Mercedes Benz India Confirms the Launch of CLS facelift and E-class Cabriolet on 25 March 2015


Mercedes India will take a step ahead to achieve its “15 in 15” objective when they will launch to new models on 25th March 2015. Mercedes recently launched a new CLA sedan and diesel avatar of C class, the German car maker will now launch CLS Class facelift (CLS 250 CDI) and E-class cabriolet (Convertible). Mercedes also updated A and B class hatchbacks with some cosmetic and a new powerful diesel engine.

Mercedes Benz E Class Cabriolet christened as E400 based on E-class sedan will replace E350 and it will be powered by V6 turbocharged petrol mill that produces massive output of 328bhp and 480Nm torque linked to a 7-speed automatic transmission.

The E Class Cabriolet can propel 0-100 km in 5.3 seconds with the top speed of 250km/hr while the coupe’s electric roof top can be opened or closed under 40 KM/HR. E Class Cabriolet is a four seater car despite of two doors has been exonerated. E Class Cabriolet will get latest Mercedes command interface.

The other car i.e. CLS facelift– the elegant four door coupe will be launched with only Diesel engine option. It will be powered by the same engine of E 250 CDI i.e. it will get the power from 2.1L V6 diesel engine delivering 204bhp power and 500Nm of peak torque transmitting power to rear wheels mated with 9-speed automatic transmission.

CLS facelift will get a refresh design with sloping roof which makes it more like a conventional coupe, revised front bumper with new fog lamp housing and new Front grille A- class facelift,  but the biggest and most noticeable change CLS facelift is the multi beam LED headlamps which is controlled by camera for better illumination and visibility.

CLS 250 CDI will lock its horns with BMW 6 series and Audi A7 while E400 Cabriolet will be launched in niche segment and doesn’t have competition in India. CLS 250 CDI will be sold via CBU route only.