Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake (2013)

CARBARN | Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake (2013) | The second generation of the CLS to set high standards of design and quality of the interior: combines simple elegance with innovative details and handcrafted perfection. The Shooting Brake is also striving for the same in the trunk. For the boot floor in American cherry wood, selected veneers are glued and pressed by hand in five crosslinked layers to achieve high dimensional stability. The blanks are pressed into shape with a precision CNC machine, sandblasted surfaces to a smooth surface and can be impregnated in order to maintain the natural beauty of wood. Do you cut precisely inlaid with dark smoked oak wood, in three strips using laser technology, is helping to improve the design of the wooden floor. The lavishly produced aluminum rails are finished in brushed and rubber inlays, and not only to protect the wood floor, but also with anti-slip properties.

The CLS coupe already set new standards in interiors with its wide variety of customization options. The Shooting Brake also has five interior colors, five trim designs and also three qualities of leather to choose from. Customers have a choice of three exclusive types of wood: high-gloss walnut brown, light brown shiny satin black ash and poplar. The Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake also lives up to its role as a project icon, thanks to the innovative nature of the materials used. The standard air suspension at the rear helps to ensure optimum grip at all times. 

Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Executive Board member of the Mercedes-Benz Cars, responsible for Sales & Marketing, concluded: "The new CLS Shooting Brake is a new dimension in the design of vehicles and provides customers with more demanding independence in its beautiful. The intelligent lightweight design plays a crucial role in bridging the classic conflict between the goals of low weight and high strength in the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake. The model has frameless doors made completely of aluminum plates with aluminum stampings, and compared to conventional steel doors, are about 24 pounds lighter.  Aerodynamics also an essential contribution to the efficiency of the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake.  The Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake is equipped with four different engines, two diesel and two petrol. 

The entry model is the CLS 250 CDI Blue EFFICIENCY with 150 kW (204 hp). Coming on top for the two six-cylinder models are: the CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY with 195 kW (265 hp) and CLS 350 Blue EFFICIENCY with 225 kW (306 hp). The top-of-the-range model is the CLS 500 Blue EFFICIENCY with bi-turbo V8 engine delivers 300 kW (408 hp). The efficiency is also increased from the standard power steering EPS electro-mechanical (Electric Power Steering). EPS is a radical movement in the relationship between the surface of the driver, vehicle and road. 

The electromechanical steering also allows for further innovation will be implemented - Active Park Assist, the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake is able to recognize not only the parking lots, but can also turn off automatically. The CLS was the first car in the world of high dynamic optional full-LED headlights, which provide the elements of the color of the LED technology combine exciting - similar to those of daytime running lights - with the efficiency of performance, functionality and "Today's energy-Bi Xenon generation. About 95 percent of customers have opted for these lights in Coupe CLS. Of course, as a second car in the world to have this option, the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake also offers the new lighting system. For the first time provides the Intelligent Light System from Mercedes models with bi-xenon proven in combination with LED technology. 

The lighting specialists Mercedes-Benz for the first time in a position to use LED technology in innovative Adaptive Highbeam Assist, which is a qualitatively new form of lighting for night driving. With a color temperature of 5,500 Kelvin, LED light is closer to daylight (6500 K) and xenon (4200K). More than a dozen driver assistance systems help to prevent accidents and the severity of an accident. Active Blind Spot Assist and Lane Assist nursing are active as part of the Driving Assistance package Plus, in combination with Distronic PLUS, BAS PLUS and PRE-SAFE ® Brake.  Each vehicle was used, if you can hunt was called Shooting Brake or Shooting Break. Motorized Shooting Brakes were popular in England in the 60s and 70s - an exclusive two-door sports car that combined with the luxury and style of a coupe with a larger cargo area and tailgate.

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