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The latest CLS ushers in a new direction for Benz’s bold future design
SENSUAL PURITY VERSION 3.0
The CLS’ bold amalgam of design elements is the third iteration of the Mercedes-benz’s Sensual Purity design idiom recently showcased on the EQA and A Sedan concepts. According to design chief, Gorden Wagener, it’s an aesthetic framework that will be employed on the upcoming A-, B- and C-class, linking them with the CLS.
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In keeping with its E-class underpinnings, the CLS will adopt many of the sedan’s safety and semi-autonomous driving systems. The platform will support hybrid technologies such as the 48 V mild hybrid system on the CLS450 4Matic, which develops 270 kw and 500 N.m, with an additional hybridaugmented 16 kw and 250 N.m available for “short periods”. The halo AWD Mercedes-amg CLS53 will also utilise hybrid technology to boost the outputs of its inline-six engines to those of a V8.
BENZ PUTS THE BRAKES ON ANOTHER SHOOTING BRAKE
Owing to its limited sales success, the quirky five-door CLS has been nixed. It’s not all bad news on the practicality front, though, as the new car’s longer wheelbase allows for a centre rear seat, making it the first five-seater CLS.