Mercedes-Benz is updating the popular CLS-Class for the 2015 model year with slight modifications to the interior, exterior and functionality, according to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz today.
For starters, the new Mercedes CLS-Class models will now feature the diamond grille found on many other Mercedes models today, including the A-Class and CLA-Class. The front bumper itself has been redesigned, housing large air intakes that provide an aggressive front-end appearance. Above the front bumper are the headlights, which will now include MULTIBEAM LED lights.
Inside, Mercedes uses the 8-inch screen found on the dashboard to display a multitude of virtual assistance features. These include the Mercedes-Benz apps, such as Weather, Google™ Local Search with StreetView and Panoramio, destination/route download and Facebook.
The 2015 CLS-Class will be offered in a handful of models, including the CLS 500, CLS 63 AMG and, possibly, the new CLS 400 powered by a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 that is good for 333 hp.
The CLS 500 comes with a 408 hp twin-turbo 4.6-liter V8 under the hood. An addition made to the CLS 500 over the previous year’s model is the new nine-speed automatic transmission, as opposed to the seven-speed.
Topping out the CLS range is the CLS 63 AMG, which will house a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 that produces 557 hp for the rear-wheel drive model and 585 hp for the 4MATIC all-wheel drive model.
Unfortunately, the U.S. will most likely not see a number of new CLS-Class variants, including the “Shooting Brake” and diesel-powered models.Prices are not available yet, but be sure to stay with us for more information as it is released.