Mercedes-Benz Reveals 2012 CLS

It wasn’t too long ago when we reported that Mercedes-Benz was ending production of the first generation CLS class. Over the weekend, Mercedes-Benz sent out a press release revealing the second generation CLS. The four-door coupe will make its debut at the 2010 Paris motor show. More details and pictures are below.

Mercedes-Benz created a completely new look with the second generation CLS, while still bearing some of the main design components from its predecessor. “The new CLS points the way forward for the future perceptible design idiom of Mercedes-Benz”, explains Professor Gorden Wagener, head of design at Mercedes-Benz. “At the same time it takes its inspiration from the great tradition of stylish, refined sportiness which has always been a feature of Mercedes coupes.”

The interior of the 2012 CLS-Class is distinguished by a timeless design which combines discreet elegance with innovative details and handcrafted perfection. The refined interior compliments the use of high-quality trim elements, located on the instrument panels, center console and door linings. Customers can choose between high-gloss brown burl walnut or high-gloss black ash. For an even more progressive look, black piano lacquer or carbon fiber trim elements are also available. New CLS customers will be able to choose from five different interior colors and four types of premium leather.

No official engine specs have been disclosed but eMercedesBenz predicts the new CLS will sport a 3.5-liter direct-injected V6 and for those looking for more power, an optional 4.6-liter V8 that fetches 430 horsepower will be available and a AMG edition that could sport a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8.

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