Engine performance and efficiency numbers also revealed
Mercedes has just released pricing, performance and efficiency information for its third-gen CLS four-door coupe in Germany where it is available with three engine options and only with 4Matic all-wheel drive.
The least powerful and less expensive diesel diesel is the CLS 350d which uses the firm’s all-new 2,925 cc inline-six delivering 286 PS / 600 NM torque and costs from €68,127. It pushes the CLS to 100 km/h (or 62 mph) in 5.7 seconds and Mercedes claims it returns 5.6 l/100km on the combined cycle, emitting 148 g/Km CO2.
In order to access the more powerful CLS 400d, Mercedes wants at least €72,506. But you do get quite a bit more power and torque: 340 PS / 700 Nm and this cuts the benchmark sprint time to 5 seconds dead. Mercedes claims this more powerful diesel returns the same efficiency and CO2 numbers as the 350d.
If it’s gasoline you want to burn in your CLS, the only current option is the CLS 450 (pictured). It uses a new straight-six turbo with a displacement of 2,999 cc and provides 367 PS / 500 Nm which is good for an acceleration run from standstill to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds. This particular model, which costs from €70,906, is also the first Mercedes to come with a 48-volt EQ Boost mild hybrid that boosts power by 22 PS for short bursts of acceleration.
Being a Mercedes, though, none of those base prices really matter as few cars will be specced without options, so the price will go up dramatically.
First off, there are Edition 1 models which come quite lavishly equipped, although they do demand a €12,495 premium over the base price. It features “COPPER ART interior concept with seats in black pearl nappa leather with centre section in diamond design and copper-coloured highlights. There is copper-coloured contrasting topstitching on the centre console, seats, armrests, instrument panel and door trim panels,” as well as “open-pore black ash wood with Edition 1 laser engraving on the centre console.”
Mercedes offers the AMG Line pack for €2,737, which adds the usual assortment of sporty-looking AMG bits both inside and out – it’s just cosmetic, though, not adding any extra performance.
Other options worthwhile noting are the twin 12.3-inch screen fully digital gauge cluster and infotainment center combo for €1,011, the Driving Assistance Package for €1,796 or the more advanced Driving Assistance Package Plus for €2,391. The Multibeam full LED headlights add another €1,636 if you opt for them.
All prices mentioned here include VAT and deliveries of the new CLS will begin in March of 2018.