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The smallest wagon in the Mercedes-Benz family is being treated to a special version that delivers extra levels of elegance and style both on the exterior and the interior. The German premium carmaker will be unveiling this new special compact model series, the Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake Night Edition, at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
Mercedes’ new CLA Shooting Brake Night Edition is basically a CLA Shooting Brake that is laden with exterior effects from the carmaker’s AMG performance brand as well as with a rich interior derived from the Urban Line, as marked by black and white accents. Equipped with a DCT transmission, the CLA Shooting Brake 200 d Night Edition consumes 3.9 liters of fuel per 100 km (combined) and emits 101 grams of carbon dioxide per km (combined).
With its introduction at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the new CLA Shooting Brake Night Edition marks the start of a strong barrage of Night Edition version for Mercedes’ compact class models, with AMG also offering its own Night Edition models for the compact segment. Aside from the CLA Shooting Brake, the Mercedes CLA, GLA and B-Class will also be receiving Night Edition models of their own. Interestingly, a brighter version of the Night Edition will also be launched in the future – the Night Edition Starlight.Read the entire article Geneva 2018: Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake Night Edition is a true visual treat
Mercedes-Benz has not unveiled the A-Class Sedan yet, though we think that we will see it very soon because the automaker has already revealed the hatchback, and it should not be too long for the saloon to come out this year.
The Germany based automaker displayed a concept at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. But we have to agree that this model, in Shooting Brake guise, will be absolutely stunning. Aksyonov Nikita has already done the work for us. He released images of an A Class Shooting Brake that looks ready to enter production.
In 2017, the automaker actually made it clear that they will draw a distinct line between the A-Class sedan and the next generation CLA by giving the CLA a fastback styling. The A-Class is going to be the model the CLA will be based on, and will then use the front wheel drive platform of the A-Class, though it will adapt its own distinct style. This will then be placed above the A-Class Sedan in Mercedes’ lineup.Read the entire article Artist creates Shooting Brake version of 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Niels van Roij Design has revealed a number of new renderings of the company’s upcoming shooting brake. Inspired by the Tesla Model S, this one-off model is scheduled to be unveiled this March 2018. In addition to having a stylish design, this model was developed to effortlessly match up with the Model S. Thus while the front fascia is indeed recognizable, many of the changes can be observed at the back of the A-pillar.
The most obvious change on this model would have to be the elongated roof. Its rear section meanwhile has been fitted with a tailgate-mounted spoiler. Further this model comes with new bodywork and it even has “kick-ups in the glass area.” It also uses chrome generously in its trim.
The company disclosed that it has been doing significant work on the shooting brake for quite some time. In fact according to Van Roij, the company did some design research even before it worked on the first sketches. Once the sketches were finished, the company then built on three various “design propositions” having a total of 16 different design themes. However the company knew it was also important to put emphasis on benchmarking this model versus other high-end one-off models and even high-end performance wagons.Read the entire article Niels Van Roij Design previews one-off Shooting Brake based on the Tesla Model S
Kia gets rid of Pro Cee’d 3-door hatchback but shooting brake and SUV variants will launch next year
In a bid to get its share of spotlight in the ever-expanding SUV arena, Kia is finally sending its Pro Cee’d out the door by welcoming four new SUV models on stage. These four new SUV variants will be focused towards its European market, including a performance oriented shooting brake that is likely to be launched early next year.
While the Pro Cee’d has been discontinued, Kia is replacing the three-door hatch with exciting new models comprising of a crossover-type SUV, a sport –style wagon, a shooting brake and a long roof variant. The timing is perfect now that the Korean car maker is pushing its products more globally especially in Europe. In the previous year, Kia has sold over 89,000 vehicles in the UK where most of the sales are accounted for its SUVs --- earning the brand a larger market share versus Mini, Mazda, Land Rover, Fiat and Citroen.
With design references coming mostly from the brand’s current SUVs as well as from its popular Euro-spec Cee’d hatchback, Kia’s upcoming compact SUV line will be positioned just below its existing Stonic and Sportage models but otherwise on the same level as the Seat Ateca and Nissan Qashqai SUVs in the highly competitive ground.Read the entire article Kia gets rid of Pro Cee’d 3-door hatchback but shooting brake and SUV variants will launch next year
A couple of days ago, we saw the very first rendering of the Aston Martin Roadster just a few days after the automaker unveiled the newest Vantage. And we find it so amazing how these artists work on their imaginations so quickly. As mentioned earlier, the Shooting Brake is one of those possible family members.
It was Nikita Aksyonov who was the person behind the beautiful rendering of the 2018 Aston Martin Vantage as a more practical Shooting Brake, and we think that it is a genius idea.
Wouldn’t this baby Aston Martin be a better choice or at least be an alternative to the larger Ferrari GTC4Lusso, as it will more likely be cheaper as well. Overall, it will likely have 100 horsepower more when at its “T” flavor, while the range topping trim with the V12 engine will have as much as 680 horsepower.Read the entire article 2018 Aston Martin Vantage Shooting Brake would be a worthy rival to the Ferrari GTC4Lusso
Just last week, Tesla’s Elon Musk surprised us all when he revealed the 2020 Tesla Roadster alongside the Tesla Semi truck. And in just a few hours, we have already seen renderings of the new Roadster, which proves that the internet does not sleep and that these rendering artists are always waiting to render something new.
Case in point, Tesla’s newest Roadster has already been rendered by a few artists, designing it in various variants. One that really caught our attention was the Shooting Brake variant that you are looking at right now. Because who wouldn’t want a bit more practicality in a roadster that does the 60 mile per hour sprint in under 2 seconds?
Of course, this rendering came from none other than X-Tomi Design, giving the Roadster a fuller rear. But when looking at its profile, it might remind you of a Hyundai Veloster, where the extended roof slopes down to meet the rear that has been slightly elevated. Naturally, once the shape of the car has been tweaked, it will have to go through a name change as well, and that is why it is now called a Tesla Shooting Brake. Though we do think that a removable targa roof could be implemented for a Targa Shooting Brake, perhaps? What do you think?Read the entire article 2020 Tesla Roadster rendered as a Shooting Brake
Aston Martin has finally released some new images of its Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake. We have to say that it’s one fine vehicle and it’s difficult to tear our eyes away from it. Why you ask? Well, the two-door wagon with double bubble roof is perhaps the most impressive derivative from the entire Vanquish- Zagato collection which consists of the Vanquish Zagato Speedster, the Vanquish Zagato Volante and the Vanquish Zagato Coupe.
The foursome in fact will only be limited to a total of 325 examples, leaving the Shooting Brake as the most practical choice among all of them. With only 99 examples slated for production, the limited-edition Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake will surely be a rare sight to behold. However, it won’t be as uncommon as the Speedster with only 28 units. That leaves the Coupe and Volante models with 99 examples each.
Like the rest of its siblings, the Shooting Brake will be based on the Vanquish S that packs a 580hp naturally aspirated V12 powertrain, a fine-tuned adaptive suspension and a host of carbonfiber components for the body panels. In order to maintain its famous shape with elongated roofline that flows seamlessly down to the windshield, the grand tourer is only a two-seater, two-door variant. Nevertheless, the Shooting Brake comes equipped with an electrically operated tailgate with spacious rear compartment with even a luggage set to match. Its basic features already include the latest underpinnings from the Vanquish S such as the improved hydraulic steering, thicker anti roll bars, revised dampers as well as the Vanquish S’ retuned spring rates.Read the entire article Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake shows new angles in fresh images
It was just a few days ago that Polestar officially took off the wraps from its very first production model called the Polestar 1. While this was inspired by a vintage-inspired coupe, it comes with modern technology and a powerful plug-in hybrid powertrain. At first glance, one may be reminded of the Volvo P1800. This has led to it being imagined as a shooting brake like that of the P1800ES. In fact, an artist from X-Tomi Design already made a rendering of the long-roof model as early as now.
But instead of rendering it to look like the P1800ES with a huge rear glass, it was the outgoing V90 wagon that gave X-Tomi Design the inspiration. It was designed with a higher roof that appears to give the cabin more space and comfort, while also replacing the tiny bench in the back of the standard Polestar 1 coupe.
Whether this is a coincidence or not, Volvo has actually already considered a vehicle much like the Polestar 1 shooting brake, and it was introduced back in 2014 as the Concept Estate. And three years later, it turned out to be the current V90.Read the entire article Would a Polestar 1 Shooting Brake work?
Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato makes its debut with a total of four variations including the Speedster and the Shooting Brake trims. As part of the limited edition model, the company will only produce 28 units of the Speedster and 99 examples of the Shooting Brake, alongside the 99 Coupes and another 99 examples of the Volante.
By looking at the Speedster, it seems more aggressive than the Volante with the nacelle found behind the seats. A lot of the body panels are made of carbon fiber to keep the weight down. The nacelle might remind you of Zagato's double-bubble roof that had been twisted. Sadly, all these are very limited, and it is too late if you still plan to get one as they have all been sold out already, and deliveries will begin in 2018. Don't you think that Aston Martin should have built more examples considering the fact that they have already mastered automotive styling?
There are not a lot of photos and details regarding the Shooting Brake variant, but this one tells us that it has an extended roof that goes all the way to the tail. Supposedly, it features double-bubble contour and glass inlays that naturally let the light in the cockpit. On the inside, it will be given a bronze finish on the interior controls and on the upholstery. The two-seater also gets a tailored luggage set mounted at the back, but owners can have access to it from the tailgate. The Shooting Brake will only be hitting the production line in 2018.Read the entire article Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato gets two more variants: speedster and shooting brake
The automotive community is now anticipating what BMW will do next after it unveiled the Concept 8 Series a few days ago at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on Lake Como in Italy as a preview of the 8 Series production model anticipated to arrive in 2018.
The resurrection of the notable badge, which is slated for next year, will have the 2-door coupe variant heading up the lineup. Nevertheless, more body styles will later join the range in the future. According to different sources, a Convertible and a Gran Coupe will see the daylight soon. But will a shooting brake be included?
It was an ecstatic few days when the German automaker unveiled the adorable 8 Series concept and afterwards someone skilled with Photoshop removed its roof to showcase an imagined convertible, one that might actually occur in real life. The person in question is now delving into the idea of other hypothetical derivatives for the sophisticated coupe by envisioning a Gran Coupe model that is made with an unexpected shooting brake and an unanticipated pickup truck. After the 8 Series concept was revealed, renderers just couldn’t resist the urge to come up with their various examples of the said concept.Read the entire article X-Tomi Design renders BMW 8 Series as Gran Coupe, shooting brake, pickup truck
It has been revealed that Audi Sport is setting up the final touches on what could be the newest member of the brand’s RS range. This comes just after Audi unveiled at the recently concluded 2017 Geneva Motor Show the new 2018 RS5 Coupe. Spotted lately has been the RS4 Avant which is undergoing the final stages of testing.
The question on everyone’s mind right now though is what is going to follow the RS4 Avant. X-Tomi Design though has presented a possible rendering of a Sportback version and even a RS5 Shooting Brake. The latter however is done more out of fun as there is little or no possibility that it will ever be developed.
To be clear though, Audi did not say that it will be coming out with a RS5 Sportback. However, fans have seen a dealer presentation conducted in Norway showing that this version is presently included in the pipeline. In the same presentation, it was also disclosed that the RS5 Coupe is expected to be in assembly lines by June. The RS4 Avant is then expected to be in the assembly line by December with a potential premiere during this September’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Should the brand proceed with the RS5 Cabriolet, or even the RS5 Sportback, either one could arrive sometime in 2018.Read the entire article 2018 Audi RS5 rendered as a shooting brake, cabrio and sportback
It has been just days after the Maranello, Italy-based sports car maker Ferrari unveiled its latest creation – the new Ferrari 812 Superfast. Dubbed by the Italian company as the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in its history, the new 812 Superfast shook the automotive world not only with its design but also with its dynamics.
But while the Ferrari 812 Superfast is still among the hottest topics, an automotive visual artist known as X-Tomi has taken the liberty of transforming this new supercar into a shooting brake (wagon) and the resulting work is simply an amazing sight to behold. One of the many things that X-Tomi had to do was to raise roofline of the Ferrari 812 Superfast to make more space for more headroom for the rear passengers. X-Tomi also moved the C pillar rearward, lining it up with the peak of the rear wheelarches. This also extended the roofline to the rear, resulting to a Ferrari 812 Superfast in a shooting brake form.
Admittedly, X-Tomi is nonetheless a good interpretation of how the Ferrari 812 Superfast would look like if it was intended as a shooting brake instead of as a berlinetta. It also proves that Ferrari’s art and design as redefined in the 812 Superfast wouldn’t only look good in berlinetta form but also in shooting body style. Perhaps we could call this version of the Ferrari 812 Superfast as the Ferrari 812 Supertourer, as powered by the same powerplant that is found on the newly revealed 12-cylinder berlinetta. Its core would be Ferrari’s new 6.5-liter V12 engine that could deliver up to 800 hp of output and up to 530 lb.-ft. of torque – all sent to the rear wheels. While the new 812 Superfast could sprint from zero to 60 mph in under 2.9 seconds, its shooting brake version should be slower, no thanks to a difference in body style and possible weight additions. Moreover, the shooting version should be a four-wheel drive unit, just like the Ferrari FF and the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso.Read the entire article X-Tomi renders new Ferrari 812 Superfast in shooting brake body style
The Shooting Brake is probably the least rendered body shape in the automotive world. But it’s also the most sought after design among car nuts for its unique, old-fashioned charm. All this time, X-Tomi Design is just one of the few artists who used Shooting Brakes in their drawing board.
As a matter of fact, there were already about 10 modern versions of Shooting Brakes under X-Tomi’s collection. The iconic body style was imagined into a Lexus RC F, a Camaro, a Challenger and Mercedes AMG GT. There is also one for an Audi TT S, a Nissan GT-R, a BMW M4 and M6 as well as a Toyota GT 86 and a Ford Mustang.
For sure, it takes a lot of imagination and creativity just to come up with both the classic shooting brake body and the latest vehicle model and create one exceptional concept design. And now, X-Tomi designers have thought of something new to add to their existing collection of Shooting Brakes. Without much ado, let us all welcome the Jaguar F-Type Shooting Brake.Read the entire article Artist renders a shooting brake derived from the new Jaguar F-Type
There are many odd-looking special edition supercars that are worth all the attention. One of which is the Ferrari Daytona 365 GTB/4 Shooting Brake. It all started when a certain architect by the name of Bob Gittleman wanted “something different” for his Ferrari Daytona. In 1972, Gittleman took his chance at a Ferrari dealership in Philadelphia and had it “rendered” into something else.
Shortly after Chinetti Garthwaite Motors penned the design, Gittleman’s Ferrari Daytona was brought to Surrey England for its complete transformation. Robert Jankel of Panther Westwinds was quite impressed as Chinetti was pretty straightforward about how he wanted his design to turn out. Chinetti asked Jankel to simply interpret what he sees from the rough draft and had not even specified anything further.
The Ferrari Daytona 365/4 Shooting Brake turned out to be one of the most amazing Daytonas ever made. Even though it looks odd, it caught the attention of the Ferrari Club of America’s Prancing Horse magazine. In fact, over the years it had been to many different places (and owners). There were also exhibits such as the Concours d’Elegance at Paleis Het Loo in Netherlands and Goodwood Festival of Speed showcasing the same peculiar Ferrari. In 2015, the Salon Prive Concours d’Elegance had it on display as well.Read the entire article Futuristic Ferrari Vision Daytona 4S GTB Shooting Brake Concept rendered
With around three months before Volkswagen unveils the replacement model for its VW CC – the VW Arteon – the German carmaker is already considering a new version of its model. Even before VW finaly unveils the fastback at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March 2017, there are already reports indicating that the carmaker is already considering a shooting brake version of the Arteon.
Slated to arrive as an all-new vehicle for the 2018 model year, the new VW Arteon is expected to best the current VW CC in terms of styling – it would feature a more aggressive design, as indicated by sketches released by the German company. Essentially a renamed 2018 Volkswagen CC, the 2018 VW Arteon is seen as an effort by the carmaker to save the four-door fastback from dropping sales.
VW introduced the CC to the market in 2007, and the fastback instantly gained recognitions for its stylish and sleek interior as well as its comfortable and ergonomic interior. But it seems that the design of the current generation VW CC is growing old on its customers. In fact, its sales in the past few years haven’t been encouraging.Read the entire article A shooting brake version of new 2018 VW Arteon is considered
Introducing the new Toyota 86 "Shooting Brake" concept, a stunning prototype that allows the sports car to offer more rear head room and cargo space. The Product Design team of Toyota Australia took care of the conception and the development of the 86 Shooting Brake concept, while the carmaker’s global sports car division handled and directed its handcrafting in Japan. This new shooting break concept was formally unveiled in Sydney by the Toyota 86 global chief engineer Tetsuya Tada.
According to Toyota Australia divisional manager national marketing Brad Cramb, the Toyota 86 has become the basis for a concept that adds versatility while still boasting of sleek and sporty coupe styling and offering a sharp, responsive drive. He described the new Shooting Brake concept as a “classy option” for active couples or as a second car for families seeking something different. Tada remarked that his decision to support the 86 Shooting Brake project was prompted by a one-quarter scale clay model that was shown to him in Australia in November 2014.
He noted that he liked the model so much that he even arranged his own takumi prototype craftsmen to hand-build the Shooting Brake concept, which was derived from the Australian design. He described the 86 Shooting Brake concept as a fully functional and drivable vehicle that been tested at Toyota’s test tracks.Read the entire article Toyota Australia unveils 86 Shooting Brake concept version
Mercedes-Benz is all set to reveal the facelifted CLA at the 2016 New York International Auto Show on March 25 to April 3 and the revised Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake at the awards ceremony for the Laureus World Sports Awards in Berlin, Germany on April 17-18, 2016.
Both the CLA and CLA Shooting Brake feature a dynamic design language that is not only marked by rounded contours but also by their athletic proportions. In particular, the CLA Shooting Brake comes with styling elements – like its frameless windows – that give it coupe-like characteristics but with the practicality and versatility of an estate car.
Both the CLA and the CLA Shooting Brake still come with the latest assistance and safety systems, some of which are now being featured in the other model series.Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz takes the wraps off facelifted CLA Shooting Brake [w/video]
Ladies and gentleman, this is the all-new Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake, a vehicle showing a unique look all of its own that promises to attract new customers to the brand. According to Mercedes-Benz, the CLA Shooting Brake has a length of 4630 mm, a width of 1777 mm and a height of 1435 mm.
Just like the CLS Shooting Brake, the smaller CLA Shooting Brake targets active customers who are looking outside the mainstream. In order to make the vehicle even more attractive, Mercedes-Benz will offer a the CLA Shooting Brake OrangeArt Edition, a special model that features the AMG Line and Night Package as well as orange highlight rings around the headlamps and AMG light-alloy wheels painted in black with an orange rim flange.
Same theme is found at the interior, where we find the Exclusive Package, sports seats with leather/Dinamica microfiber upholstery in black/orange and orange contrasting topstitching, as well as black seat belts with orange stripes. The flat-bottomed steering wheel is wrapped in leather, while the instrument panel in Artico man-made leather and aluminum trim with honeycomb-pattern grain complete the design.Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz debuts the CLA Shooting Brake
Besides the CLA Shooting Brake, Mercedes-Benz also unveiled the high-performance version a.k.a. the CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake. Just like the CLA 45 AMG, the new Shooting Brake version uses the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 360 hp (265 kW) and 450 Nm of torque.
Bolted to the AMG Speedshift DCT 7-speed sports transmission which sends the power to the fully variable AMG Performance 4Matic all-wheel drive system, the vehicle sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds (0.1 seconds slower than the sedan version),while top speed is limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph.
Despite the impressive performances, fuel consumption is just 6.9 l/100 km with CO2 emissions of just 161 g/km. When it comes to design, the CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake features a radiator grille with AMG lettering and twin louvre in matt titanium grey, a new front apron featuring a splitter in a striking colour finish as well as a larger air intakes.Read the entire article 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake gets official
Aston Martin and Zagato have a long-standing collaboration and the Italian coachbuilder created sever masterpieces such as the V12 Zagato, DBS Coupe or the DBS Spyder Centennial models. And yet, Zagato amazed us today with their new Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake, unveiled at the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Concours d’Elegance.
Following the debut of the Gallardo-based 5-95 Zagato at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the new bespoke Aston Martin pays homage to Zagato’s coachbuilding tradition and completes the Aston Martin-Zagato centennial trilogy, started in 2013 with the DBS Coupe Zagato Centennial and the DB9 Spider Zagato Centenial.
There are no details about the engine that powers the new shooting brake based on the Aston Martin Virage, but we do know that the standard Virage is powered by a 6.0-liter V12 engine that generates 497 hp (356 KW) and 570 Nm (420 lb-ft) of torque.Read the entire article Zagato presents the Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake at Chantilly Art & Elegance
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