2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS-development car has been spotted testing again in Europe, around 18 months before the model is due to go on sale.
The future model has been referred to as the CLE, bonding with Mercedes\’ current naming scheme, with the E-to highlight the Auto-mechanical and strucural links to the E-class. But new information suggests it, the CLS moniker to mean that its longer length.
The CLS form, the four-door will share its engines with the E-class, with a choice of Turbo-four-cylinder units, the majority of the line-up. Six-cylinder petrol and Diesel come in more powerful models.
Top offer will probably be an AMG version with a new turbocharged 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder, together with the future of the E50 CoupÃ© and is expected to produce 450hp. If this is the case, it means that there is no substitute for the V8 engine AMG CLS 63.
This is the room for the arrival of the AMG GT with four doors, this is a very different model, inspired by the GT concept at the Geneva auto salon. The GT four-door is borrowed with a twin-turbocharged V8 engine-either the AMG GT or E63.
The CLS and AMG GT four-door, both get the same number of doors, but, as the spotted the development car shows, the CLS have a less aggressive foreign-and more-defined trunk lid. The body proportions look near-identical to those of the current car, so the CLS will also be less than the GT with four doors.
The changes are evolutionary both outside and in, with the new E-class offers the best insight into how the CLS details will look like.
Some of the semi-Autonomous driving technology, the E-class to the CLS, possibly including Speed-Limit-pilots that limits the vehicle\’s speed automatically adjusts in relation to the posted speed, and Active Lane Change Assist, which is capable of autonomously changing lanes.
Mercedes has, apart from the confirmation of the CLS, the date of arrival, although the life-cycle of the current model suggests, will go on sale in 2018. In contrast to the current CLS, the future of CLE is likely to be its Shooting Brake estate body shape to fall, due to low demand. Only 750 CLS Shooting Brakes have been sold in the UK last year.