After numerous leaks and spy shots some of which were good and some not so good, we finally have the next generation Mercedes Benz CLS for all to see in full glory, all thanks to a brochure leak that has found its way on the internet.Mercedes-Benz Passion Blog posted exterior and interior images of the new CLS that appear to have been lifted from a company brochure.
As expected, the new CLS takes a lot of its styling cues from Benz’s Shooting Break concept (they’re name, not ours) notably the upright grille and more aggressive front fascia. The sectioned-off headlamp design has also remained intact The CLS also uses the more shapely rear hips of the Shooting Break concept, rounding out the revised rear end. It’s certainly more stylish than the outgoing CLS.
Under the hood options include two petrols – the CLS 350 CGI which will feature a 3.5 liter direct injected V6 with a power output of 306 ps & 368 nm of maximum torque and the CLS 550 CGI which will feature a 4.6 liter twin turbo V8 with 435 ps and 700 nm of torque and may come with all wheel drive as an option. The diesel engine options will include a CLS 350 CDI featuring 3.0 liter V6 turbocharged diesel outputting 252 ps and CLS 250 CDI with a power outout of 204 ps. The hot CLS 63 AMG will have the omnipresent but potent 5.5 liter twin turbo V8 called the M157 with 544 bhp of maximum power and 800 nm of maximum torque.
Inside, the Mercedes-Benz CLS continues to use its four-seat arrangement with a center console that extends the full length of the cabin, and we fully expect the overall refinement to fall somewhere between the E-Class and S-Class sedans.
Now that these leaked shots have hit the web, don’t be surprised if the official images and details are published in the very near future.