The New CLS: March 2018
All CLS models are equipped with new engines, however the new design is recognisable by its clear contours and reduced lines, wide low-set headlamps and two-section tail lights. This model exudes self-assured sportiness by offering impressive long-distance and acoustic comfort couples with thrilling, unrivalled technology.
It blends into the current Mercedes-Benz coupé family with numerous design features such as the arching waistline, flat side window lines and low roofline. However the new vehicle has shown sharp edges and lines being significantly reduced.
|CLS 350 d 4MATIC||210 kW/286 hp, 600 Nm||combined fuel consumption 5.6 l/100 km||CO emissions combined 148 g/km|
|CLS 400 4MATIC||250 kW/340 hp, 700 Nm||combined fuel consumption 5.6 l/100 km||CO emissions combined 148 g/km|
|CLS 450 4MATIC||270 + 16 kW/367 hp + 22 hp||combined fuel consumption 7.5 l/100 km||CO emissions combined 178 g/km|
The side design is characterised by the high, arching waistline and the sporty, low roofline with frameless side windows. The forward-slanting front end is reminiscent of a shark's nose, and appears longer thanks to the fully inset bonnet. The contours follow the design philosophy of sensual purity: lines and edges are greatly reduced, and the surfaces are generously arched.
Also typical of the CLS is the muscular rear shoulder line which blends smoothly into the flat rear end. Characteristic coupé features include the two-section tail lights, reflectors positioned in the rear bumper, location of the registration plate in the bumper and the Mercedes star at the centre of the boot lid. Depending on specification, this houses an extendable camera.
The outer seats in the rear have the same appearance as the front seats, creating a sporty single-seat impression, although the CLS Coupé is in fact a five-seater for
the first time. When required the backrests can be folded down in a 40/20/40 ratio, expanding the generous 520‑litre luggage compartment.
Technology from the S‑Class - Intelligent Drive:
The new CLS generation has many things in common with the new S‑Class, the automotive flagship of the entire industry: The CLS is equipped with the latest generation of driving assistance systems, with route-based driver support provided by the Driving Assistance Package.
The range of driving assistance and safety systems features a modular design and as standard includes Active Brake Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST, Speed Limit Assist and the occupant protection system PRE-SAFE®. New and also part of the standard specification is PRE-SAFE® Sound (prepares human hearing for the anticipated accident noise when there is a risk of a collision).
The optional Driving Assistance Plus Package consists of Active Distance Control DISTRONIC, Active Steering Assist, Active Speed Limit Assist, Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function, Evasive Steering Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and PRE‑SAFE® PLUS. Active Distance Control DISTRONIC and Active Steering Assist now provide even more comfortable support for the driver to keep a safe distance and steer. The speed is now adjusted automatically ahead of bends or junctions. Active Lane Change Assist has also been significantly improved (country-specific differences are possible for individual functions). It also includes PRE-SAFE®Impulse Side. This system can prepare the front occupants for a side impact by giving them a sideways impulse, reducing the risk of injury.
"The new CLS is a design icon as the archetype of the four-door coupé. In line with our hot & cool design philosophy, we have reduced its DNA to an extremely puristic level while emotionally charging it with an almost erotic beauty"
- Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler AG