New generation Mercedes-Benz CLS comes with AMG-GT LED headlamps, longer bonnet and a swooping roofline
Mercedes-Benz has finally brought the third-generation CLS sedan in India. The new generation Mercedes-Benz CLS is priced at Rs 84.7 lakh (ex-showroom) and it locks horns with rivals like BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, Porsche Panamera, Maserati Ghibli and Audi A7. The luxury sedan has become more appealing with its alluring design and it boasts a BS-VI engine too.
Speaking about the eye-catching design of the new generation Mercedes-Benz CLS luxury sedan, the car comes with AMG-GT LED headlamps, an aggressive front fascia with slimmer grille, long bonnet, new wheels and updated LED taillights as well. The swooping roofline of the third-gen model is similar to the previous two generation of CLS sedan. The fastback rear profile give the car a coupe-ish feel. As the German marquee claims, the taillights, registration plate enclosure are similar as the other coupe models from the brand.
Moving inside the cabin of the new generation Mercedes-Benz CLS, the luxury sedan gets direct inspiration from the new S-Class and E-Class. There are dual 12.3-inch touchscreen display at the centre console and instrument cluster. Also, there are turbine-like air vents. The wood trims along with plush leather and high quality metal add zing. The new CLS comes with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), lane assist, speed limit assist, adaptive cruise control etc.
Speaking about the energy source of the new generation Mercedes-Benz CLS, it draws power from a 2.0-litre inline-4 turbocharged BS-VI emission compliant diesel engine that churns out 245 bhp of power and 500 Nm of torque output. Apart from this single diesel engine, no other powertrain option is available for the car in India. Interestingly, this is the same engine that works in the recently updated Mercedes-Benz C-Class.