With its sharper styling, crisp features, and brisk acceleration, the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has got what it takes to be atop your shopping list. However, a smaller backseat and higher price might deter many potential buyers. Its date of release should be expected in September 2017 according to confidential reports we have unearthed recently.
Distinctive styling, excellent handling and ride balance, abundant convenience and safety features, potent engines and a beautifully crafted interior are just some of the feature galore you should expect from the new vehicle.
Saying the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is a transgender might hold some truth. Ever since it ushered in the four-door car concept over a decade ago, the design has spread far and wide like a bushfire leading to production of tons of four-door coupes. Some of these “offspring” now compete directly with the CLS which isn’t a bad thing as competition often births newer and sophisticated designs. Because of the CLS stewardship, sleek is now the new norm while boxy is just another English word.
As always, the Benz CLS model offers its users a performance, experience, quality, and driving experience of a superlative E-Class model. However, the CLS adds the icing on cake with its crisp styling which is hardly unnoticeable.
Well, everything has its own flipsides but the best part is the CLS has tried to limit them. The only problem that seems to haunt the CLS is the lack of enough backseat space, and the rear visibility to a small extent. If you can’t live without adequate space and outward visibility, alternatives to consider include the 2017 Audi A7, 2017 Audi S7, the 2017 BMW M6 Gran Coupe, and the 2017 Audi RS 7.
Available Trims – Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
The four-passenger 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class midsize sedan is available in three trims: CLS400, CLS550, and AMG CLS63 S trims. An all-wheel-drive configured vehicle is referred to as “4Matic” here.
Interior Changes & Exterior Colors – 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
The base CLS400 trim comes equipped with automatic climate control (four-zone), the COMMAND audio connectivity, automatic wipers, LED headlights, 18-inch wheels, heated 10-way front powered seats, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, driver memory settings, forward collision warning, a sunroof, a Garmin-sourced navigation system, a media player interface, an 8” display screen, driver inattention warning systems, and LED running lights.
The Premium package optionally offered offers 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, keyless entry and ignition, power-folding side mirrors, a rearview camera, automatic high-beam control, an upgraded Mercedes navigation system, a power rear sunshade, a power-closing lid, and ventilated front seats.
Picking the CLS550 trims gets you gloss black exterior accents, an upgraded navigation system, an adaptive air suspension system, red interior stitching, a sport steering wheel, Harman Kardon sound system, and a more powerful engine than that on the CLS400 trim.
The AMG CLS63 S trim gets front and rear parking sensors, 19” wheels, an automated parallel parking system, a rearview camera, power-folding mirrors and ventilated front seats, power trunk lid, a 15-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, upgraded LED headlights, unique styling elements, an upgraded leather upholstery, and a power rear sunshade.
Options available for all trims are the Lane Tracking and Driver Assistance packages. They both come bundled with an enhanced blind-spot monitoring system, adaptive cruise control, emergency braking system, rear-cross traffic alert, stop-and-go functionality, heated steering wheel, and pedestrian detection.
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Engine Specifications
A turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine rated at 329 hp and 354 lbs. ft. of torque comes equipped under the hood of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS-CLS400 model. The power is transferred to either the standard RWD or the optional 4Matic system via the seven-speed automatic transmission. Although provisional, the estimated fuel economy ratings are 20/30/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the rear-wheel-drive, while the AWD model gets 19/26/22 mpg.
Next up is the 4.7L V8-powered CLS550 model. The power generated – 402 horsepower and 443 lbs. ft. of torque is routed to the standard rear wheel drive or the optional four wheel drive via the nine-speed automatic transmission system. Test drives conducted reveal the RWD CLS550 should be able to go from 0-60 mph in just 4.6 seconds. EPA projects its fuel consumption to stand at 17/26/21 mpg with the rear-wheel-drive.
Finally, a 5.5L turbocharged V8 powers the Mercedes-AMG CLS63 S model. The power – 577 horsepower and 590 lbs. ft. of torque gets routed to either the standard RWD or the optional AWD 4Matic via the seven-speed automatic transmission system. 3.6 seconds is the time the CLS63 S will take to zoom you to 60 mph.
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Release Date & Price
Recently we unearthed confidential reports that suggest the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is set for release in September 2017. The CLS-Class AMG CLS63 S 4Matic will cost you a base MSRP of $107,800, and $66,900 for the CLS-Class Sedan.
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