There is no executive car that is as desirable than the CLS Coupe. Since its inception back in 2004, the CLS-Class was the first car in the Mercedes-Benz lineup to sport a striking bold shoulder line running from the front wheel arch to the back, converging with the sloping roofline, giving the whole car a single-piece structure. It was the car that started a new era of design for the company and today the E-Class, A-Class , C-Class and even the S-Class take cues from the g CLS- design. With the addition of a wider grille, aggressively flexed bumpers, curved headlights and taillights and a sharply cut bonnet are beliefs of the new global design head, Gordon Wagener. His strategy was to simply create a stronger bond between the range of cars by having a similar-across-the-range-design, which comes as no surprise, as competing brands like Audi, BMW have already adopted.
Although from the teaser images that Mercedes-Benz released, the LED multibeam technology trickle down from the S-Class is evident. With the CLS being the only car for the 2014 year to sport an All-LED headlamp, it is safe the say that its exclusivity of the mutibeam technology, which uses a combination onboard cameras and GPS to vary the lighting pattern for better visibility without glaring oncoming traffic. Along with the optics, come the wide grille design with the large three pointed star in the background of the diamond cut grill from the CLA-Class and the A-Class.
But now the CLS faces a huge challenge and an identity crisis. Since its design language has been borrowed almost by the entire range including the sexy coupe design, which can now be seen in the CLA and the C-Class, it could become difficult for the CLS to keep itself distinct from the rest of the Mercedes-Benz lineup. It would be a wait till the official debut in the third quarter of 2014 to find and answer.
In the meantime do check out the YouTube video posted by The Millionare Car Club below to see the spy pics of the CLS Coupe.