Mercedes-Benz gives Greenlight to CLS Shooting Brake Production Model
Mercedes-Benz has announced that its CLS Shooting Brake variant, based on the 2010 Shooting Break concept car from the 2010 Beijing Auto Show, will be brought to market in calendar year 2012. The CLS Shooting Brake will be produced at Mercedes-Benz's Sindelfingen plant. A number of vehicles are already made at Sindelfingen including the CLS, CL coupe, E-Class sedan and wagon, S-Class, and SLS AMG. Note that adding the Shooting Brake body style to the CLS lineup could provide a healthy boost to CLS sales. Through October, CLS sales total 1645 units, a decrease of 29.6 percent over the first 10 months of 2009. That total is lower than every Mercedes except the CL coupe, SLS AMG, and G-Class SUV. "This car is based on the great tradition of a stylish, cultivated sportiness which has always characterized the great Mercedes Coupés, and it takes this unique legacy an exciting step further," said Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz Cars. "At the same time it points the way towards the future design idiom of Mercedes-Benz." via Mercedes-Benz courtesy of Motor Trend Staff
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