|Price||₹ 86.39 Lakh|
|Seating Capacity||5 Seater|
The third generation Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class made its official debut at the 2017 LA Auto Show and went on sale late last year. Now after a year, Mercedes-Benz has brought in the new and gorgeous looking CLS-Class in India. Positioned between the E-Class and S-Class, the CLS is available in a single 300d trim.
The new CLS has retained its authentic ‘four-door coupe’ lines while being more modern than before. With an evolutionary styling, the CLS debuts a new headlight design which will be carried forward in the impending Mercedes vehicles. The triangular design of the headlamps flanks the single-louvred diamond grille that characterizes the new CLS. The front bumpers are akin to the one seen on the AMG derivative of the E-Class. Mercedes has succeeded in retaining the smooth flowing roofline that accentuates the four-door coupe body style which was initiated by the first gen CLS back in 2003. The LED tail lights at the back are simple yet match the overall design of the new CLS. The frameless doors, in a typical coupe fashion, massive 21-inch wheels (18-inch are standard) and the characteristic C-Pillar make the new car unmistakably a CLS.
On the inside, the cabin gets all the goodies from the bigger S-Class. So the CLS can be had with those massive 12.3-inch dual digital display. The air-vents are now newly designed which will also be seen in the upcoming A-Class. The ambient lighting gets 64 colours, the centre console is a combination of rotary dials and touchpad. The multifunctional steering wheel, premium leather upholstery and the luxurious cabin lend the CLS a proper S-Class feel. It’s even filled to the brim with a host of active and passive safety and driver assist hardware. The headroom is increased now as the CLS is positioned as a five-seater. The boot space is retained at 520 litres.
Powering the new CLS is a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine. It pumps out 245bhp of power and 500Nm of torque mated to an automatic gearbox driving the rear wheels. It accelerates to 100kmph in 6.4 seconds and will have a top whack limited at 250kmph. More powerful variants are expected to be introduced in the country but that will come later along with a 48volt hybrid variant.
The new CLS enters where the old one left, so it takes on the same competition with the likes of Porsche Panamera, and the upcoming Audi A7 and BMW 6 GT.
The new Mercedes-Benz CLS is a looker for a four-door coupe sedan. It appeals to the enthusiast in you, who chooses form over function. It is draped in features to the tee and comes with an unmistakably luxurious cabin. And although it is based on the E-Class, it isn’t the most comfortable car for the chauffer-driven folks.
|Fuel Type||Transmission||ARAI Mileage|