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CLC Shooting Brake Approved By Mercedes Board

As part of a revival in seemingly abandoned body styles, Mercedes-Benz Chairman Dieter Zetsche has approved another body variant in the mold of a shooting brake. This second variant will accompany the CLS shooting brake and is based on the also new and upcoming CLC, a model based on the new platform that will form the basis for the revised A-Class and B-Class models. Unlike the CLS, the CLC Shooting Brake will feature a heavily angled tailgate, but will be far from the vertical looks of Mercedes estates. Expected powertrains will be the fours currently under development, with the gasoline variants featuring direct injection. Mated to the automatic transmissions will… Continue Reading »


C117 To Introduce CLS Philosophy Downmarket

Looking, for now, like a Dodge Charger, this new Mercedes is actually the prototype for another 4-door coupe, which Mercedes popularized with its CLS model. Internally known as the C117, this car will become known as the CLC. Because it will be based on the platform that will be used for the upcoming B-Class hatchback, expect the CLC to be a lot smaller than the sexy-looking CLS, which, despite being called a coupe, is decidedly a largish sedan. This mini CLS will reportedly be available in 100-150 horsepower diesel and gasoline versions, although the availability of the particular engines will probably depend on the market. It won’t be wishful thinking… Continue Reading »


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