The Mercedes Benz CLS Shooting Brake is set to go on sale in the UK in November 2012.
The CLS Shooting Brake is 4956mm long x 1881mm wide x 1413mm high and will carry between 590 and 1550 litres of luggage. The tailgate is powered as standard and is so is rear air suspension which ensures the car remains level and stable whatever the weight of the load. There is room in the back for three – with two individual seats on the outside and third seat in the middle.
In the UK there will be two engines at launch both with 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission as well as the ECO start/stop function.
The entry-level model is the four-cylinder CLS250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY producing 204 hp. The official combined fuel consumption is 53.3 mpg and outputs CO2 emissions of 139 g/km. Performance wise you can expect 0-62 mph in a respectable 7.8 seconds and a top speed of 146 mph.
There is also a six-cylinder model: the CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY producing 265 hp. The official combined fuel consumption is 47 mpg and the CO2 emissions are 159 g/km. Acceleration from 0-62 mph is 6.6 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.
Mercedes Benz CLS Shooting Brake will feature full LED high performance headlights, along with LED driving lights and Adaptive Highbeam Assist. LED lights offer more natural light which equals less stress on eyes of the driver and other road users. Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist are available as part of the Driving Assistance package, in combination with DISTRONIC PLUS, BAS PLUS and the PRE‑SAFE Brake. Both assistance systems are not only able to detect an unintentional lane change or vehicles in the blind spot, but can also correct the direction of travel by gentle brake intervention if the driver ignores the visual or audible danger warnings.
Currently we do not have pricing information and full specifications are yet to be confirmed.Published 2 July 2012