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29.10.2004 Mercedes-Benz ‘Thriller’ With International Cast for the New CLS Class


Web special “The Porter” at Fascinating diamond heist Bryan Ferry, Dannii Max Beesley and the new CLS Class Title “Fool for Love” by Bryan as free download

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Mercedes-Benz is now the new CLS Class on the film scene an exciting Web special: beginning 18, the four-door coupe can be seen in a thriller with an all-star cast at “The tells the fascinating story of the at a five-star hotel in Budapest who wrapped-up in a diamond smuggling The central roles are played in star form by top names the film and music industry: the is played by the English singer and Max Beesley, ex-Roxy Music-front man Ferry is the jewel smuggler. The top model Annamaria Cseh the mysterious beauty and Australian pop Dannii Minogue is perfectly at as the seductive nightclub owner.

“A as exciting as the CLS demands exceptional concepts”, explains Lothar Global Advertising Manager of Passenger Cars Division at AG. Korn. “The Porter our integrated campaign for the market of the CLS and is closely connected with Mercedes-Benz marketing activities.”

also goes for the film’s tune. “Fool for Love”, a Ferry hit that the ex-front man of Music recently re-recorded for Mercedes-Benz, will be available as a download from October 18 at Tape, the Mercedes-Benz music At, music fans also find the song Wave” by the Argentinean performer, Anders, who also appears as a actress in “The Porter”.

The surrounding “The Porter” reach its high point Bryan Ferry’s exclusive concert on November 17 in Hamburg, the music legend will the title song “Fool for for the first time live in of 150 invited VIP guests. Mercedes-Benz give away ten tickets (5 x 2) for exceptional event among all users that take in a raffle on the website. And of course with the leading actors, from the making-of and brief of the artists are all available at .

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29.10.2004 luggage for the new Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

for the CLS impresses with its autonomous and great practicality

The luggage developed for the Mercedes-Benz CLS consists of a bag and a clothes carrier. Both with their individualistic great practicality and excellent Just as the CLS excites with its and expressive lines, and the luxurious, design of the interior. It is therefore a to a very personal style. The two items of luggage likewise this visible appreciation of and the high expectations of Mercedes

The aim during the development of this luggage for the CLS-Class was to combine the appeal of the design with the possible quality and practicality. The is a combination of high-quality black trimmed in leather with handles, a perfect blend of low and great durability with an high-quality appearance.

In addition to rollers the boot bag features a handle with two detent also allowing it to be used as a A spacious main compartment zipped and open pockets, two external pockets, ensure everything has its place. With a clothes compartment, two suit two external pockets, internal of meshed material and a separate compartment, the clothes carrier sufficient space for a business or a weekend excursion.

The clothes can be easily attached to the boot bag by of a concealed, retractable strap. to the trolley function, this both items to be conveniently and transported.

The items may be obtained any authorised Mercedes-Benz sales

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New Mercedes-Benz CLS 55 AMG Unveiled

A unique of the powerful AMG 5.5-litre supercharged V8 and exceptional design

Imposing figures and exclusive specification: has succeeded in creating a most car in the form of the new CLS 55 AMG. This four-door coupé is driven by the and refined AMG V8 supercharged engine, generates an output of 350 kW/476 hp and 700 metres of torque from a of 5.5 litres. This gives the car top-notch performance: the CLS 55 AMG accelerates nought to 100 km/h in just 4.7 and has an electronically limited maximum of 250 km/h. The CLS 55 AMG boasts AMG sports a high-performance AMG braking system AMG bodystyling and will be making its debut in January 2005.

As the other AMG high-performance cars, the power is transferred to the wheels via the AMG five-speed automatic transmission. allows the driver to choose fully automatic or manual changes, the latter being by using either the selector or the gearshift buttons on the ergonomic AMG steering wheel. The powerplant is complemented by the AMG sports suspension and by the AMG braking system. The CLS 55 AMG features DC semi-active air suspension with an damping system; this set-up has been specially for AMG by giving it tauter tuning. internally ventilated and perforated discs make for impressive and high fading resistance.

Powerful-looking 18-inch AMG light-alloy and AMG bodystyling

The car’s dynamic characteristics are due in part to the wheel/tyre fitted – 8.5 and 9.5-inch wide AMG twin-spoke light-alloy wheels with 255/40 and 285/35 tyres. These powerful-looking complement the new AMG bodystyling, which in reflects the sophisticated coupé of the CLS-Class to perfection. The AMG bodystyling an expressive front apron large air inlets and round fog side skirts and a distinctive apron. One highlight which to both the eye and the ear is provided by the two chromed, oval tailpipes of the AMG sports system. Further differentiation is by a special radiator grille three imposing, silver-painted and “V8 KOMPRESSOR” lettering on the front the AMG spoiler lip on the boot lid adds the touch, as well as increasing the on the rear wheels.

Comprehensive, standard equipment with leather upholstery

The equipment of the CLS 55 AMG a pleasing combination of exclusive, styling and high-quality materials. The of the new AMG sports seats exhibits AMG perforations, lateral piping, stitching and Alcantara panels at height. The plentiful specification includes luxurious nappa in a choice of three colours, an AMG cluster with a 320 km/h scale and chromed door panels with the AMG logo.

The and exclusive CLS 55 AMG car will be appearing at sales outlets and dealerships in January 2005.

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29.10.2004 Mercedes CLS Now for Order

Order books now with initial pricing and

Orders are now being taken for the new CLS-Class, which is available in two versions. The CLS 350, equipped the new, powerful V6 engine and the automatic transmission, is priced at 54,346 euros, while the V8 CLS 500 is offered at 67,280 euros.

The is a unique vehicle concept combines the elegance and dynamism of a with the comfort and practicality of a Its spaciousness, luggage capacity and practicality are at the level of a saloon, the styling possesses the emotionally character of a coupé. With currently unique combination, the new is a coupé generation ahead of the

The technical specification also the way to the future: adaptive front sidebags and windowbags are all fitted as while options include assistance systems like LINGUATRONIC, COMAND APS, headlamps with Active System and the dynamic multicontour In the top CLS 500 model, features such as AIRMATIC DC air suspension and the THERMOTRONIC climate control provide levels of comfort.

As a unique of a coupé and a saloon, the new CLS-Class a great deal more value than other With this new model, is once again emphasising its as a trendsetter for new ideas in the automotive The sophisticated aesthetics of this design and the trailblazing technology are aimed at people who have a for motor cars and motoring.

and spaciousness to saloon standards

The coupé concept even passengers in the rear convenient and egress. They have the of two comfortable single seats and generous freedom of movement. is a distance of 829 mm between the front and seats, which together the shoulder and elbow-level width and 1464 millimetres respectively in the puts the CLS-Class firmly in territory. Newly developed with electric adjustment as are provided for the driver and front on request they can be equipped active ventilation or delivered as multicontour seats. Furthermore, the of the new CLS-Class holds up to 505 litres measuring method) – much than other coupés and many a saloon.

Choice of six and eight-cylinder engines

Both the available for the CLS-Class exhibit performance and exemplary torque providing the best possible for dynamic driving pleasure. The CLS 350 is with a newly developed V6 which has an output of 200 kW/272 hp and its maximum torque of 350 newton from a mere 2400 Both are peak values in displacement class.

The lively V6 harmonises with the likewise new seven-speed automatic transmission, is standard equipment. This is the first passenger car transmission of type, and makes a major to the strong acceleration and exemplary consumption of the CLS 350.

Standard in the six-cylinder Coupé include automatic climate control, a radio, speed-sensitive power a leather-trimmed steering wheel, light-alloy wheels and 245/45 R 17 tyres.

With the 5.0-litre V8 the new CLS 500 can hold its own in a performance comparison thoroughbred sports cars, offering the eight-cylinder comfort of a luxury-class saloon. This unit has an output of 225 kW/306 hp and 460 newton metres it gives the CLS 500 torque, delivery of which is by the standard seven-speed automatic

The additional standard equipment in the CLS 500 (as with the CLS 350) includes DC air suspension, THERMOTRONIC luxury control and 18-inch light-alloy with 245/40 R 18 wide-base

Exclusive CLS 55 AMG available from 2005

From spring a 350 kW/476 hp AMG version of the CLS will be The specification of this high-performance powered by an AMG 5.5 litre V8 supercharged will include standard-fitted leather AMG sports seats, headlamps with Active System and a five-speed automatic with SPEEDSHIFT function. The CLS 55 AMG be priced at 96,164 euros ex

Text photos: DaimlerChrysler

MB CLS-Class Production Version to at Geneva

Mercedes-Benz is unveiling a new and distinctive model series in Never before have two characters been brought so effectively and attractively as in the new CLS-Class. The newcomer blends the stylistic and infectious emotional charisma of a with the comfort and functionality of a The CLS-Class is very much a ahead of the game.

The new model again underlines Mercedes-Benz’ as a pioneer and trendsetter in automotive With its exquisite styling, appointments and ground-breaking technology, the appeals most strongly to for whom cars and motoring are a passion.

The overall design is an reflection of the coupé’s emotional, character. Based on familiar stylistic elements, the lines of the bring out the best in normally characteristics such as dynamics and power and elegance, aesthetics and

Elegant, luxurious and spacious: The of the CLS-Class

The elegant styling of the extends throughout the interior, colours creating an inviting and top-quality materials ensuring an pleasant in-car environment. leather and exquisite wood the most important design of the interior, with the steering and automatic transmission selector finished in leather trim as and the seats boasting an elegant combination. Customers can also from a range of three trim options and four colour shades.

Hand-crafted walnut wood lends the of the CLS-Class a particularly elegant and feel. A large and lavishly trim element distinguished by the wood dominates the instrument The four-door coupé concept allows the rear passengers to get in and out of the car in Luxurious individual seats them impressive freedom of whilst the 829-millimetre gap between the and rear seats and the 1468 of elbow room put comparable in the shade. The newly developed for the driver and front passenger are adjustable and can be ordered as an option an active ventilation function or as multicontour seats.

The CLS-Class can to luxury-saloon-class levels of boot offering up to 505 litres of capacity measuring method) for the driver#146;s and luggage.

Powerful, smooth and The engines for the new CLS-Coupé

A choice of two petrol engines are available for the both distinguished by majestic development and exceptional torque Dynamic driving pleasure is a push of the right foot

Fitted with the newly V6 engine (200 kW/272 the CLS 350 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.0 seconds (provisional data). torque of 350 Newton metres is as low down as 2400 rpm, imposing pulling power for sprints or overtaking.

The responsive V6 links up with another new fitted as standard in the CLS-Class: the seven-speed automatic transmission. The transmission of its type for passenger 7G-TRONIC makes a key contribution to the acceleration of the CLS 350 and its exemplary fuel figures of 10.1 litres per 100 (NEDC combined, provisional

The six-cylinder coupé also as standard with THERMATIC climate control, a stereo speed-sensitive steering, leather wheel, 17-inch light-alloy and wide 245/45 R 17 tyres.

its 5.0-litre V8 engine, the CLS 500 is a match for sports cars such as the SL Roadster in terms of output, also offering the eight-cylinder of a top-class saloon. The engine 225 kW/306 hp and generates peak of 460 Newton metres. Once the seven-speed automatic transmission is as standard. The CLS 500 powers from 0 to 100 in 6.1 seconds (provisional data) and on to a speed which is limited at 250

Other features of the standard package for the CLS 500 which aren’t as standard in the CLS 350 include AIRMATIC DC air THERMOTRONIC luxury automatic control and 18-inch light-alloy with wide 245/40 R 18

Thinking ahead and setting the The CLS-Class safety systems, PRE-SAFE

Equipped with safety technology such as front airbags, windowbags and plus belt tensioners and force limiters on all seats, the offers impressive, typically levels of occupant safety. In customers will soon be to order the multi-award-winning Mercedes system PRE-SAFE, which critical driving situations in and activates occupant protection before an accident occurs. include instantly tightening the which bring the driver and passenger into a more seating position ahead of a collision. This allows the to provide effective protection for the in the event of an impact.

When it to active safety, the new CLS-Class is as standard with the Sensotronic Control SBC#153; system and the generation of the Electronic Stability ESP®, a clear display of technological leadership in the automotive And the coupé is available as an option a host of other innovations make life on the road safer. The high-output bi-xenon with the active cornering system, which Mercedes-Benz is for the first time with a light function, are a good

DISTRONIC proximity control, the voice-operated control system, the and display system COMAND APS its Europe-wide DVD navigation function and the access and drive authorisation KEYLESS-GO are further examples of technology which can be ordered as an to ensure even greater and driving pleasure.

Mercedes-Benz a coupé study at the 2003 Motor Show in Frankfurt at gauging the public’s appetite for the new The widespread enthusiasm which the four-door newcomer provided the car maker with the response it to give series production the light. The CLS-Class Coupé arrive in Mercedes-Benz’ sales and outlets and dealerships in autumn

Text photos: DaimlerChrysler

Mercedes-Benz Approves the New CLS-Class for

Survey of the public carried out the IAA delivers overwhelming result

The four-door Vision CLS Coupй that Mercedes-Benz presented at the International Motor Show is going into series The decision was taken by the Stuttgart-based manufacturer on the strength of the extremely results of a survey carried out the IAA. The overwhelming majority of surveyed by us are enthusiastic about the coupй. We are thus confirmed in our for this innovative vehicle and have given the go-ahead for the new CLS-Class to go into production, Professor Jьrgen Hubbert Member of the Board of Management of AG and head of the Mercedes Car Group in Preparations for the production of the four-door can thus get underway at the tradition-steeped factory in Sindelfingen.

With the Mercedes-Benz is creating a hitherto synthesis of two different vehicle the exciting design and the highly character of a coupй in perfect with the comfort and functionality of a Thus, the four-door vehicle offers a great deal added value than coupйs, at the same time as the interest of those people who a passion for motor cars and In the words of Professor Hubbert: The with the public at the IAA confirmed with the CLS, we are a coupй ahead of the rest.

The Vision CLS is the in a long line of crowd-pulling showcars. In recent years, the manufacturer has unveiled a whole of new and inspiring vehicle concepts, of which have gone on to series production. Successful of this include the A-Class, the the SLK Roadster, the SLR-McLaren and the future Sports Tourer. They the role of Mercedes-Benz as a trendsetter in the world and the importance of vehicle as forerunners for new vehicle classes. the CLS-Class, Mercedes-Benz will be defining a new, interesting segment.

Top Mercedes technology to the highest requirements

Equipped leading-edge safety technology, as adaptive front airbags, and sidebags, as well as belt and belt force limiters for all the new CLS-Class fulfils the high associated with Mercedes cars. Furthermore, the four-door offers a whole host of innovations that make both safer and more These include the AIRMATIC DC suspension, the 7G-TRONIC seven-gear transmission, the Sensotronic Brake (SBCT) brake system, a Active Light System, light and the sensor-controlled THERMOTRONIC climate control.


24.09.2003 Mercedes-Benz Vision CLS Debut in Frankfurt

A coupй ahead of the rest

Mercedes-Benz is its Vision CLS coupй study at the Motor Show (IAA) in Germany. This new and exciting concept is the first to combine the and dynamism of a coupй with the and practicality of a full-fledged saloon.

Our CLS is a coupй generation ahead of the says Professor Jьrgen member of the DaimlerChrysler AG Board of and head of the Mercedes Car Group. The of a four-door coupй opens up possibilities. Featuring a sophisticated and exclusive interior appointments, the CLS is aimed primarily at people who a passion for motor cars and

Based on a unique synthesis of and saloon, the concept car displays yet instantly dramatic lines and all the Mercedes comfort, innovation and hallmarks — the perfect of passion and practicality. And the same is of the powerful diesel engine, its 195 kW and 265 hp the drive for a truly dynamic experience. The power plant the Vision CLS from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds and enables it to reach a top of 250 km/h (electronically limited). this impressive performance not cost the earth: the six-cylinder consumes 7.5 litres of fuel per 100 km and is compliant with the strict emission standard.

The combination of the in performance with low fuel EU-4 compliance and a diesel filter highlights the enormous of this highly sophisticated biturbo diesel power and of diesel engines in general, Professor Jьrgen Hubbert.

opinion counts

The Vision CLS is the in a long line of high-profile showcars. In recent years the manufacturer has unveiled a whole of new and exciting vehicle concepts, of which have gone on to series production.

Our product team will again be on to gauge public opinion at the Motor Show. The results of survey will dictate the future holds for this vehicle concept.

All the comfort, space and boot of a saloon

With four and a generous amount of space, the CLS offers a great deal added value than coupйs in terms of both and practicality. There is a gap of 829 mm between the and rear seats, which the Vision CLS firmly in saloon Furthermore, the boot of the Mercedes car holds 470 litres (VDA method) — much than any other coupй and some saloons.

The body of the CLS is 4910 mm long whilst the length is 2854 mm.

High-tech including SBCT and seven-speed transmission

Equipped with Mercedes innovations such as front airbags, windowbags and not to mention belt tensioners and force limiters for all four the coupй concept fulfils the safety standards associated Mercedes luxury-class cars. technical highlights of the Vision CLS the Active Light System, Light and the electrohydraulic brake Sensotronic Brake Control

Mercedes-Benz combines the high-torque engine with the new 7G-TRONIC, the first seven-speed automatic for passenger cars. It ensures easy gear changes and acceleration in any gear — in keeping with the dynamic of the concept coupй.

Coupйs for

— Unique: a coupй ahead of the rest

— lines that arouse

— Intelligent: four and the interior comfort of a saloon

Dynamic: powerful biturbo and sports-tuned suspension

Developing new concepts — to set trends and automotive development — has been a major aspect of the philosophy. Throughout its 102-year the Stuttgart-based manufacturer has always the courage, expertise and leadership to go one step further. It is what has Mercedes-Benz such a pioneer of car concepts, style and technology.

in 1901, the first model to be the fine-sounding Mercedes name was one of cars that have for something entirely new and set the standards for development as a whole. It was followed by such as the 540 K Roadster in 1934, the 300 SL (1954) and the 220 model with the ever safety bodyshell In the modern era, cutting-edge have paved the way for model such as the Mercedes-Benz 190 (1982), the and the M-Class (both 1997), the impetus for the creation of new and successful segments.

The Vision CLS — the in an illustrious line of forward-looking car — is a four-door model immense appeal. It is further that Mercedes-Benz is always a ahead of the field — a generation ahead in this

The concept: a synthesis of passion and

Never before have two entirely different ideas the stylistic appeal and strong charisma of a coupй and the comfort and of a saloon — been so blended together to form a automotive entity.

All of which the Vision CLS a truly shining specimen. A valuable one-off arouses pure desire and is to help create an all-new and attractive market segment. latest Mercedes concept the aspirations of modern people who active lives and are passionate new trends. People who attach importance to individuality, stylish and sheer excitement when it to both their cars and in general.

In this sense the CLS is a car for the connoisseur — for the passionate who seeks and appreciates those special things in life.

and practicality are equally high on the of priorities for this most of customer groups, since a of elegant forms and the finest of always goes hand in with a desire for the very in no-holds-barred technology. The Vision CLS the very best of both by displaying distinctive aesthetics in detail and showcasing leading-edge All backed by the high quality with Mercedes-Benz. Not to mention the reliability which, alongside other virtues, underpins the impeccable reputation.

Form and design with highly overtones

Excitement at first — this was the effect the were aiming for when set about creating the Vision with free reign to the ultimate in coupй lines. In words, they were (virtually) complete artistic and license.

In this sense, the idea of the four-door coupй the designers with new and more options for adding a distinctly overtone to their use of forms, enabling them to fashion a new and coupй style.

This of expression is evident in every of the latest Mercedes concept. on familiar brand features, the design lines succeed in the perfect blend between contradictory characteristics such as and size, power and elegance, and practicality. In this respect the design lines reflect the and exciting character of the concept

At the heart of this dramatic and demeanour is a quite unique style: impressive overhangs at the and rear elongate the body in fashion and provide an ideal with the smooth and sweeping of the thoroughbred coupй roof. the wide, unruffled surfaces of the and rear wings provide the formal foil to the frameless windows — another coupй feature — and to the appearance.

The front end: a new Mercedes that positively exudes and passion

The front design of the CLS displays a new yet familiar look: new the headlamps create a unique and Mercedes face; familiar the classic Mercedes radiator with its distinctive vanes and the positioned star remain features. It is aspects such as in combination with the pronounced shape of the bonnet and bumper, emphasise the undoubted sporting of the four-door coupй. This of forwards thrust, power and potential is further enhanced by the contours of the wings, whilst the vanes of the radiator grille the front section a wide and powerful appearance.

Side harmonious lines and surfaces

One of the of modern Mercedes design is the between taut lines and naturally rounded forms. The CLS coupй takes this theme to a new level. A prominent accentuates the height of the body at window level and gives an feeling of safety. It takes its cue the dynamic, rounded form of the wheel arch, stretching the entire length of the body merging effortlessly into the rear light cluster. The continue along the same creating a seamless visual with the rear bumper. feature allows the designers to the perfect balance between and surfaces. It also helps to an impressively long appearance, further enhancing the sporty of the body.

The roof line is an more prominent feature of the coupй, forming a subtle yet arch spanning the powerful It flows gracefully into an C-pillar configuration which the line smoothly downwards the rear section, thus a graceful silhouette.

At the rear the deepness of the bumper emphasises the of the body and, in combination the two chromed tailpipes, reinforces the aura of the concept coupй.

its highly sophisticated design the Vision CLS brings a new and scintillating to the world of motoring and a whole new to the term sheer driving

The interior: refined ambience light tones and high-grade

The interior is equally impressive: the colour shades are utterly whilst the high-quality materials any stay on board an absolute Leather and wood are the main design elements. Traditionally natural-grain leather is used for the on the dashboard and the A-pillar panels in the interior. And an extra touch of is provided by the elegant diamond-shaped of the supple, light beige-coloured which adorns the seats and door panels.

Real — as opposed to imitations has always been an important for enhancing the elegance and sophistication of interiors. In the Vision CLS, the are instantly drawn to the handcrafted oak with its light tone and open-pore grain. A trim made from this of natural materials spans the entire face of the dashboard, creating an air of sophistication. And, the leather appointments, it helps a natural feel to the interior of the CLS.

Daylight is another design aspect of the Vision CLS A large, transparent roof made of glass stretches the windscreen to the rear end, the interior in light and thus the occupants a overriding feeling of In addition the glass roof has the of bringing the driver and passengers to their outside environment, making a ride on board the CLS even more of a pleasurable

The smooth-flowing design lines a seamless visual link the dashboard, the doors and the rear of the This design element, with the sophisticated colour and specially selected materials, a truly balanced and harmonious The effect is enhanced by the centre and transmission tunnel, which to form an elegant feature sweeps gracefully rearwards, dividing the two luxury rear Compartments beneath the padded, covered armrests between the seats and in the centre console at the provide ample space for cup and holders.

The cockpit: chronometer-style and precision

The new-look instrument is a blend of classical and modern elements. Situated in the centre of the is a large, round speedometer by two somewhat smaller dials: the and the rev counter. Each of these is, in turn, flanked by a bargraph-style the fuel and coolant temperature Light-coloured dials, a decorative trim and front panels chrome rings with a lustre accentuate the high-quality, look of the instruments.

Ergonomic a la Mercedes-Benz makes the various much easier to use, enabling the driver to enjoy after mile on the road. The of this ergonomic concept is the steering wheel which has illuminated paddles for calling up information or controlling selected at the touch of a button. Devices as the radio, telephone and navigation among others, can be easily in this way.

The dimensions: on a par with a saloon

The large doors are without doubt the striking feature of the new coupй They represent the real that sets the Vision CLS from other coupйs it comes to convenience and practicality. impressive is the room available in the of the four-door coupй: in terms of at knee height (77 mm), (924 mm) and shoulder room mm), the Vision CLS is vastly to other coupйs of similar The space between seats, between the front and rear reference points (SRPs), is 829 mm more than enough to many a saloon.

The body of the concept coupй is mm long, 1851 mm wide and mm high. And the wheelbase length of mm ensures an exemplary level of inside the Vision CLS.

In of boot space also, the is a fully-fledged touring car for four. a capacity of 470 litres (according to the VDA method), the boot provides of room for suitcases, golf or other luggage items. The CLS outperforms many a saloon and all in this respect.

In conclusion, the engineers and designers have in combining stunning coupй with the comfort, convenience and everyday practicality of a saloon.

The system: diesel power and for dynamic driving pleasure

The CLS has a sports-tuned chassis, AIRMATIC DC air speed-sensitive power steering, wide-base tyres (255/35 R 19 at the 285/30 R 19 at the rear) and, at its a powerful biturbo engine. can be few better recipes for superlative dynamics and sheer driving

With a power output of 195 hp and a peak torque of 560 Nm available just 2000 rpm, the CDI power plant shows how sophisticated Mercedes-Benz diesel has now become. As well as returning figures of 7.5 litres per 100 km (NEDC the Vision CLS delivers performance on a par higher-capacity V8 petrol-engined models, from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds and 60 to 120 km/h in 5.7 seconds. It goes on to a top speed of 250 km/h (electronically

The high-torque six-cylinder CDI engine is the partner for the newly developed — the world’s first automatic for passenger cars. will be introducing it as standard for V8 E-, S-, SL- and models from autumn The special kick-down technology at the of the 7G-TRONIC allows fast in any gear and supreme ease of

Safety: Mercedes innovations bi-xenon Active Light to SBCT

Cutting-edge Mercedes also mean the four-door coupй excels in terms of equipment, with a specification includes adaptive front as well as two-stage belt limiters and high-performance belt for all four seats. Not to mention and windowbags.

Further innovations are features of the Vision CLS include headlamps, Active Light automatic Cornering Light and the brake system SBCT, all of ensure safer motoring and the risk of accidents. In addition, incorporates unique convenience such as Softstop for stopping in heavy traffic, Anti-stall to make hill-starts easier and Assist, an aid that enables to apply the brakes in stop-and-go simply by releasing the accelerator.

photos: DaimlerChrysler

14.05.2003 at the end of 2004

The 4-door E class will be introduced on the IAA 2003 as a car. However the final of the car we will see in Geneva in March E-class should be launched with a name CLE or CLS. It be probably the most comfortable in the world because of 2 additional It is very important during in the car. CLE will share or less 85 % of parts with E saloon. If we look on the graphics we can see stylistically the car is similar to the saloon The car will have lower The form of the car’s roof be more flat. The interior be made from high materials with exclusive trims. CLE’s dashboard differ from that of the At first there will be V6 and V8 engines (output: 218 and 500 hp) so the two 5,5 liter AMG (one with and the other Kompressor). Later V6 i V8 diesel will be offered. the US magazine SPIES reported that will be offered also a cabrio. Its premiere is planned in This cabrio will 4 door and will be equipped 3-part variodach from SL

Auto, Motor und Sport

Benz will have in six Coupй models in the offer: To the Coupй models: the CL, CLK, SLR (2003), 2004 a A-class and the CLE (C 219) probably come, a Coupй on e-class-basis. It will be on the IAA 2003 as Showcar, in two equipment Elegance and avantgarde. The b-columns are completely covered by the strongly side windows, so that is an impression of a continuous glass Concerning the price the CLE will 50.000 Euro, but one receives in generous equipment (Airmatic DC, Multi-Xenon-headlamps as standard). The following are planned:

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