The new generation Mercedes-Benz CLS
CLS Coupé and CLS Shooting Brake feature a new look, new technology, a lower starting price and even more performance from the AMG variants CLS 63 AMG S model is introduced – replacing the standard car. Power is up 28 hp and torque rises by 80 NM to peak at 585 hp and 800 NM – all accompanied by a limited slip differential as standard New CLS 400 V6 petrol engine is introduced COMAND Online is now standard across the CLS range New 220 BlueTEC engine replaces 250 BlueTEC – brings with it lower CO2 output of 129 g/km Prices start from £46,500 RRP OTR for the CLS 220 BlueTEC and £48,080 RRP OTR for the Shooting Brake variant
The new generation CLS Coupé and Shooting Brake are set to arrive in the UK in September – featuring a new look and packed with new technology which is fitted as standard the new car promises to deliver even better value and lower emissions, as well as being the fastest and most efficient generation of CLS yet.
The range now starts with a new engine – the CLS 220 BlueTEC. Powered by a 2.1-litre diesel engine, the new addition generates 177 hp and 129 g/km of CO2. The second diesel model is the six-cylinder 350 BlueTEC – producing 258 hp and emitting 142 g/km. The CLS 350 BlueTEC engine is linked, for the first time, to an all-new nine-speed gearbox as standard – lowering CO2 by 18 g/km.
A new petrol six-cylinder engine has also been fitted to the CLS Coupé – the CLS 400 – taking the form of a 333 hp, 3,498cc V6. Topping the range is the mighty CLS 63 AMG S – now producing 585 hp (up 28 hp) and 800 NM of torque (up 80 NM) and it is equipped with a limited slip differential as standard. The changes bring down the 0-62 mph time from 4.2-seconds to 4.1-seconds (Shooting Brake: 4.2-seconds).
Across the new CLS range there are significant upgrades in the technologies fitted, with AMG Line now becoming the default specification of the car. This means COMAND Online, heated front seats and the ambient lighting system are all fitted as standard (helping towards a saving of £5,695 over the model it replaces). Two option packs are available – Premium Pack (comprising an electric sunroof, a seat memory package, a reversing camera and split/folding seats) and a Premium Plus Pack, featuring the same equipment as the Premium Pack but adding a Harman Kardon sound system and Keyless Go. The Premium Pack costs £2,395 and £2,095 respectively for the Coupé and Shooting Brake and the Premium Plus Pack costs £3,595 and £3,195.
The equipment line-up on the CLS 63 AMG S is even more comprehensive – with an electric sunroof, Keyless Go, the ambient lighting system, a Harmon Kardon sound system, a reversing camera, split folding rear seats and a powered tailgate being fitted as standard, saving a total of £4,115.
Likewise, on every CLS a new eight-inch tablet-style screen is fitted as standard, running the latest ‘NTG 5’ software allowing new Mercedes-Benz apps, including the Mercedes Me system, to be downloaded and used in the car. LED Multibeam headlights are also fitted to the new CLS as standard – allowing benchmark visibility at night without dazzling other road users.
The new generation CLS Coupé and CLS Shooting Brake are available to order from July with the first deliveries taking place in September.
CLS Coupé: Model Transmission Power (hp) Torque (Nm) Economy (MPG) CO2 (g/km) Price (RRP OTR) CLS 220 BlueTEC, diesel – 2,143 cc, four-cylinder 7G-Tronic Plus 177 400 56.5 129 £46,500 CLS 350 BlueTEC, diesel – 2,987 cc, six-cylinder 9G-Tronic Plus 258 620 52.3 142 £49,950 CLS 400, petrol, 3,498 cc, six-cylinder 7G-Tronic Plus 333 480 38.7 170 £55,850 CLS 63 AMG S, petrol, 5,461 cc, eight-cylinder AMG MCT 7-speed 585 800 28.5 231 £86,500
CLS Shooting Brake: Model Transmission Power (hp) Torque (Nm) Economy (MPG) CO2 (g/km) Price (RRP OTR) CLS 220 BlueTEC, diesel – 2,143 cc, four-cylinder 7G-Tronic Plus 177 400 56.5 132 £48,080 CLS 350 BlueTEC, diesel – 2,987 cc, six-cylinder 9G-Tronic Plus 258 620 49.6 149 £51,400 CLS 63 AMG S, petrol, 5,461 cc, eight-cylinder AMG MCT 7-s