Wagon enthusiasts, rejoice. Late last year, Mercedes-Benz confirmed that its curvy CLS Shooting Brake concept (pictured) had been approved for production, and now, Automotive News reports that a smaller version is in the works, as well.

Recently, we showed you spy shots of Mercedes' upcoming CLC-Class – a four-door coupe based off of the platform that will underpin the automaker's A- and B-Class vehicles. Like the standard four-door CLC, the shooting brake will be offered with a range of direct-injected, four-cylinder engines (likely with turbochargers), and will be available in both front- and all-wheel drive. Makes sense, since the larger CLS five-door will use the same powertrains from the CLS-Class sedan it is based off of, including the delicious CLS63 AMG version.

Look for the CLC shooting brake to arrive in North America sometime in 2014. The CLC sedan is expected to go on sale sometime in 2013.


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      Curtis
      • 3 Years Ago
      Mercedes-Benz sure knows how to make lookers. I'd drive it!
      RocketRed
      • 3 Years Ago
      Shooting wagon, whatever, this thing is hot. It is a pity that sleek sporty wagons are are basically the province if the rich on this side of the Atlantic. It's actually better than the "coupe" version, which I find a little bit too contrived.
        guyverfanboy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @RocketRed
        This is pretty cool looking. Waaay out of my price range, lol.
          Susan
          • 3 Years Ago
          @guyverfanboy
          Sadly, me too. Also, only manual transmission as long as I can, as long as someone sells them in the US.
          runciedozie
          • 3 Years Ago
          @guyverfanboy
          u are right, very interesting ride
      Tony
      • 3 Years Ago
      My understanding is that a derivative elongated/box two door is commonly refer to as a shooting brake. Where as a station wagon is almost certainly always a 4-door+rear hatch?
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Rob
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nicest looking MB i have seen in a while. I understand this is the concept car but I hope they do not put the transmission lever on the sterring column like my dads 76 Gran Torino wagon I would love to see a manual offered but nobody whould hold their breath for that in the north american market
      SteveM
      • 3 Years Ago
      Same reaction as Andre... "Shooting Brake" - OK we've heard it enough... Station Wagon will do. And yes, I also really like wagons... or how about "Combustible Extinguishers".
      Agent55
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not much of an MB fan, but that... that is downright gorgeous. Even if it is 100 feet long :P
      TokyoRemix
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car looks awesome and I'm looking forward to seeing them on the road. However, I'm with some people here on the 'Shooting Brake' issue. While the name isn't exclusively for 2-doors, it's got that image and one has to wonder why a company would name their 4-door a shooting brake. Audi uses "Avant" and other companies use "Touring". I know they think 'wagon' would sound boring, but I'd rather buy a car called 'wagon' and be pleasantly surprised than buy a car called 'shooting brake' and find myself with...just another wagon with some power.
      Dump
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think usually "shooting break" models are 3-door wagon-type vehicles, but this extended 5-dr concept is interesting. Makes you wonder if Daimler initially wanted to kill-off Chrysler and take over many of the popular vehicle types it was selling. Can you say "luxury Magnum reprieve"?
      Kimosen
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yes. Yes. Y-E-S.
      Dane Grant
      • 3 Years Ago
      BMW better take notice to this and the Audi A7... This car is especially nice!
      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Man that is one slick looking wagon. Sure beats the snot out of that stupid 550iGT. LOL at the golf ball holder though.
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