A new report indicates Mercedes-Benz will axe the Shooting Brake modification of the next generation CLS.


Car says the German manufacturer will pull the plug on the stylish estate after only one generation. Mercedes has decided against the Shooting Brake following the lack of interest from North American and Chinese customers. The third generation of the CLS will be introduced in 2018, but no further details are available at the moment.



The CLS Shooting Brake was revealed back in June 2012 and received a facelift two years later. It gained Multibeam LED headlights with 24 individually-controlled LEDs and two new engines – a 2.1-liter diesel unit with 170 PS (125 kW) and a 3.5-liter V6 petrol motor with 333 PS (245 kW). A 9-speed automatic transmission is available for the first one.


Gallery: Next-gen Mercedes CLS to ditch Shooting Brake version

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