Mercedes-Benz first launched its CLS class in 2004. This class is based on the W211 E-Class and is somewhere sandwiched between the E-Class and the S-Class. The unique design of the CLS turned many heads forcing the customers to buy one of these luxury cars, considering not just the aesthetics but the tremendous power it has under its hood. The company had not planned on selling volumes of the CLS-Class but it was manufactured to give their customers a unique 4 door coupe which was ranked more than an E-class and just below the S.
The second generation of the CLS-Class was launched in the year 2010 and the manufacturing had started in 2011. Coming to the present situation the CLS received a face lift recently and is going to come to India soon. The CLS 250 CDi model is being imported to India for homologation.
The facelift model has a new headlamp with Multibeam LED units, new front grille with the Mercedes-Benz logo at the center of the grille which is standard on many models but the CLS grille has a lot of chrome elements added to it and the front bumper has been modified with a chrome strip running at the bottom of the bumper. The back of the CLS has been kept untouched, the rear bumper has been modified but apart from that everything remains the same.
The interiors of the 2015 CLS have been altered. This includes a new 3 spoke steering wheel with standard controls, the center console is completely new and you can choose from five different shades coupled with leather upholstery.
A 2.2 litre turbo diesel motor will drive the CLS. This engine gives a power of 204 Bhp and 500Nm of torque and is paired with a 9G-Tronic 9-speed automatic transmission. A 2014 CLS 350 model was launched recently in India which had a drop in its price tag from Rs 1.03 crores to Rs 89.90 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi) this must have been done to clear the stock so that the new facelift could be introduced. The company expects the CLS 250 CDi to sell in huge numbers in India as compared to the CLS 350. The CLS 250 CDi will be priced somewhere around 90 lakhs which again is less than than the CLS 350 before the price was reduced.