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Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake...Your View?

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by 300SL, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. 300SL

    300SL Senior Member

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    Now, when I first saw the CLS Shooting Brake, I just thought it was another niche created by MB as that have done in the past, e.g. the R-Class (?). Also, when I first saw it, I didn't think it looked that good.

    However, it has grown on me. I think it now looks excellent. The more I see it online, the more I like; not to mention that wood floor in the boot as an option. I really like that.

    Is it just me? Or do others think this? What's your view?
     
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    No, not just you - Steve (ST4) would like to have its babies if he could ;-) Seriously though he happily have it as his next car if he could. Can't blame him, it's a unique blend of performance and practicality with AMG style :cool: What more could you want or need? Admittedly I'm still not quite there yet - hankering after an AMG CL as my next one, but if I ever did get enough disposable cash together then as a 'family car' I think it would be a hoot to say the least :D

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    Words cannot describe how badly I want one and the lengths I'll go to ensure I have one.

    The CLS will drive like a C class but has the trim of an S class and with estate levels of practicality.

    I am it's biggest fan!!!
     
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    I have just waited several years for CLS prices to fall into my range and took ownership of a gorgeous 2008 model 4 weeks ago.
    I guess I have another 4 years to wait but I WILL own a shooting brake CLS !
    Just as the lines of the original CLS completely captivated me, the shooting brake has done it again.
     
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    I've driven two 219 CLS cars. Much stiffer body shell so very nice to drive. The 218 is stiffer than the E class on which it's based so will be a joy on the road and as an SB more than the car you could ever need or want:)
     
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    I am tempted by it now as well. I am suprised it grew on me. Possible new family car?
     
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    Its a lovely car
     
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    I personally think it is pure porn on 4 wheels!!
    Now, if someone would like a kidney or liver in exchange i'd gladly offer one up. The fact it has 5 seats makes it perfect. I love the CLS, but impractical with 4 seats.........5 and tailgate........hmmmmmmmm oooooooooo argggggghhhhhhhhhh







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    Get one, tell us all about it and how wonderful it is to make me very green with envy...
     
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    I've had a good luck around the 350 in Manchester a couple of times, I like the looks a great deal and if it had been available earlier this year I might have gone for one instead of my 911. Not sure if I'd go to one from my 911 but I like it enough to think about it.
     
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    Lovely car but . . . . strange name? Shooting Brake? I dont get it? :confused:
     
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    I passed one on the autoroute heading toward Calais yesterday morning and I couldn't work out what it was - I thought it said CLS on the back but I thought "How can that be?" so I was going to post on here.

    Anyway - it looked excellent! Thumbs up from me.
     
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    Google??? Thats an even worse name for a car! :)

    Just looked it up. But to someone who doesnt know the background to the name I still say its a strange. But there are worse names for cars. Renault Wind anyone?:)

    To me Shooting Brake sounds as if there is something 'wrong' with the car.

    Lovely car all the same :)
     
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    Its a glorified estate car that resembles a herse ... none too keen obviously :shock:

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