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Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake leaked online UPDATE: Official

An official image of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake has been leaked online, showing the full detail of the sleek new CLS four-door coupe-based wagon.

The CLS Shooting Brake debuts in two different turbo-diesel forms, before higher performance versions – including an AMG twin-turbo V8 – hit the market later down the track.

The two diesels include the CLS 250 CDI producing 150kW of power, and the CLS 350 CDI producing 195kW. The latter is available in Australia in the current CLS four-door coupe.

As for the styling, the CLS Shooting Brake carries on the elegant sweeping theme as seen in the coupe/sedan. It features thick rear pillars and an curved side window profile.

Inside showcases a five-seat layout, unlike the four-seat sedan, with a large cargo area in the back finished in fine wood. Cargo capacity is rated at 590 litres, or 1550 litres with the rear seats folded down.

The new model is set to be officially unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor show in September, before hitting international showrooms in November. As for Australia, we will get the new model, but it is yet to be confirmed whether or not we will get it by the year’s end.

UPDATE: Mercedes-Benz has officially revealed the new CLS Shooting Brake. The above specifications information was correct with the 250 CDI and 350 CDI. Official details are as follows.

We’ll keep you updated in regards to the Australian launch and specifications.

Model CLS250 CDI CLS350 CDI
Cylinder arrangement/ number 4 in-line V6
Displacement cc 2143 2987
Rated output kW at rpm 150 @ 4200 195 @ 3800
Rated torque Nm at rpm 500 @ 1600 – 1800 620 @ 1600 – 2400
Fuel consumption, combined L/100km 5.3 6.0
CO2 emissions, combined g/km 139 159
Acceleration0-100km/h s 7.8 6.6
Top speed km/h 235 250

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.