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Mercedes-Benz launches CLS 350 BlueEfficiency

Team OD  | Updated: May 09, 2013, 04:16 PM IST

Mercedes-Benz has launched the new CLS 350 BlueEfficiency at a price tag of Rs of 67.67 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. It is powered by a V6, 3.5-litre petrol engine producing 306PS of power at 6500rpm and a peak torque of 370Nm between 3500-5250rpm. The car accelerates from 0-100 in 6.1 seconds and attains a top speed of 250kmph which is electronically limited. Transmission duties are taken care by the 7G-Tronic automatic.

The new Mercedes CLS 350 will take on its competitors like the Audi A7 Sportback and the BMW 5 Series GT priced at Rs 64 lakh and 64.3 lakh respectively, ex-showroom Delhi.

Here is the Press Release

Pune: Mercedes-Benz India today unveiled the all New CLS 350 BE. The new CLS-Class combines scintillating design with exclusivity and sportiness. With bold aggressive design language, elegant silhouette and opulent material and equipment, the world's first four-door coupe has yet again redefined luxury.

Mr. Debashis Mitra, Director Sales & Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India: "The New CLS 350 is a new benchmark in the premium coupe segment- both in terms of design and sophistication as well as practicality and performance. The equipment and luxurious fitments are second to none; the aggressive stance conveys assertiveness… indeed the New CLS is the perfect expression for the young aggressive Indian."

Individuality, Design and Innovation

The New CLS 350 remains as spectacular as its predecessors, combining luminous design with top notch exclusivity and sportiness. The exterior of this German beauty conveys aggression and dominance with its elongated front and its governing radiator grille. With a body that gracefully boasts of its sleek lines and shapely contours the New CLS-Class demonstrates its supremacy over others. The muscular rear end with its wide shoulder line appends to the appearance, interpreting the athletic character of the New CLS. The sporty aura is a combination of the prevailing shoulder line that develops from the heavily contoured wheel arches and wide LED tail lights drawn well into the sides sweeping around the rear end. The design of the lights rightly delineates royalty on the road. From the side and from the front, the car is sculpted to rise and glide likes a powerful machine, emanating its lively, sporty presence.

The interior is plush and spacious, with an exquisite instrument cluster. The multi-function steering wheel is fused with the gear shift paddles. The ambient lights in Neutral, Solar and Polar augments the mood to a different world altogether. Additional standard features provided in the New CLS includes â€" the COMMAND APS with colour display with 17.8 cm screen diagonal, Harman Kardon® Logic 7® surround sound system, media interface & host of safety measures including the ATTENTION ASSIST making it a compelling proposition for the discerning customers.

Added to the list of unique features offered as standard, the CLS is also equipped with AIRMATIC Suspension to offer uncompromising ride comfort. The driver is additionally able to alter the vehicle's characteristic by means of the damping programme switch in a broad range extending from comfortable to sporty handling. The ride height control is a feature of the AIRMATIC that enables increased ground clearance, on rough roads or difficult upward slopes as well.

LED High Performance headlamps; Greater visibility and full functionality

The CLS is the first passenger car in the world to offer LED High Performance headlamps, which combine the exciting colour elements of LED technology - with the performance, functionality and energy efficiency of today's bi-xenon generation. This new light system provides, for the first time ever, the Intelligent Light System already proven in Mercedes models fitted with bi-xenon headlamps in combination with LED technology. The headlamps, with their 71 LED lamps in total, look exciting; and underline the unmistakable appearance of the CLS. The car also features for the first time the LED technology, in the innovative Adaptive Highbeam Assist, resulting in an entirely new level of safety for night-time driving.

Revolutionary 'Active Parking Assist' to handle Parking Woes

The New CLS-Class comes with the newly developed and revolutionary technology 'Electromechanical Direct-Steer System'. This innovative "Active Parking Assist" system with integrated PARKTRONIC provides an unmatched safety to the driver. Equipped with reversing cameras the technology enables the driver with information for the most suitable parking space. It is additionally equipped to help with active steering intervention, creating a more reliable mechanism for better driving comfort. In addition to this comprehensive parking assist feature are audio and visual warnings aided by ultrasonic sensors in the front and rear bumpers

Lightweight construction and aerodynamics: important contributions to Efficiency

As a part of the BlueEFFICIENCY measures used in the New CLS-Class, The Intelligent lightweight construction plays a decisive role thereby making this car the first vehicle from Mercedes-Benz to have frameless, all-aluminium doors. These are made from deep-drawn aluminium panels with extruded sections, and in comparison with conventional steel doors, are some 24 kilograms lighter. Apart from the doors, the bonnet, front wings, boot lid, parcel shelf, various support profiles and substantial parts of the suspension and engines are all made of aluminium.

Aerodynamics play an important part in the outstanding efficiency of the Mercedes-Benz CLS. Although the new model is wider than its predecessor and thus presents more frontal area to the wind, it was possible to reduce wind resistance by up to ten percent. This is thanks to the Cd value of 0.26, which has been improved by 13 percent.

Class leading Engine Specifications

The New CLS 350 is unrivalled in this segment with its variety and innovations. It is equipped with a V6 Petrol 3498 cc engine producing 306 hp@ 6500 rpm of power and 370 Nm @ 3500 - 5250 rpm torque. The robust engine coupled with 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission (7 Speed Automatic Transmission), offers high level of responsiveness wherein the car can reach 0-100kph is reached in 6.1 seconds, with the top speed at 250 km/hr making the CLS 350 impressive in every aspect.

Priced at Rs. 67.67 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom Mumbai), the New CLS 350 will be retailed through Mercedes-Benz Dealerships across the country.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 84.7 Lakhs
Displacement
1950cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
245
Max Torque(Nm)
500
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 57.8 Lakhs
Displacement
1998cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
255
Max Torque(Nm)
350
Mileage
15.56 Kmpl

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