Images and info on the next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has leaked out ahead of its official debut.
As expected, it has taken some of its styling from the Mercedes-Benz Skulptur, F800 Style concept, and Shooting Break Concept. There will be two gasoline engines and two diesel engines offered, plus an AMG model. The CLS350 CGI and the CLS550 CGI will make up the gasoline range. The 350 will be powered by a new 3.5L V6 with direct injection, developing 301 bhp and 272 lb-ft of torque, while the 550 receives a new 4.6L twin-turbo V8, putting out 429 bhp and 516 lb-ft of torque.
The diesel range will be made up of the CLS350 CDI and CLS250 CDI. The 350 will use a 3.0L V6 developing 248 hp, while the 250 will use a four-cylinder engine producing 201 hp.
Meanwhile, the CLS63 AMG will use Mercedes’ new 5.5L V8, churning out 544 bhp and 590 lb-ft of torque. An optional Performance Pack will be offered as well, bumping the power up to 570 bhp and 663 lb-ft of torque.
I have to say, it is quite good looking. However, it fails to live up to the first-generation, which looked stunning. Nonetheless, this might be able to make up with better performance. We’ll be standing by for the official debut, which is likely to be very soon.