Mercedes considering production E-Class shooting brake

Mercedes considering production E-Class shooting brake

Mercedes E-class concept fq

Body-styles for the Mercedes E-Class range have been mixed and matched these past few years. Originally including sedan, wagon, coupe and convertible variants. Then the coupe and drop-top were split off as the CLK, now Mercedes has decided to bring the two-door variants back into the fold for the current generation. Now, Mercedes are going even further and could be planning yet another body-style for the E-Class range – a three-door shooting brake.

What’s a shooting brake? A shooting brake is an old-school body-style that blends a station wagon with a coupe, usually such novel solutions have required the services of a coachbuilder to turn a sedan or a coupe into a wagon. And with the German carmakers competing hard with segment-busting body-styles, Mercedes is ready to take things one step further. The prospect looks even more likely considering that the current E-Class’ design was previewed in the first place by a shooting brake show car called the Concept Fascination at last year’s Paris Motor Show.

If the shooting brake gets the green light, it’d likely carry over the mechanicals and engine options from its two-door brothers, including four, six and eight-cylinder gasoline and diesel powerplants. A production prototype could be seen as early as the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, so check back.

Mercedes E-class concept fq

Body-styles for the Mercedes E-Class range have been mixed and matched these past few years. Originally including sedan, wagon, coupe and convertible variants. Then the coupe and drop-top were split off as the CLK, now Mercedes has decided to bring the two-door variants back into the fold for the current generation. Now, Mercedes are going even further and could be planning yet another body-style for the E-Class range – a three-door shooting brake.

What’s a shooting brake? A shooting brake is an old-school body-style that blends a station wagon with a coupe, usually such novel solutions have required the services of a coachbuilder to turn a sedan or a coupe into a wagon. And with the German carmakers competing hard with segment-busting body-styles, Mercedes is ready to take things one step further. The prospect looks even more likely considering that the current E-Class’ design was previewed in the first place by a shooting brake show car called the Concept Fascination at last year’s Paris Motor Show.

If the shooting brake gets the green light, it’d likely carry over the mechanicals and engine options from its two-door brothers, including four, six and eight-cylinder gasoline and diesel powerplants. A production prototype could be seen as early as the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, so check back.

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