First debuted at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, Mercedes’ luxurious coupé, the new Mercedes-Benz CLS, is ready to come back in the Indian auto market on November 16.
1. 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS Exterior
In terms of the exterior, the third-gen CLS still manages to keep its ‘four-door coupe’ lines, but more modern than previously.
The 2018 CLS is expected to have a greater length, width and height than the outgoing model. It will be 4,940mm long, 1,880mm wide and 1,420mm high with a new wheelbase which is 61mm longer than before.
The all-new CLS will get the latest Mercedes design which also appeared on the A-Class. To be more specific, in the front, the trapezoidal grille will come with a chrome slat and the central three-point star. Mercedes will also sweep the angular automatic headlamps back a little bit to add to the appeal of the vehicle. The bumper will feature an aggressive three-part layout.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS front will get some new luxurious features
Moreover, the new CLS will sport a CLS-typical sloping roofline, a notchback boot, frameless doors and large 21-inch wheels on the side profile. In the rear, the gorgeous LED tail lamps are simple but harmonious with other features.
The side profile and the rear of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS will also contribute to its appeal
2. 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS Interior
The cabin of the new CLS is expected to be a modified version of the interior of the E-class. The dashboard will be equipped with the following features:
Mercedes’ Widescreen Cockpit with dual 12.3-inch displays, one for the instrument cluster and one for the infotainment system.
Multi-functional driving wheel
Redesigned air vents
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS dashboard will be equipped with some advanced features
Other interior features include
Different options for the interior paint scheme
Three-zone temperature control
Electrically adjustable seats with memory functions
High-quality all-leather seat coverings
Retained 520-litre boot space
64-colour ambient lighting
High-quality all-leather upholstery will be one of the main features of the Mercedes-Benz CLS cabin
All of these features contribute to the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS’s luxurious cabin, like all other Mercedes cars.
3. 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS Performance
In terms of the performance, instead of two engine options, petrol and diesel motors, on the old CLS, the new CLS is expected to be powered by only a 2.0L, turbocharged diesel motor, which comes paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission.
Instead of the two engine options before, the new CLS will be powered by only a diesel engine
4. 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS Price and Competitors
The 2018 CLS is anticipated to have a price range from Rs 70 lakhs to Rs 1 crore, which can vary depending on the kit of equipment available. With this price range and all the features on offer, the vehicle will be positioned between the E-Class and the S-Class and take on the likes of the BMW 6-series GT and the Audi A7 in the Indian auto market.