2012 Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake goes into production
Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake Concept was introduced at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show and the good news is that it goes into production. It will be assembled in the Mercedes-Benz Plant Sindelfingen and available as 2012 model.
Currently, this factory produces the C-Class Sedan, the E-Class Sedan and Estate, the S-Class and the coupes CLS and CL as well as the Maybach models and Mercedes-Benz Guard vehicles.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG will be also produced in the same plant as well as the B-Class eCell. Starting 2014, the new Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will also be manufactured in Sindelfingen.
CLS Shooting Brake will be powered by the 3.5-liter V6 equipped with Start/Stop function and delivering 306 hp (225kW) and 370Nm of torque.
"In 2004, Mercedes-Benz established a new vehicle segment with the four-door Coupé CLS and created a design icon. 170,000 customers around the globe show how enthusiastic this car has been received by the market. The decision to build the CLS Shooting Brake underscores the leading role of Mercedes-Benz in regards of innovative passenger car concepts and design – and that is exactly what the customers expect from us.", commented Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board Daimler AG and H ead of Mercedes-Benz Cars.