The Mercedes CLS model has always been one of the most successful Mercedes-Benz models in the last years. Ever since it was first introduced back in 2004 to fit the space between the E and the S-Class, the CLS has always been extremely popular.
So, what can you expect from the new 2018 Mercedes CLS? Will it remain as beautiful and performant as it has been so far? Let’s take a look.
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2018 Mercedes CLS Release Date
Even though the new 2018 Mercedes CLS has already been seen in Germany wearing camouflage, the truth is that it should only be unveiled at the beginning of 2018. The full production and sales of the 2018 Mercedes CLS should only happen later that year.
2018 Mercedes CLS Price
As it is normal, we are expecting to see about a 5% of increase on the prices for the new 2018 Mercedes CLS. So, you should expect to see the prices starting around the $70,000.
2018 Mercedes CLS Redesign and Changes
The new 2018 Mercedes CLS will be using the same platform – the MRA – that is currently being used for the C, E, and S-Class. One of the things that Mercedes has been doing is checking up for any flaws and trying to address them.
Even though the new 2018 Mercedes CLS was spotted in Germany, the truth is that it was pretty hard to see anything. However, Mercedes confirmed that the rear of the new 2018 Mercedes CLS will change dramatically. So, you should expect flanks, boot-lid, and new lights.
Gorden Wagener, Mercedes-Benz Chief Designer, stated, during the New York Motor Show this year, that the automaker is trying to push the styling boundaries. SO, there will be two models and not just one – the CLS and the GT four-door concept.
According to him, the “CLS is for James Bond, and the GT Concept is for Jason Bourne”.
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2018 Mercedes CLS Specs
Under the hood, we are expecting to see a V6 engine as standard, that should come with both gas and diesel options. It should be able to produce about 300 of horsepower.
One rumor that has been gaining a lot of traction is that the AMG version of the 2018 Mercedes CLS will feature a 3.0-liter straight six with turbocharging engine that is capable of producing around 450 of horsepower. However, this may mean that Mercedes is going to drop the V8 engine.
However, we also heard that the four-door GT concept we mentioned above is likely to incorporate a V8 engine – the twin turbo V8 that already comes with the E63 and the AMG GT.
In case you’re considering getting the AMG version of the 2018 Mercedes CLS, you will have three different trim levels to choose from – the Sport, the AMG, and the AMG S.
2018 Mercedes CLS Interior
There aren’t many rumors about the interior of the new 2018 Mercedes CLS as well as we can’t really be sure about the images that we have been seeing online. What we can expect, without any questions, is a luxury and spacious cabin, featuring only the highest quality materials.
In terms of technology and safety features, Mercedes is usually one f the best automakers. SO, you can expect to have USB, Bluetooth, rear-facing cameras, and high-quality media systems. One of the things that we are hoping to see is the incorporation of the semi-autonomous technology including the Active Lane Change and the Speed Limit Pilot.
In what concerns other safety features, you can count to have pedestrian detection, pre-collision warning with active automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise-control, surround view camera system, and rear cross-traffic alerts, among others.