Mercedes has exclusively announced the official sales start of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS four-door coupe at the European dealerships. Offering extraordinary styling blended with the latest developments in the lightweight construction design, sports-tuned chassis, strong yet efficient power plants and maximum driving safety, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS showcases design level and technology arsenal few steps ahead of its rivals.

With first deliveries scheduled for January 2011, the next-generation luxury ride will be first available with a choice of two six-cylinder powerplant, delivering amazing power and efficiency figures: the 265 horsepower 195 kW CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY and the 306 horsepower (225 kW) CLS 350 BlueEFFICIENCY. Both variant will be fitted with an ECO start/stop function as standard. The price tags are 63,427 Euro and 64,617 Euro, respectively (incl. VAT).

Two months later, the engine range of the new-era eye-catcher will be expanded with the CLS 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, which will offer 204 horsepower (150 kW) with estimated fuel consumption of just 5.1 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres and CO2 emissions of 134 grams per kilometre. The price of that model is expected to be 59,857 Euro.

The sales of the top-performance CLS 500 BlueEFFICIENCY with a V8 engine that delivers 408 horsepower (300 kW) are planned for start in December 2010, with deliveries commencing in April 2011.

Further highlights of the new ride include: an advanced automatic transmission - 7G-TRONIC PLUS (standard in all CLS models), fully dynamical LED high-performance headlamps (optional - 1,773 Euro) and a Driving Assistance package Plus (optional - 2,677 Euro).

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Model
Engine
Transmission
Output
Capacity
Purchase price*
Diesel, direct injection, Euro 5 emissions standard
CLS 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY
4-cyl.
7 G-TRONIC PLUS
150 kW (204 hp)
2,143 cm3
€59,857
CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY
6-cyl.
7 G-TRONIC PLUS
195 kW (265 hp)
2,987 cm3
€63,427
Petrol, direct injection, Euro 5 emissions standard
CLS 350 BlueEFFICIENCY
6-cyl.
7 G-TRONIC PLUS
225 kW (306 hp)
3,498 cm3
€64,617