The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012, which will take place from Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July, will be the stage for the world premiere of the brand new 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake.

The official release of the new member to the Mercedes-Benz line up follows the display of the Shooting Brake Concept at last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. An AMG version is also in the works, but will not be released at the UK event but later this year or early next year.

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake Rendering

Two petrol engine choices will be released for the sporty estate. The CLS 350 will have a 3.5 liter V6 producing 306hp together with 272Nm of torque. Next in line will be the CLS 550 with a 4.6 liter V8 engine developing 402hp together with 443Nm of torque.

The top of the range CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake model will come with the 5.5 liter V8 engine that will have an output of around 518hp and 516Nm of torque. The diesel engine line up will include a 201hp 250 CDI and a 262hp 350 CDI engine.

The ‘Speedshift MCT’ seven-speed transmission and the acclaimed electromechanical steering system are part of the standard kit. Expect to see the first cars in showrooms by the end of this year or early next year.

Stay tuned for more heading up to the annual event in the south of Britain.

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