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Brochure images and engine details of the new Mercedes CLS leak onto the internet

The first images of the new Mercedes CLS taken from its official brochure in Germany have leaked onto the internet.

The new CLS’s heavily sculptured styling is an evolution of the current car’s design but also draws influence from two recent Mercedes concepts: Beijing’s Shooting Break and Geneva’s F800 Style.

See the leaked pics of the new Mercedes CLS

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.

Read more on the new Mercedes CLS, including the latest spy pics

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.

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Straight Six Fan 21 August 2010

Re: New Mercedes CLS leaks out

rodenal wrote:

Did you get banned again? what did you do this time?

I made a few controversial, near-the-knuckle but entirely factual remarks about the police on a thread started about an incident of blatant police brutality - where, inexplicably, most members of this forum seemed to side with the police - and the incompetent lot who run this grubby little rag and its half-arsed website didn't like it, because I came up with a lot of uncomfortable evidence about the behaviour of the police (and judiciary and so on) and the role of Freemasonry in perpetuating the evils concerned (look up Hollie Greig if you don't believe me).

rodenal 19 August 2010

Re: New Mercedes CLS leaks out

Did you get banned again rover? what did you do this time?

Straight Six Fan 19 August 2010

Re: New Mercedes CLS leaks out

Myk wrote:
The horse-power war - in these times of frugality - has seemingly been replaced with a styling embellishment war. More LEDs! More swage lines! Bigger grilles! It's like the USA tail-fin war all over again.

Except fins are cool, and beautiful. Now, if I could have a 1956 Cadillac Eldorado with the enormous fins of a '59... I damn nearly bought one once. Really regret not doing it.

^ That is the best-looking estate car (sorry, station wagon) ever produced IMHO. If ever I actually see one and get to speak to the owner, I'm going to try and bully him into selling it.