Mercedes-Benz hasn't exactly been secretive about its desire to offer a five-door hatchback version of its ultra-stylish CLS sedan. After all, the first concept for the latest CLS, which was introduced as a 2012 model, introduced us to the CLS Shooting Break Concept at the Beijing Motor Show in 2010. And yes, MB itself called the car a Shooting Break, not Brake.

Based on that concept, we have a pretty solid idea of how the CLS Shooting Brake will look. Judging by these spy shots that were snapped in Northern Sweden, there won't really be any surprises. And that's totally fine by us.

We'd expect Mercedes-Benz to deliver its super hatch in both CLS550 (with 4.6-liter twin-turbo V8) and CLS63 AMG (with 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8) flavors, which means the biggest question left to answer will be whether the company decides to call it the Shooting Brake or the Shooting Break. We, like pretty much everyone else in the world, vote for Brake.


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 72 Comments
      masonperegrine
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm all for any car that tries to keep the wagon alive and well.
        Lachmund
        • 2 Years Ago
        @masonperegrine
        this car will be the same hit as the a5 and a7...mark my words
        • 2 Years Ago
        @masonperegrine
        [blocked]
        Eric G
        • 2 Years Ago
        @masonperegrine
        They just came out with an E-Class wagon too, and its a really nice car.
      tegdesign
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love the concept. But this isn't right at all. Yikes.
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      wafflesnfalafel
      • 2 Years Ago
      I agree - still kinda weird. I still haven't warmed to the 'new' Benz 'hips' - those big rear fender lines just don't do it for me.
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      thedriveatfive
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thats one ugly looking car.
      waetherman
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just because Mercedes calls a four dour sedan a coupe doesn't mean the press needs to go along with it. Similarly if Mercedes decides to call a wagon a shooting brake, the press should not merely concede that term to them.
      LMI500
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well, that is quite an abortion.
      BlackDynamiteOn
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's a lotta ugly for just one car...... BD
      drewbiewhan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like an old 1960s hearse...
      Malhaar
      • 2 Years Ago
      the regular CLS is a lovely car... but this... this is a big no no...
      Sukairain
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like a queen termite......
    • Load More Comments