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Revealed: Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting

Greg Kable

Mercedes-Benz CLS

New Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake

Set to go on sale in Australia in November, the new wagon was granted a production by Mercedes-Benz boss Dieter following positive reaction to the E-Class-based ConceptFascination concept car at the 2008 Paris motor and subsequent CLS Shooting Brake car wheeled out at the 2010 Beijing show.

To be produced with the range of petrol and diesel as the second-generation CLS sedan and boasting luggage space than key such as the Audi A6 Avant and BMW Touring, the CLS Shooting Brake is the in at least two new style led wagons to be added to the Mercedes-Benz line-up by the of the decade.

A smaller and more CLA Shooting Brake that is to sport the same dramatic styling cues as the CLS Shooting is currently undergoing development at the headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany.

Based on the same front-wheel underpinnings as the new A-Class, it is expected to go on in Europe by the end of 2014 at a price will see it compete with the A4 Avant and BMW 3-series Touring, to highly placed Mercedes-Benz

The modifications required to advance the CLS Brake show car to production appear to have been with only detailed having undergone any obvious The new car sits on the same mechanical and shares the same heavily front end styling as the CLS sedan – itself shares underpinnings the E-Class — through to its B-pillar (between the front and doors), including its frameless

From there on back it a unique roof that back at a more acute than any existing Mercedes-Benz model. The rear doors the same outer skin but reshaped glass. There is an additional rear side that serves to extend the all the way back to the rear lights – a that extends the car visually. An rear window with corners forms part of a tailgate at the rear.

Dimensionally, there are only differences between the CLS sedan and CLS bodystyles; length has been by 16mm at 4956mm, width the same at 1881mm and height by 2mm at 1413mm. Underneath, both the same 2875mm wheelbase as as 1595mm front and 1625mm track widths.

To keep in check, the bonnet, front fenders, doors and tailgate are all from aluminium.

Despite its sporting profile, the CLS Shooting wagon manages to pack an 590 litres beneath its luggage at the rear. This is nowhere the amount of space provided by the wagon, which possess a 695 litres. However, it is an impressive more than Audi for the A6 Avant and 30 litres more the BMW 5-Series Touring offers.

the rear seats folded the new Mercedes-Benz’s overall luggage increases to a class competitive litres.

Inside, there is a high cabin largely shared the CLS sedan. Along with individual trim designs, choices of leather upholstery and different types of wood, the new car can be ordered with exclusive appointments.

Among the changes to accommodate the new wagon body reworked layout is a new three-person seat (the CLS sedan only two) with rests that can be folded from the rear.

An automatically tailgate provides access to the compartment, whose otherwise floor that can be trimmed in a of cherry tree wood and aluminium through Mercedes-Benz’s options program in a move recalls the maritime inspired of the original Fascination concept.

The CLS Brake will be sold the same range of engines as the CLS In Europe it is the diesels that are to garner the majority of sales. include a 150kW turbocharged four-cylinder in the price leading CDI Shooting Brake and 195kW 3.0-litre V6 in the more comprehensively CLS350 CDI Shooting Brake – of which are being considered for in the Australian line-up.

They are joined by three units: a 225kW naturally 3.5-litre V6 in the CLS350 Shooting 300kW twin-turbocharged 4.6-litre V8 in the Shooting Brake and a 386kW 5.5-litre V8 in a yet-to-be-officially-confirmed CLS63 AMG Brake performance flagship to make its world debut at the Paris motor show kicks off in late September.

new sporting wagon, known as the X219, will come as with a seven-speed automatic with three mode eco, sport and manual.

included are contemporary fuel functions such as automatic brake energy recuperation alternator) and on-demand operation of the ancillaries.

The range topping AMG uses a seven speed MCT transmission) – essentially a reworked of the standard model’s gearbox with an automatically operating in place of the traditional torque for more rapid shifts.

Mercedes-Benz’s 4Matic four-wheel system is available as an option on the CDI Shooting Brake and CLS500 Brake in selected left-hand markets, it won’t be offered in owing to what one official to Drive as “the prohibitively cost of engineering the drive to suit right-hand drive”.

It is also rumoured that will make the CLS63 AMG Brake available with four-wheel drive as part of to extend the appeal of its performance car in certain left-hand drive markets, although this is yet to be

The rear-wheel drive CLS250 CDI Brake and CLS350 CDI Shooting are said to hit 100km/h from in a respective 7.8 seconds and 6.6 seconds, top speeds of 235km/h and a limited while returning fuel figures of 5.3L/100km and 6.0L/100km with CO2 ratings of 139g/km and on the European test cycle.

The and CLS500 run 0-100km/h in 6.7 seconds and 5.3 hit top speeds limited in both to 250km/h and are rated at 9.2L/100km and as well as 169g/km and 214g/km

Performance and consumption figures for the CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake, will offer a power from a standard 386kW to as part of an optional Performance are yet to be revealed. But with only a weight gain over the CLS63 AMG saloon, it should a 0-100km/h time around 4.5 along with an electronically 250km/h top speed, combined of 9.9L/100km and 231g/km CO2 rating.

The CLS Shooting Brake will be alongside the CLS sedan at Mercedes-Benz’s Sindelfingen-based manufacturing facilities Stuttgart, Germany.


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