• Aug 13, 2010
Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Break concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Oh, Mercedes. When will you learn that the CLC was just a bad idea? BMW did so with the chopped-trunk 318ti, but Mercedes seems determined to make its counterpart work. To that end, the Silver Star automaker is reportedly working on a new derivative.

Drawing its inspiration from the CLS Shooting Break concept (pictured above) and its underpinnings from the B-Class, the CLC Shooting Brake (hopefully they'll get the spelling right this time) is expected to slot in below the C-Class Estate wagon, but presumably with a svelter roofline.

That doesn't mean they'll get the door count right though: the jury's still out on whether it'll be a proper shooting brake with three doors (like the existing CLC, but longer) or five doors like a conventional wagon. Engine options, meanwhile, are tipped to revolve around turbocharged fours, ranging from 108 horsepower and 1.2 liters to a 272-hp CLC22 AMG with 4Matic all-wheel drive. Sources expect the CLC Shooting Brake to arrive around September 2013.




[Sources: Autobild]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      In simple terms, it's a hatchback?
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Shooting-brake".

      • 4 Years Ago
      I think I just threw up in my mouth a little
        • 4 Years Ago
        Downranked for being 2006.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Actually the CLC was not a good seller internationally nor was the C230 kompressor coupe that preceded it. But honestly it's irrelevant because I highly doubt that this is more than just a rumor. I think Mercedes needs to stop continuing to exploit the silver star by allowing vehicles that are not worthy of the brand to adorn it's once prestigious and desired emblem. An increase in the brands social perception would drive consumers to choose Merc over brands such as Audi who have taken large portions of Merc's market. Vehicles like the one rumored that we are discussing just work against that.
      • 4 Years Ago
      the amg version could be killer, screw audi with its gross tt and no s3 rs3 or golf r
      • 4 Years Ago
      There's a cheap Mercedes station wagon?

      The CLC might not have sold in the US, but that doesn't mean it didn't elsewhere. And BMW stopped producing the Compact (318ti) in 2004, but that was because the 1-series replaced it. You may recall that in other parts of the world the 1-series comes as a 3- or 5-door instead of the oddly-proportioned and tiny-trunked coupe the US gets.
      • 4 Years Ago
      You can get a station wagon, which is basically what it is, for much cheaper.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Since when was pricing announced?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Shooting Brake - 3 Door Hatchback

      Shooting Break - Wagon

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting-brake

      Sometimes it's good to research before making offhanded comments.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice.....but I'll take a Caddy over this.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have a shooting brake design - my R class / just throw that front end on it, though the new offering seems nice compared to the current front end, which I also don't mind. I still turn heads like this morning driving my barolo red 2006 R350, so there.....
      • 4 Years Ago
      So... it'll be fwd? Bleh. The current CLC miight be pig ugly and 10 years old, but at least it's RWD.
      • 4 Years Ago
      FYI... Shoot Brake = 2 Door station wagon. This car is no shooting brake. But I guess MB can call the CLS a coupe and I'm just some dude not driving either so who am I to judge?
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