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New Spy Images Of 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Emerge

Spy images of a face lifted 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS with the AMG Sports package emerged recently, according to an autoevolution.com report. The legend created by the CLS-Class gave rise to the increasing popularity of the CLA-Class sedan/coupe. Mercedes-Benz has been updating the CLS-Class for around one year already, working on nearly all aspects of the vehicle. Due to this, it was not surprising for the spy images of the prototype of the vehicle to emerge recently. The images showed the prototype undergoing winter-testing as the anticipate release date draws near. Industry watchers are expecting the vehicle to be unveiled during the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS is… Continue Reading »

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CLA 2-door Coupe Rendering By T. Chin

As any Mercedes-Benz fan will have noticed by now, the German automaker’s focus is on small but quality luxury cars, which was begat by the A-Class platform. This has now been superseded by models based on the MFA platform, which underpins both the current A- and B-Classes in all is various guises. But despite an AMG version of the CLA which will feature a 330 horsepower engine and all-wheel drive, the body style looks to remain as a 4-door, for the evident practicality that a small platform dictates. That does not prevent some talented artists like Theophilus Chin from giving us a visual rendering of what a 2-door CLA could… Continue Reading »

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MKB Gives CLS 63 AMG A Terminal Velocity Of 340 Km/H

Feel that your CLS63 AMG is too portly to give those BMW M5s the spanking they deserve? Tuning firm MKB has the package that ought to cure those blues. Using as its base the 5.5 liter twin turbocharged V8 that already belts out around 560 horsepower, MKB works its tuning magic to give AMG’s workhorse an additional 140 horsepower, to give the CLS 63 AMG an output of 700 horsepower.  Torque output gets a similar hefty increase, from 590 lb-ft to almost 740 lb-ft.  With these kinds of figures, it’s not surprising that the four-door coupe sprints to 62 mph in 4.1 seconds. A very respectable time for a heavy… Continue Reading »

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CLS Shooting Brake Is Launched In Australia

Long seen online but now finally available in the flesh, well-heeled Australians finally have a chance to bring home the CLS shooting brake. Recently launched down under, the CLS shooting brake will be available in both gas and diesel versions. As a CLS350, the slope-backed shooting brake will have for its engine a 3.5 liter V6 belting out 225 kW, or 301 horsepower to you Imperials. Just as interesting, and definitely more frugal, is the CLS250 CDI. This turbocharged four has an output of 150 kW and almost 370 lb ft. of torque. The torque output is about 90 lb ft. higher than the gasoline version, which would make it… Continue Reading »

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A View Of A CLS Concept Ute

Theophilus Chin is a Singapore-based Malaysian whose skills in digital manipulation is channeled into what he calls “car chopping”. Much like other artists who take today’s digital tools and let their imaginations roam, Theophilus has come up with a rendering of a CLS that has been transformed into a ute. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a quintessentially Australian variation of what we would call pickups. But not quite. See, ute drivetrains and chassis have more components in common with cars than with trucks, which is how utility pickups are known to the rest of the world. Chin’s rendering undoubtedly bastardizes the lines of the CLS, but compared… Continue Reading »

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Brabus Presents Its CLS Shooting Brake

The CLS Shooting Brake has only been recently released and already, premium Mercedes tuner Brabus has released its version.  In its most powerful version, Brabus has seen to upgrade the 5.5 liter’s output to almost 620 horsepower with a corresponding bump in torque to 737 foot-pounds. This was primarily done with a revised ECU and charge air cooler. Consequently, maximum velocity in this speed-delimited car is 320 km/hr or almost 200 miles per hour.  To complement this performance, Brabus has partnered with Bilstein in developing a suspension kit that offers revised rates to take advantage of the higher engine output. True to form, Brabus has equipped the CLS Shooting Brake… Continue Reading »

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2013 Mercedes-Benz Shooting Brake Spotted, Practically Unshrouded

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake model has been spotted in the wild, practically without any camouflage to mask the car’s design from the public. It appears very much like the non-AMG version that was spotted a while back at the Nurburgring. Still, we all know that what’s most important about this variant is the 5.5L twin-turbo V8 engine beneath its hood. With this surprise appearance of the upcoming CLS 63, people can expect only minor cosmetic revisions on the final model that reaches showrooms. It’s got the CLS line’s characteristic flair, with its wide wheel arches, quad exhausts, aggressive bumper design up front, and large alloy wheels…. Continue Reading »

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