The Mercedes-Benz CLS is the beginning of the four-door mid-size luxury coupe was introduced in 2004 and is based on the W211 E-Class and internally designated as the W219. The second generation of the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class was introduced in September 2010 and production began at the beginning of 2011.
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class History
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class marked the return of Mercedes-Benz’s executive-size coupe market since the (W124) E-Class Coupe (a sedan and two-door) went out of production in 1995. (W210) E-Class did not spawn Coupe variant, as Mercedes-Benz instead choose to launch Coupe-based small compact C-Class, the Mercedes-Benz ÇLK-Class. However, ÇLK-Class was built with a lengthened C-Class wheelbase so it can be slotted as a mid-sized car, and featured styling cues, engines, and similar prices (W210) E-Class to provide that (W124) E-Class Coupe had been directly replaced.
Marketed as the Coupe four-door, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class was designed by automotive designer American, Michael Fink in 2001 (born 1967), who is said to be the first ÇLK, C-Sportcoupe, and as a stylist known writer of the Maybach 57 and 62. According to Mercedes-Benz press release, Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class was to combine “, charisma strong emotive ‘of Coupe and’ comfort ‘of a sedan. Keep the four-door design, the design of the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class’s tends towards a coupe, as its roofline sleek reduces the rear passenger room to the arrangement of 2 + 2, and offers a small selection of engines tending towards high powered of the range, as compared to contemporary sedans such as the E-Class.
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class First Generation (W219, 2004-2010)
The first generation of the CLS, the Mercedes-Benz W219, was six inches (152 mm) long version of the W211 E-Class platform. IVM Automotive, a part of German roof system specialist Edscha, developed the car from the Vision concept to the production version. More than 150 IVM engineers involved, making the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class largest development project in the history of the company car. Design patents were first filed on July 24, 2002. The production version of the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 500 debut in the 2004 New York International Auto Show.
European models went on sale 2004 United States went on sale in January 2005, initially including the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 500 and CLS 55 AMG. The first for the export markets rolled off the assembly line on December 2, 2004. In 2006, Mercedes has been removed from both the 5.0L in the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 500 and 5.5L supercharged V8 in the CLS 55 AMG in favor of two new 5.5L and 6.2L V8s. This resulted in 2007 model year change in name CLS 63 AMG (6.2L V8) and the CLS 550 (5.5L V8) in the United States. The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 500 badge continues to be used in various markets 5.5L V8 engine.
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Second Generation (C218, 2010-present)
The Style F800 is a car concept unveiled in 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the first production version of the second generation Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. Concept Shooting Brake is a wagon with a front end front design from Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS, LED headlamps, Length full center console, silky oak wooden floor inlaid aluminum protective loading strips at luggage compartment, engine from CLS 350 BlueEFFICIENCY, an outstanding 20-inch wheels silver five-spoke filigree design, 255/30 Aghadan 20 front tires, 285/25 Aghadan 20 rear tires, panoramic sunroof glass, four saddle bags sides of the luggage compartment, Length full wood console on the transmission tunnel and two cup holders and controls the rear-emkhunjini air conditioning. The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class was unveiled in China Auto 2010. The vehicle was unveiled in 2010 Paris motor show.
European models went on sale in January 2011, the beginning of the CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, the CLS 350 BlueEFFICIENCY, followed by the CLS 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY in March 2011, and CLS 500 BlueEFFICIENCY in 2010 deliveries begin in April 2011. 4MATIC model went on sale in September 2011 and later. Edition 1 models include matt paintwork in manganite gray SHAPE, leather upholstery in designo corteccia brown color pearl with a metallic shimmer, floormats with ‘Edition 1’ lettering, black designo roof liner and aluminum pedals , 3 interior trim elements in colors.
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Marketing
The 1:18 scale model includes over 115 doors openable parts, bonnet and boot; LED headlamps with Intelligent Light System (ILS), light alloy wheels in multi-spoke design, the choice of 3 colors, a glove and a screwdriver for removing the model from the packaging. The 1:43 scale model parts to each of 53 including the LED headlamps and ILS and aluminum wheels in multi-spoke design, a choice of 3 paint colors. The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 1:18 went on sale at the end of October 2012. As part of the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Shooting Brake launch, the video Mercedes-Benz thanking its Facebook fans million 9 was produced.