The new Mercedes-Benz CLS Saloon, a four-door coupe has been scheduled for launch in India on the 8th of September, 2011. The Mercedes-Benz CLS had always been the ‘cool car’. The new car is the second generation of the CLS which is a step further with regards to styling. The car looks more mature and appealing with a sports-car type stance. The new CLS may not be the most luxurious vehicle with ample of space; however, the superior styling, coupe-like design and pillar-less doors make the car look stunningly ‘cool’.
The basic shape of the car remains similar to that of its predecessor. It features the basic shape with a long snout and short rear end with minimal overhangs which may not look good with the curves of the new car.
The new car comes with a bag-full of features to impress the owner. Exterior LEDs illuminate the road while integrated LEDs on the tail lamp improve visibility. The car comes with the THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control which keeps the temperature of the interiors comfortable. The car also comes with Mercedes’ COMAND APS with LINGUATRONIC which is a voice operated control system.
The car comes with two engine options in India. The petrol version, CLS 350 CGI is powered by a 3.5 litre V6 that pumps 272 horses with 350 Nm of torque. The diesel variant, CLS 350 CDI is powered by a 224 bhp and 540 Nm engine. The Mercedes-Benz AMG tuned version of the CLS called CLS 63 AMG is powered by a 6.2 litre V8 that pumps about 500 horses with a torque figure of 630 Nm.