Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake First Official Photo and Details
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake is scheduled to have its world debut at the 2012 Paris Auto Show this September
by Jim Davis | 29 June 2012
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The new 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake is scheduled to have its world debut at the 2012 Paris Auto Show this September. Today, however, the first official photos and details have hit the web.
So far the car has only been announced for Europe, where it will go on sale in November but it will likely make its way to the U.S. market.
The guts of the Shooting Brake is shared with the CLS four-door coupe, however, the CLS Shooting Brake is completely unique from the windshield back. The car has a slightly longer wheelbase, offering extra legroom to backseat passengers and additional storage space.
Despite being only 16 mm longer than the regular CLS, and 3 mm lower, the CLS Shooting Brake offers 54.7 cubic feet of storage space when the rear seats are folded down. Sat up and around 21 cubic feet of storage is still available.
On the inside, Mercedes is filling the car with the finest finishes, cherry-wood decking for the cargo area and the option of fine porcelain accents in the cabin. But, if this seems a bit too much for you, standard leather and wood trim will also be available.
At the time of its European launch there will only be two versions will be available, both diesel. An entry-level CLS250 CDI with 201 horsepower and a CLS350 CDI with 261 horsepower. Additional variants will likely be announced shortly after the November launch, and should include a high-performance CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake powered by the same 518-horsepower twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 found in the current CLS63 AMG four-door.