Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class CLS 350d AMG Line Premium Plus Auto with 360 Camera, Command Sat Nav. 3.0 Diesel Automatic 5 door Saloon (2016) available from County Motor Works Vauxhall

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19 Inch AMG Multispoke Alloys Wheels, Premium Plus Pack with Power Open And Close Tailgate, Command Sat Nav, 360 Degree Surround Camera, Front And Rear Parking Sensors, FM, DAB Radio, Bluetooth, Harman Kardon Sound System, Power Adjustable Front Seats with Memory for Seats and Mirrors, Leather Multi Function Steering Wheel, Front And Rear Frameless Electric Windows, Keyless Start and Entry, Electric Folding Mirrors, Driving Mode Settings, Heated Front Seats, Daytime Running Lights, Xenon Headlights.

30/09/2016

25400

Automatic

Diesel

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Body Glass

Electric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinch, Heated windscreen wash system, Rain sensor windscreen wipers, Tinted glass

Brakes

ABS with Brake Assist, Adaptive brake system, Brake calipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering + perforated brake discs, ESP with ASR, Hill start assist

Carpets/Rugs

AMG floormats

Communication

Bluetooth interface for hands free telephone

Driver Aids

Active park assist with parktronic system, Attention assist, Collision prevention assist plus, Speed sensitive power steering

Driver Convenience

Remote boot release

Driver Information

COMAND online HDD Nav with media interface, radio/CD/DVD/MP3, 8" screen, linguatronic, 10GB music register, memory card slot, smartphone integration, Multi function trip computer, Outside temperature gauge, Service indicator (ASSYST PLUS), Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto

Driving Mirrors

Auto dimming door mirrors, Auto dimming rear view mirror, Elec heated + adjust door mirrors, Electric folding door mirrors

Engine

Diesel particulate filter

Entertainment

DAB Digital radio, Harman Kardon sound system with 14 speakers and amplifier, SD card slot, USB/aux input socket

Exterior Body Features

AMG bodystyling, Body coloured bumpers, Chrome door handles, Electric glass sunroof, Illuminated door handles, Radiator grille with integral star and 1 louvre in diamond design, Visible twin exhaust tailpipe in bumper

Exterior Lights

Adaptive brake lights, Automatic headlights with high beam assist, Front fog lights, Headlight washers, Intelligent LED headlight system with active cornering lights, LED daytime running lights, LED rear lights

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

Dual zone climate control

Interior Features

3 spoke flat bottom AMG steering wheel in nappa leather, Front and rear door pockets, Front centre armrest with storage compartment, Front cupholders, Height/reach adjust steering wheel, Illuminated glovebox, Leather gear knob, Lockable glovebox, Multi function steering wheel, Rear armrest with storage + cupholders, Sports pedals with stainless steel surfaces and rubber studs, Steering wheel gearshift paddles, Storage compartment under load area floor

Interior Lights

Ambient lighting, Courtesy light switch-on with door unlocking, Interior rear light/integral reading lights

Packs

Memory pack - CLS

Safety

Child proof door locks, Drivers knee airbag, Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags, Front and rear curtain airbags, Front side airbags, Pre-Safe anticipatory safety system, Rear seatbelt warning indicator, Tyre pressure monitoring system, Warning triangle and first aid kit

Seats

1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats, 2 rear head restraints, Adjustable lumbar support, AMG sports seats, Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor, Easy-pack folding rear seat backrests, Front height/angle adjust neck pro active head restraints, Front seat back map pockets, Heated front seats, Isofix rear child seat fastenings

Security

Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliser, Keyless Go access/ignition system, Locking wheel bolts, Remote central locking

Vanity Mirrors

Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

Wheels - Alloy

19" AMG multi spoke alloy wheels titanium grey

Wheels - Spare

Tyre repair kit

General

AdBlue: True
Badge Engine CC: 3.0
Badge Power: 258
Based On ID: N
Coin Description: d
Coin Series: AMG Line Pre Plus
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 44E
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 30
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: N
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: N
NCAP Safety Assist %: N
Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
Service Interval Mileage: 15500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
Vehicle Homologation Class: M1

Emissions - ICE

CO: 0.402
CO2 (g/km): 142
HC: N
HC+NOx: 0.087
Noise Level dB(A): 72
NOx: 0.047
Particles: 0.0007
Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft: DOHC
Catalytic Convertor: True
CC: 2987
Compression Ratio: 15.5:1
Cylinder Layout: V6
Cylinders: 6
Cylinders - Bore (mm): 83
Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 92
Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery: COMMON RAIL
Gears: 9 SPEED
Number of Valves: 24
Transmission: SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg): 51.4
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: True
EC Extra Urban (mpg): 56.5
EC Urban (mpg): 43.5

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs): 6.5
Engine Power - BHP: 258
Engine Power - KW: 190
Engine Power - PS: True
Engine Power - RPM: 3600
Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 457
Engine Torque - MKG: 63
Engine Torque - NM: 620
Engine Torque - RPM: 1600
Top Speed: 155

Tyres

Alloys?: True
Tyre Size Front: 255/35 R19
Tyre Size Rear: 285/30 R19
Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style: AMG MULTI SPOKE
Wheel Type: 19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height: 1418
Height (including roof rails): N
Length: 4937
Wheelbase: 2874
Width: 1881
Width (including mirrors): 2075

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 80
Gross Vehicle Weight: 2330
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 475
Max. Loading Weight: 485
Max. Roof Load: 100
Minimum Kerbweight: 1845
No. of Seats: 4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.18

SHOOTING FOR THE STARS (used) 24/08/2018

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

The Mercedes CLS-Class Shooting Brake is an estate version of the second generation version of the CLS four-door coupe and it sold between 2015 and 2017. A stylish combination of form and function, it's a more sporting, coupe-like take on the station wagon theme that delivers discreetly rewarding driving dynamics, a beautifully finished cabin and, perhaps most importantly of all, a level of practicality that CLS-owners might not expect. Something they wouldn't have wanted had that versatility diluted the style that sets this car apart. But it hasn't. Let's check this model out as a used buy.

Models

4dr luxury estate (2.1 diesel / 3.5V6 diesel / 5.5 V8 petrol)

History

The Shooting Brake. Isn't that just another word for an 'estate car'? Well no, not really. A Shooting Brake, in contrast, is more of an occasional and much more stylised load-lugger, loved by sportsman - and especially shooting parties (hence the name) - from the 1950s and 1960s, particularly here in Britain. A kind of 'estate coupe' if you like, which is why virtually 'shooting brake' designs up to this point have had only three doors. Princess Anne's Reliant Scimitar GTE from the Seventies was one of these, with similar cars like the Lancia Beta HPE, the Jaguar XJS Lynx Eventer and the Volvo 1800ES dating from the same era. In more recent times, the 'Shooting Brake' concept has made a comeback with designs like Ferrari's FF. But can it work with five doors as well as three? Back in 2015, Mercedes reckoned so and to make sure that potential buyers were aware of the fact, christened the estate derivative of the MK2 version of their executive CLS-Class model with the 'Shooting Brake' title. Though the name conjures up images of pheasant shooting and country pursuits, the reality is a car that aims to be something a lot more down to earth: an estate car for people who don't like estates. This five-door 'Shooting Brake' derivative sold alongside the existing four-door coupe between 2015 and 2017, but wasn't replaced when the third generation CLS was launched in 2018.

What You Get

Is this really some kind of sportscar? You could almost believe it. Like all MK2 era CLS-Class models, this Shooting Brake model's front end is modelled on that used in the SLS AMG supercar and is dominated by LED High Performance Headlamps, each fitted with no fewer than 71 jewel-like bulbs that twinkle at you at night as you pause to admire this futuristic shape in your driveway, from each angle sensing something different from the designer's pen. True, it won't be to everyone's taste but then, this isn't a car designed for everyone. Just a lucky few. At the side, the uninterrupted arc of the upper window line really does offer something of a coupe-like feel, despite all those doors. Under the skin, as with all second generation CLS models, many of the panels are crafted from aluminium, not just to copy the rival Audi A7 but primarily to achieve the efficiency targets that make this car so surprisingly affordable to run. Significant in their contribution here were the frameless aluminium doors, which save a full 24kgs over the steel-crafted rear portals offered in a comparable Mercedes E-Class from this era, allowing them to be opened and closed more easily, especially on an incline. At around 5m in length, this car is 16mm longer than a normal MK2 CLS four-door, but the really important difference is the way that this extension prolongs the height of the roofline to make this Shooting Brake a more comfortable proposition for rear seat passengers. In an ordinary MK2 CLS, taller back seat passengers have, to some extent at least, to pay the price for the coupe-style looks. That's less the case here. Even six-footers will be very comfortable. Provided they're not required to sit in the middle. Still, at least you can sit in the middle, something impossible in a four-door MK2 CLS where the two outer rear seats are separated by a veneered storage compartment, something which was common to all CLS-Class models before the launch of this Shooting Brake, making them inaccessible to family buyers. Here at last was one in which three children could be accommodated, though the middle part of the rear bench isn't the most comfortable perch. As with all cars in this segment, the back seat is styled to prioritise the comfort of just two people. Of course the other benefit conferred by that increased body length is an increased luggage bay, something you access via a standard-fit powered tailgate which glides upwards to reveal a hefty 590-litre luggage compartment that's the largest in the class. It's a versatile space too if you get a car whose original owner specified the optional Easy-Pack load securing system, which came with a protection plate to stop the rear loading sill from getting scratched. As an expensive option, original buyers could specify a designo hand-crafted American Cherry Wood luggage area floor, modelled on the kind of finish you find on a millionaire's Riva speed boat. This though, would rather limit your use of the versatility that ought to be one of the prime reasons for choosing this Shooting Brake bodystyle in the first place. And it is versatile. After all, push forward the 60/40 split folding rear backrest and up to 1,550-litres of luggage room is revealed, around 10% more than you'd get in an Audi A7 Sportback and about 20% more than in, say, a rival Porsche Panamera. And at the wheel? Well it's very grand indeed. From the immaculately hand-stitched leather dash top to the centre analogue clock borrowed from the S-Class and the matt-silver inlays around the air vents, everything in the wrap-around cockpit is all beautifully crafted - a very high end place to be. And fantastically comfortable too, even if you don't get a car fitted out with the sumptuous Dynamic Multicontour seats with their inbuilt massage function.

What You Pay

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What to Look For

Insist on a full Mercedes dealer service history, especially for the most recent models whose lengthy warranty - effectively for the life of the car - is dependent on proper servicing by an authorised agent. Check that all the accessories work and watch out for cosmetic damage which can be expensive to correct. These are popular family cars, so check for wear and tear in the rear. Also look for the usual signs of wheel kerbing and poorly repaired accident damage.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2015 CLS Shooting Brake 220 BlueTEC - Ex Vat) An air filter costs around £30-£38, an oil filter costs in the £6 to £11 bracket and a fuel filter costs around £20, though you could pay up to £82 for a pricier brand. Front brake pads sit in the £30 to £70 bracket for a set, while rear brake pads cost around £27-£44 for a set. Rear brake discs can cost as little as £54-£88. You'll pay around £205 for a front brake calliper and in the £315 bracket for a rear lamp. Wiper blades cost around around £10.

On the Road

If you come to this Mercedes expecting it to feel like a big executive estate car, then you'll be pleasantly surprised. As you should be. After all, the whole point of a 'Shooting Brake' is the delivery of sports coupe driving dynamics with extra carriage space. If the car in question doesn't manage that, then all it really is a sleekly styled estate car - like, say, a Jaguar XF Sportbrake or a BMW 5 Series Touring. To live up to its name, this CLS really has to offer a little more than that out on the road. And fortunately, it does. The low-set driving position suggests that, with a high fascia and an equally high waistline sweeping round to cocoon you in a luxurious but very focused cockpit. Show the car a corner and you'll appreciate steering that's direct and surprisingly incisive - very different from that of a comparable E-Class. Yes, there's body roll but you can't completely eliminate that on a car this big. What matters though is that this rear wheel drive Mercedes feels very agile for such a large vehicle, with impressive levels of grip - which is just as well given that unlike its two key competitors, BMW's 5 Series Gran Turismo and Audi's A7 Sportback, this car's chassis hasn't been developed to accept 4WD. Unlike those two cars, you don't get a wide range of petrol powerplants either, but that'll matter little as most buyers in the executive segment don't want them. Instead, the Shooting Brake range is built around the same two key diesel units fitted to most CLS-Class four-doors - a four cylinder 204bhp 250 CDI and a V6 265bhp 350 CDI. It's the larger of the two units we'd recommend. With the V6, pulling power is that much greater - 620 rather than 500Nm - which is important when you're dragging along almost two tonnes. Sixty two mph from rest here takes 6.6s, rather than 7.8s, and the top speed rises from 146 to 155mph. The V6 was also the only Shooting Brake variant that offered the option of the all-round AirMATIC air suspension set-up that automatically hugs the car a little closer to the tarmac for high speed work. More importantly, with full AirMATIC, you've got a set-up that can adjust itself to the way the car's being driven, reducing body roll if you're at speed on a twisty road but softening up the suspension and lowering the body if it senses you're racking up the motorway mileage that really represents this car's comfort zone. In 'Comfort' mode, it'll waft you along as if on a magic carpet: switch to 'Sport' and there's still a supple ride but suddenly it's matched to a sharp set of responses. Mind you, all Shooting Brake models ride pretty well, thanks in no small part to the fact that all are at least partly air-sprung, Mercedes having added a self-levelling AirMATIC system at the rear right across the range to cater for the unlikely scenario of this car being saddled with a heavy load. The flagship model in the range, the only one with petrol power, the 557bhp 63 AMG variant, which has 800Nm of torque and can be specced to go as fast as 186mph, has its own sportier suspension settings. Original buyers of lesser diesel versions could pretty much replicate these by opting to equip them with an 'AMG Sport' package that also included more responsive brakes and steering wheel paddle shifters for the silky-smooth 7G-TRONIC auto gearbox. When the weather turns nasty, you'll appreciate all manner of electronic cleverness. The way, for example, that the brake discs wipe themselves dry when you activate the windscreen wipers, so they'll be super-effective when you need them. Or the way the car help find you a parking bay, then automatically steer you into it - a real boon given the slightly restricted view out you get with the high waistline. But that's just the start. Depending on the spec you end up with, this CLS can see in the dark, read and display speed limit signs as you pass them, stop drowsy drivers from drifting out of lane, warn you of a car in your overtaking blind spot and autonomously brake to avoid a collision. But it's the LED High Performance headlamp system that we like most. Not only can it automatically dip your full beam for you at night to help with oncoming traffic but it can even sense the car in front and dip the minimum to avoid dazzle. Then as you draw near, the beam will move towards the centre of the road to help illuminate your overtaking path. Cleverness that really works.

Overall

If you always liked the idea of a Mercedes CLS-Class but always thought it would require too many practical compromises, then this Shooting Brake version may well be your ideal car. It'll fit into the way you live, rather than obliging you to create a lifestyle that suits it. But it'll still offer up a unique driveway statement in the way that a CLS has always done. In fact, arguably a more distinctive one. The name may be a nod to past hunting wagons of the landed gentry but the concept is very much of our time: a large estate that doesn't drive like one, that's exquisitely finished, practically configured and affordable to run, if not to buy in the first place. It is very much, as we said at the beginning, the estate for people who wouldn't normally buy such a thing. And that makes it a very special car indeed.

CLASS COUNTS (used) 13/07/2018

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

Let's see if this is you. You've done pretty well in life and you've earned the right to a prestigious executive car. You'd rather like a Mercedes-Benz - but not a dull-looking one like the guy over the road drives. If that three-pointed star could be mounted on the bonnet of something that cuts more of a dash - something a little more cutting edge - you'd be interested. And you'd be Mercedes CLS-Class target market. A cross between saloon and a coupe, this model has long pioneered an appealing niche within the executive sector as a highly distinctive proposition with comfortable room for four but styling that suggests otherwise. Though extremely refined and silky smooth on the road, it also has a subtly sportier flavour than the E-Class on which it's based, especially in the faster, more efficient and more sophisticated improved second generation form we look at here as a potential used buy.

Models

4dr luxury saloon/Coupe (2.1 diesel / 3.5V6 diesel / 5.5 V8 petrol)

History

It sounds a simple concept: combining the elegance and dynamism of a coupe with the comfort and functionality of a saloon. This car though, was the first to perfect it - the Mercedes CLS-Class. It's been around since 2004, with this second generation version launched in 2011, before being further perfected in the improved form we're going to look at here, which was introduced in 2014. It sold until the new MK3 version arrived in early 2018 and buyers were offered four-door coupe and 'Shooting Brake' estate body styles.

What You Get

There's a choice of either a booted four-door 'Coupe' bodystyle or the avant garde 'Shooting Brake' estate version. Either way, under the skin, the CLS remains essentially a conventional Mercedes E-Class executive model beneath sweeping bodywork that leaves it slightly lower and longer. In MK2 guise, its proportions stayed the much same as before, the original version's distinctive long bonnet, narrow-look side windows and dynamic roofline sweeping back towards the rear all being carried over. Yet at the same time, Mercedes changed quite a lot for this second generation version, these improvements relating not only to style but also to substance. Many of the panels on the MK2 CLS are crafted from aluminium, not just to copy the rival Audi A7 Sportback but primarily to achieve the lightness necessary for this car to be faster, yet more frugal than its predecessor. Actually, as it happens, it's almost exactly the same weight as the original 2004-vintage version, but given that this second generation model is not only longer and wider but also packed with extra hi-tech equipment, that's no mean feat. Significant in their contribution here have been the frameless aluminium doors, a full 24kgs less hefty than those of the MK1 model, which means they can be opened and closed more easily, especially on an incline. With all this going on outside, you could perhaps have excused Mercedes for taking the easy way out and simply sticking an E-Class interior in the cabin. In the first generation CLS, they probably should have done just that, for the vast plank of wood that ran across its dashboard wasn't the car's most appealing feature. Here though, a much classier result has been achieved that fully justifies the high prices being asked, a cabin even the crassest vulgarian wouldn't be able to ruin with extrovert choices from the endless options list. As for luggage space, well Mercedes is well aware that this car's closest competition comes from Audi A7 Sportback and BMW 5 Series GT models, hence the availability I mentioned earlier of a 'Shooting Brake' estate version to complement this booted model. This four-door offers 475-litres of space, a total you can improve if you've paid extra for a split folding rear backrest. You can also make more of if you specify a 55-litre Easy-Pack boot box which folds away under the parcel shelf and can be extended to various depths. If that's not enough, then the 'Shooting Brake' models offers 590-litres - or 1,550-litres with the backrest folded flat.

What You Pay

Refer to Car & Driving for an exact up-to-date valuation section. Click here and we will email it to you.

What to Look For

Insist on a full Mercedes dealer service history, especially for the most recent models whose lengthy warranty - effectively for the life of the car - is dependent on proper servicing by an authorised agent. Check that all the accessories work and watch out for cosmetic damage which can be expensive to correct. These are popular family cars, so check for wear and tear in the rear. Also look for the usual signs of wheel kerbing and poorly repaired accident damage.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2014 CLS 220 BlueTEC - Ex Vat) An air filter costs around £30-£38, an oil filter costs in the £6 to £11 bracket and a fuel filter costs around £20, though you could pay up to £82 for a pricier brand. Front brake pads sit in the £30 to £70 bracket for a set, while rear brake pads cost around £27-£44 for a set. Rear brake discs can cost as little as £54-£88. You'll pay around £205 for a front brake calliper and in the £315 bracket for a rear lamp. Wiper blades cost around around £10.

On the Road

On the road, the exact CLS experience you get will depend on whether you opt for a version with standard suspension. Or one with the extra-cost Airmatic air-suspended set-up. The basic steel spring system actually offers a very good blend of ride comfort and body control. Original buyers specifying your car could have this 'Direct Control' suspension in either softer 'Comfort' or tauter 'Sport' guises. The 'Airmatic' set-up though, really delivers the full CLS experience. Here, the ride can adjust itself to the way the car's being driven, reducing body roll if you're at speed on a twisty road but softening up the suspension and lowering the body if it senses you're racking up the motorway mileage that really represents this car's comfort zone. But it's the standard Multibeam LED headlamps that we think we like most. These are made up of 24 individual LED units dimmable in an astonishing 255 stages and controlled by a stereo camera mounted in the windscreen that also receives information about approaching road conditions from the sat nav system. The lights can stay in permanent main beam mode while adjusting their beam length to ensure that oncoming traffic isn't dazzled. They also include an advanced cornering feature that allows the light beam to swivel in anticipation of an approaching bend. On roundabouts, the headlamps also activate left and right-hand cornering modes so that both edges of the road are illuminated. It's all very 21st century. Time to talk about engines. All the ones on offer are reasonably pokey - even those of the two mainstream BlueTEC diesel variants that almost all CLS customers choose. The entry-level 2.1-litre four cylinder unit powerplant was cleaned up for this facelifted MK2 model and de-tuned from 204bhp to 177bhp - hence the badging change from 'CLS 250 CDI' to 'CLS 220 BlueTEC'. It's still quite acceptably rapid though, 400Nm of torque enough to deal with the 0-62mph sprint in 8.5s en route to 140mph. On to the six cylinder diesel option - the CLS 350 BlueTEC model we'd recommend. This powerplant arguably suits this car much better, with 258bhp on tap and, more importantly, over 50% more pulling power that wafts you to 62mph in just 6.6s and would demolish a long autobahn trip hovering at or hear its 152mph maximum. One of the key reasons for stretching to this variant though lies not with its extra grunt but with its gearbox. This was the only one of the improved second generation CLS-Class models that got the '9G-TRONIC' nine-speed auto transmission that Mercedes developed for this car.

Overall

There wasn't much wrong with the original second generation CLS-Class model, so with the mid-term update in 2014, not too much needed to be done to fix it. The introduction of the class leadingly-efficient CLS 220 BlueTEC version was probably the key change. A car of this kind that can manage over 56mpg in regular use and return under 130g/km of CO2 will certainly be tempting for many executives. Doubtless it would be more efficient still if Mercedes had engineered that particular variant to take the other key development made for this revised MK2 model CLS-Class range - the 9G-TRONIC nine-speed auto gearbox. Unfortunately, provision of that was limited to the impressive six cylinder CLS 350 BlueTEC diesel variant. Ultimately then, this is a very complete car indeed, provided you can afford its significant price premium. Once upon a time, people could admire a Mercedes, aspire to ownership, or respect what it did but they rarely formed an emotional bond with one. But then the CLS arrived and changed all that. As it still does.