2013 Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake presented at The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012. The marketing of this declension of the CLS will be in October but price not yet announced. Much more than a traditional break, to add a side practice to the elegance and distinction of the famous “Sedan Cup”.
After 125 years of existence, Mercedes seems as ever green. A glance in the rearview shows that the Mercedes has no lack of inspiration in recent years by creating several figures who made school. This is true of the SLK roadster that presented to the taste of the day the concept of convertible hardtop in 1996, of the Mercedes M Class who drew the contours of the category of the SUV, but class A and class B who introduced the idea of a premium compact and elevated sedan. Then in 2004, the firm at the star has revolutionized the hypernorme universe of the statutory sedan by creating the Mercedes CLS. By mixing the attributes of the classical sedan coupe codes, designers have reconciled the disappointed of the sedan and the followers of the Cup under a single architecture, that of a dynamic cut 4-door.
This is not really new, as a concept was unveiled at the Beijing show in 2010 and that the output of a series model was quickly confirmed. But today, this Break-Cup shows in its final form and many will be pleased to see that it remains very close to the concept. Thus, as the CLS claiming to pioneer in the new segment of sedan, the Shooting Brake variant is different from the other large breaks premium of the market.
The Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake will be again visible in the world of Paris in September and it should arrive on the market shortly after. There is no doubt that this ultimate compromise between class, prestige and modularity should quickly make the followers in the Germanic competitors who not to were already not hindered to transcribe the magic formula of the sedan-Cup in their lines.
With the exception of a handful of breaks Aston Martin made based on the curve or executions of coachbuilder Lynx on the basis of the Jaguar XJS, this is the first that a constructor entered this exercise in large series, is from a body 4 door. This break from hunting inherits logically the main technical characteristics of the CLS. In addition to many aid to the conduct which have become the common lot of the model, this new variation of the CLS has four engines, gasoline and diesel.
The gasoline range includes the V6 3.5 l with 306 HP (CLS 350) and the V8 4.6 l twin 408 ch for the CLS 500. On the side of diesel, the CLS 250 CDI with 204 HP shines by its sobriety (5.3L/100 km) and CO2 emissions controlled (139 g/km). For higher performance, customers will look to the 350 CDI V6 to 265 c.
The particularity of this silhouette is the marine ambience of the wood varnish emphasis of aluminum luggage compartment. Very spacious and modular, trunk benefits from 590 to 1,550 liters of cargo capacity. There is no doubt that the elegance of this body will be more comfortable to carry than a hunting trophy golf clubs. Four-wheel drive 4-Matic available as an option on the CLS 350 CDI and the CLS 500 will also allow to easily reach your favorite sports station.
Drivers adhered beyond expectations to this mix of genres that is characterized by a low sedan line and a spindle as a pavilion. The firm at the star has sold 170,000 units of this issue of seduction before putting on the roads a new generation in the fall of 2010. The good ideas being doomed to be copied, Audi and BMW followed suit with the A7 and series 6 Gran Coupe. Mercedes has not yet said its last word and anxious to keep one step ahead, the constructor for the star had the idea to extend the roof up to the stern to create a break from hunting. Referred to as the CLS Shooting Brake, this variant of body displays a sacred personality.
The Interior is also unreleased in the genus, with a wood flooring reminding the world of the pleasure and luxury yachts. On the other hand, its profile is far more enticing, displaying a line and curves never seen on the German premium segment.