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CLS Shooting Brake Is Launched In Australia

Long seen online but now finally available in the flesh, well-heeled Australians finally have a chance to bring home the CLS shooting brake. Recently launched down under, the CLS shooting brake will be available in both gas and diesel versions. As a CLS350, the slope-backed shooting brake will have for its engine a 3.5 liter V6 belting out 225 kW, or 301 horsepower to you Imperials. Just as interesting, and definitely more frugal, is the CLS250 CDI. This turbocharged four has an output of 150 kW and almost 370 lb ft. of torque. The torque output is about 90 lb ft. higher than the gasoline version, which would make it… Continue Reading »

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A View Of A CLS Concept Ute

Theophilus Chin is a Singapore-based Malaysian whose skills in digital manipulation is channeled into what he calls “car chopping”. Much like other artists who take today’s digital tools and let their imaginations roam, Theophilus has come up with a rendering of a CLS that has been transformed into a ute. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a quintessentially Australian variation of what we would call pickups. But not quite. See, ute drivetrains and chassis have more components in common with cars than with trucks, which is how utility pickups are known to the rest of the world. Chin’s rendering undoubtedly bastardizes the lines of the CLS, but compared… Continue Reading »

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Brabus Presents Its CLS Shooting Brake

The CLS Shooting Brake has only been recently released and already, premium Mercedes tuner Brabus has released its version.  In its most powerful version, Brabus has seen to upgrade the 5.5 liter’s output to almost 620 horsepower with a corresponding bump in torque to 737 foot-pounds. This was primarily done with a revised ECU and charge air cooler. Consequently, maximum velocity in this speed-delimited car is 320 km/hr or almost 200 miles per hour.  To complement this performance, Brabus has partnered with Bilstein in developing a suspension kit that offers revised rates to take advantage of the higher engine output. True to form, Brabus has equipped the CLS Shooting Brake… Continue Reading »

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2013 Mercedes-Benz Shooting Brake Spotted, Practically Unshrouded

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake model has been spotted in the wild, practically without any camouflage to mask the car’s design from the public. It appears very much like the non-AMG version that was spotted a while back at the Nurburgring. Still, we all know that what’s most important about this variant is the 5.5L twin-turbo V8 engine beneath its hood. With this surprise appearance of the upcoming CLS 63, people can expect only minor cosmetic revisions on the final model that reaches showrooms. It’s got the CLS line’s characteristic flair, with its wide wheel arches, quad exhausts, aggressive bumper design up front, and large alloy wheels…. Continue Reading »

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“Amy” Crash Video Demonstrates CLS Safety

Seeing is believing, so they say. And what better way to demonstrate the safety of Mercedes-Benz cars than to show a seemingly wrecked CLS that protected its occupants, including the family dog. Mercedes’ spot is called “Amy”, which is the name of the dog accompanying its owners when they crashed in their CLS last year. The voice over asks if Amy was lucky to walk away from the crash. And when you see the damage to the Mercedes, it’s certainly bad. But the voice says that luck had nothing to do with the survivors walking away. By implication, it’s the excellence of Mercedes’ engineering and safety features that allowed the… Continue Reading »

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CLS Shooting Brake Caught At The Ring

Seen testing recently at the Nurburgring is the estate version of the groundbreaking CLS design that represented a fresh wave of thinking for Mercedes-Benz. Although it has been called a shooting brake, it strictly is not in the traditional form of the body style that was representative of the shape some decades back. At any rate, it does conform to the family shape of the CLS as evidenced by the latest set of pictures. By testing it at the Nurburgring, Mercedes is in fact previewing the model to the public. The carmaker would have known that the legions of photographers at the famous track would be sure to take pictures… Continue Reading »

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CLS Shooting Brake Spied Testing

Looking very much like the renderings that made it all over the net last year, Mercedes-Benz’s CLS Shooting Brake as been caught testing in the wild. As shooting brakes go, Mercedes’ CLS is stretching the description out a bit, but Estate seems a bit too dated for the radical 4-door coupe that was met with much acclaim when it was introduced. At any rate, the appearance of CLS Shooting Brake bodes well for fans of the rakish design introduced by the CLS coupe. Since the CLS profile calls for a sloping back, Mercedes also seems to have followed that design imperative to the shooting brake variant. Although this does limit… Continue Reading »

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