The new Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake will cost from £49,360. Mercedes is taking orders from next month, with deliveries starting in November.
The CLS Shooting Brake costs around £1800 more than the CLS saloon and will be a rival for cars such as the Audi A7 Sportback, BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo and Jaguar XK Sportbrake. Unlike the four-seat saloon, the Shooting Brake comes with five seats.
Two diesel engines and one petrol engine will be available, all mated to a seven-speed automatic gearbox. The 250 CDI model has a four-cylinder diesel engine and in standard trim it averages 53.3mpg and emits 139g/km of CO2.
The 350 CDI diesel model averages 47.1mpg in standard trim and emits 159g/km of CO2. It costs from £53,000.
The twin-turbo 518bhp 5.5-litre V8 petrol engine is fitted to the CLS Shooting Brake AMG model, which costs from £83,030. Performance details for the AMG model have yet to be released, but we expect it to reach 0-62mph in around 4.8 seconds.
CLS Shooting Brake has 500 litres of luggage space with the seats up and 1550 litres when the seats are folded down
Standard models come with sat-nav, leather interior, parking sensors, metallic paint and alloys.
AMG Sport trim costs £3100 more, and gets an upgraded sat-nav/multimedia system, full LED adaptive headlights, AMG bodystyling, sports suspension and 19-inch alloy wheels.
AMG Sport trim also hits emissions and fuel economy. The 250 CDI model's emissions move up a tax band with 143g/km of CO2, while fuel economy drops to 52.3mpg.
With the 350 CDI version, emissions go up to 162g/km and average economy falls to 46.3mpg.
What Car? will be reviewing the CLS Shooting Brake in September.
Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake prices
CLS Shooting Brake 250 CDI – £49,360
CLS Shooting Brake 250 CDI AMG Sport – £52,370
CLS Shooting Brake 350 CDI – £53,000
CLS Shooting Brake 350 CDI AMG Sport – £55,995
CLS Shooting Brake 63 AMG – £83,030
By Iain Reid
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