2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class: Official images leaked prior to LA debut

Behold the all-new Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. The images have been leaked on a number of social media platforms prior to its official debut at the 2017 LA Auto Show.

Looking at the new car, one can see the similarities which can be found with its predecessor such as the familiar curved front ends and back ends (banana shape) as well as the slim windows all round. But the biggest changes so far, are the front and rear designs. The new front fascia sports the new Multibeam LED headlights with a more aggressive look, flanked by an L-shaped daytime running lights (DRL).

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

More on the front, the corporate grille design has also been given a new look. The grille is now more prominent and the particular car above is the Edition 1 model. So, it adds more flare to the actual look of the car. It sports a matte gray finish, glossy black multi-spoke alloy wheels and various Edition 1 badging dotted around the car.

Moving on to the rear, the new CLS looks pretty much identical to its predecessor with a sloping roof-line and curved boot lid. But the changes here are the new LED tail lights design. It now comes with LED signatures which extends along the entire cluster of the lights. The latter now is enclosed in a more sharper and slimmer housing.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

As for the interior, the new CLS has its roots from its other siblings in the model lineup. The dashboard design is similar to that of the new E-Class Coupe with the unique air-conditioning vents, which also have LED ambient lighting. The latter is expected to be in other new cars from the three-pointed star brand.

As for the rest of the interior, gone is the old-fashioned layout and in is the dual-digital displays which is currently found in the E-Class and S-Class. One of the displays showcases the driving information while the other houses the infotainment system.

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Engine choices and the mechanical bits are saved for the unveiling. But what do you think of the new CLS? The new car will be making its world debut very soon at the upcoming LA Auto Show.

Via Paultan


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