Third in a generation of models first introduced in 2003, the new CLS combines the elegance and dynamism of a coupé with the comfort and functionality of a saloon.
Seen as an iconic design concept that has helped it achieve classic status within its own lifetime, the four-door CLS has echoes of the Mercedes-AMG GT, reflected in its striking front-end, sporty low profile, frameless side windows, outstanding aerodynamics and high arching waistline.
Built to comfortably accommodate five occupants, features of its fully digital ‘width-accentuated’ aero-like cabin include individually-adjustable 64-colour ambience lighting, illuminated air vents, hand-finished appearance upholstery and air conditioning with colour-guided, red/blue, warmer/cooler temperature control. In the rear, seat backs can be folded to expand its somewhat generous 520-litre luggage compartment.
Sharing features in common with the S Class, the new CLS comes with latest touch-screen infotainment, safety and driver assistance systems plus an impressive array of optional items.
Describing it as ‘a car created for the discerning motorist’ Ciaran Allen, sales manager for Mercedes-Benz in Ireland, points to the wide choice of diesel models available at launch. These comprise a CLS 300d – expected to be the popular choice in Ireland – along with a CLS350d 4Matic and CLS400d 4Matic.
Following, in early-2019, will be a CLS 220d version with the most powerful model being an 8-cylinder CLS 450 4Matic 6-cylinder petrol version.
The new CLS comes on the market at prices which Allen notes are pitched at a competitive level and comfortably close to the previous model, notwithstanding the significant enhancements made in terms of its design, technology, safety and comfort elements.
Contact Micheal Moores Mercedes- Benz on (090 ) 6403000 for more details on the Mercedes range.