The second-generation Mercedes CLS went on sale earlier this year and now Mercedes is in position to popularize the niche segment once again with the ‘Shooting Brake’ body style that we previewed in the concept version in 2010 at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition.
Today, the very first spy photos of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake have made their way onto the web. The photographs were taken in Southern Germany on a test run and covered only in the rear, allowing us a relatively unobstructed view of what the new CLS Shooting Brake will look like.
We expect the engines to be the same as in the Mercedes-Benz CLS coupe. The concept debuted with the 3.5-liter V6 unit with an output of 306 PS (225 kW / 302 hp) and 370 Nm (273 ft-lb) of torque.
As always, we will keep you up to date as new photos and information emerge. Photos via MotorAuthority.