Showing posts in the category of Mercedes CLS

9 Station Wagons You Should Dream of Owning


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In the US, there is a shortage of good old fashioned station wagons. Maybe this is because people find them to be out of date and uncool. Europe loves them though, and with good reason.

Mercedes-Benz CLS Driver Dozes Off Before Liftoff


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Rock-a-bye driver, in the Mercedes hardtop,

When traffic is dense, the car will stop,

When gas is applied, the car will move forward,

And down will come driver, Mercedes and all…

Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Facelift Becomes a…Real Coupe Via Rendering


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Now that the mid-cycle refresh of the Mercedes-Benz CLS has been revealed, you would think that Photoshop artists around the world would get busy trying to create renderings of the following generation of the model.

New LED Headlights Don’t Dramatically Change Facelifted Mercedes CLS


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While Mercedes says the full-LED headlights it uses for the facelifted CLS are “futuristic,” we’d call them quite conservative (compared to Audi’s LED Matrix) and part of a generally very subtle mid-life makeover that it just received. It’s a similar story inside, where you’d have to have owned the non-facelifted model to spot the changes.

Mercedes Turns the High-Tech LED Lights on 2015 CLS Facelift


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Instead of giving us the full picture, Mercedes-Benz has turned the spotlight on the 2015 CLS Coupe (okay, sport sedan) and Shooting Brake facelift's front end, and in particular, the new all-LED MULTIBEAM headlamps featuring "adaptive light functions as a world first in a production automobile", according to the Germans.

Fostla Slams Down and Powers Up Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 CDI


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If you're into somewhat more colorful tuning conversions, Fostla has released a fairly detailed package for the second generation (W218) Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 CDI, the price of which is set at €16,000 (equal to about US$21,800) in its home market of Germany.

Mercedes-Benz' Facelifted CLS and M-Class Play Peekaboo with our Spies


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Our scoop photographers caught a quick glimpse of two updated Mercedes-Benz models coming out of one of the manufacture's facilities in Germany, including the 2015 CLS sports sedan and the 2015 M-Class SUV.

Brabus CLS 850 Has Exactly that Many Horses Under its Hood


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For that 0.001 percent of the world’s population that thinks the regular Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG is not fast enough stock, there are companies like Germany’s Brabus (and Weistec from the US) that will eliminate those thoughts from your mind instantly. They’d have a straitjacket just waiting for you if you come back for more, after they had just finished extracting 850 horses out of your CLS.

Mercedes Boss Confirms S-Class Coupe for Geneva, Smart FourFour and CLS F/L for Fall


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There was some debate on whether the two-door model shown on a wall screen during Daimler's annual press conference in Stuttgart the other day was the new S-Class Coupe or the next C-Class Coupe.

Well, the only way to find out was to watch a…2 hour video of Daimler executives talking about the company's performance, plans and financial tidbits (not the most pleasant way to spend your time, may I add…), and we can now confirm that it is indeed the S-Class Coupe.

Spied: 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Gains Exterior and Interior Revisions


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It seems we can't escape the current German fad of freestanding infotainment and navigation systems, which most of the times, appear like an afterthought (or an aftermarket thought, take your pick), though, we should note that Audi is proposing a new solution with its next TT.

MT Tries Out All-Wheel Drive Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG S


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Mercedes’ CLS63 is basically an E-Class with a far more tapered, sportier body but with less room inside, and in AMG trim, it ends up costing almost $7,000 more. MotorTrend’s latest review of it tries to find reason behind its purchase over that of the regular sedan, weighing in its pros and cons.

Spied: Mercedes-Benz Working On Updates for CLS Series


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No, we haven't turned back the clock to the spring of 2012 when Mercedes-Benz was still testing partially camouflaged prototypes before the summer release of the new CLS Shooting Brake.

What's pictured here is a CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake tester sporting some of the changes that the Germans are preparing for the entire range, including the sedan model of the second generation CLS that was launched in early 2011.

Mercedes-Benz CLS Gains Some Attitude from Prior Design


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It turns out that, at least some of Mercedes-Benz's CLS clientele want their rides to look more like they're getting ready to go out for racing on the Nurburgring and less like they're about to visit the opera – regardless of what holds true...

For those of you who belong to the first group, German styling specialist Prior Design has another package up its sleeve.

A Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake Made for Finnish Cops After Reader Vote [w/Video]


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You could say that Finland is worlds apart in more ways than one, not only from the U.S., but even from many countries in Europe as well…

How else can you explain the results of a vote from Finnish magazine Tekniikan Maailma (translates to 'World of Technology'), which asked its readers in the beginning of the year to choose the most deserving person or entity to receive a new car and which model should that be, as part of the celebrations for the publication's 60th birthday.

Chris Harris Pits Audi RS6 Avant Against Mercedes CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake


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We’ve already seen the Audi RS6 Avant featured in a comparison test against the Mercedes E 63 AMG T-Modell. But how does the fast Audi wagon stack up against the more stylish interpretation of the E63, the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake?

Mercedes’ First U.S. Model to Feature 9-Speed Auto will Reportedly be the CLS


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Mercedes-Benz announced that its new ultra-efficient nine-speed gearbox, which it currently only offers in the V6 diesel E-Class, will eventually become available on most of their rear- and all-wheel driven models. However, not all geographical areas will be getting it in the same cars at the same time. According to Edmunds, in the US, the first vehicle to be equipped with this transmission is the sleek CLS.

Väth Propels Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake to 350km/h and 834HP


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Not only is the new Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake a looker and to some extent, practical, but in CLS 63 AMG guise, it's lightning fast as well with the pre-2014MY model's 5.5-liter bi-turbocharged V8 churning out 518hp (525PS) on the standard version and 550hp (557PS) when equipped with the Performance Package.

Still, that wasn't satisfactory enough for the tuning crew at Vath who have come out with a comprehensive suite of upgrades improving the car's performance, while also adding a dab of styling individuality to the mix.

Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake Puts on a Spencer Hart Suit


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Luxury menswear brand Spencer Hart has collaborated with Mercedes-Benz to create a special edition CLS 63 AMG to display design philosophies of both brands. Unveiled at the Spencer Hart London Collections men show, the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake by Spencer Hart has been designed by Nick Hart, the brand’s creative director, and serves as an example of the AMG Performance Studio's bespoke optioning program.

Mercedes A45 AMG Beats CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake in Quarter-Mile Race!


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Yes, that’s right, the little “hot hatch” from Mercedes-Benz, the A45 AMG has just been put up against the much bigger, more expensive and more powerful CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake and it beat it! AutoExpress discovered that the smaller and cheaper car was measurably faster over the standard quarter mile, in a result which really surprised us as well.

Mercedes Wants You to Say Twinkle Twinkle Little Star with New Illuminated Logo


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You probably remember when we wrote about Mercedes’ decision to offer the illuminated star as a genuine accessory for the new E-Class. Well, it looks like this feature will be offered across the entire range, with the next models to get it being the GL-Class from the model years 2013+, M-Class MY 2012+, E-Class MY 2014+ and CLS MY 2006+.