2015 Mercedes Benz CLS officially revealed

2015 Mercedes Benz CLS 1 amg sedanAs far as changes are concerned, the new CLS comes with a revised front, which matches with the new face of Mercedes for cars across range. 2015 CLS front features a single slat front grille inspired from the CLA Class, aggressive bumper design and all-headlights.

2015 Mercedes Benz CLS features Multibeam LED headlamps. This is very similar in function as to Audi’s Matrix headlights, allowing the driver to stay on high-beam all the time. The 24 separate Smart LEDs inside the Multibeam LED will recognize the oncoming traffic, and switch off the ones which are focusing on oncoming traffic, thereby not causing trouble to the driver of oncoming vehicle. This technology will not be on offer in the US as such systems are banned by law.

2015 Mercedes Benz CLS 11 sideOther exterior modifications to be noted are the new alloys, which give the new CLS a sportier look. At the rear, not much has been changed. Bumper is slightly revised and so is the tail light. Mercedes Benz CLS facelift will also come with new colour options.

As far as engine options is concerned, in Europe, the CLS will be offered in a range of new Euro 6 compliant petrol and diesel engines. At the bottom will be CLS 220 BlueTEC diesel engine offering 170 hp and 400 Nm torque. Other two diesel units are in the form of CLS 250 BlueTEC and CLS 350 BlueTEC (V6). They deliver 204 hp power | 500 Nm torque and 258 hp power | 620 Nm torque respectively.

2015 Mercedes Benz CLS 17 interiorsFor petrol, CLS 400 features 3.5l V6 bi-turbo generating 333 hp and 480 Nm torque. This is 26 hp and 110 Nm more than the previous naturally aspirated engine. Second petrol option is in the form of CLS 500 generating 408 hp and 600 Nm torque. CLS 63 AMG is also on offer with 5.5l bi-turbo V8 in two tunes – 557 hp | 720 Nm and 585 hp | 800 Nm.

Apart from this, Mercedes Benz has confirmed that they are launching their new 9G TRONIC 9 speed automatic transmission in the new CLS. This will on offer with the CLS 220 BlueTEC, CLS 250 BlueTEC, CLS 350 BlueTEC and CLS 500.