Here is the second quick walk-around video from my training last week. The CLS-Class was a trendsetter when it was originally released back in 2005 and this 2012 redesign will reset the standard for four-door coupes. The car is stunning from front to back! The head lights and tail lights are particularly impressive in design as well as technology. The new engine is going to be a big step forward for performance and gas mileage…not a combination you see a lot. You can get more CLS-Class details from my previous post. The 2012 CLS550 will be arriving in showrooms next month!
The 2012 CLS550 base price will be $71,300 plus $875 Destination and Delivery. That is nearly $3000 less than the 2011 model! We expect the CLS-Class to arrive early this summer. You can see more details at the updated MBUSA website or my earlier options post. Order soon!
“Any drivetrain setting besides C results in a well-intended evil itch to lurch forth like a giant eel grabbing a passing fish. “Yeah,” says engineer Eichler. “We wanted it to be a little more bad boy this time.”
“Dynamics are hugely improved via the new suspension and its custom settings and the Speedshift MCT transmission weighs less and can handle more torque, too. Fuel mileage is way up, and the passenger cabin remains a comfortable place for four adults.”
The 2012 CLS-Class is scheduled to arrive in June 2011. There will be a limited number of Launch Editions (P88 Package) available at that time. If you know you want a 2012 CLS550, and you would like something special, you should order your Launch Edition soon!
Steel Grey Metallic Paint – exclusive to Launch Edition
Porcelain/Black Premium Leather – exclusive to Launch Edition
The all new 2012 CLS-Class is scheduled to arrive in the US in June of 2011. It is a knockout! Since the 2011 CLS-Class is now out of production, Mercedes-Benz has given us the preliminary ordering guide so you can order your 2012 CLS-Class early! The CLS550 and CLS63 AMG are scheduled for release in June and the CLS550 4Matic should arrive in August or September. Most of the information on the CLS63 AMG is still under wraps but that information should arrive later this month.
CLS550 gets the new 4.6 litre V8 with 402 hp and 443 lb/ft torque
First Mercedes with lightweight, all-aluminum doors
Airmatic on CLS550
NTG 4.0 – 40GB hardrive based navigation system, voice control, Gracenote media database, HD Radio, Music Register
harman/kardon LOGIC7 surround sound system with 14 speakers and 610 watt amplifiers
10 standard airbags including front seat knee and pelvic airbags
Pictures of the redesigned 2012 CLS have been everywhere the last few days! The official debut is at the Paris Auto Show this fall but Mercedes has released official photos and this video a little early.
Mercedes-Benz European Delivery is always a popular option for taking delivery of a new vehicle! There are so many benefits!
The European Delivery Program Spring Special Promotion has begun. For a limited time customers who take delivery between May 1 and June 30, 2010 will receive a 2nd night hotel accommodation, courtesy of Mercedes-Benz. There is also available 2-for-1 airfare from Lufthansa through the Mercedes-Benz travel department.
Model Year 2011 European Delivery Launch Dates:*
E350 & E550 Cabriolet May 17, 2010
CLS and SLK-Class June 21, 2010
C, GLK and E-Class July 19, 2010
SL550, SL63 AMG February 22, 2010
S-Class November 15, 2010
*Launch dates are subject to change should there be a delay in the US retail release dates.
The European Delivery Program would like 90-120 days notice but there are ways to speed up the process! Please get in touch if you are interested in the program. You should also read my European Delivery customer testimonial to get another take on the benefits of this program.