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  Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake

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Country of origin:Germany
Introduced in:2012
Source:Company press release
Last updated:November 10, 2010
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Click here to download printer friendly versionThe CLS Shooting Brake will go into serial production: As of 2012, the sporty four-door coupé with sloping tail end based on the CLS will roll-off the assembly line in the Mercedes-Benz Plant Sindelfingen.

Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars: "In 2004, Mercedes-Benz established a new vehicle segment with the four-door Coupé CLS and created a design icon. 170,000 customers around the globe show how enthusiastic this car has been received by the market. The decision to build the CLS Shooting Brake underscores the leading role of Mercedes-Benz in regards of innovative passenger car concepts and design - and that is exactly what the customers expect from us."

Sindelfingen, as the largest global production location of Mercedes-Benz, will add another model to its manufacturing portfolio. Currently, the plant is building the C-Class saloon, the E-Class saloon and estate, the S-Class and the coupés CLS and CL as well as the Maybach models and Mercedes-Benz Guard vehicles. Recently, the plant started to produce the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and a small series of the B-Class powered by a fuel cell. As of 2014, the Mercedes-Benz SL will also be manufactured in Sindelfingen. The decision for the CLS Shooting Brake also reflects the flexibility of the plant: The new model will be built on the same production line as the CLS and the E-Class saloon.

Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG for Production and Procurement Mercedes-Benz Cars & Mercedes-Benz Vans: "This new model, with its high emotional appeal, is another highlight for the Sindelfingen plant. The location decision is evidence for the significance of the plant as competence centre for the luxury class. The CLS Shooting Brake will contribute to the sustainable capacity utilisation in this core location of our production network."

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