After six years of construction, exactly in 2010, will the current CLS (C219), which has undergone one facelift, replaced by his successor (C218).

Mercedes-Benz CLS C218

Currently, driving the heavily camouflaged prototype their test laps. At the Paris Motor Show in September 2010, will the new CLS, – so least initial information – presented to the public. The new CLS is a bit wider than its predecessor and he is intended to get the same powertrain from the S400 HYBRID. At a first glance of us, to an undisguised CLS model, we had the feeling that the lateral line of the CLS, looks a little bit like the E-Class Coupe. Striking changes: LED daytime running lights with completely revised front lights and a new front module, which looks similar like the upcoming S-Class Coupe front.

The top model, will be the CLS63 AMG with the famous 6.3 liter V8 (525 hp / 640 Nm torque) which we already know from the E63 AMG. Inside the CLS, gets the engine a little bit more performance (544 hp, 900 Nm). The AMG version is characterized by a four pipe exhaust system, a modified suspension, stronger an bigger brakes and finally some modifications at the body work of the CLS. The AMG version will not sold before 2011.

The new CLS gets, the 7G-Tronic – with start/stop-system – automatic transmission and the new V6 and V8 engines from the current E-Class. From the technical side shows the new CLS, the same various assistance systems, such as Attention Assist, Night vision system, Distronic Plus, BAS Plus, PreSafe, Speed limit and high-beam assistant and the Intelligent Light System (ILS), which we already know from the E-Class (W212).