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.

Press release

The new Mercedes CLS-class will be available for delivery to customers in 2011. Sport-Service Lorinser, the recognised specialist for Mercedes refining, is already working on options to individualise technology and design, far in advance of the market introduction. A well thought out concept is necessary to provide the four-door sports-limousine with a stylish and cutting edge profile. This requires a lot of experience, because upgrading a vehicle that is not yet for sale can be quite difficult – but not for the well trained Lorinser personnel.

„We will distribute our tuning-version globally in 45 countries, therefore a sophisticated body-design is required.“, explained Marcus Lorinser, owner of Sportservice Lorinser. The Lorinser-interpretation emphasises the sportive features with strikingly impressive innovation. Large air intake grills characterise the distinctive appearance of the front-end and enable an optimal fresh air supply to engine and brakes. The extended fenders not only enhance the masculine appearance of the car, but also provide space for the 21-inch light-alloy wheels.

But not only the styling will be optimised: Chassis, engine and interior is also upgraded at Lorinser-manufacturing. Featuring these upgrades, the Lorinser-CLS will advance to „eye candy“ on the luxury boulevards of all major cities.

What do you think?
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  (683) posted on 03.22.2011

The first time that I have seen the picture I thought it was the Audi because of the eagle eyed headlights and the grille. But though, i can see a

nice production for the future of the Mercedes.

  (592) posted on 12.20.2010

one time i read that a fair number of MB board members drive Lorinser tuned MB’s. so, i am pretty sure amongst all tuners, they would have an edge.

  (808) posted on 11.15.2010

For me, the color makes it boring.

  (808) posted on 11.15.2010

Lorinser is teasing sketches of not existing cars. The same was with SLS. Probably we will see soon the sketches of not existing 2012 SL and 2013 SLK. Lorinser tune the cars not drawings!!!

  (512) posted on 07.27.2010

I don’t think that car has a good design. It looks boring.

  (325) posted on 06.8.2010

The concept is nice and it looks better. Also, this new CLS features the curved, deepened, horizontal grooves along the body lines as seen in the current C-Class and E-Class models that are the mark of Mercedes’s current design paradigm.

  (647) posted on 06.8.2010

There are available aftermarket parts even though the car hasn’t introduce over the market.. Isn’t that odd to sell a parts for a car if that doesn’t exists?

  (798) posted on 06.7.2010

Impressive design! I hope this render image will be accurate when put brought into production.

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