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The lat­est CLS ush­ers in a new di­rec­tion for Benz’s bold fu­ture de­sign

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ETA: Q4

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.

UNDERPINNINGS WITH AN

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.

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