As you may know already, back in August, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the 2012 CLS four-door coupe and made quite a buzz on the market. Today, the German manufacturer announced that the new CLS will carry a base price of €63,427(including VAT) or approx. $83,000 for the CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY developing 195 kW(265 hp) and a €64,617 for the CLS 350 BlueEFFICIENCY 225 kW (306 hp) and including the ECO start/stop function as standard.
These models will be available in January 2011, but two months later, Mercedes-Benz will expand the CLS range with the CLS 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY developing 150 kW (204 hp), priced from €59,857 and capable to deliver a fuel consumption of just 5.1 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres as well as CO2 emissions of 134 grams per kilometre.
The top of the line CLS 500 BlueEFFICIENCY with a V8 engine capable to deliver 300 kW (408 hp) and mated to the 7G-TRONIC PLUS transmission (standard on all CLS models) will be available in April 2011. Fitted with ECO start/stop function as standard, this model is expected to deliver an improved consumption by up to 25 percent in comparison with its predecessors.
Optional, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz is available with the Active Parking Assist (€868.70), a system capable to park the vehicle for you, but also with the fully dynamical LED high-performance headlamps (€1,773.10), which makes the car the first in the world to carry this technology.
Furthermore, the new CLS comes with Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist, also introduced on the 2011 CL-Class. Both are available in the Driving Assistance package Plus in conjunction with DISTRONIC PLUS, BAS PLUS and PRE-SAFE brakes for €2,677.50. Mercedes-Benz will also introduce the CLS “Edition 1”, limited to the first year after the market launch.
This edition offers plenty of features (option price starting at €6,664) such as matt exterior paintwork in manganite grey SHAPE, shimmering metallic leather upholstery designo corteccia pearl, floormats with “Edition 1” lettering, black designo roof liner and aluminium pedals. Inside, this edition offers light-brown satin, ash black high-gloss trims elements but for an extra €10,115, an optional AMG Carbon package is available.