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

Times of Oman - - ROUND-UP -

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.

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