New Mercedes CLS Coupe and CLS Shooting Brake
Order books open July
The new generation Mercedes CLS Coupe and CLS Shooting Brake will be available to order from July, first deliveries will be in September. Both models feature a new look, new technology, a lower starting price and more performance from the AMG variants.
The range now starts with a new engine, the CLS 220 BlueTEC. Powered by a 2.1-litre diesel engine, the new addition generates 177 hp and 129 g/km of CO2. The second diesel model is the six-cylinder 350 BlueTEC, producing 258 hp and emitting 142 g/km. The CLS 350 BlueTEC engine is linked, for the first time, to an all-new nine-speed gearbox as standard lowering CO2 by 18 g/km. A new petrol six-cylinder engine has also been fitted to the CLS Coupé, the CLS 400 taking the form of a 333 hp, 3,498cc V6. Topping the range is the mighty CLS 63 AMG S now producing 585 hp and 800 NM of torque and it is equipped with a limited slip differential as standard. The changes bring down the 0-62 mph time from 4.2-seconds to 4.1-seconds with the Shooting Brake at 4.2-seconds.
There are significant upgrades in the technologies fitted, with AMG Line now becoming the default specification of the car. This means COMAND Online, heated front seats and the ambient lighting system are all fitted as standard. There are two option packs available; Premium Pack which includes an electric sunroof, a seat memory package, a reversing camera and split/folding seats and a Premium Plus Pack which features the same equipment as the Premium Pack but adds a Harman Kardon sound system and Keyless Go. The Premium Pack costs £2,395 and £2,095 respectively for the Coupé and Shooting Brake and the Premium Plus Pack costs £3,595 and £3,195. Equipment on the CLS 63 AMG S includes electric sunroof, Keyless Go, the ambient lighting system, a Harmon Kardon sound system, a reversing camera, split folding rear seats and a powered tailgate being fitted as standard, saving a total of £4,115.
Every CLS has a new eight-inch tablet-style screen fitted as standard, running the latest ‘NTG 5’ software allowing new Mercedes-Benz apps, including the Mercedes Me system, to be downloaded and used in the car. LED Multibeam headlights are also fitted to the new CLS as standard which allows benchmark visibility at night without dazzling other road users.
Prices start from £46,500 RRP OTR for the CLS 220 BlueTEC and £48,080 RRP OTR for the Shooting Brake variant