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Mercedes-Benz CLS X218 Shooting Brake Station Wagon (2012-2014)

Neo score 79%

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Product Overview

Mercedes-Benz CLS X218 Shooting Brake is an executive station wagon in production from 2012 to 2014, whereupon it received a facelift. It was available with a range of V8, V6, and inline-4 engines that displaced 2.1 to 5.5 liters.
Based on the C218 CLS-Class, the X218 Shooting Brake is supposed to be a more premium alternative to the E-Class Wagon. However, while Mercedes did make the vehicle appear more premium on the outside, it did economize on the chassis and suspensions. Notably, the X218 uses MacPherson strut front suspensions, even though this vehicle can cost as much as an S-Class sedan.
Still, the X218 CLS Shooting Brake is not an unattractive car by any means: It has a narrower selection of engines, and all are paired to a 7-speed 7G-Tronic automatic transmissions, which at this point has received two revisions and are much more reliable than at its initial release a decade ago.
Mercedes-Benz has made a good effort in aerodynamics, with a decent 0.28 coefficient of drag to show for it.

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What we found**

Neo score 79% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Wonderful M157 engine in the AMG models
  • Improved 7G-Tronic automatic transmission
Cons
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
  • Design is an acquired taste

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Specifications

CLS 250 CDICLS 350CLS 350 CDICLS 350 CDI 4MATICCLS 500CLS 500 4MATICCLS 63 AMGCLS 63 AMG 4MATICCLS 63 AMG S 4MATIC

Capacity

Cargo Capacity590 L / 20.8 cu-ft ~ 1550 L / 54.7 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity10.4 L / 11.0 qt9.6 L / 10.1 qt10.8 L / 11.4 qt10.8 L / 11.4 qt12.3 L / 13.0 qt12.3 L / 13.0 qt
Engine Oil Capacity6.5 L / 6.9 qt6.5 L / 6.9 qt8.0 L / 8.5 qt8.0 L / 8.5 qt8.0 L / 8.5 qt8.0 L / 8.5 qt8.5 L / 9.0 qt8.5 L / 9.0 qt8.5 L / 9.0 qt
Fuel Capacity59.0 L / 15.6 gal80.0 L / 21.1 gal59.0 L / 15.6 gal59.0 L / 15.6 gal80.0 L / 21.1 gal80.0 L / 21.1 gal66.0 L / 17.4 gal66.0 L / 17.4 gal66.0 L / 17.4 gal
Payload525 kg / 1157 lbs600 kg / 1323 lbs525 kg / 1157 lbs525 kg / 1157 lbs525 kg / 1157 lbs525 kg / 1157 lbs575 kg / 1268 lbs535 kg / 1179 lbs535 kg / 1179 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | FrontVentilated discs
Brakes | RearDiscVentilated discsDiscDiscDiscVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs
Power SteeringElectric Steering
Suspension | FrontMacPherson strut
Suspension | RearMulti-link
Tire Size245/45 R17245/45 R17245/45 R17245/45 R17255/40 R18255/40 R18255/35 ZR19 XL, 285/30 ZR19 XL255/35 ZR19 XL, 285/30 ZR 19 XL255/35 ZR19 XL, 285/30 ZR19 XL
Turning Circle11.3 m / 37.0 ft11.3 m / 37.0 ft11.3 m / 37.0 ft11.3 m / 37.0 ft11.3 m / 37.0 ft11.3 m / 37.0 ft11.3 m / 37.2 ft11.8 m / 38.5 ft11.8 m / 38.5 ft

Construction

Body Style5-door Station Wagon

Dimensions

Size | Height1416 mm / 55.7 in
Size | Length4956 mm / 195.1 in
Size | Width1881 mm / 74.1 in1881 mm / 74.1 in | 2075 mm / 81.7 in (mirror unfolded)1881 mm / 74.1 in1881 mm / 74.1 in1881 mm / 74.1 in1881 mm / 74.1 in1881 mm / 74.1 in1881 mm / 74.1 in1881 mm / 74.1 in
Track Width | Front1596.0 mm / 62.8 in
Track Width | Rear1626.0 mm / 64.0 in
Weight1865.0 kg / 4111.6 lbs1755.0 kg / 3869.1 lbs1910.0 kg / 4210.8 lbs1970.0 kg / 4343.1 lbs1955.0 kg / 4310.0 lbs2005.0 kg / 4420.3 lbs1955.0 kg / 4310.0 lbs2025.0 kg / 4464.4 lbs2025.0 kg / 4464.4 lbs
Wheel Size17 in8.5J x 1717 in17 in18 in18 in19 in19 in19 in
Wheelbase2874 mm / 113.1 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h7.8 sec6.7 sec6.6 sec6.7 sec5.0 sec4.9 sec4.3 sec3.8 sec3.7 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph7.4 sec6.4 sec6.3 sec6.4 sec4.8 sec4.7 sec4.1 sec3.6 sec3.5 sec
CO2 Emission143 ~ 139 g/km169 ~ 172 g/km162 ~ 159 g/km176 ~ 174 g/km216 ~ 214 g/km231 ~ 229 g/km235 g/km248 g/km248 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag0.29
Fuel Economy5.4 L/100km / 43.6 MPG (combined) | 6.4 L/100km / 36.8 MPG (urban) | 4.8 L/100km / 49.0 MPG (highway)7.3 L/100km / 32.2 MPG (combined) | 9.7 L/100km / 24.2 MPG (urban) | 5.8 L/100km / 40.6 MPG (highway)6.1 L/100km / 38.6 MPG (combined) | 7.5 L/100km / 31.4 MPG (urban) | 5.4 L/100km / 43.6 MPG (highway)6.7 L/100km / 35.1 MPG (combined) | 8.0 L/100km / 29.4 MPG (urban) | 6.0 L/100km / 39.2 MPG (highway)9.3 L/100km / 25.3 MPG (combined) | 12.8 L/100km / 18.4 MPG (urban) | 7.2 L/100km / 32.7 MPG (highway)9.9 L/100km / 23.8 MPG (combined) | 13.4 L/100km / 17.6 MPG (urban) | 7.9 L/100km / 29.8 MPG (highway)10.1 L/100km / 23.3 MPG (combined) | 14.0 L/100km / 16.8 MPG (urban) | 7.8 L/100km / 30.2 MPG (highway)10.6 L/100km / 22.2 MPG (combined) | 14.4 L/100km / 16.3 MPG (urban) | 8.4 L/100km / 28.0 MPG (highway)10.6 L/100km / 22.2 MPG (combined) | 14.4 L/100km / 16.3 MPG (urban) | 8.4 L/100km / 28.0 MPG (highway)
Top Speed235.0 km/h / 146.0 mph250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
Towing Capacity750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Emission StandardEuro 5Euro 5Euro 5Euro 5Euro 5Euro 5Euro 6Euro 6Euro 6
EngineOM 651.924M 276.952OM 642.854, OM 642.858OM 642.854, OM 642.858M 278.922M 278.922M 157.981M 157.981M 157.981
Engine | Bore92.9 mm / 3.7 in
Engine | Compression Ratio16.2:112.0:115.5:115.5:110.5:110.5:110.0:110.0:110.0:1
Engine | Displacement2.1 L / 130.8 cu-in / 2143.0 cc3.5 L / 213.5 cu-in / 3498.0 cc3.0 L / 182.3 cu-in / 2987.0 cc3.0 L / 182.3 cu-in / 2987.0 cc4.7 L / 284.6 cu-in / 4663.0 cc4.7 L / 284.6 cu-in / 4663.0 cc5.5 L / 333.3 cu-in / 5461.0 cc5.5 L / 333.3 cu-in / 5461.0 cc5.5 L / 333.3 cu-in / 5461.0 cc
Engine | Power204.0 hp / 152.1 kW @ 3800 rpm306.0 hp / 228.2 kW @ 6500 rpm265.0 hp / 197.6 kW @ 3800 rpm265.0 hp / 197.6 kW @ 3800 rpm408.0 hp / 304.2 kW @ 5000-5750 rpm408.0 hp / 304.2 kW @ 5000-5750 rpm557.0 hp / 415.4 kW @ 5500 rpm557.0 hp / 415.4 kW @ 5500 rpm585.0 hp / 436.2 kW @ 5500 rpm
Engine | Specific Output95.2 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in87.5 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in88.7 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in88.7 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in87.5 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in87.5 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in102.0 hp/L / 1.7 hp/cu-in102.0 hp/L / 1.7 hp/cu-in107.1 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke86.0 mm / 3.4 in
Engine | Torque500 Nm / 368.8 lb-ft @ 1600-1800 rpm370 Nm / 272.9 lb-ft @ 3500-5250 rpm620 Nm / 457.3 lb-ft @ 1600-2400 rpm620 Nm / 457.3 lb-ft @ 1600-2400 rpm600 Nm / 442.5 lb-ft @ 1600-4750 rpm600 Nm / 442.5 lb-ft @ 1600-4750 rpm720 Nm / 531.0 lb-ft @ 1750-5250 rpm720 Nm / 531.0 lb-ft @ 1750-5250 rpm800 Nm / 590.0 lb-ft @ 1750-5000 rpm
Engine | TypeTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged commonrail diesel V6 engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged commonrail diesel V6 engine with 4 values per cylinderBi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 engine with 4 values per cylinderBi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 engine with 4 values per cylinderBi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 engine with 4 values per cylinderBi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears7-speed
Transmission | TypeAutomatic 7G-TRONIC PLUSAutomatic 7G-TRONIC PLUSAutomatic 7G-TRONIC PLUSAutomatic 7G-TRONIC PLUSAutomatic 7G-TRONIC PLUSAutomatic 7G-TRONIC PLUSAutomatic SpeedshiftAutomatic SpeedshiftAutomatic Speedshift

Production

Availability2012 ~ 2014

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