2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 4Matic Diamond White
My 2012 CLS550 4Matic in Diamond White. 4.6-Liter V8 Twin turbo 402 horsepower, 443 Torque.
Ordered in July 2011, arrived November 2011. AMG 19" Sport Package, Illuminated Door Sills, Black Leather, Black Ash Wood Trim, Wood/Leather Steering Wheel with Paddle Shifters.
Refused to let the dealer mount the Front License Plate. Didn't want them to drill into the bumper, regardless of the NY law it looks better without.
50% Windshield tint and 15% tint on all surrounding windows.
Interior video added 03/02/2012.
Mercedes CLS review - Auto Express
Full review: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/firstdrives/257923/mercedes_cls_350_blueefficiency.html
It's the original four-door coupé -- and now, the CLS is back for its difficult second instalment! Since 2004, a total of 170,00 customers have been seduced by the big Mercedes' blend of luxury and striking good looks. And it's inspired the likes of the Porsche Panamera and Audi A7. So can the all-new CLS pick up where its predecessor left off?
CLS550 Park Assist
How to use the Park Assist on the new 2012 CLS550. Demonstration by Carlo Genao Master Certified Sales/Leasing Consultant
2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550
A new Mercedes-Benz.
Outrageous proportions: a long bonnet, narrow-look windows with frameless side windows, dynamic roof sweeping back at an angle towards the rear. In 2003 the four-door Coupé was born: and the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class immediately established itself as a new style icon. The proportions have stayed the same - and yet everything is different: the second generation of this design trendsetter has adopted a completely new look.
What immediately strikes the eye is the innovative front design, which is reminiscent of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. Visually, the radiator grille is not integrated into the bonnet but is formed separately. This highlights the long, sporty bonnet even further. The grille is dominated by the large central star, which underlines the car's relationship to the other coupés of the brand and strengthens the brand identity. The large, elongated dark air inlets with black grilles also add to the vehicle's athletic appearance.
Another distinguishing feature comes in the form of the LED High Performance headlamps, which are the world's first to offer all of the regular dynamic light functions using LED technology. This innovation boasts an impressive design - inside it is divided into three arrow-shaped layers from top to bottom: the upper layer contains an LED indicator, beneath which is a striking LED side light offering LED low beam functions. The side light can also be seen when the dipped beam function is switched on, thereby creating a novel and separate night-time design as a distinctive look. The lowest level of the headlamp houses the main beam and nightview functions. A total of 71 LEDs not only provide an unmistakable appearance, but also offer a significantly enhanced view of the road compared with previous systems.
Individuality is written large in the new Mercedes CLS. The model range for the four-door Coupé is correspondingly extensive - it will be at first be available with rear-wheel drive and then, from September 2011 onwards, for the first time as a 4MATIC with all-wheel drive. As regards the drive system, customers will at first have a choice between four petrol and diesel engines, with four, six and eight cylinders and an output range of between 150 kW (204 hp) and 300 kW (408 hp), or 2143 to 4633 cc displacement.
A total of 12 different paint finishes, including the SHAPE manganite grey matt paintwork, can be combined with the five interior colours - black, alpaca grey, almond beige, aubergine and porcelain. Three different versions of leather upholstery are available to choose from: leather (nappa leather), PASSION leather (a fine semi-aniline leather) and Exclusive PASSION leather (where also the instrument panel and beltline are leather-covered). There are five different finishes available for the trim elements - brown high-gloss burr walnut, black high-gloss ash, satin-finish light brown poplar, black piano lacquer as well as AMG carbon fibre for the CLS Edition 1. In this way, customers purchasing a CLS can, according to their own tastes, choose to accentuate either fresh naturalness or elegant sportiness.
Countless optional extras make it possible to individualise one's Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class further - including opting for active multicontour seats, LED High Performance headlamps, Keyless Go and the harman/kardon sound system, as well as many support systems including the new Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist with brake actuation (for more information on the latter, please refer to the section "Active Safety"). Over and above this, Mercedes-Benz has put together three packages offering appropriate combinations of optional extras.
A customer opting for the Exterior Sports package will get a Mercedes CLS with visible, chromed tailpipes. The Sport CLS also has a lowered suspension with sports tuning, alloy wheels in size 18 or 19 (and, optionally, in anthracite) and a trim element in black on the rear bumper.
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
An exclusive look at the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. With its out-of-the-ordinary design, the new CLS is following on in the footsteps of its predecessor and will appeal to car connoisseurs who appreciate sense and sensibility. In addition to its special shape and form, and the perfect craftsmanship deployed, it also fulfils its technical role as an innovator: so it is that the new CLS is launched from the start with completely new engines. In combination with further measures to increase efficiency such as the ECO start/stop function or the more advanced 7-G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission, this gives a saving in fuel consumption of up to 25 percent. Further brand-new features include the Active Parking Assist and the LED High Performance headlamps, which for the first time offer all the dynamic light functions in LED technology
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