Spyshots: 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS
We had seen the rendering image, and now the spyshots of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS shooting brake. We are excited as the SUV is not covered in all those camouflage sheet all over the body. The only part that covered in camouflage sheet is the back end. The three-pointed German automaker stated that the 2012 CLS will be assembled on the Sindelfingen plant where the other models such as C-Klasse sedan, E-Klasse sedan and estate, S-Klasse, and CL coupe, as well as the Maybach models and Mercedes-Benz Guard. Wow… that is one crowd facility, don’t you think?
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS will be sharing the same platform with the E-Klasse sedan. This plan has been confirmed by Dieter Zetsche as we quoted from autoevolution.com, “The decision to build the CLS Shooting Brake underscores the leading role of Mercedes-Benz in regards of innovative passenger car concepts and design – and that is exactly what the customers expect from us.”
For the engine and performance line-up, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS shooting brake SUV could be borrowed the engine from the 4-door coupe sibling and we really have great expectation to see the AMG version too. Okay, the engine possibility is the 5.5L twin-turbo V8. Rumor has it that the new 4-cylinder engine could be appeared on the line-up as well.