Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake unveiled for 2013
German auto-manufacturer Mercedes-Benz have officially revealed the CLS Shooting Brake, essentially a station-wagon version of the CLS-Class “four-door coupe” sedan.
With Mercedes-Benz still claiming that this also looks like a coupe, the Shooting Brake will be powered by either of four different engines. The European markets will get the 306 hp 3.5-litre V6 and the 408 hp twin-turbo 4.6-litre V8 petrol engines for the CLS 350 and CLS 500 respectively, as well as two further diesel engines, a 2.1-litre 4-cylinder and a 3.0-litre V6.
While rear-wheel-drive is standard, all engines are can be optionally matched with “4Matic” all-wheel-drive except the four-cylinder one.
Acceleration times are 6.7 seconds for the CLS 350 and 5.3 for the CLS 500. All cars are limited to electronically governed top speed of 250 kph.
The CLS Shooting Brake comes with the optional aluminium loading rails and a wooden boot floor, air suspension, towing kit and up to 1,550 litre of cargo space.
The Shooting Brake will be offered in five interior colours, five trim designs, three varieties of leather and three wood types namely, high-gloss brown burr walnut, high-gloss black ash and satin-finish light-brown poplar.
It is unlikely that the CLS Shooting Brake will make it to GCC shores, as no markets outside Europe find wagons particularly attractive.
Keep track of this model in the UAE with the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class buyer guide.