We have only been able to capture the future generation Mercedes CLS-Class in its camouflaged state a couple of times and we have been perusing in order to catch it unclothed. We are happy to say that the CLS is finally naked and caught on film! Today, we can see the Mercedes CLS-Class in all its glory and we have to say, we are very pleased.
The new model features a more upright grille, more pronounced front fender flares, and a smartly drawn hood. It will compete with models like the Audi A7 and the Porsche Panamera . The official debut will be made in September at the Paris Auto Show, with sales to begin in early 2011.
The new member of Mercedes’ CLS line will be powered by the company’s new 5.5-liter bi-turbo engine, a different engine from the car’s closest predecessor, the CLS 63 AMG, which was powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine. With the new 5.5-liter bi-turbo, the new CLS will be able to produce over 544 HP and 590 lb-ft of torque for the standard form with a more powerful performance package - 571 ponies and 664 lb-ft of torque.