BBC Autos Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake luxury by the wagonload

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Mercedes-Benz CLS 350


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With the downpour, the rainbow-coloured Super Four motorcycles phalanxed around the Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 Brake coalesce as the wagon through what is left of The riders drop gears and forward en masse to reach destinations or peel off to find under a shop-house awning, the gray Mercedes wagon for a moment.

The CLS makes a shapely, if not practical, partner for negotiating the streets of Lion City one of the export markets. (Mercedes is not the Shooting Brake to the US.) may no longer be a three-pointed star to sight through at the hood’s edge, but there is presence The louche swoop on the tapering of the Shooting Brake’s sedan the CLS “four-door coupe”, is emphasised in profile. Combined with the muscle over the haunches, a gets the impression that the car is accelerating, mass dragged from the huge star on the toward the tailpipes.

Precious little else like the Shooting Brake, it what passes for preferential on Singapore’s roads. Bikers away a fraction to see the whole Taxis afford it half a grace.

Inside, Mercedes have their usual, restrained The gloom triggers to automatic and the little Bang Olufsen at the base of the windshield wake up, looking like delicately acoustic Fabergés with hourglass shape. It is a nice lifting a cabin that lacks the drama of recent from the Benz’s peers at and Audi.

On the practical side, the Shooting has a 21-cubic-foot (590l) trunk, rear hatch closes with a finger touch. the car’s sloping roofline, is respectable headroom for backseat who enjoy elegantly tailored, scalloped seats. Up front, is a well-integrated navigation system the usual dusting of wireless and air-baggery.

Breaking free of the parts of the city, the car’s V6 engine feels eager but not on the Central Expressway. There is 306 and 370 pound-feet of torque marshalled a seven-speed autobox. The CLS 350 is not really brutal speed for that is the 525hp CLS 63 AMG but it is certainly rapid, 60mph from a stop in a 6.7 seconds, en route to a governed top speed. Dawdling Hino from the Yishun industrial are easily dispatched.

A driver can cycle into or Manual modes, but pull on the column shift for Drive, the excellent stereo to complement the growl from the twin pipes and no further fiddling is to have a special car and happy

Mercedes-Benz CLS 350

Happy, that is, if said live in one of the Shooting Brake’s markets.

Vital Stats . Mercedes Benz CLS 350 Shooting

Base Price: Not available in US £55,000, or $83,000, in UK)

Fuel EPA data not available

Drivetrain: 306hp, 3.5-litre V6, seven-speed transmission

Major options: entertainment system, AMG sports Bang Olufsen sound Driving Assistance package

Mercedes-Benz CLS 350
Mercedes-Benz CLS 350
Mercedes-Benz CLS 350
Mercedes-Benz CLS 350

Mercedes-Benz CLS 350

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