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Mercedes reveals production ready CLS Shooting Brake

Mercedes-Benz has revealed new images of its production ready CLS Shooting Brake which will go on sale in the UK in November.

This estate version of the CLS four-door coupe, Mercedes refers to the new model as “a sports coupe with five doors and a roof that extends all the way to the rear”.

It’s a more image conscious proposition than the larger E-Class and fits in with Mercedes’ direction of appealing to younger customers.

View all the new images of the CLS Shooting Brake in AM's gallery section.

The Shooting Brake has 590 litres of load space, which expands to 1,550 litres with the rear seats folded down. The rear bench now sports three seats, in contrast to the normal CLS, set up as a strict two-seater in the rear.

Two diesel engines will be offered from launch in the UK. At the lower-powered end of the range there will be a four-cylinder 201bhp 250 CDI BlueEfficiency, that will manage 53.3mpg and 139g/km of CO2.

The other engine is the 350 CDI V6 turbodiesel. The V6 car takes the 0-62mph sprint down to 6.6 seconds.

The CLS Shooting Brake won’t be available with a manual gearbox, all models will come with a seven-speed 7G Tronic auto transmission with stop-start as standard.

A petrol version of the CLS Shooting Brake will be introduced as an AMG which will come with a 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8.

Official prices have not been revealed but it’s expected the CLS Shooting Brake will be priced around the £48,000 mark.

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