After the CLA-Class, C-Class diesel, new B-Class and updated A-Class, Mercedes-Benz India has now added the facelifted CLS 250 CDI to its product line-up. Priced at INR 76.5 lac, the car sits in between the E and the S Class, and will be sold in the country as a CBU (Complete Built Unit).
Currently in its second generation, this is not a new CLS but its mid-cycle update, bringing in the new styling, a revamped interior and plenty of tech upgrades.
The majority of styling updates on the CLS are upfront, consisting of a new bumper with more aggressive air intakes, and a revised grille featuring brand’s expressive diamond pattern. The internal graphic of the headlights have also been updated and now available with optional Multibeam LED technology, which automatically adjusts the light path to prevent other drivers from being blinded. Meanwhile, the regular LEDs come as standard offering.
A new three-spoke steering wheel and an upgraded infotainment system with 8-inch display come as the major updates on the inside.
Powering the CLS 250 CDI is the same 2,143cc diesel engine that currently does duty in the E250 CDI sedan among other Mercedes models in the country. The engine is rated at over 200bhp of maximum power and 500Nm of peak torque and comes mated to a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox.
While, the first-gen CLS didn’t had a direct competitor at that time, this second-gen CLS competes against the likes of Audi A7 and BMW 6-series Gran Coupe.
Source : CarDekho