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Used Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake 2012 - 2018 review

Category: Estate car

Section: Advice for buyers

Used Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake 2012 - 2018
  • Used Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake 2012 - 2018
  • Used Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake 2012 - 2018
  • Used Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake 2012 - 2018
  • Used Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake 2012 - 2018
  • Used Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake 2012 - 2018
  • Used Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake 2012 - 2018
  • Used Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake 2012 - 2018
  • Used Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake 2012 - 2018
  • Used Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake 2012 - 2018
  • Used Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake 2012 - 2018
Used Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake 2012 - 2018 review
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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Mercedes CLS estate?

Even though parking sensors are standard on the CLS, you should still look out for and bodywork damage. The rear window is quite small and the side windows are equally shallow, so obstructions can still be lost in the various blind spots. 

Speaking of things that are small, the narrow boot aperture might have suffered some damage from items being loaded into the back. Also, a cherry wood boot floor was a £4000 option that needed to be looked after rather more diligently than the standard carpet would.

Fuel leak

Cracks could form in the high pressure fuel lines of examples made between 28 October 2015 and 19 November 2015, allowing fuel to leak out. If the fuel makes contact with hot parts of the engine, a fire could result. If your car is affected, it’ll need to have new fuel lines fitted, which can be sorted at any Mercedes dealer.

Emissions recall

Mercedes issued a voluntary recall for diesel models produced between January 2011 and September 2015, those dates spanning a period that closes just after the CLS Shooting Brake received a facelift. To find out if your car has had the recall, or if you want to work to be carried out, contact your local Mercedes dealer for further information.

Is a used Mercedes CLS estate reliable?