It’s official – The Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake concept’s going into production for sale in 2012.
Originally shown in concept form at the Beijing Motor Show earlier this year, the CLS Shooting Brake will likely debut in production guise early next year.
“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.”
The 2012 CLS Shooting Brake model will be built on the same production line as the CLS and the E-Class Sedan, at the Sindelfingen plant.
Wolfgang Bernhard, member of the board of management of Daimler for Production and Procurement Mercedes-Benz Cars & Mercedes-Benz Vans added:
“This new model with its high emotional appeal is another highlight for the Sindelfingen plant. The location decision is evidence of the significance of the plant as a competence centre for the luxury class. The CLS Shooting Brake will contribute to a sustainable capacity utilisation in this core location of our production network.”
Key aspects of the new Shooting Break concept include LED headlamps, a panoramic glass sunroof, a full-length center console and a custom leather appointed luggage compartment with a wooden floor.