German luxury car manufacturer Mercedes Benz has launched their all new updated 2018 generation of the premium CLS series in a bid to keep up with their promise to keep all their line-ups in India up to date. The price of the latest Mercedes Benz CLS starts from Rs 84.7 lakh.
Earlier this year, Mercedes had promised that they will keep their car portfolio up-to-date for their Indian customers and committing to that, they just launched the third generation 2018 Mercedes Benz CLS in India – within less than a year of its global debut. The new generation takes cues from its previous generations, but with slightly bolder and more aggressive features like an even longer bonnet and new fiercer headlamps with a slimmer GT Coupe inspired seam. And, also modern designed new set of tail-lamps, rear bumper reflectors, registration plate location at the rear and the logo at the centre of the boot-lid for that updated, yet centred with the classic Merc feel.
The new CLS came with range of new mild-hybrid powertrains in global market, but India just got only one engine option for now. So the Mercedes Benz CLS currently available in India is powered by a BS-VI-compliant, 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine that churns out 245hp and 500Nm of torque and is mated with a 9-speed automatic gearbox. With the BS engine, the CLS can go from 0 to 100 kph within 6.4 seconds and can reach top speed of 250 kph. All in all, the CLS is a smartly placed version in middle of the elegant E Class and the sportier GT Coupe.
Other than standard CLS features like AEB, Lane-keep assist, Speed limit assist, users can choose from an array of driver assistance technologies like adaptive cruise control, active steering assists, active speed limit assist, active blind-spot assist and an active lane-keeping assist for a premium driving experience. So the 12th launch of Mercedes Benz in India this year will cost Rs 84.70 lakh (ex-showroom, India) – in line with no newly launched rivals; except the upcoming new generation Audi A7 Sportback.