Latest Mercedes-Benz News

CLS Shooting Brake Spied Testing

Looking very much like the renderings that made it all over the net last year, Mercedes-Benz’s CLS Shooting Brake as been caught testing in the wild. As shooting brakes go, Mercedes’ CLS is stretching the description out a bit, but Estate seems a bit too dated for the radical 4-door coupe that was met with much acclaim when it was introduced. At any rate, the appearance of CLS Shooting Brake bodes well for fans of the rakish design introduced by the CLS coupe. Since the CLS profile calls for a sloping back, Mercedes also seems to have followed that design imperative to the shooting brake variant. Although this does limit… Continue Reading »


Unfortunate CLS Gets Candy Paint Treatment

Found in one of the many corners of the internet is this CLS 550 owned by an American designer. There’s no word on the inspiration for creating this color scheme but it’s definitely not one that would be described as subdued.  The hood, roof and decklid are a bright yellow, the sides of the car are purple and the bumper and sills are red. Hmm, something that a person dabbling in Microsoft Paint might do, but not many would execute in real life. The wheels have not escaped this designer’s attention, and they have been painted in a yellow, purple and red color scheme that reminds us of McDonald’s colors…. Continue Reading »


CLS63 AMG Design Process Time-Lapsed On YouTube

We all know that Mercedes-Benzes are highly complex cars that are masterpieces from the minds of designers and engineers from the company’s tech centers. Unlike the sometimes overwhelming feeds on new models and spyshots that we get on a weekly basis, the design process is not as readily available. But now, a time-lapse video has hit YouTube, showing some elements of the design process, from the proverbial clean sheet of paper, to a digital rendering on a computer, which will become the basis for CAD/CAM processes that make up the steps in automobile production. As you will see, the video is a demonstration of the design process and not an… Continue Reading »


Exclusive: Spy-shots of the upcoming “baby” CLS

The Baby-CLS or BLS/CLC/CLA as some are calling it, was just a rumor back a few months ago when we first reported about it, but as we can see in these exclusive spy-shots, it seems that Mercedes-Benz is going ahead with it’s plan to create a smaller version of legendary CLS. It is rumored that the baby-CLS (some are even calling it the 4-door coupe version of the C-Class) will be built on the same architecture as the next-gen B-Class. Front-wheel drive will be available for the standard version, whereas the AMG version will get a all-wheel drive system. Not much is known about the drive system, but if rumors… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz GLS Will Compete with X6

After BMW sold 120,000 units of X6 since it launch in 2009, Mercedes-Benz is planning on making a model that will compete directly with it, which will be called Mercedes-Benz GLS. The SUV, will take the some designs from the CLS four-door. Despite the details being on hold, an insider revealed to Auto Evolution that it could have the V6 engine that will perform at 306HP and the V8 with 435HP, these will be for the petrol version. Diesel versions could have 3.0L diesel or a hybrid oil-burner also on the E3000 model that will be presented in the Frankfurt Motor Show. Mercedes-Benz GLS is set to be launched on… Continue Reading »


iPad App Allows Users To Configure Their Own CLS

With the success of configurator programs over the Internet that lets consumers put together their ideal car from a particular manufacturer, it’s no surprise that applications like these for mobile devices would pop up. For Mercedes-Benz USA, using an iPad app to help promote and market their models was a marketing no brainer. Particularly, MBUSA has launced an iPad app promoting the 2012 CLS. Primarily a tool for dealership sales associates, this app is also available to the public and can easily be downloaded through the Apple App Store. The user-friendly app includes tours of the interior and exterior of the CLS, as well as giving users the option to… Continue Reading »


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