‘SHOOTING FOR THE STARS’
Added 24th August, 2018
By Jonathan Crouch
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.