Mercedes is gearing up for the official reveal of its new CLS coupe at the Los Angeles motor show in a couple of weeks, and has been busy teasing the exterior and interior of the stylish new car.
Of course we can expect the car to keep its swooping profile from the side view, but the front end teaser shots reveal a car with angular LED day-running lights and a Mercedes grille that dominates the car's face. A shot of the highlighted interior also reveals an E-Class-inspired dashboard complete with massive digital panel that will display the instrument dials and infotainment in one long screen that stretches across the car.
Crimson ambient lighting behind the screen provides a stylish appearance, and a strip of carbonfibre trims the air vents. The photo also reveals the settings for Mercedes’ recently introduced 'Energising Comfort' system. The tech links the vehicle’s comfort systems together, including the ambient lighting and climate control, and the heating, ventilation, and massage functions of the front seats. The picture shows the German equivalents of the Freshness, Warmth, Vitality, and Joy modes. It seems likely that the driver will be able to scroll down to access the Comfort and Training selections that you can find in the S-Class.
The new CLS looks set to be powered by Mercedes’ new range of inline six cylinder petrol and diesel engines, but it's likely that the entry-level model will feature a turbocharged four-cylinder motor. The company reportedly won’t release a new CLS 63 because it’ll be too close to the four-door AMG GT. The top model will allegedly be the CLS 53 AMG with an inline six and electric motor with 496bhp.