It looks like Mercedes-Benz is all set to tackle the Audi A7 and BMW 5 Series GT with a production version of the 2008 ConceptFASCINATION. Understood to be based on the next CLS platform the Estate version is rumoured to debut at the Paris Motor Show in October.
Autocar reports the CLS Estate production will commence at the Sindelfingen facility in Germany by 2012 and will be powered by a range of V6 and V8 engines. A mix of turbocharging and direct injection will be employed to improve efficiency.
Apparently a CLS Estate was all set to debut at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show, but for some reason Benz got cold feet and ushered in a lightly disguised production CLS instead.
More pics of the ConceptFASCINATION can be viewed after the break.