Last year, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia introduced a host of Dream Car models, one of which was the third-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS. It made its local debut in CLS 450 Edition 1 form alongside the AMG CLS 53 4Matic+ in August.

The four-dour coupe is powered by a M256 3.0 litre turbocharged inline six-cylinder unit offers 362 hp at 5,500 to 6,100 rpm and 500 Nm from 1,600 to 4,000 rpm for its base output numbers. The engine features a 48-volt lithium-ion on-board power network as well as an integrated starter generator system.

Aside from aiding the car’s 12-volt system by supplying additional power for required components, the system offers a 250 Nm and 16 kW (21 hp) performance boost function for a short period. Paired with a 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission, the CLS 450 does the 0-100 km/h run in 4.8 seconds and has a 250 km/h top speed.

The local CLS 450 is an AMG Line variant, which dresses the car up with an AMG Line exterior and interior. Riding on 20-inch AMG multi-spoke alloy wheels, standard equipment on this one includes Multibeam LED headlights with adaptive high beam assist plus, an Agility Control lowered comfort suspension, an AMG sport steering wheel dressed in Nappa leather, COMAND Online navigation and a Burmester surround sound system.

Priced at RM698,888 on-the-road without insurance, the CLS 450 has since been joined by another variant, the CLS 350. How then does the range-topping regulation CLS drive? Find out in the video above. As always, share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.