Next Mercedes CLS to be offered only in 4-door body style image

The next generation of the Mercedes-Benz CLS will be dropping the Shooting Brake from its lineup.

A new report is indicating the future of the Mercedes-Benz CLS. According to the guys form the luxury cruiser will be dropping the Shooting Brake version from its lineup. Our source is stating that only the four-door coupe model will be produced because the more practical version has seen a lack of interest from North American and Chinese customers. The new generation of the vehicle I expected to be introduced sometimes in 2018 and it should be completely different than its predecessor as it will also slightly increase in size.

The model will probably make use of a new platform and its design is expected to resemble the one of newer models, such as the C-Class and the S-Class. Expect a lot of technologies onto it, along with an entirely new engine lineup. The CLS has been launched back in 2004, in its first generation, and it is based on the E-Class. The model in question has seen its second generation back in 2010 and this is being put together in Germany and in Mexico. It stands at 4,940 mm long, 1,882 mm wide and 1,417 mm tall, on the regular four-door variant. The engine lineup includes a 3.0l V6, a 3.5l V6, a 4.6l V8, a 5.5l V8 and two diesels, a 2.1l and a 3.0l V6.