• Apr 23, 2010
Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Break concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

The shooting break (yes, it's 'break,' not 'brake', according to M-B's marketers) design isn't something new – we've seen it before in smaller vehicles like the original BMW Z3 M Coupe. Today, though, Mercedes-Benz takes the shooting break concept one step further with the addition of two rear doors and a healthy dose of next-generation style. It's the CLS Shooting Break Concept, folks. Think of this as the four-door coupe for the wagon segment.

The exterior design is awash with swoopy shapes that mimic both coupe and hatchback/wagon elements. Full LED headlamps and sharp 20-inch wheels round off the whole outside package, and if we're honest, we really like it.

Under the hood lies a direct-injected 3.5-liter V6 capable of producing 306 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque (the exact same output as a Cadillac CTS, for what it's worth). Mercedes-Benz hasn't released estimates, but the automaker says that the concept car "sets new standards among the competition in terms of fuel consumption."

Scroll through our gallery below to see live shots of the CLS Shooting Break Concept direct from the floor of the Beijing Motor Show.




Live photos by Sam Abuelsamid / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      306hp, 273ft-lbs seems much better than the 280hp 260ft-lbs from the 3.6 pentastar
      • 4 Years Ago
      THIS MERCEDES IS LIKE NO OTHER, BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE CANT AFFORD IT HERE IN AMERICA. MOST OF THE PEOPLE need health care and affordable gas NOT luxury cars.
      randy
      • 4 Years Ago
      I LOVE MERCEDES BENZ, I REALY LIKE THE NEW ONE. I HOPE ITS NOT MADE IN CHINA. I HAVE C280 VERY GOOD IT MADE IN GERMANY ILOVE IT. I HATE MADE IN CHINA.
      • 4 Years Ago
      4 door coupe sedans, 4 door coupe SUV's (X6), and now 4 door coupe wagons. Great.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I wonder if there will be a 4-door coupe minivan....

        oh wait... the R-class...


        never mind.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Wasn't the Renault Avantime the first coupe MPV?
      • 4 Years Ago
      The dropping side window and rear arch upswing make the butt look dumpy.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Really ugly nose
      • 4 Years Ago
      Vanilla with a nine is a more of modern take on shooting break, but such a bs term for posers. "Calling break", "potty break", "latte break" all fit the set buying these uglies.

      "Gunshots rang out like a bell
      I grabbed my nine all I heard were shells"

      • 4 Years Ago
      Mercedes should replace the R-Class altogether with this sold as the CLS Wagon.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love wagons, but this one is a bit overstyled for my taste.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Big freaking deal! Dodge did this 4 years ago " The Magnum".
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just to clarify. Sedans are now called coupes. Station wagons are called crossovers. SUV's are sometimes called SAV's. Shooting brakes are called shooting breaks and are now four doors.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Finbarr O'Neill said something like: "We used to build station wagons. We'd tell customers that we build station wagons and then customers would buy the product because they need station wagons.

        Now we build a station wagon but we call it a 'segment-shifting active sports touring thingamajig crossover transport vehicle' and they buy it because it's a station wagon."
      • 4 Years Ago
      Again with the "coupe" stuff...its not a coupe. And again, Mercedes will please name your cars, not use the cop out alphanumerics.
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