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During the announcement of its impressive 2015 sales performance earlier today, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia also took the time to confirm the price of its Mercedes-Benz CLS 250d, which is set at RM492,888 (OTR without insurance).

The arrival of the CLS 250d in Malaysia was first announced in November 2015, when MBM revealed an initial estimate of “under RM500k” for its first purely diesel-powered model in a long time – mind the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid.

The facelifted W218 joins the RM598,888 CLS 400 as a slightly more affordable option of the four-door coupe. It is powered by a 2.1 litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine – similar to the four-pot oil-burner found in the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid.

But without any electric assistance here, the CLS 250d has an output rated at 204 PS at 3,800 rpm and 500 Nm from 1,600 to 1,800 rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 7G-Tronic Plus seven-speed torque converter automatic transmission.

With a top speed of 242 km/h, the CLS 250d is capable of performing the century sprint in 7.2 seconds. Its fuel consumption is rated at 4.6-4.7 litres per 100 km. Mercedes-Benz Malaysia hasn’t released detailed specifications of its new CLS 250d, but we understand that an official announcement will be made soon.

However, visible here is the full AMG Line exterior it, which adorns the CLS 250d with a sportier front and rear bumper and side skirts. The car also features a diamond radiator front grille with a single bar and central Three-Pointed Star.

Also visible are a set of MultiBeam LED headlights and 18-inch five spoke alloy wheels which are a size smaller and in a different design to the seven-spoke, 19-inch alloys on the CLS 400.

The CLS 250d also appears to lack a Distronic Plus system. Judging by the physical Three-Pointed Star on the front grille, it looks like there isn’t a radar tucked behind a plastic-like cover that makes up the emblem, on the CLS 400, for example.

Again, we’ll have to wait a little longer for Mercedes-Benz Malaysia to reveal further specifications of its CLS 250d, so stay tuned for more details.