Mercedes has fallen in love with shooting brakes, so Theophilus Chin has created a new rendering of an SL Shooting Brake.

Mercedes has fallen in love with shooting brakes, so Theophilus Chin has created a new rendering of an SL Shooting Brake.

Looking slightly less awkward than the roadster it's based on, the Shooting Brake has an attractive rear hatch with a sloping roofline and a distinctive rear tailgate. The model has also been equipped with new side windows which should help to minimize the obvious blind spots.

Mercedes hasn't announced plans for an SL Shooting Brake but the company is preparing to launch a new CLA Shooting Brake and a facelifted CLS Shooting Brake. The latter model will be introduced sometime next year, while the CLA Shooting Brake is due in 2015.

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