Strengthening its model range in the Indian market, Mercedes Benz has launched the 2018 edition of the CLS at Rs 84.07 Lakhs ( ex showroom). The new CLS 300d is the first car to incorporate the new Mercedes Benz design idiom of “sensual purity” in a stylish coupe body.
The new third generation CLS follows the family design language packed smartly in an elegant profile. It features stylish Multibeam LED headlamps with adaptive high beam assist, all new 18-inch alloys and an electric sliding sunroof with Pre-safe closing function.
Moving into the inside the new CLS receives an interior that’s similar to present Mercedes models. The dashboard sports a dual cockpit setup with a 12.3 inch high resolution screen and three selectable digital styles – Classic, Sporty and Progressive. It also gets turbine style illuminated four air con vents at the centre and one each on either side along with ambient lighting strapped in 64 different colours.
Mercedes Benz has also introduced an advanced telematics system telematics which includes the Audio 20 with NTG 5.5into the latest iteration of the CLS 300D. Adding a touch of class is the 13-speaker high performance Burmester surround system tailored to provide an acoustic experience.
Powering the stylish four door coupe is a BS6 spec 1950cc BS6 diesel engine that churns 180KW and a peak torque of 500 Nm at 1600-2400 rpm. the engine comes mated to a transmission fast enough to help the CLS300 d to accelerate from 0 to 100kmph in just 6.4 seconds with a top speed of 250kmph
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Michael Jopp – Vice President, Sales & Marketing Mercedes- Benz India said, “With the growing penchant for dream cars, we are glad to launch the most elegant and dynamic third generation CLS. Known for many firsts, the new CLS we have launched today also pioneers the new design idiom of Mercedes-Benz, which is recognisable by its clear contours and reduced lines. Like its predecessors, the third CLS generation emanates self-assured sportiness in an exemplary style. The stylish new CLS 300 d blends flawlessly into the current Mercedes-Benz coupé family with abundant design features. We are confident that the third generation CLS will offer superior luxury and comfort to our customers and will continue to delight them. Mercedes-Benz India will keep striving to push the boundaries in the luxury car segment by driving innovation not only in our versatile line-up, but also in our customer service offerings and the overall vehicle ownership.
Mercedes Benz is also offering offered with a wide range of exterior paint work including Graphite Grey, Ruby Black and Designo Selenite Grey Magno