The new CLS model could get a market release by the end of 2011 as a four door, an advance on the two-door Mercedes ConceptFASCINATION shown in 2008 at the Paris show. Look for the doors to remain frameless, like the 5er GT. It would have the advantage of lower weight and reduced drag, making it a good option for highway drivers and chronic shoppers, writes the Netherlands-based blog.
Daimler is rumored to be bringing a Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake to the Paris Motor Show in October. News of the car comes as little surprise considering the positive reception received by the Porsche Panamera, reports Dutch outlet Auto Internationaal.
While we're all ogling pictures of the fetching three-door concept shown above, the production version is expected to carry four doors and a liftgate. While the show vehicle is fetching with its paucity of points of entry, four doors are apparently important for interesting the Asian market. Don't think of this rumored model as a replacement for anything else utilitarian in the Mercedes lineup; the CLS Brake is unlikely to usurp the R-Class and its unsalability. Rather, it will offer another stylish option in a package that is more car than bus.