Now, I certainly have been known to break a thing or two. I also occasionally take a break. I don’t recall ever shooting anything during one …
Mercedes’ release explained that Shooting Breaks “were popular in Great Britain … exclusive crossover vehicles which combined the luxuriousness of a coupe with the luggage space of an estate.”
A quick Google check and … they meant Shooting Brakes, not Breaks.
Turns out Mercedes intended to call the station wagon concept version of the next-generation CLS a Brake, according to a Mercedes USA spokesman, who incidentally is Scottish and used to work in Great Britain.
When you consider that a German company was putting together an English language press kit for an auto show in China, a few transposed letters isn’t all that bad.