Following the global unveiling of the third-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS, Mercedes-Benz UK has just unveiled the pricing and specification for the all-new shooting brake. At launch, UK customers will have the full range of six-cylinder engines – 350 d, 400 d and 450 and 4MATIC all-wheel drive as standard.

Both the 350 d and 400 d packs a new in-line six-cylinder diesel engine producing 286 hp/600 Nm and 340 hp/700 Nm respectively. The CLS 350 d completes the century sprint in a blistering 5.7 seconds while the more powerful 400 d takes only 5 seconds flat. Both variants have a limited top speed of 250 km/h.

On the other hand, the CLS 450 features a 3.0-litre bi-turbo six-cylinder petrol hybrid. The internal combustion engine which produces 367 hp and 500 Nm is further boosted by Mercedes-Benz’s EQ boost 48-volt inline starter generator technology, giving an additional 22 hp and 250 Nm of twisting force. Century sprint is done in 4.8 seconds onwards to a limited top speed of 250 km/h. Regardless of engine choice, power is deployed to all four corners.

All UK-bound CLSs are available exclusively in the AMG Line with standard equipment including 19-inch AMG alloy wheels, parking package, reverse camera, leather upholstery, 12.3-inch Audio 20 infotainment system, 12.3-inch LCD instrument cluster, 64 colour ambient lighting and Agility Control suspension.

Other optional equipment include Burmester surround sound system, 360-degree camera, powered sunroof, Airmatic air suspension, Nappa leather upholstery and Driving Assistance Plus advanced driver assist system.

Prices for the Mercedes-Benz CLS starts from £57,510 (RM314k) for the CLS 350 d to £60,410 (RM330k) for the range topping CLS 400 d. Stay tuned for Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) to introduce this sleek fastback to the Malaysian market sometime in 2018.


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