Mercedes-Benz unveils CLS Shooting Break concept (+video)

Mercedes-Benz unveils CLS Shooting Break concept (+video)

Mercedes has just unveiled its hotly anticipated new four-door coupe concept. The new Mercedes-Benz Shooting Break concept has just been revealed and offers a preview to the upcoming 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS, which will compete with the Audi A7, BMW 5-Series GT, and Porsche Panamera.

With a long bonnet, flared rear wheel arches, deep character lines across the car’s flanks, and a swooping roofline, the concept is nicely proportioned.

Motivation comes from a new direct-injection 3.5-litre V6 engine that produces 306 horsepower (225 kW) and up to 370 Nm (273 ft-lb) of torque.

Interesting features on the concept include headlights made from 71 LED lights that can give the driver five different settings depending on conditions. The car rides on one-off five-spoke 20-inch silver wheels, which conform well with the satin-finish allanite grey paint work.

Inside, the car is finished in cream and brown leather with the use of cream colouring making the concept feel large and comfortable. This is reinforced by a large glass roof that extends over most of the cabin. Behind the rear seats are special storage units designed to fit items like a laptop or tool kit.  A flat wooden floor adorns the loading area making sliding luggage into the vehicle easy.

The Mercedes-Benz Shooting Break concept will be heading into production over the next year, so too will the engine and the trick LED headlights.  The efficient engine, fitted with stop/start, should also be set for use in other vehicles.

Check out images and a video of the Shooting Break concept by clicking on the link below.

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