Mercedes Benz launched the 2nd gen CLS Class saloon for the Indian car market today for a price of Rs. 67.67 lakhs ex-showroom Mumbai. While the new four door coupe bears a similar shape to its predecessor, the new 2012 Mercedes Benz CLS exudes a more stylish appeal. Speaking at the new CLS-Class launch in Mumbai was Mr. Debashis Mitra, Director Sales & Marketing.
The 4matic CLS gets the latest 7G-Tronic gearbox, Harmon Kardon music system, full LED headlamps, 306bhp output at 6500 rpm, 3498cc V6 petrol engine with 7-speed auto transmission. For starters, the luxury sedan comes fitted with a 3498cc V6 petrol engine. The new Mercedes Benz CLS Class 2011 is the first car that comes with full LED headlamps.
Mercedes CLS features include exterior LEDs and LED integrated tail lamps, Mercedes’ COMMAND APS with LINGUATRONIC (voice operated control system), and THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control amongst others. The current Mercedes CLS is available in the Indian car market in petrol and diesel variants. The CLS 350 CDI diesel engine records max power of 224 bhp and 540 Nm of torque. The Mercedes Benz CLS 63 AMG is powered by a 6.2 liter V8 with 500 Hp and 630 Nm of torque.
The new Mercedes Benz CLS that we’re seeing today is a second gen avatar with the first hitting the markets back in 2004. The executive size sedan was built on the W211 E-Class platform and was available till a year ago, September 2010. The previously Codenamed C219 has come a long way with the new Mercedes Benz CLS having gone into production at the start of 2011. The new Mercedes Benz CLS does have commonality with its predecessor and is replete with changes in design lines, making it more aggressive, and intentionally sportier. Globally the 2011 Mercedes Benz CLS is available in four variants, the 4 and 6 cylinder diesel variants, and 6 and 8-cylinder petrol variants.