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Jaguar F-Type Shooting Brake Would Make A Serious Ferrari GTC4-Killer 16
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Jaguar, Jaguar F-Type, Renderings, Shooting Brake on 01 16th, 2017


Of all the various bodystyles proliferating across the automotive marketplace, the shooting brake remains among the most obscure. Mercedes uses the term on its sleek CLA and CLS wagons (even though they still have five doors), and Ferrari makes one in the form of the GTC4 Lusso (like the FF before it). But what if Jaguar entered the fray with a long-roofed version of the F-Type?
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2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS & CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake Officially Uncovered 9
Jul
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, CLS Shooting Brake, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes-Benz CLS, Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG, News, Shooting Brake, Sport Wagon, Station Wagons on 07 9th, 2012

Mercedes-Benz has officially uncovered there new CLS Shooting Brake, sporting a few different engine flavors from diesel to a 557 horsepower petrol engine. The new 2013 CLS Shooting Brake, or what you may recognize as a CLS wagon, will offer couple BlueEfficiency diesel options starting with a 204 hp 250 CDI variant and 265 hp 350 CDI version. The gasoline CLS Shooting Brake variations will get either a 3.5-liter 306 hp V6, 408 hp 4.6-liter biturbo V8 or the performance-injected CLS63’s twin turbo 525 hp V8  with a Special Edition 1 model option with as much as 557 hp.

Automotive consumers, especially in today’s economic conditions, have taken a liking to vehicles that serve many purposes. One particular vehicle that has received a new love is the wagon. Enthusiasts today rather not call shooting brake renditions of vehicles a ‘station wagon’ due to their association with old-school wood-on-the-side Clark Griswold-type vehicles. The new CLS will have no problem with shaking off that old notion especially when you factor in as much as 557 horsepower.

I am not sure how practical 557 horsepower is on a Benz CLS wagon, but I am sure it is a necessity for those who want to have their cake and eat it too. Reminds me of the practically of the Cadillac CTS-V wagon… absolutely necessary for enthusiasts!

The new 557 horsepower CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake, our obvious choice out of the lineup, will be good for a 0-60mph run in 4.3 seconds and electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. Both versions of the CLS AMG get the seven-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT automatic transmission. You can even get a set of optional carbon ceramic brakes underneath lightweight 19-inch alloy wheels.

In typical Benz CLS fashion, the aluminum body construction keeps things light while an optional carbon fiber aero kit and rear axle differential lock pushes the envelope even further. Soccer moms or the grandparents need not apply.

The new 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake, including the CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake, will commence European sales in October while an official world debut takes place at the Paris Auto Show a month prior.

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2012 Ferrari FF Breaks Cover 22
Jan
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Ferrari, Ferrari 612, new cars, News, Shooting Brake on 01 22nd, 2011

2012 Ferrari FF

If I throw out the phrase “station wagon”, what comes to mind? I’ll take a guess and say long road trips with dad behind the wheel and mom trying to keep the peace between you and your siblings. Now try the same thing with the name, “Ferrari” and tell me what comes to mind? The wind in your hair as you fly down narrow roads in the Italian countryside? The beach on one side, cliffs on the other as you drive the winding roads in the south of France? I’ll bet you don’t associate “station wagon” with Ferrari, and you certainly don’t associate Ferrari with station wagons. That may soon change, as Ferrari has released some renderings of its replacement for the 612 Scaglietti.

2012 Ferrari FF

Called the FF, for Ferarri Four, the new car isn’t really a station wagon (since we all know they have four doors), but the car’s four seats and long roof line probably qualifies it as a “shooting brake”. In any case, that sounds much more elegant that station wagon, which conjures up images of Ferraris with “Vista Roof” windows, and we don’t need to go there. Aside from an unconventional design, vaguely reminiscent of BMW’s M Coupe, the 2012 Ferrari FF brings with it part time AWD (called 4RM in Ferrari speak) and a lower curb weight than the outgoing 612. Under the hood is a 6.3 liter V12, good for 651 horsepower and 504 ft lb of torque. That’s enough thrust to get the modern breadvan from zero to sixty in 3.7 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 208 miles per hour. To maximize fuel economy (an oxymoron in a Ferrari) the FF will incorporate and auto start-stop system, but there’s no word if it will adopt other fuel sipping measures such as cylinder deactivation.

2012 Ferrari FF

If you can’t get enough and want more on the FF, or simply want to practice your Italian, hit up Ferrari’s site dedicated to what’s likely to be the world’s fastest grocery-getter.

Press Release

The new Ferrari is about to arrive
The FF unveiled on www.ferrari.com

A revolutionary four-seater, four-wheel drive V12 Ferrari: exceptional performance and versatility

Maranello, 21st January 2011 – The official Prancing Horse web site, Ferrari.com, has revealed the first photographs of the new FF, the company’s most powerful, versatile four-seater ever, as well as its first ever four-wheel drive car.

The FF – an acronym for Ferrari Four (four seats and four-wheel drive) – ushers in an entirely new GT sports car concept. A decisive break with the past, the new car represents not so much an evolution as a true revolution.

This new V12 melds to an unprecedented level an extremely sporty, high-performance character with incredible versatility, superb comfort and sophisticated elegance, guaranteeing both driver and passengers an absolutely unique driving experience.

Designed by Pininfarina, the shape and proportions perfectly interpret the FF’s harmonious blend of sporting DNA and extraordinary usability.

The FF features the company’s first ever four-wheel drive system. Ferrari’s exclusive, patented 4RM (four-wheel drive) weighs 50 per cent less than a conventional four-wheel drive system, maintaining perfect weight distribution (53 per cent over the rear axle). Completely integrated with the car’s electronic dynamic control systems, the four-wheel drive technology delivers record levels of performance on all terrains and in all conditions via continuous and intelligent predictive torque distribution to all four wheels. The FF is also equipped with the latest magnetorheological damping system (SCM3), as well as the most recent development in carbon-ceramic brakes from Brembo.

Exceptional performance levels come courtesy of the new 6,262 cc direct injection engine which develops 660 CV at 8,000 rpm. In tandem with its transaxle dual-clutch F1 gearbox, stunning acceleration figures (0-100 km/h in 3.7 sec.) are guaranteed. The new model’s class-leading weight-to-power ratio of 2.7 kg/CV, along with its ideal weight distribution, ensures exceptionally responsive handling. The result is that owners will be able to enjoy the FF’s prowess over a wide range of uses: city driving, on low grip or snow-covered surfaces and on the track. Performance aside, Maranello’s latest model also offers standards of passenger space, comfort, in-car spec and equipment previously unheard of in such a high-performance car. It can comfortably accommodate four people and their luggage, thanks to the best cabin space and boot capacity (450 litres extendable to 800) figures in its category, including four-door cars.

A vast array of personalisation options and accessories has been developed for the FF. These include six model-specific exterior colours and sumptuous interior trim incorporating specially selected and treated aniline leather.

The FF, which will make its official debut in occasion of the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, is presented today with the first three photos from a dedicated shoot by Giovanni Gastel.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Engine
Type 65-degree V12
Overall displacement 6,262 cc
Maximum power 660 CV @ 8,000 rpm
Maximum torque 683 Nm @ 6,000 rpm
Dimensions and weight
Length 4907 mm
Width 1953 mm
Height 1379 mm
Dry weight* 1790 kg
Weight distribution 47% front, 53% rear
Weight/power ratio 2.7 kg/CV

Performance
Maximum speed 335 km/h
0-100 km/h 3.7 sec
Fuel consumption and emissions (ECE+EUDC)
Fuel consumption** 15,4 l/100 km
Emissions** 360 g/km

* European market version
** With HELE system

Source: Autoblog







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