Welcome to the most beautiful wagon in the world. We know that might be hard to read as wagons are seldom thought of as beautiful, but with the new Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake, those thoughts might need some additional pondering.
Unlike the old wagons, or even the current ones for that matter, the CLS Shooting Brake takes some of the four-door coupe design elements and translates them for wagon use. It might seem like an odd concept at first, but perhaps it’s genius. Wagons have long provided practicality, but that hasn’t exactly helped them fly out the door now has it? So, instead of pushing cargo space, Mercedes will be pushing style and that seems to work well in the automotive market place, just look at those terrible creations from BMW called the X6 and the future X1. These two are as useless as just about everything, but they’re going to sell.
UPDATE 06/04/2012: While the official debut will be made next month at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, a series of patent images are offering us the final look of the upcoming Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake. The car’s front is clearly similar to the CLS sedan version, but the rear is quite unique: the roofline, rear window and tailgate are sharply raked for a sleek profile. (AutoCar)
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