Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe Motoring Review
THE new generation CLS coupé featuring a new look and packed with new technology, which is fitted as standard, the new car promises to deliver even better value and lower emissions, as well as being the fastest and most efficient generation of CLS yet.
The CLS has a range of engines to choose from. The CLS 220 BlueTEC is powered by a 2.1-litre diesel engine generating 142kW and 129g/km of CO2. The second diesel model is the six-cylinder 350 BlueTEC producing 192kW and emitting 142g/km. The CLS 350 BlueTEC engine is linked, for the first time, to an all-new nine-speed gearbox as standard lowering CO2 by 18g/km. A new petrol six-cylinder engine has also been fitted to the CLS coupé in the form of a 248kW, 3.5-litre V6. Topping the range is the mighty CLS 63 AMG S now producing 436kW (up 20kW) and 800Nm of torque (up 80Nm) equipped with a limited slip differential as standard. The changes bring down the 0-100km/h time from 4.2 seconds to 4.1 seconds.
Across the new CLS range there are significant upgrades in the technologies fitted. This means the heated front seats and the ambient lighting systems are all fitted as standard. Two option packs are available, Premium Pack with an electric sunroof, a seat memory package, a reversing camera and split/folding seats and a Premium Plus Pack, featuring the same equipment as the Premium Pack but adding a Harman Kardon sound system and Keyless Go. The equipment line-up on the CLS 63 AMG S is even more comprehensive with an electric sunroof, Keyless Go, the ambient lighting system, a Harman Kardon sound system, a reverse camera, split folding rear seats and a powered tailgate all, fitted as standard.
Likewise, on every CLS a new eight-inch tablet-style screen is fitted as standard running the latest ‘NTG 5’ software allowing new Mercedes-Benz apps, including the Mercedes Me system. LED Multibeam headlights are also fitted to the new CLS as standard.