Its official world premiere will not come until the 2010 Paris Auto Show, but we are the first official pictures and info on the upcoming 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class for you fresh from under her midnight embargo.
Although the timing is certainly unpleasant, the 2012 CLS-Class is anything but. When the first generation of the CLS-Class was the pioneer in the coupe-sedan segment, introduces the second generation of the CLS-Class derives its slim and elegant form with a fresh face and updated interior.
The new road is immediately recognizable as the CLS-profile but adds some details from the new AMG SLS at the front end, with a separately formed radiator grille, larger air intakes and no less than 71 LEDs in the all-new full-LED headlamps. New surface lines along the side and above the rear fender of the car shape accent, without an overview.
Inside, the 2012 CLS-Class gets an all-around dashboard integrated center display, and a number of new materials with satin, high gloss and metallic surfaces by. Mat galvanized vents and an analog Clock are also part of the standard kit. Quality Wood trim, aniline leather and piano black lacquer or optional carbon fiber elements are also available.
Powertrain specifications and other details will be held again, but we expect the 2012 CLS-Class, the new direct-injection twin turbo 4.7-liter V-8 engine will, replace the 5.5-liter V-8, the CLS550 and CSL500. The seven-speed automatic transmission is likely to remain so, although Mercedes' seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox transmission was in its place slot.
We need the full details and live photos from the floor of the Paris Show in September this year, but until then
A generation ahead: The CLS-Class, a new class of vehicle in 2003 by combining the elegance and expressiveness of a coupe with the comfort and
the functionality of a sedan. The CLS thrilled the audience stunned the competition and a new style icon: for years the CLS has the only four-door coupe endured in his class, and since October 2004, it has the car of choice for the approximately 170,000 customers worldwide have been. "Customers around the world by our bold step to a completely new vehicle concept to market," benefited launch, says says Dr. Joachim Schmidt, executive board member of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Sales & Marketing. "And with its exciting design, the new edition of the CLS benefits from the fact that we are a generation ahead of the competition with our four-door coupe."
Celebrates its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show (October 2 to 17, 2010), which is 2012 CLS-Class arrives in the U.S. dealer in mid-2011. The 2012 CLS-Class builds on the leadership of his predecessor with a fresh new interpretation. "The new CLS points the way forward for the future felt by Mercedes-Benz design language," explains Professor Gorden Wagener, Head of Design at Mercedes-Benz. "At the same time it is taking its inspiration from the great tradition of elegant, refined sportiness, which always has been a feature of
Mercedes coupes. "
Exterior: classic coupé styling with distinctive front
The proportions remain as spectacular as ever: long hood, tight-styled frameless side windows and a dynamic curved roof to the rear at an angle behind. The four-door coupé from Mercedes-Benz, of its brand in 2003 as a new style icon. Although the shares are equal, the second generation of the design trendsetter, has a completely new look.
What immediately strikes the eye is the innovative front-end design that is reminiscent of the Mercedes-Benz AMG is SLS. Visually, the grille is not integrated into the hood, but made separately. This further highlights the long, sporty hood. The grid is determined by the large central star, which dominates the car combines with other Mercedes-Benz coupes, and also improves the brand identity. The large, elongated dark air intakes with black bars, the vehicle also add an athletic appearance.
Design high-tech features bring to life
Another distinguishing feature comes in the form of full-LED headlamps, which the world's first to offer all features dynamic lighting with LED technology. This innovation offers a spectacular design - inside them in three arrow-shaped layers from top to bottom: the upper layer contains an LED display, among which is a striking LED lighting LED page offers low beam functions are divided. The side light is also seen when the high beam is switched on, creating a unique night design. The lowest level is the main beam of the headlamp and night view features. A total of 71 LED's provide a unique appearance and a much improved view of the road to the existing systems compared.
The typical CLS outline, with its long elegant proportions, is the dominant feature of the new model. The effect of the dynamic, athletic form has been expanded with a new game of lines and surfaces. A unique "dropping line", which begins above the front wheel wells and slopes downward to the rear, provides a new interpretation of a famous design feature of the historical
Mercedes sports car.
A strong and muscular, sports car-like shoulder line on the rear axle
underlines the sporty character of the 2012 CLS. The fender flares
similar to the powerful position a predator in wait.
The side profile is off with wide wrap-around tail lights with round LED technology - a connecting element on the rear of the vehicle. The shape is determined by the broad shoulder line, which emphasizes clearly visible from behind and supported the flat roof. A wide use of metal adds a further visual highlight on the back.
The interior: design brings better quality of life
The interior of the 2012 CLS-Class is distinguished also combines a contemporary design, the understated elegance with innovative details and craftsmanship. The eye-catching cockpit features a wrap-around dashboard support a standard rate of the driver's door on the dashboard and the passenger door. The central display was also seamlessly integrated into the
upper part of the instrument panel.
The CLS also lives up to its role as a design icon by the innovative nature of the materials used, including a mix of satin and glossy finishes used on metal surfaces. Highlights include matte galvanized air vents,
ideally complement a high-gloss-trimmed analog clock.
Artistic perfection is in details like the seat covers and sewn back on the dashboard. The different parts of the dashboard leather, together with the hand in a process that takes several hours, sewn, after which they are padded and equipped with high quality upholstery. In this process the leather is also heated in order preshrunk calendar so that it keep its shape even after extreme direct sunlight.
The most exclusive 1.6-mm thick semi-aniline leather premium to the highest standards of the two "look and feel. The natural pore structure
remains intact thanks to a slight pigmentation, and the leather has a particularly warm and soft feel. Premium leather requires very precise instructions
Competition and therefore a high level of untreated leather.
The refined interior of the CLS is more in the generous use of high-quality trim on the dashboard, center console and door panels against. Customers can choose between glossy brown or burr walnut
high-gloss black ash. The wood is perfectly equipped to difficult contours for a masterful craftsmanship and the wood trim was adjusted
for corn as part of a demanding selection process to create a uniform overall appearance.
For a more progressive look, trim black piano lacquer and carbon fiber
Elements are also available. and, hand up to seven coats of paint and trim polished for the piano, until the high-gloss surface is achieved.
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 2012