Mercedes CLS spied almost undisguised

25 May, 2010 3:27pm

New curvaceous CLS coupe caught out in the open ahead of Paris Motor Show debut.

The new CLS has been caught in front of more than one camera. The stunning four-door, four-seat coupe was snapped by our spies at a photo shoot, where official photographers were taking pictures for press material surrounding the new car’s launch.

As you can see from the pictures, the CLS features a much more angular, aggressive nose than the car it replaces. The new face is even more sharply contoured than the Concept Shooting Break Mercedes debuted at the Beijing Motor Show earlier this year.

See the first undisguised pictures of the Mercedes CLS here

We can also see that the creased shoulder line which runs from the top of the front wheelarch backwards, and the dramatically flared rear wheel arches which look like those on the Bentley Continental GT have all made production.

The rear lights and trapezoidal exhausts also stand out, giving the rear of the car a more obviously sculpted appearance than the previous generation CLS.

This particular model is the CLS 350CGI, equipped with the firm’s V-Generation 3.5-litre engine which produces 302bhp and 370Nm. It features Mercedes’ fuel-saving BlueEfficiency technology and is the engine that featured in the Shooting Break concept.

More details and the full official set of pictures will be made available ahead of the car’s debut at this October’s Paris Motor Show.


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CLS is a great car and the first of its kind, but may be because of these pictures but it is not as elegant as the previous model. Look at those ugly mirrors.

It hasn't change a alot but a bit.

I agree with anogedar , it is definitely not as elegant as the original
model , which is in my eyes unique and will never be surpassed in
its design.

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