The new four-door CLS coupe, which arrives on the market here early next year, will be the first of six new models to be introduced by Mercedes-Benz in Ireland in 2011.
First of the new-arrivals due here within weeks is a version of the new S-Class equipped with BlueTEC emissions technology.
Following in January will be the new CLS, replacement for the model first released in 2003 of which some 170,000 units have been sold worldwide. With its striking SLS-like grille, elongated bonnet, flared wheel arches and low-slung body sweeping elegantly towards the rear, the CLS is seen by Mercedes-Benz sales manager Ciaran Allen as a model “destined to set the luxury segment alight”.
Other introductions scheduled for later in the year will be a new SLK, a C-Class facelift and C-Class coupe, all due in April.
These will be followed towards the end of the year by a new ML SUV and a new B-Class.