Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake Spied Testing

Mike Stevens | May 21, 2012

Mercedes-Benz's upcoming CLS Shooting Brake, a streamlined wagon version of the new CLS four-door coupe, has been spied testing in Europe once again.

Based on the CLS and previewed by the earlier Shooting Brake concept, the sleek wagon will be built alongside the CLS and the E-Class at Mercedes' production plant in Singdelfingen, Germany.

“The decision to build the CLS Shooting Brake underscores the leading role of Mercedes-Benz in regards of innovative passenger car concepts and design - and that is exactly what the customers expect from us,” Mercedes boss Dieter Zetsche said.

Although the luxury carmaker is keeping mum on the sporty wagon's finer details, power options are likely to come from the same petrol and diesel engines available with the new CLS.

The sedan range opens with the 150kW 2.1 litre four-cylinder diesel CDI BlueEfficiency model, topping out with a 305kW petrol V8.

A top-shelf AMG version of the CLS Shooting Brake has also been spied recently, and power here will likely be drawn from the same 386kW 5.5 litre bi-turbo V8 engine powering the sedan version.

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  • Paddy says,
    3 years ago
    This looks so much like a Legacy!!
    • Cracks says,
      3 years ago
      Are you blind or crazy? Nothing like it from any angle.
    • Smart us says,
      3 years ago
      what Legacy?
      • Balthazaaaaaaaargh says,
        3 years ago
        The Liberty is known as the Legacy everywhere else
  • Smart us says,
    3 years ago
    what Shooting break means anyway - its just a wagon
    • rod says,
      3 years ago
      a "shooting brake" was the name given to a (sometimes horse drawn) carriage used by country folk when they loaded up their guns and went a-huntin'. When you look at the Mercedes above, you can instantly see why it is called a shootin brake. No? Cant see the resemblance? No, neither can anyone else! A ridiculous expression that modern journos just seem to want to use at every available opportunity.
      • Mike Stevens
        Mike Stevens [TMR] says,
        3 years ago
        G'day Rod,

        Let's not get carried away with bagging the journos (as popular as it is) - Shooting Brake is the name of the concept, and it's expected to be the name of the car.

        We're not in the business of beating carmakers up over essentially trivial things, so we roll with whatever the badge says (although we do poke fun from time to time).



        Cheers,

        Mike Stevens
        News Editor
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