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Mercedes-Benz Shooting Brake in 2013

According to a recent report, Mercedes-Benz will drop an all new wagon-type vehicle in September 2013. Codename "X117" its real name will apparently be the CLC Shooting Brake.

Based on the redesigned B-Class, styling is expected to mimic the Shooting Brake concept, which debuted at the 2010 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition as a preview of the 2012 CLS and  rumored CLS Shooting Brake.

Under the hood, Mercedes-Benz will supply a wide variety of turbocharged four-cylinder engines. Gas engine options are expected to include a 1.2-liter with 108 horsepower, a 1.4-liter with 134 hp, a 1.6-liter with 154…
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Mercedes-Benz GL SUV

Mercedes-Benz is working on an update to their GL series - better known as the SUV made by the world renowned German auto maker.

The GL, a wagon/SUV creation according to World Car Fans, will get front end styling attributes from the current E-Class. GL will be built on a stretched version of the next generation ML platform.  

It will feature LED daytime running lights  on the bumper and the compact light clusters for the rear taillights will likely be part of the next-generation GL's look as well as a friendlier face for the thuggish-looking GL with a wider…
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Mercedes Rolls Last CLS Off Production Line

Mercedes has ended production of the first-generation CLS-Class - after several successful years and the hopes that a next-gen version of the vehicle will introduce it to even more customers.

Originally launched in 2004, the CLS started a styling revolution which made "four-door coupe" a household term, almost. Immediately successful, the model would go on to sell more than 170,000 units.

The last car was a CLS550 built for an American customer who specified the AMG styling package, premium leather upholstery, bi-xenon headlights, and other goodies.

Mercedes will introduce the second-generation CLS at the Paris Motor Show in September.

Borrowing…
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Schumacher: I crossed the line with Barrichello move

Michael Schumacher has admitted that his blocking of Rubens Barrichello in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix was "too hard". Schumacher almost edged Barrichello into the pit wall as he tried in vain to stop his former team mate passing him for P10 late in the race.

In post-race interviews the Mercedes driver suggested his tactics had been harsh but fair. However, having received a 10-place grid penalty for the next round from the Budapest stewards - and having had a day to reflect - Schumacher has now conceded that he overstepped the mark.

"Yesterday right after the race I was still in…

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