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Mercedes-Benz Shooting Break Concept Car Revealed

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Mercedes-Benz has revealed the Shooting Break Concept Car- a station wagon version for the CLS-Class - will make its world debut at this week's Beijing Motor Show.

Wide and flat, with a long bonnet and a roof which continues through to the rear: the Shooting Break concept car features some astonishing proportions which at the same time are clearly reminiscent of another design icon - the CLS.

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 design of the front is completely new, but makes use of elements which are mindful of the SLS AMG super sports car: the radiator grille, with the large star and eye-catching, bionic slats, is not integrated into the bonnet but has been designed separately in the form of a "soft nose".
The grille is flanked on each side by full LED headlamps, which for the first time feature LED technology for all of the usual dynamic light functions. The side profile is given a touch of dynamism thanks to the high, exaggerated beltline sweeping towards the rear, and the dramatic character line which is supported by the powerful-looking rear wheel arches.

The coupé-like side view is also emphasized with a low window design which also highlights the greenhouse with polished aluminum trim.
The interior is dominated by natural wood and leather materials. One eye-catching feature is the large full-length centre console. It highlights the four- seat layout as well as the high levels of comfort afforded by the Shooting Break concept car. The wooden floor of the luggage compartment reflects the true interpretation of this area of the vehicle, where the dark-stained silky oak contrasts against inlaid aluminum protective loading strips.

The Shooting Break concept provides the first official clues to the new range of V6 and V8 gasoline engines to be unveiled in August in the facelifted CL, or S-class Coupe as the big two-door will renamed.
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.

They will be joined by a twin-turbocharged 2.1-liter four-cylinder common rail diesel rated at 204 hp and a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 diesel making 231 hp.
All engines will be mated to an upgraded version of Mercedes-Benz's 7G-tronic seven-speed automatic transmission, modified to include a stop/start function. Further fuel saving technology includes brake-energy regeneration and an alternator that decouples during acceleration to lessen the drag on the engine.

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