Mercedes-Benz CLS Grand Edition officially unveiled

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 26, 2010

The latest CLS Grand Edition special-edition version looks at Mercedes-Benz introducing a fresh highlight to the range for 4-door premium coupes. A matte designo paint finish offers stunning definition to the lines of the coupe and makes the CLS Grand Edition a head-turner. This limited style is mirrored in the interior with high-quality designo leather and high-grade equipment details.

All of which makes the multi-design-award-winning Mercedes-Benz Coupe instantly recognizable. Coupes are indeed special vehicles. The Mercedes Coupes have always characterized automotive stylishness, exclusivity and enhancement at the highest level ever.

With the CLS, Mercedes-Benz made the way for 4-door coupes. The trend-setting version from Stuttgart encourages coupe fans with its thrilling and brawny styling. The latest Mercedes-Benz CLS Grand Edition is totally attractive. A special "designo magno platinum" matt paint finish takes the lines and contours of the premium Coupe totally to the forefront and emphasizes its multi-award-winning design.

Plus a totally attractive feature: the matt paint finish is extremely scratch and dirt resistant. Following the avant-garde paint scheme, the radiator grill louvres are also painted in "designo magno platinum." The Grand Edition buyers have the option of metallic paint finishes: obsidian black, iridium silver, flint grey or carneol red.

The serious sophistication persists in the interior of the vehicle. Here a totally fitting designo interior and a roof lining in anthracite Alcantara, along with the typical-fit tilting and/or sliding glass roof, describe the athletic, graceful style. Special touches are offered by the designo leather cover in "marron," with the choice of replacing this shade for sand, black, mystic red, chablis or porcelain. The trim features in high-grade laurel wood can be ordered with a choiceof matt or high-gloss finish.

Similar material is utilized for the selector lever and the wood/leather steering wheel. Athletic pedals in brushed stainless steel that comes with rubber studs emphasize the sporting qualities of the CLS Grand Edition.

The wide range of equipment consists of the complex COMAND APSMultimedia control and monitoring system, comfort telephony, PARKTRONIC and "Grand Edition" floor mats in velour. There are four powerplant versions offered for the CLSGrand Edition, counting the V6 engine for the entry-level CLS280 variant and, maybe most extraordinarily of all, the CGI direct-injection engine for the CLS350 CGI model, providing high yield and low fuel utilization.

This V6 powerplant with piezoelectric direct injection and spray-guided combustion generates 215 kW/292 hp and utilizes only 9.1 liters of premium unleaded gasoline for every 100 kilometers (with combined NEDC). The Mercedes-Benz CLSGrand Edition can be pre-arranged January 2, 2009. Price tags begin at EUR 67,294 or $93,310 inclusive of VAT (for the CLS280 Grand Edition). March will begin the deliveries to buyers.

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