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Spied: Third-gen Mercedes-Benz CLS caught with almost no camo


All-new Mercedes-Benz CLS could get sleeker look, slimmer taillights

After being spotted by our spies with a thin matte black foil last August, Mercedes-Benz's next-generation CLS has been sighted anew with almost no camouflage.

With only the taillights being covered, we get to see the CLS' redesigned coupe-like profile. Compared to the previous generation, the new CLS gets a cleaner, more flowing exterior that is coherent with the brand's current design direction.


Also curious to see is the repositioned license plate holder as it now sits on the rear bumper, not on the trunk. While we have yet to see the production taillights, our spies did managed to get a glimpse of its new design on a previous prototype which appears slimmer than before.

Unfortunately, our insiders did not get to see the front fascia of the new CLS. However, our spies did mention that it may likely get the new Panamericana grill as seen on AMG models. Also, thin headlights will likely be present as well.

In review, the third-generation CLS is based off the current E-Class but appears to have been stretched and widened for the four-door coupe. Engine options may likely be carried over from the standard E-Class while an AMG version could also be a possibility. A plug-in hybrid will also likely be made available.

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