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Here are the latest spyshots of the 2014 CLS Shooting brake sporting less camouflge and now showing more curves.
Powering the brown car we suspect is the 250 CDI Blueefficiency with around 204hp at 4400 RPM, compared to the red car the engine will be a spiritedly powered V6 with 306hp and both cars will sprint to 62mph in under 8 seconds.
Power is delivered to the rear wheels via the 7G-Tronic Plus 7-speed automatic transmission with steering column gear selector (Direct Select), and Speedtronic cruise control with gearshift paddles
The original Mercedes-Benz Shooting Brake Concept debuted back in 2010 at the Bejing Auto Show. The model we see in our photos look very similar to the original concept, so its clear Mercedes’ designers have been hard at work.
The Car will be shown at the 2012 Paris Motorshow.
Today we managed to snap some photos of the baby CLS, the new CLC. Codenamed C117, this little 4-door Coupe is based on a longer version from the platform made for the new A- and B-Class.
This platform will make it possible to offer both front- and all-wheel-drive versions, and with rumors of a high power AMG version it might be good with all-wheel-drive to be sure to get the power down.
Other engine options will be a petrol engine in two versions, delivering some 121 and 154 horsepower.
Diesel friends will be able to choose between a new 1.8 liter engine delivering two stages of power, 107 or 134 horsepower.
In all cases it will be connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission or a six-speed manual.
We expect the CLC to hit a show room close to you in 2013 and perhaps a teaser or two at the Frankfurt IAA.
The 2012 Mercedes CLS has spied at the Nurburgring Nordschleife the guys over a Mercedes – Benz ‘s Passion have also seen some leaked shots of the upcoming brochure CLS.
The detailing includes the usual ” shooting brake “concept of sloping curves and feminine esque rear LED clusters. And widebody style arches.
Inside is the usual Mercedes leather interior and more sports like molded seats to increase passenger stability on hard cornering .
Engine options will be: –
CLS 250 CDI (204 hp / 500 nm ) of known engine OM651 , Available as of 03/2011 CLS 350 CDI (265 hp / 620 NM ) with OM642LS DE30LA , from 01/2011 CLS 350 CDI 4Matic (265 hp / 620 NM) OM642 LSDE30LA CLS 350 CGI (306 hp / 370 NM) M276 DE 35 , from 01/2011 CLS 500 BE (435 hp / 700 NM) M278 DE LA 46 , from 03/2011 CLS 500 BE 4matic (435 PS / 700 NM) M278 46 EN LA CLS 63 AMG (544 hp / 800 NM) M157 DE 55 LA
This morning as I was driving to the ring I spotted the 2011 Mercedes CLS AMG driving in an aggressive manner overtaking traffic on the road to the ring.
I wanted to get a few snaps of the car so my partner Jane pulled the camera out and attempted to get some shots as the driver tried to evade being snapped.
The current CLS 63 AMG shares its engine with the previous-generation E 63 AMG 378kW (514hp) from a 6.3-litre V8 installed and the new amg should be making making 387kW (527hp). The rear wheels should be Mercedes Speedshift MCT 7-speed gearbox.
All i can say is the current testcar and driver tried to evade the pursuit and we still managed to get some very average pictures, So they obviously need to tune the powerplant a little before the release in 2011.