After launching its topless sports car the E400 Cabriolet, German automaker Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the third-generation CLS coupe that is set to go on sale next year.
The four-door CLS coupe for 2018 gets subtle design changes though still retain design cues from the original. The new model flaunts sharper nose along with a slightly elongated grille. The interiors get heavily inspired by the latest Mercedes E-Class sporting two widescreen infotainment screens that cover the centre of the dashboard.
It also features the Energizing comfort system, also found on the new S-Class. It essentially syncs seat massage features to help passengers relaxed and active at the same time.
All three models will get 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps, along with on-board internet connectivity. Other notable features include traffic monitoring that gets integrated with sat-nav, along with Car-to-X technology that tracks activities of other vehicles.
The new CLS-Class will be offered in a choice of three engines. Both petrol models get powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged engine that churns out 362hp and 369 ft. lbs of torque. The CLS450 is paired to a six speed in-line gear box, while the CLS 450MATIC gets an automatic transmission.
Not to mention, the engine is also clubbed with a 48-volt electric starter generator, which churns out an extra 21 hp and 184 ft. lbs of torque for short periods of time. The CLS 450, however, is the quickest of the three with a 0-62mph acceleration time in 4.8 seconds. The coupe’s fuel economy is rated at 50 to the gallon with emissions of 178g/km.
The diesel engine comes in two states of tunes – the CLS 350 d with 286hp and CLS 400 d with 340hp. The former takes 5.7 seconds to reach 62mph, while the 400 d zips from 0-62mph in 5.0 seconds.
Mercedes says the CLS450 and CLS450 4Matic will go on sale in the US in fall 2018, however pricing of all three models are yet to be disclosed.