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autoviva2014-06-19 11:12:40

Mercedes launches CLS and CLS Shooting Brake facelift

New model will be officially launched at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

The two vehicles will hit the market next September, with minor changes

Mercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzGermany, 1924 > present197 models
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has unveiled the facelifts of the CLS and CLS Shooting BrakeCLS-ClassMercedes-Benz CLS-ClassGermany, 2003 > present2 series
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models. The German brand cars will debut at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. The first images and information were revealed in anticipation of the event.

The two vehicles will hit the market next September, with minor changes. Mercedes significantly increased customization options, including the latest Multibeam LED headlamps and new AMG Line Plus and Night Packages.

In terms of design, changes were minor. Among them are a bumper with a larger frame and larger air intakes, a slightly retouched grille and LED headlights as standard for the low and high-beam as well as daytime running lights.

Inside the changes were not substantial as well and include a new 8cm wide screen, a newly designed three-spoke multifunction steering wheel and simplified functionality and controls in the center console.

Mercedes-Benz also updated the range of engines available for both models and, like other models of the brand, they now meet the EU6 emissions standards. One of the new features is the newcomer CLS 220 BlueTecCLS 220 BlueTECMercedes-Benz CLS 220 Blu...Germany, 2014 > present1 photo
, the new entry-level version equipped with a common rail turbo diesel engine 2.1-liter four-cylinder engine with 175hp and 400Nm of torque. The new version replaces the CLS 250 BlueTecCLS 250 BlueTECMercedes-Benz CLS 250 Blu...Germany, 2014 > present1 photo
with 204hp and 500Nm of torque at the base of the model range. Just above, the German automaker also updated the CLS 350 BlueTecCLS 350 BlueTECMercedes-Benz CLS 350 Blu...Germany, 2014 > present1 photo
with an output 258hp and 620Nm torque.

The CLS 350 CGI was replaced by a more powerful version, the CLS 400, equipped with a 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo direct injection engine. This new powertrain has 26hp and 100Nm more than the version it replaces, with 333hp and 480Nm.

The CLS 63 AMGCLS 63 AMGMercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMGGermany, 2014 > present1 photo
version remains at the top of the range, equipped with a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engine with the same tuniing as the former Performance Package with 557hp and 720Nm.

Except for the CLS 63 AMG all versions get a nine-speed automatica transmission AMG Speedshift, replacing the previous 7G-Tronic. The AMG version keeps the transmission seven-speed AMG Speedshift.

Like other new models Mercedes-Benz has installed on the CLS the latest security technologies. The models receive the Collision Prevention Assist Plus system that activates brakes when a collision is predicted.

Among the long list of options are the new Multibeam LED headlights. These lights use a stereo camera installed inside the windscreen that detects oncoming traffic and automatically adjusts 24 individual LED projectors so as not to dazzle other drivers.

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