India numero uno Premium carmaker Mercedes-Benz has launched the 2019 CLS Sedan in India at a price of Rs. 84.70 Lakh ex showroom all India. This is the third generation of the CLS globally.
The Mercedes0-Benz CLS is available as the C300d that comes powered with the 2.0-litre turbo diesel producing 245bhp and hitting out 500Nm of peak torque. This engine is Euro-6 compliant and come mated with the nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic transmission with rear wheel drive getting the power. With this power the CLS can propel from 0-100 kmph is 6.4 seconds.
Standard features included are LED head lamps and tail lamps, 12.3 inch dual digital displays, leather upholstery, aluminium pedals and of course, that signature sloped roofline that gives the CLS its four-door coupe look.
It will be offered here as a CBU.
On the outside the 2019 CLS looks stunning and extremely catchy especially the coupe like slopping roofline. The face comes with the large Mercedes Benz single band Star grill along with flushed intelligent adaptive headlights with DRL in them. The rear looks very neat as well with the sloping roofline handsomely mating with the fastback tail along with the slim flushed LED tail lamps. The CLS comes with multi spoked silver sports alloys.
On the inside the 2019 Mercedes CLS comes with dual screen instrument screen cum infotainment system, dark brown interiors, aircraft turbine inspired AC vents, loads of aluminium inserts all around, wood inserts included too, premium Burmester audio system.
Advanced features on the list include, 7 airbags, autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane-keep assist, speed limit assist and the Pre-Safe occupant protection system., Pre-Safe Sound technology. Buyers can also opt for Driving Assistance Package that includes adaptive cruise control, active steering assist, active speed limit assist, active blind-spot assist and active lane-keeping assist. The CLS also comes with an upgraded radar and camera systems.
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. With the launch of the new CLS 300 d, Mercedes-Benz continues its offensive with its 12thproduct launched in 2018. We have an exciting line-up for 2019 as well and our product innovations will continue in the coming months. We are glad that our customer centric strategy for India is on the right track and is witnessing a positive sentiment.”
The new CLS is offered with a wide range of exterior paint work including Graphite Grey, Ruby Black and Designo Selenite Grey Magno.
The new CLS will take on the likes of the Audi A7 thats due for an update real soon and the BMW 6 Series GranCoupe to name its direct rivals.
Technical specifications of the new Mercedes-Benz CLS
|Cylinder arrangement/number||In line/4 (BS VI)|
|Power||180 kW (245 hp) at 4200 rpm|
|Peak Torque||500 Nm at 1600 – 2400 rpm|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||6.4 s|
|Top Speed||250 km/h|