“The original CLS, when it came out, was a breakthrough,” said Gorden Wagener, Mercedes (and Daimler’s) global head of design during the launch of the all-new CLS. “Designers were finally allowed to do a car that looked like an exaggerated design sketch.”

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS
Mercedes-Benz CLS, 2017, Edition 1, designo selenite grey magno, black nappa leather

The new CLS sports new design direction from Mercedes-Benz, which is now characterised by its softer contours and reduced lines with some influences from the AMG GT Concept. Its profile of the car is highlighted the shape of the grille which widens towards the base and a forward-slanting front section. Other features include wide, low-set headlights and two-section taillamps.

The CLS is equipped with a new inline six-cylinder engine and is the first vehicle in the brand’s line-up with 48-volt technology with integrated starter generator or ISG that offers increased efficiency and comfort. Additionally, new interior design takes inspiration from the S-Class and smarter planning allows seating for five adults for the first time. 

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