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Mercedes-Benz shows more of the next-gen CLS

Mercedes-Benz shows more of the next-gen CLS image

Anton Andres / Mercedes-Benz | November 27, 2017 15:30

2018 Mercedes-Benz set for Los Angeles Auto Show reveal

Mercedes-Benz continues their new car onslaught and the next model line to get an all-new model is the CLS. Previewed last week, the German automaker shows off more of the four-door coupe as its debut in the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show draws closer.

Mercedes-Benz shows more of the next-gen CLS

For this preview, there are cleared views of the CLS' exterior, showing that it retains the model's signature sweeping roof line. Complementing this are the pillarless doors, further enhancing its two-door illusion. Also seen here is the arched window line, another signature of the CLS since its first iteration way back in late 2004. Other key design features shown in the teaser are the headlights and tail lights. At the front are teardrop-shaped lights, incorporating the brand's LED lighting system while the rear sees distinct, trapezoidal lights, also powered by LEDs.

There's also a glimpse of the car's bold grill which, instead of slats, feature a unique pattern to differentiate it from its more upright sibling, the E-Class. Also seen in the preview is a small part of its interior with sweeping elements on the door panel. Expect the brand's dual-screen infotainment and instrument cluster design to make an appearance in the car.

Mercedes-Benz shows more of the next-gen CLS

While specifications have yet to be confirmed, turbocharged gas and diesel engines are expected to power the 2018 CLS. It is rumored that the new Mercedes-Benz inline-six engine will make its debut in this car, ending the tenure of V6 engines under the hood of their cars. Given the brand's drive towards electrification, a plug-in hybrid model is a possibility as well.