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Mercedes-Benz CLS 350

Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 Shooting Brake and Road Test

There’s another brouhaha between and Germany this time ‘Shooting Brake’ or ‘Shooting vehicles, who started the trend and they’re for. Here’s you need to know: the Mercedes-Benz CLS Brake is the most beautifully and executed station wagon seen. Ever. Period.

Car has just enjoyed an extended of the CLS 350 Shooting Brake and almost it our highest 4.5-star rating. In if we’d driven the AMG version it would have joined AMG vehicles in that rarified air of Car 5-star vehicles.

Jaguar has an XF Brake (or is that Shooting and claims the origin of the species back to stylized ‘Coupe-Estate’ coupes with added rear-ends) cars used for by well-to-do Brits in the 1960s-70s. not seen or driven the Jag.

Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 Shooting Overview

had a CLS 350 Shooting Brake in Sydney needed to get to Melbourne. Would Car like to use it in Sydney for a few days and it back to Melbourne for our normal test? You bet we would!

Priced at the Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 Shooting Brake is a coupe, the handsome secondgeneration CLS in form. With five the classic CLS long bonnet and side windows, the Shooting gains a stupendously stylish rear end and tailgate — as Mercedes-Benz could do.

All of the Mercedes-Benz CLS we with up to 1,500 litres of cargo spaceso it’s combining Pat Rafter with Cam, Maria Sharapova Nigella Lawson good sporting prowess and practicality.

Or as CEO Dr Dieter Zetsche put it: “Any machine is equal parts art and A car has to first deliver in function the of entry and then in fascination: the to real excitement. The CLS Shooting excels on both accounts any other car in the market.”

Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 Shooting Brake

Just like the regular CLS 350, our Shooting Brake employed Mercedes’ 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine (the diesel is also available). power for the V6 is 225kW at 6500rpm and torque of 370Nm is available 3500rpm 5250rpm.

Drive is to the wheels via Mercedes’ 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission with wheel paddle shifters for changes and ‘Benz says to 100km/h takes 6.7 seconds.

CLS 350 Shooting Brake The Interior

the Mercedes-Benz CLS already possesses one of the interiors of the current era, it to reason the Shooting Brake takes things further. As per the CLS we loved the horizontal treatment of the dashboard and door inners and of those pneumatic adjustors for the (including side bolsters) a driving position which is as as it gets.

And as per the second generation Mercedes-Benz rear seat passengers plenty of legroom, supportive and fold-down centre console cupholders.

And as per standard Mercedes-Benz it pays to study the options as the CLS Shooting Brake affords a of choices, for example in wood highlights (ours was high-gloss ash) and three types of

But of course it’s the luggage which is the focus of the Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 Brake. It’s massive lined in quality carpet (or American cherry tree for a ‘Superyacht’ deck look) and with a slick security and electronic tailgate for easy

Mercedes-Benz CLS 350

Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 Shooting Brake Styling

The scene was the underground car of the Rydges Hotel in beachside southern Sydney. Car Showroom our Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 Shooting Brake and towards the elevator. As we did, the two who had been waiting for the elevator to forgot about it and walked to our to check it out.

Yes, the Brake is that sort of car a in standard CLS 350 guise — the AMG will be causing serious wherever it drives.

So you take the second-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS (long frameless side windows) and add the evocatively-styled wagon rear curved B-pillars (they’d be C or in conventional wagons) and a sloping tailgatewhat could be simpler?

Of course things are much complex than that and this complexity and design which make the Mercedes-Benz Brake one of the most stylish of the current era. It’s (4956mm long, 1881mm and 1413mm high) and the on-road is simply breathtaking.

No less are the aerodynamics the small frontal and Mercedes-Benz ‘smarts’ delivering a Cd of just 0.29.

‘Benz has worked hard to keep the down. Even though the doors are massive, they’re from aluminium and are 24kgs than equivalent doors from steel. The bonnet, fenders and tailgate are also from aluminium.

Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 Brake On The Road

Our extended down the Hume Highway us to again appreciate Mercedes’ Plus’ adaptive cruise system (amazing how many pass you and then slow-down!) and the brilliant aerodynamics of the CLS Shooting (quiet at all speeds and not buffeted by crosswinds).

Ride and handling? Well the CLS so it’s typical ‘Benz with the hallmark front-end this time matched rear air suspension for a totally dynamic even when we hard over our high-speed roads test loop.

Mercedes-Benz CLS 350


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