Mercedes SL Shooting Brake Concept Previewed

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake is arguably one of the best looking wagon-esque models out there, but automotive design students in Turin may have done better with a different Mercedes model.

Dubbed “Coupetorino 2013,” this design study, based on the SL roadster, was overseen by Steffan Koehl, head of Mercedes Global Advanced Design, in conjunction with StudioTorino and the design students in Turin. Unfortunately, for those looking at the images and drooling in anticipation, the SL Shooting Brake won’t see the light of day. In fact, only a 1:4 scale model has been built and since the project was solely for educational purposes, neither the German automaker or StudioTorino have plans of taking it further.

StudioTorino in the past has created limited-edition variants of the Porsche Boxster and Cayman S, in addition to a wagon variant of the Maserati Quattroporte.

GALLERY: StudioTorino Mercedes-Benz SL Shooting Brake Concept

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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