Mercedes Benz CLS Shooting Brake launched in the UK with 5 variants (Photos)

German auto manufacturers, Mercedes Benz have formally launched their new CLS Shooting Brake in UK markets. Offered at an on road price of £49,360, this highly efficient vehicle will be presented in a choice of five versions which will include CLS 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, for £49,360, CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY priced at £53,000, CLS 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY AMG Sport for £ 52,370, the CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY AMG Sport costing £55,995 and CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake at £83,030 pounds.

CLS 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY and CLS 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY AMG Sport will get the same 2.1 liter four cylinder diesel engine generating 204 PS and 500 Nm torque. CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY and CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY AMG Sport get a 3.0L V6 turbo diesel engine generating 265 hp and 620 Nm torque.

The top variant, CLS 63 AMG will be fitted with a petrol 5.5 liter bi-turbo V8 engine generating 518 hp and 720 Nm torque. Orders for these models will commence from September while deliveries are only expected to commence in November 2012.

Read the news release below for more information.

News Release

Mercedes Benz CLS Shooting Brake arrives in the UK

  • Two model lines – CLS Shooting Brake and CLS AMG Sport Shooting Brake, and three engines – one petrol and two diesel
  • CLS 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Shooting Brake from £49,360 OTR
  • Both model lines include powered tailgate, split/fold rear seats and self-levelling rear air suspension
  • Cargo space measures from 590- to 1,550-litres
  • Available to order mid September – first UK deliveries commence in November

At its launch in 2004, the original CLS led the way, mixing coupé style with four-door practicality. The CLS has since accounted for 170,000 sales globally.

Some eight years on, the second-generation CLS continues to define its kind. With the introduction of the CLS Shooting Brake Mercedes-Benz is once again creating a new sector. Combining five seats and a large load space yet retaining its sleek styling, the CLS Shooting Brake is now available to order, priced from £49,360 OTR.

The CLS Shooting Brake is highly specified as standard, the equipment list including visible exhaust pipes; Becker® MAP PILOT (CLS 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Shooting Brake) or COMAND Online multimedia system (CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Shooting Brake and CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake) and DAB; leather upholstery; Parktronic front and rear; metallic paint; Bi-Xenon headlights; and 18” alloy wheels.

For a £2,995 increase, the CLS Shooting Brake AMG Sport offers full LED headlights with Intelligent Light System and Adaptive Highbeam Assist; AMG bodystyling; sports suspension and brakes; sports steering wheel and pedals; and 19” AMG alloy wheels. From October production, the Coupé version of the CLS will now also feature the AMG Sport replacing the Sport line.

In addition to the various interior colours, multiple trim designs and various types of leather to choose from, there is also a choice of three high-gloss exclusive wood types: brown burr walnut, black ash and light-brown poplar, as well as the use of piano lacquer trim elements.

The CLS Shooting Brake also includes additional standard specification over the CLS Coupé, such as the Easy-Pack Quickfold rear seat adjustment; Easy-Pack load compartment cover; and rear air suspension, helping to ensure optimum road holding at all times. In addition to the five seats, the CLS Shooting Brake also features a cargo space measuring up to 1,550 litres.

Optional equipment exclusively for the CLS Shooting Brake includes: Easy-Pack load-securing kit with rear sill protector (£255); privacy glass (£365); aluminium rails (£870); manually folding tow bar (£880); AirMATIC semi-active air suspension (£1,150); and designo American Cherry Wood load compartment with black inlays (£4,030), which provides the luggage compartment with a touch of elegance normally associated with yachts.

The elegant design of the Shooting Brake (length x width x height: 4,956 x 1,881 x 1,416 mm) enables a frontal area of 2.30 m² and a Cd value of 0.29, making a significant contribution to the efficiency and refinement of the vehicle.

The CLS Shooting Brake is available with three different engine variants – two diesel engines and one petrol engine. Features common to all engines include the 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission, as well as the ECO start/stop function. The CLS 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Shooting Brake produces 204 hp, with a combined fuel consumption of 53.3 mpg and CO2 emissions of 139 g/km. The CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Shooting Brake generates 265 hp, combined fuel consumption of 47.1 mpg, and 161 g/km CO2. The CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake emits 235 g/km CO2 and offers 28 mpg.

Efficiency is also increased by the standard electro-mechanical power steering EPS (Electric Power Steering). The EPS improves economy and enables another innovation to be implemented – Active Park Assist. The CLS Shooting Brake is not only able to detect parking spaces, but can also park automatically.

CLS Shooting Brake pricing detail

Model Tech Data CO2 MPG OTR
CLS 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Diesel – 2,143 cc, 4-cylinder, 204 hp, 500 Nm 139 53.3 £49,360
CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Diesel – 2,987 cc, 6-cyliner, 265 hp, 620 Nm 161 47.1 £53,000
CLS 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY AMG Sport Diesel – 2,143 cc, 4-cylinder, 204 hp, 500 Nm 143 52.3 £52,370
CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY AMG Sport Diesel – 2,987 cc, 6-cyliner, 265 hp, 620 Nm 162 46.3 £55,995
CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake Petrol – 5,461 cc, 8-cylinder, 557 hp, 720 Nm 235 28.0 £83,030