Published on April 2nd, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Mercedes CLS Coupe Arrives At RM598,888
Mercedes-Benz Malaysia today presents the new generation CLS 400, a redesigned coupe that brings fascinating details to all new heights. With a new and powerful six-cylinder petrol engine, assistance systems, and futuristic MULTIBEAM LED headlamps, the CLS 400 makes a significant step forward in performance and efficiency.
“Mercedes-Benz has its history deeply rooted in innovation. Launched 10 years ago, the CLS was a critical element in our ambition to lead as two distinct genres, the coupe and sedan has been combined to make the world’s first 4-door coupe. The CLS today is redesigned to bring fascinating details and style to all new heights. It will continue to represent an exceptional development in the four-door coupe not just today but also in the future,” said Mark Raine, Vice President, Passenger Cars Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia.
When Mercedes-Benz launched the CLS ten years ago it established the four‑door coupé segment, thus underlining the brand’s leadership role in automotive design. For the first time, here was a vehicle combining the elegance and dynamism of a coupé with the comfort and functionality of a saloon. It was also the first vehicle to offer dynamic LED High Performance headlamps as an option, turning it into the lighting icon. Due to their immense charisma, the CLS Coupé has since established itself as a style icon and will continue to stand out as exceptional in its segment.
Taking the lighting system into a new dimension
The new CLS 400 is equipped with the new MULTIBEAM LED headlamps as designed and developed by Mercedes-Benz. This innovation sees Mercedes-Benz starting a new chapter in lighting design. Since MULTIBEAM LED technology combines the best of today’s lighting technologies and can optionally adjust the light distribution instantly and automatically to virtually any road and traffic conditions, it always ensures thus far unrivalled broad and bright illumination of the road surface and edge of the roadway for high performance and precision without dazzling other car drivers.
In addition to the camera on the windscreen, this new lighting system uses four control units per vehicle, which calculate the ideal light pattern 100 times per second and control all 24 high-performance LEDs in each precision LED module quickly and individually. Each LED is dimmable in 255 stages.
New MULTIBEAM LED headlamps provide exceptionally fast and precise, anti-dazzle continuous main beam and light up the road surface and its edges much more brightly in many situations.
Best visibility on bends and in curves
Each MULTIBEAM LED headlamp contains a module for the low-beam headlamp, which can be swivelled upwards up to 12 degrees. This provides an active light function, which is also camera-controlled, with unprecedented characteristics. It offers a preview function which already swivels the active light function when the driver has not turned the wheels. The bend is therefore illuminated effectively as soon as possible. This active light function will also swivel back to the straight-on position before the corner ends, allowing the driver to identify dangers earlier when entering and exiting bends. The anticipatory control allows an additional range of between 30 and 60 metres, depending on the traffic situation. Another unique feature is used at roundabouts: before entering onto a roundabout, the cornering light function is activated to the left and right to provide the best visibility at an early stage.
A friendly greeting: “welcome home” function
One charming feature of the new MULTIBEAM LED headlamps is that, in addition to providing daytime running lamps, side lights and turn signal lamps via multifunctional fibre-optic cable, they also welcome the driver by casting a pleasant blue light when the vehicle is unlocked.
Sporty interior with modern luxury
Ample space, unadorned, sporty elegance, perfect craftsmanship and high quality materials are hallmarks of the CLS family’s stylish interior. The new generation ramps up this impression by placing greater emphasis on sportiness, exclusivity and functionality. A new, free-standing colour display in the head unit with a 20.3 cm screen diagonal (8″) will help to define the dashboard’s contemporary styling. Other new features include a redesigned three-spoke sports steering wheel and a host of exquisite details, which contribute to the interior’s high quality look and feel.
The new AMG Line Plus supplements the AMG Line design and equipment lines comes as a standard package in the CLS 400; articulating exclusive sportiness and dynamism.
Efficient, sporty engines
The CLS 400 houses a new 3.0 litre, V6 bi-turbo petrol engine which delivers an impressive 333 hp and 480 Nm torque. Thanks to its high output potential and extremely high torque at low engine speeds, this engine sets a new benchmark in its segment.
The Mercedes-Benz hallmark in high-level safety
In order to make top class safety accessible to all, the CLS 400 is equipped with a host of new and enhanced assistance systems. Standard fit features include COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, which can help to avoid rear-end collisions through autonomous brake application if necessary.
The latest assistance systems from the S-Class are also available as standard. These include DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist and Stop&Go Pilot, BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist, PRE-SAFE® Brake with pedestrian detection, PRE-SAFE® PLUS, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Traffic Sign Assist, Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC including parking in end-on spaces.
A 360-degree listening experience with Harman Kardon sound system
The carefully matched technical components and Logic 7® technology from Harman Kardon guarantee unmistakably authentic surround sound. Passengers in all seats enjoy an enthralling 360-degree sound experience for both stereo and also 5.1 multi-channel recordings.
The sound system with its 14 high-performance speakers is specially matched to the particular acoustic conditions in the vehicle. The powerful high-performance DSP amplifier is equipped with a digital signal processor (DSP) which uses its high computing power to control the frequency response and to guarantee a harmonious acoustic sound. In addition, speed-sensitive volume control helps to ensure a uniform audio experience by continuously matching the volume to the vehicle’s speed.
In future, a completely new multimedia generation will offer intuitive operation in the CLS Coupé, including elaborate animations and visual effects which present all functions in a clear and highly attractive manner.
COMAND Online system is available as a standard package in the new CLS 400, in conjunction with the new 8-inch, free-standing display in the head unit. Both enable the internet to be surfed without restrictions when the vehicle is stationary. A Bluetooth®-capable mobile phone with data option is all it takes. Equally new is a now standard and integral Media Interface for connecting an iPod® or iPhone®.
COMAND Online additionally comes with the LINGUATRONIC voice-operated control system; digital TV/radio reception is a further option.
The fast 3D hard-disc navigation of COMAND Online with topographical map display, photo-realistic 3D buildings and 3D map rotations, as well as display of NASA satellite images, makes for a sensory experience. System features include an animated compass and Google Maps displayed on the head unit.
Telephony via Bluetooth® with HD Voice as standard
COMAND Online come as standard with basic telephony, which connects the mobile phone with the vehicle via a standardised Bluetooth® interface, featuring HD Voice. This latter feature significantly improves voice quality. What is more, in conjunction with convenience telephony the fast LTE network can be used if a compatible smartphone is provided on an appropriate contract.
|Rated output (kW/hp)||245 kW (333 hp)/|
5250 – 6000
|Maximum speed (km/h)||250|
|0-100 km/h (s)||5.3|
|Fuel consumption (l/100 km)||7.2-7.1|
|CO2 emissions (g/km)||167-164|
|Price (OTR w/o Insurance)||RM 598, 888|
For more information, kindly log on to www.mercedes-benz.com.my