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2015 Mercedes CLS-Class

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Mercedes unveiled the current-generation CLS-Class at the 2010 Paris Auto Show, and since it’s remained the same. So, it’s about time for Mercedes to roll out some updates, and our spy photographers managed to spot the revised CLS out for a little test run. For the first time, we get a look at both the exterior and the interior of the upcoming CLS , so we can really see what Benz is up to.

Of course, do not expect this revision to bring any huge changes, but I suspect that tp see some elements inspired by other recently launched Mercedes models. The prototype caught testing wears almost no camouflage, revealing that only the front and the rear bumpers will be updated, while the grille will feature one bar instead of two.

The coolest updates are the new LED headlights with "Active Multibeam." This system ensures that the lights are checked 100 times every second in order to give the maximum of light for the surroundings.

On the inside, the revised CLS will get a larger Command screen, a new button layout in the center console and a new steering wheel.

I expect Mercedes to retain the engine lineup. but Mercedes will likely do some light revisions to increase fuel economy.

Expect the revised Mercedes CLS to be unveiled by the end of the year.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Mercedes CLS-Class.

Spy Shots

January 30, 2014 - Revised Mercedes CLS plays in the snow

Mercedes CLS-Class
Mercedes CLS-Class
Mercedes CLS-Class

The prototype caught testing today by our spy photographersis wearing nearly no camouflage. The camo it is wearing hides only the parts that are going to be updated. The revised CLS will receive updated front and rear bumpers, a new grille with just one bar, and new LED headlights with "Active Multibeam."

On the inside, the model will get a larger Command screen, a new button layout on the center console, and a new steering wheel.

Competitors

Audi A7

Audi A7

Unlike the CLS, the A7 has the advantage of a better-looking exterior, but the included equipment is about the same between the two models.

On the U.S. market, the A7 is offered with a supercharged, 3.0-liter, V-6 engine that delivers a total of 310 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. This amount of power is enough to sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds and up to a limited top speed of 130 mph.

The A7 is priced from $60,100.

BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe

BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

As no surprise, if Audi and Mercedes are offering a four-door coupe, BMW had to do the same. In the U.S. market, the 6 Series Gran Coupe is offered in two versions: 640i and 650i. The base model is powered by a 3.0-liter, I-6 engine that delivers a total of 315 horsepower, while the 650i gets a 4.4-liter, V-8 engine that delivers a total of 445 horsepower.

The 650i goes from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds, with a top speed limited to 155 mph

Prices start from $76,895.



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