We’ve just brought you official pictures of the new Mercedes CLS. Now we’ve got details to spare you, including the all important engines that are being offered with the 2nd generation CLS. First to be released is the CLS 350 BlueEFFICIENCY, which will house a 306hp 3.5-litre six-cylinder petrol engine.
Next will be the CLS 250 CDI, made up of a 2.1 litre diesel engine producing 204hp. There is also a 265-hp six-cylinder 3.0-litre diesel in the CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY. The company also confirmed that the 500 BlueEFFICIENCY with a 408hp V8 will go on sale in December later this year. All engines are fitted with an ECO engine start/stop function as standard. They will be coupled with the 7–speed G-Tronic Plus transmission.
Most notable is the world’s first fully LED high performance headlamps that is available as an option. For the first time the lighting system features the company’s Intelligent Light System with bi-xenon headlamps integrated with LED technology.
Among others including those must-have safey features, there is also an electromechanical Direct-Steer system as well as an optional Active Parking Assist feature which pretty much allows the CLS to park on it’s own. On the inside, customers will have a choice of five trim variants and three types of leather options. European deliveries of the CLS will begin sometime in April.