Mercedes-Benz has revealed the facelift done on its 2015 CLS, though it takes a keen eye to spot the outer cosmetic changes. The most noticeable is the larger air ducts on the front bumper, and the new diamond pattern on the front grill. The German manufacturer has given a darker tint for the new CLS’s tail-lamp.
But that’s not the eye popper in the moderately revised latest edition. To start with, Merc have gone real high tech on the headlights. Mercedes has added Multibeam LED headlights to the CLS, which is equipped with 24 individually controlled LEDs that are automatically adjusted 100 times per second after correlating data from a camera and four control units. The system detects oncoming vehicles and automatically adjusts the light beam. The headlights also detect upcoming bends and illuminate them well in advance after processing data from the navigation system.
There is a new baby in the range too—CLS 220 BlueTEC with a 2.1-liter 4-cylinder turbodiesel engine that delivers 170 PS (125 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. The same engine, tuned further, develops 204 PS (150 kW) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) in the CLS 250 BlueTEC, while a 3.0-liter V6 diesel with 258 PS (190 kW) and 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) will power the CLS 350 BlueTEC. But yeah, they are diesels… yawn!
However, there is good news for petrolheads too. The new CLS 400, which replaces the CLS 350 CGI, will have a 3.5-liter V6 bi-turbo engine that produces 333 PS (245 kW) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft), around 26 PS (19 kW) and 110 Nm (81 lb-ft) more than its predecessor. The AMG-powered CLS and CLS Shooting Brake will have the V8 5.5-liter bi-turbo delivering 557 PS & 720 Nm and 585 PS & 800 Nm in the S-Model. All engines are Euro 6 compliant too.