Mercedes-Benz’s fans already knew that the CLS Shooting Brake is going into produciton for 2014 launch, but Mercedes is apparently working on another SB model based on the upcoming CLC, so it looks like Mercedes enthusiasts will have another reason to celebrate. Why? Whell, because Mercedes-Benz boss Dieter Zetsche has given approval for a second Shooting Brake model to accompany the brand’s eagerly awaited CLS Shooting Brake due out in 2012. The new model is based on the upcoming CLC, a four-door coupe that uses a new platform that will delight its owners by offering a serious rival for the well known Audi A5 Sportback and the upcoming BMW 3-series GT.
The “Shooting Brake” name was adopted in order to describe sporty wagons that usually have two long doors. In other words, the therm describes car body styles that combine features of a wagon and a coupe.
The term is becoming popular again, and Ferrari revealed the FF, which uses shooting-brake styling, this spring at the Geneva motor show. The therm has also deep roots in France as estate cars are often referred as “breaks” the abbreviation for “break de chasse.”
Finally, the new CLC Shooting Brake will receive a heavily angled tailgate which doesn’t allows the curious eye to see the outright capacity for the cutting edge design. It will be sold alongside the CLC coupe, which Mercedes has confirmed will go on sale in the U.S. market in 2013.
According to Automotive News, the CLC Shooting Brake will come with a new range of four-cylinder, direct-injection gasoline engines, along with the choice of either front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive.
Expected to go on sale in North America in 2014, the new model would be priced below the larger CLS version.
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