Brand New CLS
When it was launched in 2005, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class created an entirely new vehicle category – the four-door coupé. Adored by press and public alike, it soon established itself as an automotive icon.
Now, the icon is reborn with the new CLS-Class. Making its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show (2-17 October 2010), this latest incarnation builds on the pioneering character of its predecessor while forging an entirely new identity.
“The new CLS points the way forward for the future perceptible design idiom of Mercedes-Benz,” explains Professor Gorden Wagener, head of design at
Mercedes-Benz. “At the same time, it takes its inspiration from the great tradition of stylish, refined sportiness which has always been a feature of Mercedes coupés.”
While the latest CLS retains the long bonnet, athletic proportions and frameless side windows of the original, it is clearly a different beast. Surfaces appear more carved and sculptural, with a dynamic interplay of lines and planes. A striking new front section – reminiscent of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG - features a restyled grille with large central star and distinctive air inlets. In profile, a dramatic new signature line sweeps back towards flared wheel arches and a muscular rear, which lends the CLS a powerful, predatory look.
Inside the CLS, significant changes include a new wraparound dashboard and a range of personalisation options. With five interior colours, five trim designs and a choice of three types of leather, making a style statement has never been easier.
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