Mercedes Benz has launched the third generation CLS in India. The car is available in a single C 300 variant only. The car will sit between E-Class and the S-Class Mercedes portfolio and this is the second innings of the CLS in the Indian market. For the first time, the CLS offers five seats. Check out the features of the car below:
The car was showcased at the 2017 LA Motor Show and the India-spec CLS is powered by a .0-litre diesel engine that makes 245PS and 500Nm with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The facelifted C-Class in India is also powered by the same engine.
The new CLS has debuted the updated design language of the company that was later introduced on the new A-class and B-Class. The front looks hostile with angular LED headlamps and arrow-like LED DRLs flanking the single-slat studded grille. The side profile is sharp with the forward slanting nose, a high waistline, frameless doors and a low sloping roofline that blends with the tail. At the rear the car sports a raked windscreen, a huge bumper, and a small boot lid, rounding off the overall sporty styling.
On the interior, the car gets a dual screen layout like most Mercs cars. The cabin is similar to E-Class. For the first time, the CLS can seat five people. The car offers features such as brake assist system, 7 airbags, air suspension, multi-beam LED headlamps, touch-sensitive buttons on the steering wheel and a 64 color ambient lighting system.
The single C 300 model of the car is priced at INR 84.7 Lakh (ex-showroom pan-India) and it currently doesn’t have any rivals in the market.