The new CLS pioneers the new design idiom of Mercedes-Benz, which is recognisable by its clear contours and reduced lines. Its character is marked by a grille contour that widens towards the base and a forward-slanting front section. Other features include wide, low-set headlamps and two-section tail-lights. At the same time, the design reflects the timeless aura of the first CLS, which founded a new segment and quickly became a design icon.
All CLS models are equipped with new engines: inline 6-cylinder and inline 4-cylinder units as diesel and petrol versions. Like its predecessors, the new CLS exudes self-assured sportiness in exemplary style. It is a highly emotive vehicle offering impressive long-distance and acoustic comfort coupled with thrilling, unrivalled technology.
In 2003, with the CLS, Mercedes-Benz created a new vehicle segment that for the first time combined the elegance and dynamism of a coupé with the comfort and functionality of a saloon.
With the third generation of the CLS, Mercedes-Benz is now building more strongly than ever on the aura and unique character of this trendsetting model. The new model has pure CLS genes with its arching waistline, flat side window lines and low greenhouse. It is another example of the logical evolution of the Sensual Purity design idiom, whereby sharp edges and lines have been significantly reduced.
The new CLS blends seamlessly into the current Mercedes-Benz coupe family with numerous design features. Its drag coefficient value of 0.26 is positive proof of outstanding aerodynamics.
The sporty CLS also has a comfortable side. Accentuating this are the Air Body Control suspension, Energizing comfort controls and the very latest infotainment generation, smartphone connectivity via Mercedes-Benz Link and wireless charging. The touchpad in the centre console gives haptic and acoustic feedback when operating the numerous convenience functions and settings.
The standard appointments of the CLS are as usual very extensive. The highlights include LED High Performance headlamps, 18‑inch light-alloy wheels with mixed tyres, Lane Keeping Assist, Speed Limit Assist, a 12.3‑inch media display, ambience lighting including illuminated air vents, Mercedes me connect services and a communication module with LTE.
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