The production version of this definitive Mercedes-Benz has finally been unveiled, having made a surprise debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed back in June – and we’ve been anticipating the CLS Shooting Brake for quite some time. It’s named for the traditional ‘station wagon’ style of vehicle, and it combines the sporty and agile feel of a coupé with the reliable handling and versatility of a family estate.
The Shooting Brake keeps the stylish body and elegant lines that define the CLS-Class range, as well as the four-door design with wraparound LED tail lights. It has an instantly recognisable silhouette and the definitive Mercedes-Benz grille at the front. On the inside, the high-quality finish is everything you’d expect – luxury upholstery and trim, ergonomic design that blends comfort with convenience, and fully adjustable seats that are shaped to support you on longer drives. The panoramic glass sunroof at the top brings more natural light into the cabin, and it makes the Shooting Brake an ideal model for open-top driving in warm weather.
As a Mercedes-AMG model, the CLS Shooting Brake doesn’t disappoint when it comes to power – and it displays all of the strength, efficiency and fuel economy that puts the high-performance AMG range ahead of the competition. There’s a choice of engines that deliver exceptional power, getting you from A to B without breaking a sweat. No matter which version you opt for, you’re guaranteed a level of power and handling from the CLS Shooting Brake that rivals every other vehicle in its class.
There’s a clear emphasis on convenience with the CSL Shooting Brake, as it includes tons of storage space inside and all of the driver’s controls are within easy reach. The rear bench seats are comfortably wide enough to seat three adults, and they fold down to give you even more luggage space in the back. You’ll also enjoy the built-in COMAND infotainment system, with internet access and an easy-to-read display screen in the central console.
Watch this space for more information on the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake, scheduled for release in late 2012.