MercedesBenz CLS Shooting Brake review | carsguide com au

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Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake

The Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake is a looking yet practical car.

Kennedy road tests and the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake specs, fuel economy and

The term shooting brake a common one here, but it’s a common term in Europe for a wagon.

The term ‘brake’ as a body has its origins in heavy that were used to slow down draft under training. This into ‘shooting brake’ similar wagons, originally and later motorised, were to transport shooting parties, Maggie Smith and her entourage on way from Downton Abbey to some grouse.

The name was been used to describe a wagon variant of a sporty or sedan by companies such as Aston Martin. Rolls-Royce and Ferrari .

The Mercedes CLS wagon is an literally, of the CLS four-door coupe. shown at the 2003 Frankfurt show, many said a must only have two and that the CLS wouldn’t sell. Ten on they’ve been proven not just with good numbers but also by competitors as Audi. BMW and Porsche producing cars.

The Mercedes CLS Shooting rake at $129,000 for the 250 CDI. The price up to $173,000 for the CLS 350. Both get ABS Brakes, automatic transmission, control, dual front front side airbags, stability program, rear sensors, reversing camera, audio inputs, Bluetooth and wheel mounted controls.

Two of the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake are in Australia with a third due in the year. The two current models are the CLS powered by a 2.1-litre four-cylinder and the CLS 350 with a 3.5-litre naturally-aspirated V6 An AMG CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake, with a V8 biturbo petrol engine was at the 2012 Sydney Motor and will be added to the range in 2013.

The CLS 250 CDI produces maximum power of 150 kW and 500 Nm of Its official fuel consumption of just 5.5 litres per hundred means it avoids some Car Tax (LCT).

The CLS 350 comes with 225 kW and 370 Nm. Its usage of 8.2 litres per hundred means no LCT exemption and a price of $26,277, bringing it up to $173,000.

have long denounced the station wagon and gone for vehicles where style precedence over function. The CLS Shooting Brake has taken a step further by merging a coupe with a practical Not an easy task but one that the designers have managed

Add an ‘a’ and an ‘s’ into CLS and you get and the big Merc wagon just it, both inside and out. a sporty look to the front end its mildly aggressive grille and shapes. At the rear the roof down in a manner resembling the CLS coupe and the rearward extension has beautifully shaped to show is not your mundane everyday hauler. We particularly like the way the windows that slope to a point at the rear and love the finish that surrounds

The Shooting Brake’s interior is in quality materials giving an feel throughout with well-located dials and controls.

grand touring coupes two doors, and while they generally offer plenty of for two on a long-distance drive trip, any passengers are likely to face restrictions in the rear seats, if there are rear seats. At glance the styling of the Mercedes CLS suggests that rear would be limited but in fact not the case and a couple of 1.8-metre settled in during our test no problems at all. While effectively a four-seater there is a cramped centre seat so can be carried for short and not particularly trips.

The rear door, more a hatch than a wagon, is and with a low loading lip it’s to load to its 590-litre capacity. As is common with luxury the door operates automatically, with a button on the key fob and closing a button on the bottom of the tailgate.

capacity is a reasonable 590 litres that’s only 70 litres than in the CLS coupe. At 1.158 in length there’s room for items although the dipping does limit tall With the rear seatbacks via levers on either side of the wall storage capacity to 1550 litres.

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Adding a real touch of and a step back in time, is an mahogany timber-lined floor with shiny cross We’ve only seen in photos and couldn’t help but that we were looking at the of a hearse. We trust that’s not the in real life.

We’ve able to drive both the CLS 250 CDI during the press launch last year and the CLS 350 in our recent test. The CLS 250 CDI has plenty of performance a minimal amount of turbo Road noise is well though we suspect there may be more intrusion into the of the cabin because of the wagon


While the V6 petrol engine in the CLS 350 more refinement those on a budget would find it to justify the extra $44,000 LCT) in its purchase price as as the increased fuel costs. again buyers in this aren’t on tight budgets.

Handling in both models is and precise with good feel and the ability to get the big wagon into corners with

CLS 250 CDI 2.2-litre turbo-diesel five-door $129,000 (automatic)

CLS 350 3.5-litre five-door wagon: $173,000

Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake

from $129,000

Crash Not rated

Safety: 6 airbags, EBD, EBA, TC, ESC

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