After first making its grand entrance back in the year 2010, the Mercedes Benz CLS brand does not seem to be relenting as of yet. However, with the German car makers launching the all new E class with some modifications, this is, therefore, enough reason why the CLS ought to, as a matter of fact, get a facelift too. There have been sightings of the car on roads over the past few months and expected to be officially unveiled this year, the all new 2018 Mercedes CLS AMG is expected to be officially unveiled before the year runs out. Even though not much has been known of the car, it is expected to have some semblance with the E class model.
As a form of a reminder, the car got a facelift in the year 2016 and got some rather new underpinnings which were inspired by the S class. It is, therefore, possible that the s class will come with like features with the styling of the AMG GT sports car been blended with the E class. The car is expected to retain the major characteristics that came along with its predecessors, which combines the comfort of the of a four door sedan with the strong stance of the coupe. With its grand entrance in the year 2004, the CLS carved its own niche and carved its own niche and enjoyed the glory on its own for about five solid years, this was until BMW, Porsche and Audi created theirs.
2018 Mercedes CLS AMG Exterior
It is expected that the test model will come in a black and white swirly camo front to the back, however, the wrap is quite thin, also, the features of the car is visible. At the front of the 2018 CLS AMG, you will definitely observe the diamond grille that you are certainly used to as well as the large horizontal wings in the middle as well as the large roundel that comes with the three pointed star. Although, the larger bottom section of the grille is definitely a clear sign that the German carmaker took a look at AMG GTs Panamericana Grille as a source of inspiration.
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Another part that catches the eye is the car bumper that suggests that the car has a lower grille, which is expected to be as wide as the major opening, is expected to be flanked by rather wide outlets, which are expected to be aggressively shaped as you approach the headlamps. The latter one is expected to be smaller than other Mercedes models. Even though all CLS models had rather small headlamps when compared with related cars, the German car maker went slimmer this time coupled with some rather aggressive units that helps one to remember the AMG GT sports car. The Mercedes CLS AMG 2018 hood is also expected to be quite flat with no apparent bulges coupled with the clean low slung feature of the ride.
Furthermore, this next generation Mercedes CLS AMG ride goes on to replicate the arched belt line as well as the low roof. In addition to this, the D pillar is also as raked as it should on the CLS, also, the deck lid is quite short and the rear fascia has a face that comes with an angle that is quite noticeable. Everything currently looks to be in good order and it very much appears that the German car maker will retain its tradition with the new model.
At the rear compartment, there is a similarity with the E and S class coupe, also, you should expect thin, elongated taillights stretching from the outer bumpers into the lid of the trunk. However, the major difference here will be the fact that the fascia is quite raked as you approach the Cabin of the car thus giving it the unique look it comes in. Also, the bumper looks to be almost the same with other big Mercedes cars. Everything here looks a little bit simple and plain while the car exhaust is integrated down below, however, the total look of the car is quite elegant and is worth the badge.
Mercedes CLS 2018 Interior
It is expected that the cabin of the all new 2018 Mercedes Benz CLS AMG will have some major semblance to the current design that is already obtainable in the S and E classes. Also, the clock that is placed lower on the centre stack instead of the A/C is certainly an indicator of the fact that some features were borrowed from the E class. However, the current layout is quite similar to that of the current Sedans of the German car maker.
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There are not many characteristics that make the CLS any different. For instance, the centre console is pretty much the same with the E class, this is including the gear as well as the A/C controls. Another similarity can be found in the dashboard with features such as the instrument cluster as well as the information and entertainment systems aligned close to each other. There are some factors that differentiate the new Mercedes CLS 2018 however. First and foremost, the ventilation of the A/C come with a design that is like that of a propeller although it may not be as fashionable as the layout that is fashionable in other sedans, however, it does have a cool and sporty feel. What’s more, the car also comes with some green and ambient lighting that makes the A/C and centre console look quite similar.
As with the case of the E class, the all new 2018 Mercedes CLS AMG is expected to come with the same underpinnings. Also, the engine is expected to come from the new E class even though we can confidently say that the car won’t go for the lower drive train. There are chances that the car will adopt the 242 horsepower and 270-pound feet alternative in the E 300 for the base model. The AMG variant will come with the V6 engine that is rated at about 396 horsepower output and 384-pound feet.
Price and release date
the AMG version of the car is expected to cost as much as $100,000 or even more and it is expected to be put on sale by the end of the year 2017.
2018 Mercedes CLS AMG spyshots