The sharp creases and aggressive lines that have become a signature design element of the Mercedes product line is being smoothed away with the launch of the next-generation CLS. The signature silhouette of the CLS has been maintained while the exterior has a more streamlined look that is muscular, but not overtly aggressive.
If you ask us, it's less about the exterior these days with Mercedes and more about the interior. The company has some of the most high-tech and opulent cabins on the market these days and the new CLS is no exception. Spacious and sporty, the interior has bold touches like illuminated air vents that resemble jet turbines and a plenty of high-tech features such an optional pair of 12.3-inch displays that combine to wrap around the cockpit.
Many of the car's technologies are derived from the flagship S-Class sedan and include an array of driver assistance and safety systems, upgraded camera and radar systems to enhance the view of the surrounding traffic, and can automatically operate in a semi-autonomous mode designed for stop and go traffic.
The CLS will launch with an all-new six-cylinder engine that features an integrated electric motor called EQ Boost that allows for the performance and feel of an eight-cylinder in a more efficient package. The new CLS will come in a 450 or 450 4MATIC model with 362-hp and 369 lb-ft of torque.