The next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class delivers technical innovation along with a subtly modified design and upgraded interior.
The designs of the latest-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupé and Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake are more dynamic than ever. How so? Examples include an expressive diamond radiator grille and a pronounced, redesigned front bumper.
Both models are already equipped with LED High Performance headlamps as standard. Alternatively, both vehicle models are optionally available with new MULTIBEAM LED headlamps as designed and developed by Mercedes-Benz. These react fast with precision and adjust the light distribution automatically to any situation. This innovative engineering offers some unique advantages. For example, at the speed of a thought it ensures that the driver is driving on roads that are optimally lit at night in all road and traffic conditions and that other road users with their lights on are not dazzled, even though the main beam remains on. Bends are illuminated before the driver turns the steering wheel and, on the approach to roundabouts, the technology lights up areas that other headlamp systems leave in the dark. The headlamp light provided is pleasant and very bright, making it easier for the driver to orientate themselves and contributing significantly to safe driving at night.
Already of high quality, the interior has been enhanced further. The highlight is a free-standing 20.3 cm (8″) display, which will help to define the dashboard’s contemporary styling. Also new are the redesigned three-spoke sports steering wheel and many refined details, which contribute to the interior’s high quality look and feel. The central control panel in the centre console now has four buttons rather than just two previously, thus speeding up operations in many cases.
The new AMG Line Plus supplements the existing Exterior Sports package and AMG Line design and equipment lines and, as the expression of exclusive sportiness and dynamism, increases the potential for individualisation. By the end of the year a special Night package is set to extend the selection further. New designo interior packages are also available.
There is a choice of five powerful and efficient engines for the future Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupé and Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake. All are compliant with the Euro 6 standard. New to the class is the Mercedes-Benz CLS 220 BlueTEC with a four-cylinder diesel engine featuring fourth-generation common rail direct injection, two-stage turbocharging and BlueTEC technology. It generates 125 kW (170 hp) and delivers maximum torque of 400 Nm. Equally new is the V6 petrol engine with exhaust gas turbocharging and stratified operation in the Mercedes-Benz CLS 400.
In future, four models (rather than the previous two) will be offered with permanent all-wheel drive. The newcomers are the Mercedes-Benz CLS 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC and the Mercedes-Benz CLS 400 4MATIC.
Other leading-edge technology includes the world’s first nine-speed automatic transmission with hydrodynamic torque converter in the premium segment: 9G-TRONIC is deployed in the Mercedes-Benz CLS 220 BlueTEC, Mercedes-Benz CLS 250 BlueTEC, Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 BlueTEC and Mercedes-Benz CLS 500. This innovation builds on the strengths of 7G-TRONIC PLUS, which continues to set standards in terms of efficiency, comfort and dynamism. With nine forward gears 9G-TRONIC lowers fuel consumption whilst simultaneously boosting ease of shifting and agility.