Introducing: The Next Generation Mercedes-Benz CLS

Introducing: The Next Generation Mercedes-Benz CLS

OneShift Editorial Team
OneShift Editorial Team
11 Dec 2014

Ample space; simple, sporty elegance; hand-crafted perfection, and premium materials are hallmarks of the CLS family's stylish interior. The new generation ramps up this impression by placing greater emphasis on sportiness, exclusivity and functionality. A new, free-standing color display in the head unit with a 20.3 cm screen diagonal (8") will help to define the dashboard's contemporary styling.

Also new are the redesigned three-spoke sports steering wheel and many refined details, which contribute to the interior's high quality look and feel. The central control panel in the centre console now has four buttons rather than just two previously, thus speeding up operations in many cases. With five attractive interior colors, six types of trim and different qualities of leather to choose from, including Leather PASSION Exclusive, the possibilities for individualization are vast.

Thrilling dynamism and exemplary efficiency are the strong points of the five engines available for the next-generation CLS-Class. All are compliant with the Euro 6 standard. New to the class is the CLS 220 BlueTEC with a four-cylinder diesel engine featuring fourth-generation common rail direct injection, two-stage turbo charging and BlueTEC technology. It generates 125 kW(170 hp) with maximum torque of 400 Nm. The four-cylinder diesel engine in the CLS 250 BlueTEC, meanwhile, has 150 kW (204 hp) and torque of 500 Nm available on demand. Surpassing these figures, the V6 diesel engine in the CLS 350 BlueTEC delivers 190 kW (258 hp) and 620 Nm of torque.

Equally new is the V6 petrol engine with exhaust gas turbo charging in the CLS 400. Endowed with a bi-turbo drive system, it has a 3.5-litre displacement. Thanks to its high output potential and extremely high torque at low engine speeds, this engine sets new benchmarks in its segment. Compared to its predecessor, which had a naturally aspirated engine, output is 20 kW more at 245kW(333 hp). Its torque increases by 110 Nm to 480 Nm and is available in the wide engine speed range from 1200 to 4000 rpm. The CLS 500 hits its power peak at 300 kW (408 hp)and up to 600 Nm of torque.

Other leading edge technology includes the world's first nine-speed automatic transmission with hydrodynamic torque converter in the premium segment: 9G-TRONIC is deployed in the CLS 220 BlueTEC, CLS 250 BlueTEC, CLS 350 BlueTEC and CLS 500. This innovation builds on the strengths of 7G-TRONIC PLUS, which continues to set standards in terms of efficiency, comfort and dynamism. With nine forward gears 9G-TRONIC lowers fuel consumption whilst simultaneously boosting ease of shifting and agility.

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Credits: Oneshift News Team

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