shooting via voice control. The system asks in which category it conduct the search (artist, year). The category is selected by it directly or by saying the row number of the category which appears on the This is then followed by questions about title, or album Mercedes-Benz emergency system: emergency services are automatically.

In combination with Online, the CLS Shooting Brake is with the Mercedes-Benz emergency system. As long as COMAND is connected to a mobile phone, the emergency call system can alert the emergency services a matter of minutes in the event of a accident.

After the airbags or tensioners are triggered, the vehicle’s GPS position and vehicle identification (VIN) are sent by SMS to a special centre, with positional also being transmitted the DTMF method (dual-tone at the same time. Even if the are unconscious or unsure of exactly they are because they are on a trip, for example, the emergency alerted by the emergency centre be notified quickly with information. The driver can also the emergency call manually as MB call is always the first in the system phone directory.

On the call, the emergency centre voice contact with the occupants in a matter of seconds. A practical aspect in an emergency is communication takes place not in the of the country where the accident has but in the language which the driver has in COMAND Online.

Other any mobile phone communication which would only in the event of an actual emergency no charges are incurred by the driver for the call facility and no contractual — other than the mobile phone contract is required.

The ultimate in audio the two high-end systems

Mercedes-Benz the Logic7 surround sound together with the audio harman/kardon®. Based on technology before seen in a car, system delivers three-dimensional as a natural 360-degree musical for all passengers. The audio signals are via a 9-channel DSP amplifier and a two-channel with a power output of 610 W, to fourteen high-performance loudspeakers. In with COMAND Online a listening experience with Digital 5.1 and DTS is possible.

At 1200 W, the Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end-surround-system even more output. system features a 16-channel DSP and ICEpower amplifier in combination 14 high-end loudspeakers. This of speakers includes two tweeters Acoustic Lens Technology LED lighting in front mirror The mid- and low-range speakers in the and the tweeters and low-range speakers in the feature aluminium covers in chrome. Individual sound can be carried out using the BO-specific Image COMAND menu.

A experience throughout the trip: TV and Seat Entertainment

Numerous items are additionally available to the CLS Shooting Brake to the users’ own needs. These include:

radio (DAB)

Rear Entertainment System: two 17.8 cm with integrated DVD player, headphones and infrared remote plus USB and SD card interface

TV digital TV reception, supporting sound, EPG (Electronic Programme and teletext, for example

Convenience in the armrest, with universal for various cradles, extended functions, charging function and aerial for optimum reception

module: with Bluetooth® profile) in the armrest for telephony and connectivity, with separate SIM reader

Media interface: interface in the centre armrest for of mobile audio devices as MP3 players and iPod® with the aid of iPod and Aux-in cables

All new items are also available in the CLS

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