Although the proportions are the same as the previous CLS, the second generation has a completely new look and its long bonnet is likened by the company to that of the SLS AMG gullwing-doored supercar. Distinctive and muscular, the new CLS has flared wheel arches and elongated air inlets which also add to its athletic appearance.

“The new CLS points the way forward for the future perceptible design idiom of Mercedes-Benz”, says Professor Gorden Wagener, head of design at Mercedes-Benz. Another feature that will grab your attention are the full LED headlamps, which are the world’s first to offer all of the dynamic light functions using LED technology. The interior of the 2012 CLS-Class is also pretty eye-catching, with a mixture of satin and high-gloss finishes and matt galvanised air vents. Details include hand-stitched seat covers and dashboard. Customers can choose between high-gloss brown burr walnut or high-gloss black ash. Black piano lacquer or carbon-fibre trim elements are also available.


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