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MSRP: $66,900-108,900

Trend-Leading Mercedes-Benz CLS Continues to Lead Segment

The Mercedes-Benz CLS, the car that pioneered the much- imitated four-door coupe design theme in the luxury category, received an extensive upgrade for 2015 and now, for the 2017 model year, all non-AMG models now receive the Mercedes-Benz developed 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission, previously available on only the CLS550 and CLS550 4MATIC.

Mercedes-Benz entered the 4-door coupe §egmènt 10 years ago wîth the first CLS. The striking design of the second-generation model is anchored by classic coupe proportions, which emphasize a long hood, frameless side windows and sweeping roofline. The CLS was also the first vehicle to offer the LED Intelligent Light System as an option.

Powerful, Efficient Biturbo Engines The CLS400 is powered by a 3.0L V6 biturbo engine that delivers 329 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. The Mercedes-AMG CLS63 S has a handcrafted AMG 5.5L V8 biturbo engine wîth 577 hp and a massive 590 lb-ft of torque. The CLS400 and CLS550 are both equipped wîth a 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission, while the AMG CLS63 S uses the AMG SPEEDSHIFT® MCT 7-speed transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)

All-LED Headlamps

The CLS models come as standard wîth all-LED headlights. The optional LED Intelligent Light System, designed and developed by Mercedes-Benz, can optimally adjust the light distribution instantly and automatically to virtually any traffic situation. As a result, this lighting technology provides outstanding bright coverage of the road surface and roadway edge without blinding other drivers.

In addition to a stereo multipurpose camera, the LED Intelligent Light System rely on four control units that calculate the ideal light pattern 100 times per second and control all 24 high-performance LEDs in each precision module quickly and individually. Each LED is dimmable in 255 stages.

Each LED headlamp also features a module for the low beam, which can be swiveled outwards by up to 12 degrees. This provides an active light function, which is also camera-controlled. A preview function swivels the active light function even before driver has turned the wheels, thus providing optimum illumination of the bend early on. The active light function already swivels back to the straight- ahead position before the end of the bend, according to the particular situation, allowing the driver to identify hazards earlier. The anticipatory control allows an additional range of between 100-200 feet, depending on the traffic situation.

The cornering lamp function is also unique, activating the modules on the left and right before entering a traffic circle. The navigation system provides the headlights wîth details of the locations of traffic circles along the route.

Grand Touring Luxury

A roomy cabin wîth sporty elegance and impeccable craftsmanship give the CLS an almost bespoke feel in the cabin. The 8-inch central color display accentuates the state-of-the-art look. The control panel in the center console uses four buttons to provide quick access to various functions. Five interior colors and six trim finishes are available and offer a host of potential individualization options.

Hallmark Mercedes-Benz Safety

Mercedes-Benz works to ensure the highest standard of safety is available to everyone. To this end, the new-generation CLS-Class incorporates many of the new Intelligent Drive assistance systems and enhanced functions that debuted in the S- Class.

Standard ATTENTION ASSIST® can warn the driver of inattentiveness and drowsiness. In addition to Adaptive Brake Assist, which offers protection from collisions from speeds as low as 4 mph, standard COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST also features an additional function: when a danger of collision persists and the driver fails to respond, the system is able to carry out autonomous braking at speeds of up to 124 mph, thereby reducing the severity of collisions wîth slower or stopping vehicles.

The system also brakes in response to stationary vehicles at a speed of up to 31 mph, and is able to help prevent or reduce rear-end collisions at speeds of up to 25 mph. The state-of-the-art assistance systems from the S-Class and E-Class can be added as an option. These include DISTRONIC PLÚS® wîth Steering Assist, BAS® PLÚS wîth Cross-Traffic Assist, PRE-SAFE® Brake wîth Pedestrian Recognition, PRE- SAFE® PLÚS, Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist.

DISTRONIC PLÚS® wîth Steering Assist is a semi-automatic traffic jam assistant that, at speeds less than 37 mph, is able to follow the vehicle ahead even where lane markings are unclear or missing, thus providing a safe and convenient means of following traffic.

The BAS® PLÚS wîth Cross-Traffic Assist system can boost the braking force if the driver fails to apply the brakes sufficiently; the PRE-SAFE® Brake technology can detect stationary vehicles as well as pedestrians and brake automatically if the driver fails to react, thus preventing accidents up to 31 mph and mitigate the severity of collisions at speeds of up to 45 mph. In flowing traffic, the PRE-SAFE® Brake provides assistance according to the same mode of operation throughout the speed range from 4 to 124 mph.

PARKTRONIC wîth Active Parking Assist enables automated parking wîth active §teering and brake intervention in both parallel and perpendicular spaces, aided Surround View system for easier, safer parking maneuvers.

New-Generation Multimedia

Vital Stats
Engine : 4.7 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 402 hp
Torque: 443 ft-lbs

9-speed Automatic
Mercedes-Benz equips the CLS wîth a new generation of multimedia technologies that offer intuitive operation. Special animations and visual effects present all functions in a clear and engaging manner.

The Audio 20 CD or optional COMAND® Navigation systems are available in combination wîth the new 8-inch color display. Both enable the Internet to be surfed without restrictions when the vehicle is stationary. The prerequisite is a Bluetooth®-capable mobile phone wîth data option. An integrated media interface connects an iPod® and iPhone®.

Mercedes-Benz, which pioneered automotive telematics 15 years ago, has upgraded its mbrace® Connected Car Services, making the new mbrace® Connect package standard for all models, including five years of complimentary service.

In addition, customers can choose from mbrace® subscription upgrade packages that include mbrace® Secure, mbrace® Concierge and mbrace® Entertain.

Voices will sound clearer thanks to new HD Voice for compatible mobile devices. And, on cars equipped wîth COMAND®, SiriusXM® Traffic & Weather will be included as standard for five years (previously three years), further enhancing the value of this option.

Two Types of Navigation


Standard on the CLS400, the Garmin® MAP PILOT® brings the Garmin's user- friendly guidance and accurate map data to the vehicle's standard controls and dashboard displays. Integrated voice control makes using it even easier. Garmin's clear maps appear in high-resolution color on the 8-inch screen, wîth added instructions in the instrument cluster. The 3D views precisely depict streets and buildings, while advance lane guidance and photorealistic views of upcoming intersections provide the driver wîth an added measure of information.

Standard on the CLS550 and AMG CLS63 S is the COMAND® Navigation wîth fast 3D hard-disc navigation, topographical map display, photo-realistic 3D buildings and 3D map rotations as well as display of NASA satellite images. The navigation system can also provide real-time information about the situation on the roads when it receives its traffic data in COMAND® Navigation via SiriusXM® Traffic.

Bluetooth® Hands-Free Calling wîth HD Voice Capability

The standard Audio 20 CD system and COMAND® Navigation both support HD Voice-capable basic telephony, which connects the mobile phone to the vehicle via a standardized Bluetooth® interface. HD Voice provides much better voice quality. In conjunction wîth convenience telephony, the high-speed LTE network can also be used in future if a compatible smartphone wîth a relevant contract is used.

Source - Mercedes-Benz
 
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