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Mercedes reveals subtly updated new CLS-Class [UPDATE]

作者: Noah Joseph
   
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2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

UPDATE: Autoblog has received confirmation on US availability of the new CLS-Class. The text below has been revised accordingly.


A lot has changed since Mercedes-Benz busted open the four-door coupe segment with the introduction of the original CLS-Class back in 2004, with every competitor keen to copy the Silver Star formula with chopped-down sedans (or stretched out coupes) of their own. And Mercedes has been wise to stay ahead of the competition and not rest on its proverbial laurels, rolling out an all-new model in 2010, bolstering the line with the Shooting Brake wagon version (at least for other markets) shortly thereafter. And now Benz is back again with another revision (albeit minor) for its sleekest four- and five-door model line.


Set to debut later this month at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS (in both four-door coupe and Shooting Brake wagon body-styles) benefits from a number of low-key enhancements. The front bumper features larger air intakes, and the interior includes some new features like a floating eight-inch infotainment screen and a new three-spoke steering wheel. Mercedes has also designed a new headlight system for the CLS. The Multibeam LED headlamps use 24 individual projectors, coupled to a camera system that allows the headlights to illuminate the road as clear as possible in one of 255 stages of brightness without blinding oncoming drivers.


We're waiting on word of just which powertrain options will be available to US buyers. The current CLS is available here only with a twin-turbo V8 - either the CLS550 with 4.6 liters and 402 horsepower or the CLS63 AMG (now sold here exclusively with 4Matic all-wheel drive) with the 5.5-liter engine producing either 550 hp or (in the S-Model) 577 hp. While the BlueTec diesel engine available overseas won't make the transatlantic journey to US showrooms, Mercedes-Benz USA has confirmed to Autoblog that the CLS400 with the new 3.5-liter V6 will be offered here, in either rear- or all-wheel drive, slotting in below the CLS550 (also available with either traction option) and the CLS63 AMG 4Matic.


Whichever engine you pick, the seven-speed automatic transmission is being replaced by a new nine-speed unit in every model but the CLS63, which continues to use the more robust seven-speed AMG gearbox. The updated CLS-Class is set to arrive in American showrooms late in October or early November, but you can scope out the details now in the press release below.

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