Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake: Wooden luggage compartment floor







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: December 6, 2012
Categories: Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Inspired by exclusive yachts

Mercedes-Benz CLS

An extravagant feature inspired by the interiors of exclusive yachts is the designo wooden luggage compartment floor, which serves to underscore the hand-crafted nature of the interior. Cherry tree wood is a classic among fine wood varieties and contrasts perfectly with the inlaid smoked oak and aluminium rails.

This affords the luggage compartment a touch of elegance normally found on yachts, combined with the exciting worlds of technology and precision craftsmanship. The wood is characterised by its flexibility and elasticity, as well as its density and fine texture.

For the American cherry wood luggage compartment floor, specially selected veneer sheets are glued and pressed by hand in five layers to attain a high level of dimensional stability.  The blanks are milled to their exact format using a CNC machine and the surfaces are ground smooth and impregnated to bring out the wood's natural beauty.

Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake

Dark fumed oak inlays, precision-cut in narrow three-millimetre strips using laser technology, lend a definitive finishing touch to the design of the luggage compartment floor. Four lavishly produced aluminium rails feature a brushed finish and rubber inserts, and not only help to protect the wooden floor but also feature anti-slip properties. The designo wood luggage compartment floor is available in combination with the EASY-PACK load-securing kit.