The first images of the new Mercedes CLS taken from its official brochure in Germany have leaked onto the internet.
It squarer front headlight design and strip of LED daytime running lights are inspired by the new E-class range, while its pronounced side sills, sleek roofline and flared wheel arches all contribute to its lower, wider stance.
The leaked interior pictures show a more luxurious four-seat cabin featuring a new steering wheel, leather seats and wood and metal trim.
Information leaked alongside the pictures on the Mercedes-Benz Passion blog site included the CLS’s engine range. Diesel engines include a 261bhp 3.0-litre V6 common-rail diesel in the CLS350 CDI, while the petrol range contains 3.5-litre V6 and 4.7-litre V8 units. The CLS63 AMG will be powered by the new twin-turbo 5.5-litre V8 from the CL63 AMG and S63 AMG.
It was revealed that sales will start in January 2011 for the new CLS, although pricing has not been leaked.