Mercedes-Benz has officially revealed the brand-new 2015 CLS facelift. As you already know, the German four-door coupe is featuring the MultiBeam LED technology.
The headlamp combines 24 individually controlled high-performance LEDs to enable precision control for the cars lighting without affecting other drivers. The headlamps react more quickly to bends in road and traffic conditions. The MULTIBEAM LED headlights expand upon Mercedes existing Intelligent Light System (Adaptive High Beam Assist).
A camera position behind the windshield feeds data to the four control units that adjust the light patterns 100 times per second.
"With Multibeam LED technology the headlamps now are able to react even more quickly, more precisely and individually to changing traffic conditions. On top of this, there are expanded functions of which a driver will become directly aware, such as anticipatory camera-based curve recognition with the active light function. With such features Mercedes-Benz once again is demonstrating its role as an innovation leader in the automobile industry", said Mercedes R&D boss Dr Thomas Weber.
On the exterior, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS facelift will come with a new front grille and other minor tweaks.
Inside the cabin, the German four-door coupe will come with a new eight inch display, a modified three-spoke steering wheel and a series of enhancements.
Under the bonnet, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS facelift will be offered only with Euro 6-compliant engines.
The entry-level version will be the CLS 220 BlueTEC. It will come with a 2.1 liter, four-cylinder turbodiesel engine which can deliver 170 horsepower and 400 Nm peak of torque. On the Mercedes-Benz CLS 250 BlueTEC, the same engine is rated at 204 HP and 500 Nm, while the CLS 350 BlueTEC will feature a V6 3.0 liter diesel unit which can offer 258 horsepower and 620 Nm peak of torque.
In addition, Mercedes-Benz will offer the CLS 400 (the old CLS 350 CGI). It will have a 3.0 liter bi-turbo unit delivering 333 horsepower and 480 Nm peak of torque. The next version is the CLS 500 which will offer 408 horsepower and 600 Nm. The range-topping version of the 2015 CLS facelift will be the CLS 63 AMG which will continue to come with the V8 5.5 liter bi-turbo rated at 557 horsepower and 720 Nm peak of torque, or 585 HP and 800 Nm in the S-Model.
In addition, the CLS 220 BlueTEC, CLS 250 BlueTEC, CLS 350 BlueTEC or CLS 500 can now be ordered with the 9G-Tronic transmission. As you already imagined, it will have nine speed and promises to slash fuel consumption.