Mercedes-Benz launches updated CLS-Class Coupe at Rs 76.5 lakh
- by Team Zigwheels
- Mar 25, 2015
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The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class four door coupe gets a facelift and will now come in the more frugal 250 CDI variant to gain more numbers
Mercedes-Benz is embarking on an aggressive product offensive to stay ahead in the luxury car segment in 2015 and part of the plan is to launch high volume products like the localized C-Class for example. But at the same time, the German carmaker is also addressing its costlier segments with logical variants and the CLS-Class is one of them.
Priced at Rs 76.5 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi, the CLS-Class for the first time gets a frugal oil burner to appeal to a wider audience. The CLS 250 CDI variant gets a 2.1-litre four cylinder diesel mill producing 207PS of power and 500Nm of torque. Internationally, Mercedes offered the new nine speed gearbox in some markets but the Indian CLS-Class will get the 7-speed automatic. It does however come with paddle shifters and Airmatic suspension that ensures better ride.
The CLS-Class also gets a facelift to bring it in line with the current crop of freshly designed Mercedes models. That includes the diamond studded grille, new lighting technology and a smashing set of multispoke alloys. The grille is now a single slat with large Mercedes logo housed in the centre, the bumpers are new with gaping air dams. The CLS gets a new set of Multibeam LED headlamps that isn’t just the usual Active bending headlamps but also camera controlled to improve visibility.
On the features front, the CLS-Class gets an 8-inch infotainment screen with a 14-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound system, satellite navigation and internet. It also gets the Parking package that includes a 360 degree camera and active parking assistance. In addition to eight airbags, the CLS-Class also gets ABS, Brake Assist, ESP, ASR, Hill Start Assist and Attention Assist on the safety front.