Mercedes shoots off the Shooting Break concept ride
At the upcoming motor fair Auto China 2010, Mercedes-Benz is about to amaze the crowd with its latest amazing concept creation, the Mercedes-Benz Shooting Break concept car. Engineered to continue and expand even more the emotionally-appealing Coupe-based design of the FASCINATION concept car, the Shooting Beak concept represents a ultra-stylish, four-door, sporty ride with an estate rear.
The head-turning exterior of the Shooting Break concept excels at wide and flat forms backed by a long bonnet and a roof which continues through to the rear. Styled with completely new front, the innovative newcomer still reminds 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. On the sides, the ride is given a smart 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 sportscar-like side view is also underlined by a low window design which also highlights the greenhouse with polished aluminium trim.
The cabin of the Shooting Break concept is finished with noble materials such as natural wood and high-end leather upholstery. Its large full-length centre console strikes as a unmistakable feature, highlighting the four-seat layout as well as the high levels of elegance.
The Shooting Break concept vehicle is energized by a unseen forerunner of the forthcoming new V-engine generation from Mercedes. It benefits from a 60 degree cylinder angle and a displacement of 3.5-litres, and is characterized by a direct injection and control unit which enables lean-burn operation. The output of the V6 powerplant is estimated at 306 horsepower (225 kW) with a maximum torque of 370 Nm.