The updated CLS features Multibeam LED headlights
Functions including the ability to illuminate a corner before it's entered are also included
The more aggressive bumpers on this CLS mule suggest it is an AMG variant
The facelifted Mercedes-Benz CLS is due to reach showrooms in September, according to reports
A larger infotainment screen can be seen inside, alongside a new steering wheel with metallic accents
The model is expected to make its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed later this month
Engine options from the current CLS will be carried over to the updated model
Mercedes' new nine-speed automatic transmission should also be offered
Minor visual updates to the CLS's front grille and headlights can be seen here
The facelifted Mercedes-Benz CLS has been previewed in a series of official pictures ahead of its official debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed next week. It's expected to reach showrooms in September.
Along with its official pictures of the model, Mercedes has confirmed it will be using new Multibeam LED headlights for the first time. Features including a dazzle-free main beam, headlights which turn to illuminate a corner before it's reached, and a system which connects to the car's navigation software to illuminate roundabouts.
Prototypes of the new four-door CLS coupe have been spotted virtually undisguised in recent weeks, with the new, more aggressive front and rear bumpers suggesting this latest test mule is an AMG variant. Elements set to be included on the upgraded standard car include a revised front grille and headlights.
The interior of this prototype shows little change, although a new steering wheel with metallic accents can be seen alongside a slightly larger central infotainment screen. The model is expected to use the latest version of Mercedes' Comand infotainment software, and could well feature the same touch-pad controller seen on the recent C-class.
Engine options are set to carry over from the current CLS, meaning outputs ranging from 201bhp in the entry-level 250 CDI to 549bhp in the top-spec CLS63 AMG version. Some engines could also be offered with Mercedes' new nine-speed 9G Tronic transmission. The German manufacturer announced the new nine-speed automatic unit in July, with the first model to use it being the E350 BlueTec version of the E-class.
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