The first patent photos the 2013 Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake have hit the web, ahead of a possible unveiling at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The first patent photos the 2013 Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake have hit the web, ahead of a possible unveiling at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Looking instantly recognizable, the model has a familiar front fascia with a single bar grille and distinctive headlights. There's also a sloping roofline, a steeply-raked tailgate and unique taillights.

Engine options will likely carryover from the standard model, so expect a variety of petrol and diesel options. There will also be an AMG variant with a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 that develops 518 hp (386 kW / 525 PS) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque. It should enable the wagon to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in approximately 4.5 seconds, before hitting a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

 

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