The Truth About Cars » Shooting Break http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:57:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » Shooting Break http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Benz Will Give Beijing A (Shooting) Break http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/benz-will-give-beijing-a-shooting-break/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/benz-will-give-beijing-a-shooting-break/#comments Wed, 21 Apr 2010 11:02:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=353489 The fabled Mercedes “Shooting Break” (or Brake ) is one step closer to productiondom. Gasgoo reports that the Shooting Break will make “its world debut at the Auto China motor show later this week.” Meaning Friday, the 23rd. TTAC will be there. Say our friends at Gasgoo: “Rather than the Shooting Break just being some […]

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The fabled Mercedes “Shooting Break” (or Brake ) is one step closer to productiondom. Gasgoo reports that the Shooting Break will make “its world debut at the Auto China motor show later this week.” Meaning Friday, the 23rd. TTAC will be there.

Say our friends at Gasgoo: “Rather than the Shooting Break just being some ambitious concept that will never see the light of day, it sounds and looks like we are being given a glimpse of how the next generation CLS will look.”

Alright. But someone explain to me why Sindelfingen insists on using names that conjure up images of shot brakes? Aren’t the reading the Toyota news?

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Benz Brakes It Down http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/benz-breaks-it-down/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/benz-breaks-it-down/#comments Tue, 20 Apr 2010 16:13:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=353358 Having helped launch the fad for four-door coupes that’s currently sweeping Europe with its CLS, Mercedes-Benz wants to move the game on to a whole new niche with this CLS Shooting Brake five-door hatchback. This styling concept [via Autocar] bridges the gap between Mercedes’ current design language, and its next-gen look, which was previewed in […]

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Having helped launch the fad for four-door coupes that’s currently sweeping Europe with its CLS, Mercedes-Benz wants to move the game on to a whole new niche with this CLS Shooting Brake five-door hatchback. This styling concept [via Autocar] bridges the gap between Mercedes’ current design language, and its next-gen look, which was previewed in Geneva by the F800 Style Concept.

Chief among these forthcoming styling cues is the classic SL-inspired “soft nose” grille treatment, which will become part of Mercedes’ design DNA across the brand’s future lineup. According to Autocar, the CLS Shooting Brake hasn’t been officially announced for production, although the British mag notes that:

[The CLS Shooting Brake] has already been given the internal codename X218. A Stuttgart insider commented, “We don’t traditionally provide cars with codenames until they have been granted an official production go-ahead.”

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