June 2014, allowed the Mercedes-Benz car company to present an updated version of the 2015 sedan and wagon. The debut model demonstration took place at the Goodwood Speed Festival, and the show for the rest of the people was held in autumn at the Paris Motor Show. In general, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class car is a number of luxury cars, which conceal the presence of the best developments of the German engineering staff, created over the past few years. The whole model range is Mercedes-Benz.
If you compare the prerestyling version of Mercedes-Benz CLS with the cars that are designed to replace them, it becomes clear that there are very few changes in the appearance of new cars. The body part of the car, as if adjoins the road surface and all its appearance indicates the impressive dynamic power indicators. Most of the new body parts are located on the front of the car. The new front bumper, in addition to the other shape, has acquired more massive, distinguished air ducts, decent aerodynamic dodging and chrome inserts, which look quite stylish and were carried out on aviation technology.
Also, the false radiator grille has been slightly redesigned and now features a diamond grid with a large star with three beams. By the way, the icon was made of chrome and is able to glare in the sunlight at a great distance. However, the most important innovation of the updated look of the German is probably the headlights Multibeam, which received a full-fledged LED filling.
The distinguishing feature of the optical lighting system is that there are 24 LEDs in one headlamp, which can function at 255 degrees of brightness. The sensor, which is installed on the windscreen, together with 4 control units, makes it possible to change the light pattern, depending on the situation on the road. Taking all this into account, in length, the light beam can increase the range of glow by 60 meters in relation to the long range illumination, which is included in the basic mode.
German engineers assure that the new optical lighting system Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is able to perfectly illuminate the road area in front of the machine at a distance of up to 485 meters, without dazzling the drivers of oncoming cars – which is an excellent result! LED lamps are intelligent and can receive information from the on-board computer and navigation system about the nearest intersection or tunnel. Another feature of the Multibeam is the “ability to look into” a turn before the steering wheel starts to twist.
It will be nice to learn about an interesting “gift” from the German car company, the essence of which is as follows: when the driver unlocks the locks of the car doors, the lamps will light up in juicy blue and blue, which gives the impression that Mercedes is greeting his driver. Of course, it is worth mentioning that this system can be installed in the German car Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class as a separate option, and admittedly, it is not cheap.
As a basic lighting system, a simpler LED optic is provided. The rear of the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class restyling machine has been modified slightly less. Here, the rear bumper is immediately distinguished, which is slightly corrected geometry and changed the rear lighting lamps, which are also equipped with multilevel LED filling and darkened by the contours at the edge.
The interior of the upgraded Mercedes CLS-class car did not bring any significant differences. Manufacturers of the car, managed to refresh the interior of the German, who even before the update looked excellent! Thanks to the improvement of the car received an original multifunctional steering wheel, the setting keys on which are now more convenient and the hub – compact.
Located in the center of the console, allowed the designers to place, perhaps, one of the main elements of the interior and the entire multimedia system – a large screen, designed for 8 inches and has the support of touch input. Looking at it, there is a feeling that the car is equipped with a plasma TV. In terms of security services, driver’s electronic assistants, and a large number of necessary functions, the Mercedes-Benz CLS 2015 is almost no less than the leader of the model range – the Sedan’s version of the Mercedes-Benz S-class.
So in the list of equipment version of the CLS, it is necessary to remind that as a separate option, there is a system of the adaptive cruise control with the assistant of tracking in what lane the car is in, systems of emergency braking, auxiliary function of the warning on presence of cars at driving on crossroads, system which is able to supervise “blind zones” and the control of departure from a marking line. Near the chauffeur there is also an assistant who controls road signs, an electronic valet, a camera service, a 4-zone climate control system and so on. In addition to convenience and a high degree of comfort, the car has a certain degree of practicality – the model with a body has a rather acceptable volume of luggage space – about 1 500 liters of free space, which will be very useful for families, as well as frequent trips to nature. The Comand Online multimedia system made us happy.
Installed in front of the driver’s seat and the passenger sitting next door, are quite spacious, they are comfortable and have an electronic system of adjustment, which provides 14 positions. This is enough to allow passengers with any equipment to fit in with the highest comfort. The seats also have active side support, and optionally there are variations with the seat ventilation function. The interior of the new German Mercedes-Benz CLAS-Class car has been improved by using expensive materials such as natural wood, metal and high-quality plastic in its layout. The seats have the same leather upholstery, but in the AMG package, leather is used more expensive (Nappa), which is characterized by a rich variety of textures.
There is plenty of space inside the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class to keep things safe. Engineers and designers envisaged specialized departments located on the central console. Moreover, there are “pockets” on the doors and two large cup holders. As far as the luggage compartment is concerned, it has about 475 litres of usable space. Optionally, the lid can be bought for the luggage compartment, which is able to open and close automatically. Like any Mercedes-Benz car, the German has an impressive set of standard and available as separate options, functions. Their purpose is to provide an additional level of comfort and convenience of use of the vehicle. The improved noise isolation was a pleasure, and the graphics became even better and clearer.
Speaking of the technical component of the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, it is worth noting that changes have occurred here as well. If earlier, the work of the engine was synchronized only with the 7G-Tronic automatic transmission, now there is the same automatic machine, but with 9 speeds – 9G-Tronic. The range of gasoline and diesel engines, which consists of 6 engines, remains the same, but instead of the gasoline CLS 350, which has a power of 306 horsepower, will now be offered a stronger version of the CLS 400 V6 with a turbo engine, volume of 3.0 liters and a capacity of 333 horsepower.
The CLS 500 V8 gasoline engine for 408 horses has not lost its valuable place in the range of engines. The diesel version starts with a CLS 220 BlueTEC engine with 170 horsepower, followed by a CLS 250 BlueTEC engine with 204 horses and a peak diesel power of 258 horses, the CLS 350 BlueTEC.
The most powerful version of the Mercedes-Benz CLS AMG S 4Matik, which has a total of 585 horsepower, allows the car to reach the first hundred kilometers in just 3.6 seconds, and the maximum speed is specially forced to limit at 250 km / h. Interestingly, the electronic limiter can be switched off, and without it, the German sports car will be able to reach the mark of immodest 330 km/h. Absolutely all the power units of the German company meet the serious Euro-6 standards and are distinguished by a rather modest fuel consumption.
The machine will be offered in two body solutions – a 4-door coupe and a universal version. The wheelbase of the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is 2 874 mm, 4 940 mm long and 1 416 mm high. The car clearly has a sporty style, as evidenced by the 17-inch light alloy wheels, which can be found on 10 or 20 thin spokes. As a separate option, you can also install wheels with a diagonal of 18 or 19 inches. This service comes with the AMG package.
As an active safety of the driver and passengers sitting next to each other, the car is equipped with some systems such as BAS, ESP, ADAPTIVE BRAKE. The passive safety is the responsibility of 8 airbags, the active NECK-PRO head restraints. In addition to regular services designed to improve the safety of the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, the Germans were equipped with an automatic collision avoidance system Assist Plus, which by means of autonomous deceleration makes it possible to avoid accidents. Security services also include the presence of a camera, which is located on the windshield. It can transmit data to LED headlamps, which can be adjusted to the road situation and underestimate the brightness, which does not lead to dazzle drivers who are moving towards the car.
The high level of safety of the German Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class car is ensured by the use of a robust construction and high-tech equipment of the similar brand. Moreover, there is a presence of non-jammed brakes, stability control and management service, etc. The presence of safety systems, which are designed not only to protect the driver and passengers sitting next to each other, but also pedestrians, was also pleased. Among them are Night View Assist Plus, which is responsible for pedestrian detection, Blind Spot Assist; Lane Keeping Assist; Distronic Plus together with Steering Assist; Active Park Assist and others.
Complections and prices
Although there are not many changes that have affected the stylish Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class car, they still exist and it is not a shame to pay from 3 to 5 million rubles for a car of this class. We can say with certainty that such means are worth their own, because as a result we will get a more advanced interior of the German, scrupulously produced details, modern luxury and sporty spirit – all this has this car.
The price tags on the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class in 2016 will start at the mark of 3,290,000 rubles for a diesel power unit with the volume of 2.1 liters, which produces about 204 horses and is synchronized with the 9-speed automatic gearbox – all this is available with a complete set of 250 d 4MATIC. A four-wheel drive system is provided.
Having already given away 3,690,000 roubles, you will get a diesel version of the engine with a volume of 3.0 liters and 249 horsepower, which operates with a 7-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel drive version is also used. This is all available in a 350 d 4MATIC version. For the same amount (3,690,000 pounds) it is also possible to buy a version with a gasoline engine, volume of 3.0 liters and a power of 333 horsepower.
This engine also functions with an automatic transmission and has a four-wheel drive. This is a complete set of 400 4MATIC. Completes the list of equipment 500 4MATIC, which has a 4.7-liter engine that can produce 408 horsepower, is synchronized with the 7-speed automatic transmission and has all-wheel drive. Such equipment is estimated at 4,950,000 rubles.
Standard equipment boasts Harmon Kardon LOOGIC7 audio system, which includes 14 Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound speakers with power up to 610 W. In addition, the standard option is the transmission of audio signal through Bluetooth, as well as the presence of satellite radio SiriusXM, music database Gracenote and 10 GB for the preservation of multimedia files on the hard disk. Music can be played back in MP3/iPod formats.
Optionally, you can order an exclusive Burmester audio system, which combines an attractive appearance and excellent sound quality. And for those customers who own an Apple iPad, the company has provided an opportunity to use the docking station. Therefore, those who are in the back row of seats will be able to use tablets in comfortable conditions. There is also an integrated entertainment system with a pair of 7-inch displays, DVD player and SD / USB port.
The COMAND function gives the driver the ability to keep a large number of necessary options at hand, such as the presence of voice control infotainment system, navigation system, music and so on. Also, with the help of COMAND interface, you can access the MBrace2 thematic system. Thanks to it, a whole list of remote services is available, where the Concierge option is located, where there is a round-the-clock system of individual assistance to the driver. The Mercedes-Benz Apps application, which provides well-known services such as Google Local Search, Facebook, Yelp and others, completes all this.
Model Mercedes-Benz CLASS-Class, but in the version of AMG, there is a wide range of standard and purchased options. For example, the standard equipment allows you to install an intelligent shock prevention system Collision Prevention Assist. As interior and exterior design, versions of the CLS, which were tuned, were used such additions – the presence of headrests of seats, which are covered with Alcantara, and regular wheels are replaced by specialized from AMG. And those who like to emphasize their uniqueness will be able to choose the variations of body paint, seat coverings, interior decoration and many models of wheels. As a separate option, you can buy additional packages Comfort, Comfort Plus, Luxury and Luxury V8.
The pros and cons
- Beautiful appearance;
- Aerodynamic indicators;
- Availability of a unique LED lighting system;
- Aggressive and sporty car character;
- Very high quality and luxurious interior;
- Comfortable seats;
- Rich equipment;
- High security level;
- Admissible luggage compartment;
- Application of innovative technologies;
- Li>Little fuel consumption;
- Large range of powertrain selection;
- Available motor power;
- Many free space in the salon;
- Variety of equipment;
- German quality and a solid global firm.
Cons of a car
- Little cost of the car;
- Service cost.
We sum up
It seems that if we talk about Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, the words are unnecessary here, because it is better to pass once than just to see or read. However, I would like to sum up the German in the final part of our article. If earlier it was excellent and attractive, now it has become even better. Its appearance has been updated a little bit, which simply attracts attention and makes you fall in love with this car.
It was nice that German specialists have implemented advanced technology of LED lighting system, which makes it original. Inside the car is still at a high level, the quality of parts, all the fittings of materials – they are not pridelstvaetsya. Rich level of equipment allows you to choose the necessary settings for each driver individually. Seats are very comfortable, and rear passengers will not feel any discomfort, because there is more than enough free space.
Despite the fact that this car is not cheap, it has a rather acceptable luggage compartment, which will allow you to take everything you need with you. The considerable list of choice of power units and complete sets will allow to please even the most picky consumer. The motors have enough power with the head, and they will not be very voracious in terms of fuel consumption.
The engineering staff has thought over the safety level not only of the driver and passengers sitting next to each other, but also of pedestrians and even oncoming cars. Stylishness, aggressiveness, sportiness and at the same time restraint are the first feelings that come after looking at Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. We hope that German specialists will continue to improve their vehicles.
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