Mercedes CLS Estate
We have found that the F800 Style Concept platform would be used for a new model from Mercedes that would be called Mercedes CLS Estate. This new model would be a real rival for the new Audi A7 and BMW 5 Series.
The Mercedes CLS Estate would be officially presented at the Beijing Auto Show, in April, this year.
First models from the series production will have a 3.5-litre V6 delivering 306bhp in the CLS350 and a 4.6-litre V8 with 435bhp in the CLS500. Mercedes will also offer two V6 common rail diesels: a 2.1-litre with 204bhp in the CLS250 CDI and a 3.0-litre with 231bhp in the CLS350 CDI.
For the AMG CLS would be the turbocharged 5.5-litre V8 engine that will the replace the old 6.2-litre V8 that offers 537bhp, an increase of 30bhp over the actual model.
And an even more powerful version of the same engine will be offered as part of a performance package upgrade, with 563bhp — enough muscle to fire the new four-door to 60mph in just 4.2sec.
We don’t know for sure, but it’s probable that its series launch would be on market starting with 2012 at a price of around £50,000 (this on the UK Market).