The new Mercedes-Benz CLS: Striking design and a style icon
The CLS 350, CLS 53 4MATIC+ and CLS 450 4MATIC will launch in Oman this month
MUSCAT: The new CLS pioneers the new design idiom of MercedesBenz, which is recognisable by its clear contours and reduced lines. The CLS 350, CLS 53 4MATIC+ and CLS 450 4MATIC will launch in Oman in November.
Its character is marked by a defined grille that widens towards the base and a forward-slanting front section and other features include wide, low-set headlamps and two-section tail lights. The design is also a reflection of the timeless aura of the first CLS, which founded a new segment of the brand and quickly became a design icon. All CLS models are equipped with new in-line six-cylinder and in-line four-cylinder engines. Like its predecessors, the new CLS exudes self-assured sportiness in exemplary style making it a highly emotive vehicle offering impressive long-distance and acoustic comfort coupled with thrilling, unrivalled technology.
In 2003, Mercedes-Benz created a new vehicle segment with the CLS which for the first time combined the elegance and dynamism of a coupé, with the comfort and functionality of a sedan. With the third generation of the CLS, Mercedes-Benz is now building more strongly than ever on the aura and unique character of this trendsetting model. The new model has pure CLS genes with its arching waistline, flat side window lines and low greenhouse. At the same time, it is another example of the logical evolution of the Sensual Purity design idiom: sharp edges and lines have been significantly reduced. It blends seamlessly into the current Mercedes-Benz coupé family with numerous design features. Its cd value of 0.26 is positive proof of its outstanding aerodynamics.
The range of engines for the CLS is completely new. The following models will be available:
400+150 Nm; combined fuel con-
Nm; combined fuel consumption
The air body control suspension, energizing comfort controls and the very latest infotainment generation, smartphone integration and wireless charging accentuate absolute comfort in the car. The touchpad in the centre console gives haptic and acoustic feedback when operating the numerous convenience functions and settings.
Intelligent Drive: Technology from the S Class
The new CLS generation has many things in common with the new S Class, the automotive flagship of the entire industry. Similar to the S-Class, the CLS is equipped with the latest generation of driving assistance systems, including the optional driving assistance package.
The optional driving assistance package consists of active distance control distronic, active steering assist, active speed limit assist, active brake assist with cross-traffic function, Evasive steering assist, active blind spot assist, active lane keeping assist and pre safe® plus. active distance control distronic and active steering assist now provide even more comfortable support for the driver to keep a safe distance and steer and the speed is now adjusted automatically ahead of bends or junctions.
The active lane change assist has also been significantly improved
possible for individual functions). In addition, the driving assistance plus package includes pre-safe® impulse side which can prepare the front occupants for a side impact by giving them a sideways impulse, reducing the risk of injury.
Thanks to improved camera and radar systems, the new CLS has an even better view of the surrounding traffic and for the first time, it also makes use of map and navigation data to calculate driving behaviour.
The "Assistance Graphics" menu of the instrument cluster shows the driver at a glance which assistance functions have been selected, and to what situations the systems are currently responding. Unmistakable icons provide the driver with information on-screen as well as in the head-up display. All functions are now controlled from the steering wheel.
The ultra range high beam of the
ard in the GCC) produces the maximum light intensity permitted by law, which results in the brightness of the main beam headlamps remaining above the reference value of 1 lux over a distance of more than 650 metres.
New range of engines
The third generation of the Mercedes-Benz CLS is powered by completely new engines, initially in-line four and six-cylinder petrol units. Another key characteristic of the four-door coupé is the extensive range of 4MATIC models.