We’ve known about the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake for quite a while now, but the vehicle seems to shaping into one of the most unique wagons to wear the three-pointed star and laurel.
The folks at Motor Trend have the latest spy shots of the CLS Shooting Brake, which caught testing out in the snow. Does that mean a 4Matic variant will be available? The answer is most likely yes, since we expect the Shooting Brake to be mechanically identical to its four-door coupe sibling. That means we should expect a CLS550 variant, powered by a 4.6-liter, twin-turbo, V-8-engine rated at 402 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. For the speed junkies, a CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake should follow soon after, and use a 5.5-liter, twin-turbo V-8 rated at 525 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque (550 hp and 590 lb-ft with the AMG sport package). For the European market, at least one or more diesels are likely.
Judging by how little camouflage this Shooting Brake is wearing, we’d say the production version is about ready to pop out of the oven. Again, we’re still not sure if this will make it to our shores, but wouldn’t it look nice sitting next to a Mercedes-Benz E wagon on the showroom floor?
Source: Motor Trend