Saturday, September 4, 2010
new Mercedes-Benz CLS is designated a 2012 model
Mercedes-Benz provided an advance look at the new "Mercedes-Benz CLS" in January at the Detroit auto show, where Gorden Wagener, head of design for Mercedes, displayed a raw metal model of the car, polished and gleaming like a prop from a “Terminator” film.
The" new Mercedes-Benz CLS is designated a 2012 model". “The new Mercedes-Benz CLS points the way forward for the future perceptible design idiom of Mercedes-Benz,” he said in a news release. Some of the new design elements have been enunciated on the SLS sports car.
The so called “dropping line,” running downward from the top of the front wheel arches to the rear, takes inspiration from historic Mercedes sports cars. The rear shoulder line is high and athletic. The oversize rear-wheel arches visually express rear-wheel drive.
The" original Mercedes-Benz CLS" launched in 2003, becoming the first mainstream four-door coupé and inventing a whole new niche that Audi and BMW are only just beginning to fill.
The front of the Mercedes-Benz CLS also features full LED headlights complete with adaptive dynamic lighting functions for better visibility at night.
This will give the car a very distinctive lighting signature, with three arrow-shaped layers comprising 71 LEDs in total. No doubt an extensive list of in-car entertainment and safety equipment will also feature.
Pricing and standard equipment information will come closer to launch, and we should see the new Mercedes-Benz CLS hit UK showrooms early next year.
Further details of this new four-door coupé should emerge at Paris. Which? Car will keep you informed.