2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake combines innovative design, technology, and highest-quality materials, representing the company name. The shooting brake is a historic term which has evolved into a synonymous name for a vehicle which combines the features of a station wagon, and a coupe.

Mercedes-Benz has created the elite sports car, with seating for five, and a large rear compartment for luggage. The Shooting Brake is designed for those who want a different look, but do not want to compromise on sportiness, style, comfort, or storage space.


General Info
Vehicle Type: Wagon Base Price: NA
Engine: Twin Turbo V8 Displacement: 4.6 Liter
Horsepower: 408 HP Max RPM: 5000 RPM
Torque: 443 lb-ft Transmission: 7G Tronic Automatic
0-60 mph: 5.3 seconds Maximum Speed: 155 mph (249 km/h)

Engine Variants

There are four engine variants to choose from in the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake. The CLS 250 CDI 2.1 liter, 4 cylinder diesel engine provides 204 horsepower, while the CLS 350 CDI 3.0 liter, V-6 offers 256 horsepower.

The 350 CLS 3.5 liter, V-6 gas engine offers 306 horsepower, and the 550 CLS 4.6 liter, V-8, twin-turbocharged gas engine offers 408 horsepower. The Shooting Brake can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in 7.8 seconds, and 5.3 seconds, with a top speed of 155 miles per hour.

The Shooting Brake comes with automatic transmission featuring 7G-TRONIC PLUS, with ECO start and stop function, providing fuel and emission economy. The air suspension is automatically adjustable, ensuring proper handling when cargo is being transported. Electromechanical direct steering ensures comfort and sportiness in driving agility. The efficient and powerful drive systems equal driving pleasure and agility, with environmental responsibility.


The CLS Shooting Brake uses lighter aluminum construction to provide better aerodynamics which contributes to its efficiency. The long hood, narrow window line, with frameless side windows flow continuously. It is hardly evident that there are four doors and a tailgate upon first glance. The elongated roof flows back aerodynamically to the electric EASY-PACK tailgate.


The interior is designed with high-quality materials, with optional details for personal preferences. The porcelain interior color, with optional two-tone leather adds luxury, and can be trimmed in satin or high-gloss metal. The rear compartment seating provides room for three passengers, and offers more headroom than the CLS Coupe. The Quickfold back seats fold individually, to allow space availability in the luggage compartment.

The luggage compartment extends to a capacity of 54.7 cubic feet of space. The floor of the compartment is lined with carpeting, and there is an option for a wooden floor. The cherry tree wood veneers with smoked oak inlays refine the design. Brushed aluminum strips may be added to protect the floor, while keeping luggage from sliding.

Added Features

The optional full LED headlights use a unique system which is not yet available in any other vehicle. The Intelligent Light System, with Adaptive Highbeam Assist can adjust lighting to maximum viewing ease in all types of light.

The Driving Assistance package Plus offers DISTRONIC PLUS, PRE-SAFE Brake, Active Parking Assist, and ATTENTION ASSIST to make the car both safe and comfortable. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake is a five-door coupe which does not lack in luxury and efficiency, but also offers the sporty feel and agility in driving pleasure.