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    2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS gets spied prior to LA Motor Show unveiling

    by Mahesh Yadav on Monday, Nov 20 2017

    The all new 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS is getting all braced up to make its world debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. And just prior to its official unveiling, the new CLS has been spotted while it was busy testing the roads of Stuttgart.

    The all new 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS is getting all braced up to make its world debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. And just prior to its official unveiling, the new CLS has been spotted while it was busy testing the roads of Stuttgart.

    The test prototype of the new Mercedes-Benz CLS which was spied most recently came with all its heavy veils intact in order to keep all the changes secret. Owing to the thick camouflages, the car’s exterior styling was almost fully hidden from being discerned, and it is very difficult to tell which variant of the CLS was being tested on the roads. Nevertheless, we can always guess things, and going by the 5-spoke sports alloy wheels and quad exhaust tips that the test mule flaunted, it can be safely guessed that this prototype might belong to one of the imminent CLA AMG models.

    Earlier this year, it came to light that Mercedes-AMG will not only offer the 63’ variants on the new 2019 CLS, but will also create the CLS43 and CLS53 models. So, there will be a lot of excitement for the CLS lovers who also drool over the performance AMG models. It has also been reported earlier that the CLS53 will be getting equipped with a revised version of the Mercedes M256 inline 6 cylinder motor, which would be able to generate around 430 hp of power. Thus, it is thought that the recently spotted test prototype model is a CLS53 version, but it could also be a V8 mill powered CLS63 version.

    Nevertheless, whichever version it may be, it is already known that the all new Mercedes-Benz CLS will be based on the same platform as the E-Class. So the new CLS will be underpinned by the MRA platform. The 2019 CLS will also have a nice combination of parts sharing. So, while it will share the platform, the wheelbase and axles with the E-Class, it will share the mechanical bits with the S-Class. However, the CLS will be a bit longer and wider than the E-Class, and it will offer a stretched out appearance. The exact dimensions details of the all new CLS are not yet known, which we can hope to get at the car’s official unveiling in LA. However, we know that Mercedes-Benz will be keeping the CLS’ individual appeal intact by offering it unique styling updates, cabin design and layout.

    The new 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS is also highly awaited for the fact that the German auto giant has decided to reincarnate its original swoopy coupe design. The luxury 4-door coupe model will be coming with an entirely fresh design language while getting its original swoopy styling back.

    Those who loved the design of the original CLS will love to see the all new CLS flaunting a long sweep of side sheetmetal, making it look longer, sleeker and more elegant. It would also get a muscular appeal with its bold shoulder line, while at the rear a prominent lip spoiler on the boot lid edge could offer a radical touch.


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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