Mercedes-Benz displayed the brand new Mercedes-Benz CLS 500 Shooting Brake at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 last Saturday and Sunday. The car was released last Friday night and displayed to the public for the first time on the Saturday. We got a few pictures of it at the show, we thought we’d share them with you. This is the current range-topping CLS 500 model, one of four engine variants available across Europe.
The petrol powered Mercedes-Benz CLS 500 Shooting Brake features a V8 biturbo engine producing 408hp. It will relinquish its place at the top of the tree when the CLS 63 AMG comes along, however, that car has not yet receiving its official release. Other engine options availabe for the CLS Shooting Brake include a diesel powered CLS 250 CDI entry-level model powered by a four cylinder producing 204 horsepower and 500Nm of torque. There’s also two six cylinder models, the diesel powered CLS 350 CDI producing 265 hp and the petrol powered CLS 350 which provides 306hp.
The Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake has a load volume of between 590 and 1,550 liters, when the rear seat backrests are folded down. Quite remarkable is the optional wooden luggage compartment floor made from cherry tree wood, coupled with the inlaid smoked oak and aluminium loading rails. An optional trailer coupling is also available. As for the interior, the Shooting Brake also offers five interior colours, five trim designs and also three qualities of leather to choose from.
The new 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake is scheduled to have its world debut at the 2012 Paris Auto Show this September and will hit the market somewhere in the final quarter of this year.