With the CLK Shooting Brake study, Mercedes is offering a preview of how the design of its future E-Class will look like. The new E-Class will debut in 2009, while the CLK Shooting Brake study will be unveiled in October at the Paris Motor Show.
The CLK Shooting Brake is a mixture of a Coupe and a Shooting Brake, but also a combination of design with the future E-Class. For example, the CLK features a heavily revised front end with four angular headlights (replacing the four round headlights of the current generation E-Class). The friendly, flowing forms of the current E-Class are now replaced by more corners and edges.
Beside the new, fresh face of the new E-Class, the car will also grow in length by seven centimeters.
A hybrid version of the E-Class will be unveiled in 2010 as the E 300 Bluetec hybrid; it will be powered by a V6 engine delivering 224 HP in combination with a 15 KW strong electrical engine and an integrated starter generator.