2012 Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake by Lorinser review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 24 December 2012 , 15:12:41 byEmil

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Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake by Lorinser

The German model the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake was doing just fine, but then, tuning company Lorinser has decided to offer even more and improve it with their upgrade program. The collaboration between Lorinser and Mercedes-Benz goes way back in 1981 and since then they have developed and manufactured different products to improve the German models. After applying the upgrade program, the results were quite impressive both in terms of looks and sound. The new Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake features lift-reducing aerodynamic components, enhanced performance and a lot of interior modifications. To transfer the power to the road, the engineers have offered 19- and 20-inch alloy wheels.

The tuners have managed to combine efficient aerodynamics with dynamic design offering great styling with optimized air flow across the outline of the vehicle. The body components offered by Lorinser, together with the rear skirt ensure reduced lift while providing a new, attractive overall appearance. The price for the body kit which is mounted on the serial attachment points was established at EUR6.176. The kit contains different elements like for example, improved ECUs for the Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 BlueEFFICIENCY which lead to an engine output of 322 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. Now the model is capable of reaching a top speed of 265 km/h up from 250 km/h. The output of the 350 CDI also increases to 305 horsepower and 695 Nm of torque. There is more to this. The tuner provides Lorinser sport rear silencers that have been aligned to the different performance kits.

The new Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake features new suspension springs which lower the center of gravity of the sport limousine by 25 mm on the front and rear axles. The tuner did not forget about the interior either and provided a lot of stylish accessories like aluminum pedals and door sills with the Lorinser logo.