The model continues to wear the same camouflage as we have seen on previous sightings which only acts to cover the rear end design lines.

A prototype for the new Mercedes CLS Shooting Break has hit the famous Nurburgring for the first time and our spies were on hand to catch the shots. The model continues to wear the same camouflage as we have seen on previous sightings which only acts to cover the rear end design lines.

Mercedes are aiming to carve out a new niche in the market with their latest model, much like they achieved in 2004 with the launch of the CLS four-door coupe.

A preview of the CLS Shooting Break was unveiled in at the 2010 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition and the positive reaction helped force the German brand's hand in producing the model.

Although unconfirmed, the engine range of the CLS Coupe is expected to be carried over to its sibling. This will include a 204 PS (150 kW / 201 hp) 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, a 265 PS (195 kW / 262 hp) 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, a 306 PS (225 kW / 302 hp) 350 BlueEFFICIENCY, and a 408 PS (300 kW / 402 hp) 500 BlueEFFICIENCY.

The first models are expected to arrive in European dealserships in the summer with pricing starting a little higher than the coupe.

 

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