The estate version of the Mercedes-Benz CLS – the Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake – will debut at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
But it looks like Mercedes has now had long enough to play with the oxymoron that is a coupe estate and the CLS Shooting Brake will get its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed at the end of June.
We’ve been hearing rumours for a while that Goodwood would see the CLS Estate debut, but we couldn’t get confirmation . We still haven’t had official word but all we’ve spoken to in the know now believe the Shooting Brake will be at Goodwood before going on sale in the Autumn.
When the CLS Shooting Brake does arrive we’ll see it follow the route of its coupe saloon brother with a 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY and 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY diesels and 350 BlueEFFICIENCY and 500 BlueEFFICIENCY petrols.
We will also see – although not at launch and probably not until Spring 2013 – the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake with the 5.5 litre twin turbo and 520bhp.