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Mercedes CLS-Class

Mercedes CLS-Class

  The Mercedes-Benz CLS is a series of automobile models assembled by DaimlerChrysler in Sindelfingen, Germany. It is Mercedes-Benz’s newest sedan since the debut of the E-Class in 1995. The class was first offered for sale in Europe in autumn 2004.Marketed as a ’four door coupe,’ the CLS recalls the fastback sedan designs of Robert Opron in the 1970’s. According to a Mercedes-Benz press release, the CLS-class was produced to combine the "strong, emotive charisma" of a coupe with the "comfort and practicality" of a sedan.


After the leaked brochure from the other days, Mercedes has decided to uncover the new generation CLS-Class before its official debut at the Paris Auto Show. And as everyone expected, the new CLS keeps the same proportions as the old model, but has adopted a completely new look inspired by the Shooting Break Concept .

The CLS’s design combines elements from the concept with the new SLS AMG: there is a long, sporty bonnet, a grille dominated by the large central star, large, elongated dark air inlets with black grilles, full LED headlamps, flared wheel arches and wide wrap-around tail lights featuring LED technology.

The interior also combines innovative details and handcrafted perfection: a high line sweeps from the driver’s door over the instrument panel support and across to the front passenger door. The central display has also been integrated harmoniously into the upper part of the instrument panel. At the same time, the downward sweeping side line on the doors continues the dynamic dropping line of the exterior.

Mercedes said nothing about the car’s specifications, but we expect a new 3.5-liter direct-injection V6, as well as a twin-turbocharged 4.6-liter V8. That last motor will put out around 430 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. There will be an AMG version with the new 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8 as well.

Hit the jump to read more about the Mercedes CLS-Class.

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Mercedes CLS spied at official photo shoot

Mercedes-Benz is set to unveil the CLS63 AMG at the Los Angeles Auto Show in the middle of November, according to Autolinknews. The base CLS was recently shown at the Paris Motor Show and we were in awe at its beauty.

The AMG version will likely feature a 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged 554 horsepower V8. There might be a performance package offered from AMG that will raise the horsepower rating to 571. This will be the third performance car that the 5.5-liter V8 will have been used in, as it was previously used in the S63 AMG and theCL63 AMG .

Compared to the base CLS, the AMG tuned sedan will get some changes to the overall aerodynamics, including the rear bumper, as it will need to make room for quad tail pipes.

Hit the jump to see a video of the CLS63 AMG going for a lap around the Nurburgring in Germany.

Source: autoblog.it

The next time you’re in the process of buying a Mercedes , you might want to ask input from your little kid because as this commercial proves, they really know what makes for an awesome car. And if they’re shrewd enough to hatch up a plan to get a 2012 Mercedes CLS sedan to stop at a red light as they take a closer look at it, then these wily rascals are about as good a reference as you can find when you’re in the market for a 2012 CLS.

Mercedes has yet to divulge details behind the car – we expect them to do so when it’s unveiled at the Paris Motor Show – but we already expect a number of things from the all-new Shooting Brake Concept -inspired CLS, including a number of engine options including a 3.5-liter direct-injection VG engine and a 4.6-liter twin-turbocharged V8 variant.

For now, though, we highly suggest that you give this commercial a look-see. If for nothing else, it proves one thing about children these days...

They may same the darndest things a lot of the time, but clearly, they also know an awesome car when they see one.


Ever wonder what’s hiding underneath the camouflage of what supposedly was the next-generation CLS 63 AMG ? Well, the cat is finally out of the bag.

In these renderings that we’ve obtained, we finally get a close-up look at the new CLS to come out of the wood-work and by goodness, this tuned up luxury car is poised to give the Aston Martin Rapide , the Porsche Panamera Turbo , and the yet-to-be-released Audi S7 a serious run for their money.

In addition to the svelte and aggressive styling that makes it look modern, fresh, and ultimately sexy, the next-gen CLS AMG is expected to come with a 6.3-liter V8 engine that produces somewhere around 525 horsepower and is mated to a Speedshift MCT 7-speed gearbox. And true to its tuning roots, Brabus even gave this CLS quite an upgrade, improving its suspension, braking, and aerodynamic features from the standard CLS models, which, incidentally, was unveiled just a few weeks ago.

Needless to say, we’re dying to see this luxury beast out on the streets someday. When that will be is still anyone’s guess, but if it looks as good as these renderings, then this car better hit dealerships sometime soon.

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There are better people to protect secrets than the people over at Mercedes-Benz . Thanks to folks over at eMercedesBenz, the new CLS has been leaked. This is the first time we have seen the car in all of its glory.

As far as engine choices go, eMercedesBenz is reporting that there will be a new 3.5-liter direct-injection V6, as well as a twin-turbocharged 4.6-liter V8. That last motor will put out around 430 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. There will be an AMG version with the new 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8 as well.

As we thought, the front of the car takes its design cues from the Shooting Break Concept . The grille is upright and the front is far more aggressive. The headlights are sectioned off and they look sensational. It should be interesting to see how the new LED lights look at night when they’re lit up. Around the back, the CLS gets a shapelier rear-end. The old CLS wasn’t exactly ugly, but this new machine is brilliant.

In the cabin, the CLS has the same seating arrangement with a center console that runs the full length of the cabin, like we find in the Aston Martin Rapide . That design works for this car as it would be tough to squeeze three in the back with that roofline.

Now that Mercedes doesn’t have anything to hide, we should see the car’s official photos sometime soon.

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We have already seen the 2012 Mercedes CLS ’s exterior fully unveiled, and, we have to say, we were very impressed by its much more angular and aggressive stance. The creased shoulder line which runs from the top of the front wheel arch backwards and the dramatically flared rear wheel arches add an edgy look to the luxury vehicle and the rear lights and shaped exhausts also stand out, giving the rear of the car a more obviously sculpted appearance than the previous generation CLS.

Of course, having the exterior revealed only leaves the interior as a dark void for feeding imaginations and assumptions. Thankfully, the CLS ’s new interior has been fully exposed by sneaky spy photographers.

Looking at the new photos, it looks as if Mercedes has not failed in immersing it’s customers in a sea of leather, wood, and technology. Mercedes has undoubtedly lived up to its image as the quintessence of luxury once again and the spy shots of the interior and the previous shots of the exterior are proof of that.

Look for the official debut of the new 2012 Mercedes CLS this fall at the Paris Motor Show .


The new generation Mercedes CLS is about to make its debut. How do we know that? Well, because Mercedes has already been taking a few official photos of the four door coupe and one lucky guy just happened to be at the right place at the right time during a Mercedes press shoot.

The 2011 CLS will feature a larger, more upright grille with bold horizontal bars and angular headlights with LED lights and chrome inserts on the rubbing strips, window trim, and bootlid.

Under the hood Mercedes will place a pair of petrol and diesel engines, with the top version getting a new twin-turbo 4.7-liter V8 engine with an output of 429bhp and 700Nm of torque. That’s an improvement of more than 12% over the current CLS 500, while in the same time fuel economy is also improved to 30mpg. The CLS 63 AMG will get a new 5.5-liter bi-turbo engine that will be able to produce over 571 HP and 664 lb-ft of torque.

Stay tuned, we’ll get back with more details!

Source: AutoExpress

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.

Mercedes ’ new prized beauty, the CLS saloon that’s been designated as the ’C218’, is still a few months - give or take - away from its highly-anticipated unveiling. Of course, that hasn’t stopped curious bees like us from trying to get as good a look at the car whenever the opportunity presents itself, which is probably why we got all geeked up when this spy video of the CLS AMG doing some lap runs at the Nurburgring found its way on the Internet.

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 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque for the standard form with a more powerful performance package - 571 ponies and 664 lb-ft of torque - also being offered.

That’s the extent of what we know about the new CLS saloon with Mercedes being extra cautious in divulging more information about the car. In any case, the new CLS is expected to be unveiled later this year, possibly at the Paris Motor Show, at which time we’re going to be feasting our eyes on the new Merc eye-catcher with longing looks.

UPDATE 07/16/2010: The Mercedes CLS-Class has been caught undisguised! Hit the jump for more info and a picture of the naked CLS!

Source: YouTube

It seems tuners are getting a little antsy when it comes to providing tuning kits for new car models. The Mercedes CLS hasn’t even been launched yet and already tuning firm, Lorinser, has come up with a tuning kit for the luxury sedan. The tuner will make updates to the engine, chassis, and exterior.

"We will distribute our tuning-version globally in 45 countries, therefore a sophisticated body-design is required." Well, lucky for them sophisticated body designs are something they can do well. Remember their rendition of the Mercedes E-Class ? That package is pretty similar to the one being provided for the Mercedes CLS. Both packages add a unique styling to the vehicle. For this tuning kit large air intake grills are added providing a little character to the front end of the elusive Mercedes CLS. They provide an optimal fresh air supply to the engine and brakes. Lorinser has also extended the fenders which leaves plenty of room for the 21-inch light-alloy wheels. This was also provided for the Mercedes E-Class kit provided back in January.

We have already seen a few spyshots of the anticipated Mercedes CLS, but to have a tuning kit provided for a car that has not even been revealed yet is quite an impressive feat for a tuner. Let’s just hope it is what they expect.

UPDATE 07/19/11: More than a year after it was first teased to us, Lorinser has finally released the first batch of photos for the 2012 CLS-Class. That took a while, didn’t it? Well, if your patience wore as thin as ours, then you won’t have any problems digesting the new batch of photos in the gallery below.

Press release after the jump.


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