Cult design featuring a futuristic lighting system

Mercedes-Benz has comprehensively revised both the four-door CLS Coupé and the CLS Shooting Brake. These two iconic designs now have a more incisive front section. As the interior has been enhanced even further, there are many new, perfectly presented details waiting to be discovered that combine modern luxury and a hand-crafted feel with a passion for sport. The vehicles' technical innovations bring exemplary functionality on the road. Futuristic MULTIBEAM LED headlamps take the lighting system into a new dimension. High-performance, precision LED modules automatically provide the best possible illumination, whatever the road and traffic conditions. Other leading-edge technologies include the nine-speed automatic transmission 9G-TRONIC, powerful new engines, driver assistance and safety systems. In terms of performance, the AMG versions – the CLS 63 AMG Coupé and Shooting Brake - take pole position with an output of up to 585 hp.

When Mercedes-Benz launched the CLS ten years ago it established the four door coupé segment, thus underlining the brand's leadership role in automotive design. For the first time, here was a vehicle combining the elegance and dynamism of a coupé with the comfort and functionality of a saloon. What is more, the CLS was the first vehicle to be available with dynamic LED High Performance headlamps, making it iconic in terms of its lighting system. In 2012 Mercedes-Benz continued this success by introducing the CLS Shooting Brake. This sporty five-door vehicle once again demonstrated the premium brand's creative design credentials. Given the sports car's exceptional form with five seats and a large tailgate, the attractive CLS Shooting Brake is ideal for active people who like to travel in style but don't follow the mainstream or want to miss out on either sportiness or load space. As such, the Shooting Brake is a further highlight in the long line of innovative luxury vehicles from Mercedes-Benz. Due to their immense charisma both the CLS Coupé and the CLS Shooting Brake have established themselves as style icons, and continue to stand out as exceptional in their segment.

    Taking the lighting system into a new dimension

    Both models are already equipped with MULTIBEAM LED headlamps as standard. This innovation sees Mercedes-Benz starting a new chapter in lighting design. Since MULTIBEAM LED technology combines the best of today's lighting technologies and is able to adjust the light distribution very quickly and automatically to virtually any road and traffic conditions, it always ensures thus far unrivalled broad and bright illumination of the road surface and edge of the carriageway for high performance and precision without dazzling other car drivers. This new lighting system uses four control units per vehicle, which calculate the ideal light pattern 100 times per second and control all 24 high-performance LEDs in each precision LED module quickly and individually. Each LED is dimmable in 255 stages.

      A friendly greeting: "Welcome home" function

      One charming feature of the new MULTIBEAM LED headlamps is that, in addition to providing daytime running lamps, side lights and turn signal lamps via multifunctional fibre-optic cable, they also welcome the driver by casting a pleasant blue light when the vehicle is unlocked.

        Sporty interior featuring modern luxury

        Ample space; simple, sporty elegance; hand-crafted perfection, and premium materials are hallmarks of the CLS family's stylish interior. The new generation ramps up this impression by placing greater emphasis on sportiness, exclusivity and functionality. A new, free-standing colour display in the head unit with a 20.3 cm screen diagonal (8") will help to define the dashboard's contemporary styling. Also new are the redesigned three-spoke sports steering wheel and many refined details, which contribute to the interior's high quality look and feel.

          Efficient, sporty engines

          The new V6 petrol engine in the CLS 400 with exhaust gas turbocharging. Endowed with a biturbo drive system, it has a 3.5-litre displacement. Thanks to its high output potential and extremely high torque at low engine speeds, this engine sets new benchmarks in its segment. Compared to its predecessor, which had a naturally aspirated engine, output is 20 kW more at 245 kW (333 hp). Its torque increases by 110 Nm to 480 Nm and is available in the wide engine speed range from 1200 to 4000 rpm. 9G-TRONIC is deployed in the CLS 500. This innovation builds on the strengths of 7G-TRONIC PLUS, which continues to set standards in terms of efficiency, comfort and dynamism. With nine forward gears 9G-TRONIC lowers fuel consumption whilst simultaneously boosting ease of shifting and agility.

          The AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine ranks among the world's most efficient series-production eight-cylinder engines when it comes to peak output, torque and fuel consumption. The CLS 63 AMG with 557 hp and rear-wheel drive consumes 9.9 litres per 100 kilometres. All CLS models already meet the EU6 emissions standard.

          Standard equipment of CLS Coupé and Shooting Brake︰

          • MULTIBEAM LED headlamps
          • Active parking assist incl. PARKTONIC
          • Rear seat safety package
          • Climatised front seats
          • Sliding sunroof
          • Adaptive highbeam assist plus
          • THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control (Exclude CLS 400 Coupé and Shooting Brake)
          • KEYLESS-GO package

          The new Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupé data at a glance:

          Model CLS 400 CLS 500 CLS 63 AMG CLS 65 AMG S
          No. of cylinders /arrangement V6 V8 V8 V8
          Transmissions 7G-TRONIC PLUS 9G-TRONIC AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission
          Total displacement (cc) 3498 4663 5461 5461
          Rated output (hp/rpm) 333/5500 408/
          5000-5750
          557/5500 585/5500
          Max torque (Nm at rpm) 480/1200-4000 600/1600-4750 720/1750-5250 800/1750-5000
          Fuel consumption
          Combined (l/100km)
          7.3 8.5 9.9 9.9
          CO2 emissions combined (g/km) 169-170 199 231 231
          Emission standard EU 6 EU 6 EU 6 EU 6
          Acceleration
          0-100 km/h (s)
          5.3 4.8 4.2 4.1
          Top speed (km/h) 250 [1] 250 [1] 250 [1] 250 [1]
          List Price in Hong Kong $899,000 $1,181,000 $1,769,000 $2,188,000

          The new Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake data at a glance:

          Model CLS 400 Shooting Brake CLS 500 Shooting Brake CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake
          No. of cylinders /arrangement V6 V8 V8
          Transmissions 7G-TRONIC PLUS 9G-TRONIC AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission
          Total displacement (cc) 3498 4663 5461
          Rated output (hp/rpm) 333/5500 408/
          5000-5750
          557/5500
          Max torque (Nm at rpm) 480/1200-4000 600/1600-4750 720/1750-5250
          Fuel consumption
          Combined (l/100km)
          7.5-7.6 8.8 10.6
          CO2 emissions combined (g/km) 175-177 205 248
          Emission standard EU 6 EU 6 EU 6
          Acceleration
          0-100 km/h (s)
          5.4 4.9 3.8
          Top speed (km/h) 250 [1] 250 [1] 250 [1]
          List Price in Hong Kong $924,000 $1,259,000 $1,820,000

          [1] Electronically limited