The Mercedes Shooting Break Concept - a station wagon version for the CLS-Class - will make its world debut later this week at the Beijing motor show. But like usual, the first images surfaced a little bit earlier. The production version - internally known as the X218 - will compete with models like the forthcoming Audi A7 and the BMW 5-series GT. "The Shooting Break is based on a tradition of cultivated sportiness," said Gorden Wagener, chief designer at Mercedes-Benz. "At the same time it points the way towards the further development of the design idiom of Mercedes."

The Shooting Brake concept is 4960mm long, 1950mm wide and 1444mm tall and will feature a new gaping grille (same as in the new SLS AMG), headlamps with 71 LED units, a heavily angled rear window, top-hinged tailgate and large LED-enhanced tail-lights.

The Mercedes Shooting Break will be offered with a new range of V6 and V8 engines: a 3.5-liter V6 engine with an output of 306 HP and a twin-turbocharged 4,6 liter V8 engine that will deliver 435 hp. Next to them Mercedes will also offer two diesel engines: a twin-turbo 2.1-liter, four-cylinder unit with 204bhp and a single-turbo 3.0-liter V6 with 231bhp. All the engines will be mated to a new 7G-tronic seven-speed automatic gearbox.


Source: Autocar

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  (577) posted on 06.23.2011

Hmm. The detailing of this car is awesome and its elegance retained. What to else to say? I think its speed performance is impressive. Plus, this they are offering two engine option for this car.

  (488) posted on 06.23.2011

: As expected from Mercedes, this car has an impressive performance though they are not using a modern technology. I hope this car manufacturer would use between the range of V10 and v12 for better mileage,

  (612) posted on 04.22.2010

it’s quite longer than the regular wagon, spacious and looks fun to ride with.

  (780) posted on 04.21.2010

Yeah, powerful enough to be a sports wagon and luxury enough to be a family car, way far better than it’s competitors

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