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Mercedes-Benz CLS350 CDI 2012

Outrageous proportions: an extended bonnet, narrow-appearance home windows with frameless facet home windows, dynamic roof sweeping again at an attitude toward the rear. In 2003 the 4-door Coupé turned into born: and the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class straight away hooked up itself as a brand new fashion icon. The proportions have stayed the equal - and but the whole lot is distinctive: the 2nd technology of this layout trendsetter has followed a totally new appearance.

What straight away moves the attention is the progressive the front layout, that's paying homage to the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. Visually, the radiator grille isn't always incorporated into the bonnet however is shaped separately. This highlights the lengthy, sporty bonnet even similarly. The grille is ruled by means of the massive crucial supermegacelebrity, which underlines the auto's dating to the alternative coupés of the logo and strengthens the logo identity. The massive, elongated darkish air inlets with black grilles additionally upload to the automobile's athletic appearance.

Another distinguishing characteristic comes withinside the shape of the LED High Performance headlamps, that are the sector's first to provide all the normal dynamic mild capabilities the use of LED era. This innovation boasts an excellent layout - inner it's miles divided into 3 arrow-fashioned layers from pinnacle to backside: the top layer incorporates an LED indicator, underneath that's a putting LED facet mild providing LED low beam capabilities. The facet mild also can be visible while the dipped beam feature is switched on, thereby growing a unique and separate night-time layout as a extraordinary appearance. The lowest degree of the headlamp homes the primary beam and nightview capabilities. A general of seventy one LEDs now no longer best offer an unmistakable appearance, however additionally provide a substantially stronger view of the street as compared with preceding structures.

The regular Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class outline, with its elegantly lengthy proportions, is the dominating characteristic of the brand new version. The impact of the dynamic, athletic shape has been stronger with a brand new interaction of strains and regions. The the front fringe of the shape above the wings slopes off toward the rear. This novel layout characteristic, referred to as the losing line by means of designers, represents a brand new interpretation of a proper layout detail reminiscent of the uniquely wealthy wealth of paperwork found in anciental Mercedes sports activities cars.A extraordinary and muscular sports activities automobile-like shoulder line above the rear axle highlights the athletic individual of the brand new CLS. The flared wheel arches resemble the effective thighs of a pussycat predator ready to pounce.

The facet view is rounded off with extensive wrap-round tail lighting proposing LED era that are organized withinside the shape of a linking detail to the rear of the automobile. The form is emphasised by means of the extensive shoulder line, that's genuinely seen from in the back of and helps the flat hardtop. A extensive steel insert provides a similarly visible spotlight on the rear.

The indoors: Luxurious surrounds with many one of a kind touches.Quite aside from its breathtaking layout, the automobile frame of the brand new Mercedes CLS spoils all occupants with its beneficiant indoors measurements: particularly, the 4-door coupé gives greater elbow room (eight/21 millimetres on the the front/again) and greater shoulder room (21/thirteen millimetres) than its predecessor. The start line for this more area turned into the automobile frame, that's 29 millimetres longer, thirteen millimetres better and eight millimetres wider than its predecessor. The wheelbase has multiplied too, by means of 20 millimetres to 2874 millimetres.

The boot has a potential of 520 litres and, for the primary time withinside the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, comes with EASY-PACK quickfold as an optionally available more for the rear seat backrest which folds down in a 1/three:2/three proportion. Up to 19 distinctive locations to keep and steady gadgets during the auto make it brief and clean to deal with smaller gadgets. The EASY-PACK consolation field for the boot, that's an optionally available more, gives even greater stowage area. It is generally folded flat and saved below the parcel shelf. If the EASY-PACK consolation field is wished, it is able to be pulled out and folded down. Thanks to its bendy base, its extent may be various from 7 to fifty five litres. Its can undergo a most of ten kilograms in weight. The field, which is a few 530 millimetres extensive, may be eliminated from the boot with out the want for gear if its complete potential is needed.

Stylish cockpit with 3 spherical dials and color presentations.In addition to the "wrap-round impact" of the device panel guide, the newly-designed multifunction steerage wheel withinside the three-spoke layout in Nappa leather-based is mainly eye-catching. The steerage wheel is to be had in black or almond beige; a wood-and-leather-based end is likewise to be had as an optionally available more. In the optionally available AMG Sports bundle there may be a mainly sporty steerage wheel which has a flattened wreath withinside the decrease half. Both steerage wheel alternatives have 12 multifunction keys to manipulate the infotainment capabilities.

The spotlight of the one of a kind CLS instrumentation is the all-color, 3-dimensional TFT show withinside the center of the speedometer, measuring 109 millimetres in diameter. The mileage and ride odometer seem withinside the decrease place of the show, the pinnacle presentations - among different matters - records from the driving force help structures. A 3-dimensional photo of the automobile seems while moving into or out of the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Three tube-fashioned spherical dials withinside the cockpit tell the driving force of the coolant temperature and gasoline tank degree (at the left), velocity (withinside the center) and engine rpm (at the proper). A massive color show in 16:nine format, elegantly incorporated into the top a part of the device panel guide, offers records on all of the infotainment capabilities. The TFT show (Active Matrix Thin Film Transistor), that's backlit with LED lighting, makes use of so-referred to as IPS era. IPS stands for "in-aircraft switching", which describes the shift course of the liquid crystal. The advantage of this era is that it presentations excessive-comparison pictures which live sharp outdoor the direct line of vision. Depending at the specification, variations of this contemporary show are to be had: a 14.7 cm model for the Audio 20 and Audio 50 APS structures; and a excessive-decision 17.7 cm variation for COMAND APS.

The centre console suits harmoniously with the form and color of the device panel. The manage unit for the infotainment gadget and the optionally available automobile telecellsmartphone may be located below the analogue clock and air vents. The push-button switches for seat heating, seat air flow, the threat caution lamps, rear window blind and different objects of system ordered as alternatives are organized beneath this; they had been galvanised and are backlit. The massive spherical manage knobs for the automated weather manage, that's furnished as popular, are placed withinside the decrease a part of the centre console. The controller withinside the tunnel trim serves because the crucial manage detail for the infotainment structures and gives a brief and clean start line for navigating the nicely-organised menus controlling the structures.

THERMOTRONIC weather manage with 3 man or woman weather modes

The 2nd-technology Mercedes CLS may be optionally geared up with an automated weather manage gadget which now no longer best permits man or woman temperatures to be set for 3 zones - for the driving force, the the front passenger and the rear passengers - however moreover gives unique weather modes. This way that, if the optionally to be had THERMOTRONIC gadget is geared up, the auto occupants can select "Diffuse", "Medium" or "Focus" settings at the THERMOTRONIC at the frenzy of a button and as a consequence alter the air amount and air distribution to their liking while not having to go away the handy computerized mode.

In "Diffuse" mode, for instance, the THERMOTRONIC gadget operates with a decrease air velocity and distributes the air over a extensive place in order that there are fewer draughts. This is the motive of the routinely managed, upwards willing diffuse nozzle withinside the centre of the dashboard. In "Focus" mode, meanwhile, the air shops withinside the centre place of the dashboard are used for the maximum element, assembly the want for a right away float of a bigger amount of air. The popular gadget geared up withinside the CLS is the 2-sector THERMATIC computerized weather manage.

The last in seating consolation permitting modifications to healthy man or woman ergonomic needs

Refined sportiness - this philosophy applies additionally to the seats, as they integrate the last in seating consolation with sporty lateral guide. Four distinctive the front seat sorts are to be had to pick out from:

  • The popular seat itself meets the very best ergonomic requirements. Thanks to the stuffed seat piping, the sensation of consolation genuinely while moving into the automobile is unique. A unique upholstery era is deployed right here, which fits extra foam filling straight away underneath the fabric or leather-based upholstery. The the front seats may be adjusted electrically as popular. The Memory bundle, which permits 3 man or woman settings to be saved, is to be had as an optionally available more.
  • The form of the optionally available multicontour seat may be in my opinion adjusted by means of and for the driving force and passenger to in shape their anatomy or to healthy their non-public desires in regards to consolation. Thanks to an progressive era for adjusting the seat facet bolsters, for instance, the width of the backrest may be adjusted on each facets in a stepless operation by means of as much as forty five millimetres, i.e. by means of as much as ninety millimetres in general. Other bonuses of the brand new multicontour seat consist of the pneumatic peak adjustment facility for the seat cushion and the excessive-consolation head restraints.
  • The energetic multicontour seat gives the equal consolation capabilities and moreover has excessive-velocity piezo valves withinside the air chambers which alter the charging strain and extent of the air chambers withinside the facet bolsters of the seat backs, relying at the steerage attitude, lateral acceleration and automobile velocity, to offer each the driving force and the front seat passenger with even more guide. It additionally has the excessive-consolation head restraint and, moreover, a rubdown feature.
  • Climate consolation is similarly stronger by means of the optionally to be had energetic climatised the front seats, that are to be had as an optionally available more. Four ventilators withinside the seat cushion and withinside the backrest extract cool air from the ground place of the indoors and distribute it lightly via a air flow tissue underneath the seat floor. The moderate airflow can save you the auto's occupants from sweating, even if it's miles extraordinarily warm outdoor. Seat heating also can be decided on for all 4 seats as an optionally available more.

Individual seats for the passengers withinside the rear, for the primary time geared up with ISOFIX infant seat attachments

Two man or woman seats withinside the rear offer a mainly snug enjoy withinside the 2nd row. These seats are nicely-preferred for his or her massive lateral guide which comes from the contouring. There is a roomy stowage compartment withinside the centre armrest among the 2 seats, which if preferred also can comprise a cup holder for a bottle. An electrically-operated rear-window blind for the rear passengers is likewise to be had as an alternative, that can palpably and measurably lessen daylight streaming in on the contact of a button. It is constant to the C-pillars, as it's miles withinside the S-Class.

For the primary time Mercedes-Benz is providing the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class with ISOFIX, the worldwide popular securing gadget for infant seats. The mechanism is geared up as popular and contains maintaining brackets in every rear seat function, withinside the hole among the again relaxation and seat cushion, in addition to a further 0.33 anchor factor above the backrest, the so-referred to as pinnacle tether.

Car radio, CD participant and Bluetooth interface as popular

Nowadays, no person desires to leave out out at the news, the telecellsmartphone, direction steerage or tune listening satisfaction while withinside the automobile. For this cause Mercedes-Benz has ready the brand new CLS with ultra-modern infotainment centers, which stand out for his or her excessive overall performance capability, however above taken with their ease of use. They are referred to as the Audio 20 CD (furnished as popular), Audio 50 APS and COMAND APS (furnished as optionally available extras).

All of the gadgets consist of velocity-touchy extent manage, a keypad for getting into telecellsmartphone numbers and radio frequencies, a color show withinside the centre of the dashboard, and a Bluetooth interface to attach a cell telecellsmartphone to the hands-unfastened gadget wirelessly. Eight loudspeakers furnished as popular and placed withinside the doorways make certain outstanding sound quality.

Features of the Audio 20 CD gadget, geared up as popular, consist of a CD participant (with MP3 capability), a twin tuner for FM/MW/LW/SW, computerized station seek, RDS feature (FM reception) and a four x 20-watt amplifier.

The AUDIO 50 APS infotainment gadget is an all-in-one tool proposing a aggregate of automobile radio, DVD participant and Europe-extensive navigation gadget with -dimensional map show. The radio capabilities and the alternatives for linking with different structures are similar to for the Audio 20 gadget. Mercedes clients who choose the model with fundamental six-disc DVD changer additionally obtain the LINGUATRONIC voice-operated manage gadget.

The COMAND APS multimedia gadget evolved by means of Mercedes-Benz consists of a DVD participant for audio and video in addition to a Europe-extensive navigation gadget whose records are saved on a forty-gigabyte tough power, permitting extraordinarily rapid get entry to to the navigation records and, as compared to DVD-primarily based totally navigation, even quicker direction calculations. The excessive-decision map seems at the 17.7 cm color show withinside the centre of the device panel and excels in presenting beneficial extra records. By manner of instance, the map suggests the outlines of distinguished homes alongside the direction to resource orientation.

Mercedes-Benz combines COMAND APS with the voice-operated manage gadget LINGUATRONIC and a so-referred to as text-to-speech feature as popular. This makes it feasible for direction-associated site visitors reviews, SMS messages, cope with ee-e book entries or radio station names to be study out to the driving force. The gadget routinely reads out new site visitors reviews which might be applicable to the present day direction.

Additional structures for the last in listening satisfaction and entertainment

Mercedes clients can, if preferred, integrate the infotainment centers for the CLS with different structures:

  • The Logic7 surround sound gadget evolved by means of Mercedes-Benz collectively with the audio experts harman/kardon® gives you an excellent overall performance with 3-dimensional sound as a herbal 360-diploma musical enjoy for all passengers.
  • iPods, USB sticks or different outside audio gadgets can hyperlink to the infotainment gadget of the brand new Mercedes CLS via a media interface withinside the stowage compartment withinside the centre console.
  • A separate DAB tuner (DAB = Digital Audio Broadcasting) and further aerials (optionally available) permit passengers on board the brand new CLS to obtain virtual radio stations in CD quality. The gadget switches to analogue reception routinely while the DAB sign is simply too weak.

The version variety: Every CLS is a one-off

Individuality is written massive withinside the new Mercedes CLS. The version variety for the 4-door Coupé is correspondingly massive - it'll be in the beginning be to be had with rear-wheel power and then, from September 2011 onwards, for the primary time as a 4MATIC with all-wheel power. As regards the power gadget, clients will in the beginning have a desire among 4 petrol and diesel engines, with 4, six and 8 cylinders and an output variety of among one hundred fifty kW (204 hp) and three hundred kW (408 hp), or 2143 to 4633 cc displacement.

A general of 12 distinctive paint finishes, such as the SHAPE manganite gray matt paintwork, may be mixed with the 5 indoors colorations - black, alpaca gray, almond beige, aubergine and porcelain. Three distinctive variations of leather-based upholstery are to be had to pick out from: leather-based (nappa leather-based), PASSION leather-based (a exceptional semi-aniline leather-based) and Exclusive PASSION leather-based (wherein additionally the device panel and beltline are leather-based-covered). There are 5 distinctive finishes to be had for the trim factors - brown excessive-gloss burr walnut, black excessive-gloss ash, satin-end mild brown poplar, black piano lacquer in addition to AMG carbon fibre for the CLS Edition 1. In this manner, clients buying a CLS can, in step with their very own tastes, pick out to intensify both clean naturalness or stylish sportiness.

Countless optionally available extras make it feasible to individualise one's Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class similarly - such as choosing energetic multicontour seats, LED High Performance headlamps, Keyless Go and the harman/kardon sound gadget, in addition to many guide structures such as the brand new Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist with brake actuation (for greater records at the latter, please seek advice from the segment "Active Safety"). Over and above this, Mercedes-Benz has prepare 3 applications providing suitable combos of optionally available extras.

A consumer choosing the Exterior Sports bundle gets a Mercedes CLS with seen, chromed tailpipes. The Sport CLS additionally has a diminished suspension with sports activities tuning, alloy wheels in length 18 or 19 (and, optionally, in anthracite) and a trim detail in black at the rear bumper.The AMG Sports bundle contains a multifunction sports activities steerage wheel in nappa leather-based withinside the three-spoke layout, with flattened backside segment, aluminium pedals, AMG bumpers to the the front (with unmarried-louvred grille) and rear, AMG alloy wheels in length 18 or 19, AMG ground mats, seen tailpipes, and withinside the indoors, in aggregate with black leather-based seats, mild-colored felled seams at the seats, headrests and armrests. With the AMG Sports bundle, the automated transmission has a 3rd shift programme - M - which permits the equipment to be decided on manually the use of the paddles at the steerage wheel. In addition to this, the adaptive suspension is greater sportily tuned.The Exclusive bundle combines seats in exceptional semi-aniline leather-based with nappa leather-based for the device panel, centre console and components of the door trim. The roof lining is product of alcantara. The Exclusive bundle, which additionally consists of ambient lights, is to be had with all of the indoors colorations and trim factors.

The CLS "Edition 1" could be to be had for a restrained length of twelve months following marketplace launch. The distinguishing capabilities of this unique version are the SHAPE matt paint end in manganite gray; the leather-based upholstery in designo corteccia tundra brown pearl which has a steel shimmer to it; floormats with Edition 1 lettering; a black roof liner; and aluminium pedals. For the indoors trim factors withinside the Edition 1 there may be a desire among satin-end mild brown poplar, black piano lacquer or AMG carbon fibre.

The bodywork: A first: frameless, all-aluminium doorways

Intelligent light-weight creation performs a decisive function in bridging the traditional battle of targets among low weight and excessive energy withinside the new CLS. The CLS is as a consequence the primary automobile from Mercedes-Benz to have frameless, all-aluminium doorways. These are crafted from deep-drawn aluminium panels with extruded sections, and in evaluation with traditional metal doorways, are a few 24 kilograms lighter. This isn't always best useful to the environment, working comfort is multiplied too: the Coupé doorways may be opened and closed greater easily, mainly on an incline. The new creation has referred to as for brand new becoming a member of techniques: in preference to welding, a aggregate of gluing and riveting has been used.

In order to guarantee quality, withinside the manufacturing procedure the doorways are placed withinside the frames by means of extraordinarily specific robots; and the facet home windows are geared up with the finest precision the use of laser dimension era. As a end result, this door layout meets the equal seal necessities as for the door frames on a saloon, which must be established in a Mercedes inner test (one in every of several) wherein it's miles subjected to excessive-strain checking out with water strain at eighty bar. To positioned this in context: this strain is ready 5 instances better than the strain wished by means of an coffee system to provide an awesome crema.

Apart from the doorways, the bonnet, the front wings, boot lid, parcel shelf, diverse guide profiles and enormous components of the suspension and engines are all product of aluminium. The the front stop is a hybrid creation product of aluminium panels and plastic reinforced with fibre-glass. The one-piece aluminium crash bins withinside the the front place are geared up withinside the facet individuals and are screwed into the facet with them.

The massive the front bumper with the fundamental grille with the concentrated supermegacelebrity is product of polypropylene. The substances professionals at Mercedes-Benz have labored collectively with the professionals from the dealer of this element to increase the plastics formulation, which has a particular talcum content material of 15 percentage, in an effort to gain an most efficient compromise among weight and tension, in addition to outstanding thermal properties. As assisting shape for the bumper there may be a the front stop that's a hybrid creation of aluminium sheet and plastic reinforced with fibre glass. For each CLS, unique adjustable furniture are used to make certain the the front suits precisely and the space dimensions are the equal all spherical.

About seventy two percentage of all panels used for the bodyshell of the brand new Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class are crafted from inflexible and ultra-inflexible metal alloys. The ultra-inflexible excessive-tech alloys, that have 3 to 4 instances greater tensile energy than traditional inflexible kinds of metal, account for round 8 percentage of general weight. They are deployed in regions wherein there can be excessive cloth stresses withinside the occasion of an coincidence - for instance, withinside the occasion of a facet-on collision, withinside the B-pillars and facet body of the roof; in addition to withinside the rear, to create a solid crossmember.

Front-stop shape: cave in sector on 4 stages

Compared to the preceding version collection, the Mercedes engineers have similarly enlarged the deformation zones appreciably withinside the the front and rear sections of the brand new CLS, in addition to enhancing the strength flows. The the front cave in sector has 4 independently performing effect stages, that means that the forces may be disbursed over a extensive place at the same time as bypassing the passenger mobileular.

  • Sectional panelsabove the wheel arches shape the top facet-member degree. From right here, the effect forces are channelled into the A-pillars and, ultimately, into the roof body.
  • An aluminium crossmember connects the ahead-prolonged facet individuals and guarantees that the forces are transferred to the facet going through farfar from the effect. The crossmember and the ahead-prolonged facet individuals shape the crucial effect sector.
  • The subframe to which the engine, steerage and the front axle are connected additionally serves as an effect degree withinside the occasion of a frontal collision. It is product of excessive-energy metal and, relying at the engine variation, may be linked to the newly evolved ground facet individuals by using unique assisting tubes. As a consequence, the subframe can deform in a predetermined way and take in strength withinside the occasion of a crash on the only hand and channel excessive effect forces directly into the automobile ground on the alternative.
  • The facet skirts had been prolonged forwards to guide the wheel and save you it from getting into the footwell withinside the occasion of an offset frontal collision. In order to offer mainly centered the front-wheel guide and location, Mercedes-Benz has additionally evolved unique struts and further strength-soaking up factors for the wheel arches. The struts are organized diagonally and save you the passenger mobileular from sinking withinside the occasion of an effect.

The firewall is a 4-element creation. This layout permits Mercedes engineers to differ the cloth thickness in step with the extent of vulnerability in an coincidence. As the weight performing at the firewall all through a frontal crash is finest withinside the decrease segment, the sheet metal used right here is sort of 50 percentage thicker.

As nicely as being a primary cause in the back of the excessive degree of effect resistance, this intelligently designed bodyshell now no longer best complements journey consolation, it additionally reduces noise and vibration. The Sindelfingen engineers paid precise interest to the connecting factors among the suspension and the bodyshell, that are required to resist very excessive forces. These have been mainly strengthened to make certain that street-brought on vibrations aren't transferred to the frame on the fee of using enjoyment. An indicator of the outstanding ordinary end result is the static flexural energy of the bodyshell, which suggests a 28 percentage development over its predecessor. Torsional energy multiplied by means of six percentage.

Passenger mobileular: custom-designed ground panels and strong load-bearing sections

The passenger mobileular of the brand new CLS has been proven to be a shape that's clearly proof against deformation and which continues the occupant area intact, even at excessive effect speeds, irrespective of whether or not the collision is head-on, from the rear or from the facet, or whether or not the automobile rolls over. The use of excessive-energy metal and thicker panels performs as critical a function right here because the set up of extra load-bearing individuals.

The essential ground meeting as a consequence is composed of various sheet-steel plates that both go through bendy rolling or are welded collectively by means of laser beam and ultimately fashioned. Flexible way that the excessive-tensile metal may be processed in this kind of manner that regions with distinctive metal thicknesses may be produced inside a unmarried component. The center clean paperwork the tunnel - the real spine of the passenger mobileular. Here the thickness of the custom-designed panels varies among zero.7 and 1.1 millimetres, and among 1.fifty five and millimetres for the tunnel reinforcements, relying at the stresses and hundreds to which they may be subjected.

The non-stop ground facet individuals, the insides of that are similarly strengthened with more sections, are very critical each for occupant safety and the tension of the bodyshell. Their the front faces hook up with the facet individuals, thereby lengthening the weight-bearing paths alongside which forces may be disbursed withinside the occasion of an effect. At the rear, the ground facet individuals amplify as a ways because the crossmember underneath the rear seat unit to stabilise the whole ground shape.

The Mercedes engineers have additionally integrated strong aluminium transverse sections - called transmission tunnel braces - into the ground meeting. One is placed underneath the transmission, and is designed to direct forces to the facet of the automobile going through farfar from the effect withinside the occasion of a facet-on collision. The 2nd paperwork a connection among the 2 facet individuals. It likewise braces the ground meeting and is capable of channel effect forces into the ground shape at an early degree following a facet-on collision.

Rear-stop shape: facet individuals with mainly graduated cloth thicknesses.Multi-piece facet individuals and a strong, bendy crossmember crafted from ultra-excessive-energy metal shape the important thing additives of the rear-stop shape. The rear facet individuals are non-stop, closed field sections with cautiously graduated cloth thicknesses. These are capable of take in excessive forces, thereby creating a decisive contribution to occupant protection withinside the occasion of a rear effect. The bolt-on bendy crossmember is synthetic the use of a bendy rolling procedure which likewise permits the cloth thickness to be various as required. Accordingly, the cloth thickness at the outdoor of the crossmember - wherein effect hundreds are highest - is more than at the inner.Avoiding injuries and decreasing the outcomes of injuries: that is the complete method followed by means of Mercedes-Benz in its protection studies and stated together by means of the corporation as "Real Life Safety". As a part of this, lots of structures designed to lessen the load at the driving force even similarly could be making their debut withinside the new CLS. These consist of Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist in addition to LED High Performance headlamps providing diverse mild capabilities. The new capabilities constitute a similarly development of so-referred to as "driving force-health protection" by means of the corporation's engineers. In addition to journey and seating consolation and additionally quiet strolling, a good sized function is likewise performed by means of the headlamp and windscreen wiper structures, for instance, in addition to the clean, secure operation of the automobile. On pinnacle of this there also are the PRE-SAFE structures that can warn, guide and guard the driving force while a actual chance of an coincidence has been detected.

Premiere: LED High Performance headlamps with whole mild capability

The new CLS is the primary automobile withinside the international to characteristic optionally available LED High Performance headlamps, which integrate the thrilling daytime color affect of LED era with the overall performance, capability and strength performance of present day bi-xenon mild technology. The new mild gadget capabilities the Intelligent Light System which has already been attempted and examined in Mercedes-Benz fashions with bi-xenon headlamps. Its 5 mild capabilities - usa mode, dual carriageway mode, stronger fog lamps, energetic mild feature and cornering mild feature - had been mainly designed for regular using or climate situations.

In comparison to the primary automobiles ready with LED headlamps, no compromises are actually essential with appreciate to the capability and overall performance of the lights era. There are similarly arguments for the LED-primarily based totally lights era: the common working lifestyles of an LED is round 10,000 hours, round 5 instances longer than that of a xenon mild; moreover, LED headlamps maximum carefully approximate to the color of daytime. This way that LED mild is consistent with the ordinary human notion patterns. Studies have proven that the nearer the color of synthetic mild involves daytime, the much less the stress at the eyes. With a color temperature of 5500 kelvin, LED mild is in the direction of daytime (6500 K) than xenon mild (4200 K). The driving force's enjoy of this impact is that color impressions at night-time appear near daytime colorations and she or he has the sensation that there may be more brightness on the street.

The mild experts at Mercedes-Benz have additionally been capable of integrate LED era with the progressive Adaptive Highbeam Assist for the primary time, main to a totally new degree of protection at night. The fundamental precept in the back of Adaptive Highbeam Assist is as follows: if the gadget detects an oncoming automobile or a automobile in the front with its lighting on, the gadget dims the headlamps and constantly adjusts the headlamp variety in this kind of manner that the cone-fashioned beam of headlamp mild does now no longer attain those automobiles. There is, in addition, the Night View Assist Plus gadget as an alternative.

But properly visibility isn't always best wished at night - and also can depend upon some of reputedly beside the point elements. So that the CLS driving force's view while searching ahead at an attitude isn't always obscured - notwithstanding the angled coupé-like windscreen and A-pillars - the outside mirrors aren't installed withinside the window triangle. Instead they had been given a brand new expanded function at the beltline. This improves all-spherical visibility, specially while becoming facet streets, for instance.

Premiere: Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist

Assistance structures are getting an increasing number of critical those days, presenting guide for drivers as they carry out a complicated activity. In the brand new Mercedes CLS, for instance, demonstrated technology like ABS, ESP®and Brake Assist paintings along a dozen help structures to assist save you injuries and decrease their effect. These variety from drowsiness detection to computerized complete brake utility on recognising that there may be an acute chance of a collision, and from Adaptive Highbeam Assist to site visitors signal recognition.

One new characteristic is the Active Blind Spot Assist. It warns the driving force while converting lanes if a chance of collision is detected because of some other automobile withinside the neighbouring lane being withinside the so-referred to as blind spot of the outside mirror. If the driving force ignores the caution and however initiates the lane-converting manoeuvre, the Active Blind Spot Assist intervenes. By making use of braking pressure to the wheels on the other facet of the automobile, a yaw motion is created which counteracts the collision route.

Active Lane Keeping Assistis now additionally related to the ESP® for the primary time. This gadget kicks into motion if the Mercedes automobile inadvertently drifts over a stable line to the proper or left of a lane. In this kind of case, a caution signal withinside the device cluster and vibration of the steerage wheel supply the driving force caution. If the driving force does now no longer heed the caution withinside the case of the stable line, Active Lane Keeping Assist can use the ESP® to brake the other wheels and thereby save you the automobile from crossing the stable line. You can study greater approximately those help structures withinside the segment "Under the Microscope: Assist Systems".

Premiere: Active Parking Assist such as PARKTRONIC

Active Parking Assist will solution the prayers of many drivers withinside the chronically congested site visitors regions of Europe: the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class can't best discover parking areas, however additionally assist with the parking itself. This is made feasible way to a aggregate of the brand new electomechanical direct steerage (see the segment entitled "Suspension") and a chain of ultrasonic sensors. This comfort gadget capabilities the subsequent capabilities:

  • Measurement of the period and intensity of ability parking areas at a automobile velocity of as much as 36 km/h
  • Calculation of a appropriate parking route primarily based totally at the present day function of the automobile
  • Control of the steerage in an effort to hold this parking route.

Parking areas are measured the use of stronger ultrasonic sensors incorporated into the proper and left facets of the the front bumper. Depending on the velocity and using cycle, those sensors are used to degree parking areas and additionally to guide the PARKTRONIC capability.

When using at much less than 30 km/h, a "P" image is displayed withinside the device cluster to tell the driving force that the energetic parking area seek feature is enabled. If a parking area is located, an arrow seems subsequent to the "P" image. By default the arrow suggests parking areas at the the front-passenger facet. If the flip indicator is ready to the driving force's facet, parking areas at the driving force's facet could be displayed. It isn't always essential to interchange at the parking area seek feature. The ultrasonic sensors best perform a geometrical evaluation of the ability parking area, and do now no longer determine whether or not this unfastened area is simply a parking area. Responsibility all through the parking procedure additionally stays with the driving force. If the ultrasonic sensors discover a pavement then the automobile is parked parallel to this.

Automatic steerage: that is how the parking procedure works

The Active Parking Assist parking procedure starts offevolved while the automobile is in the front of the parking area indicated by means of the arrow, going through the course of travel, and the driving force has engaged opposite equipment and showed the suitable caution communicate with the gadget thru the device cluster. The driving force maintains to manipulate the accelerator and brake pedals while manoeuvring into the parking area. The Active Parking Assist takes over lateral steerage by means of controlling the electrical steerage according with the longitudinal dynamics distinct by means of the driving force and the parking route.

The most velocity of this parking procedure is restrained to ten km/h. If the velocity reaches 7 km/h, a caution seems withinside the device cluster - "Parking Assist best capabilities up to ten km/h" - followed by means of a caution tone. The acquainted PARKTRONIC feature may be used with none regulations being imposed. The gadget switches off as quickly because the driving force intervenes withinside the computerized steerage manage procedure, switches off the gadget thru the PTS (Parktronic Sensor) button, each the driving force's seat belt buckle is launched and the driving force's door opened, or a gadget blunders happens.

The whole PARKTRONIC and Active Parking Assist gadget contains the subsequent additives:

  • Control unit
  • Ten ultrasonic sensors, of that have an prolonged variety
  • PTS caution factors at the dashboard and withinside the roof lining on the rear
  • PTS button

A most of 5 manoeuvres are allowed (backwards-forwards-backwards-forwards-backwards). The wheels are then straightened out once more. The very last parking manoeuvre is notified withinside the device cluster with the message "Parking Assist completed", followed by means of a affirmation tone.

Wake up: ATTENTION ASSIST troubles caution on detecting drowsiness

Studies have proven that round 1 / 4 of all severe dual carriageway injuries are because of drowsy drivers, making this aspect a good larger purpose of injuries than drink-using. With ATTENTION ASSIST, geared up as popular withinside the new CLS, Mercedes-Benz is consequently making some other critical contribution toward assisting to keep away from injuries: it employs excessive-decision sensors to look at driving force behaviour and may comprehend whether or not the driving force is worn-out or now no longer paying interest, primarily based totally in the main on steerage wheel moves.

The ATTENTION ASSIST gadget evolved by means of Mercedes-Benz measures greater than 70 parameters that are analysed to discover fatigue. This chronic tracking is critical in an effort to comprehend the sluggish transition from alertness to tiredness and supply the driving force masses of caution. Based on lots of records, ATTENTION ASSIST creates an man or woman driving force profile all through the primary little while of every adventure and compares this with sensor records and the using scenario as known by means of the automobile's digital manage unit. Alongside values which include the steerage behaviour of the driving force, the Mercedes-Benz gadget additionally measures using situations which include velocity, longitudinal/lateral acceleration, indicator and pedal usage, in addition to outside elements which include the unevenness of the roads, for instance.

DISTRONIC PLUS: now with stronger capabilities

The radar-primarily based totally DISTRONIC PLUS proximity manage helps the driving force at speeds among 0 and 2 hundred km/h by means of routinely adjusting the space to the automobiles in the front. In doing so it could observe the brakes to carry the automobile to a whole standstill and additionally boost up it once more. As a end result, the gadget is likewise mainly handy in prevent-and-cross site visitors. If the gadget detects that the space is being decreased too quickly, it warns the driving force with each visible and audible signals.

With the creation of the brand new technology of the CLS, the capability of DISTRONIC PLUS has been stronger even similarly. It now reacts in advance to automobiles which reduce in, and the automobile speeds up faster while converting lanes itself and wherein the overtaking lane is clean. Thanks to the incorporation of records from virtual maps (navigation mode), computerized manage has additionally been similarly refined.

Additional help: from the ADAPTIVE BRAKE to the PRE-SAFE® Brake

  • ADAPTIVE BRAKE: this Mercedes-Benz brake gadget gives help capabilities for more protection and consolation, which include a HOLD feature while ready at site visitors lighting, and Hill-Start Assist that can assist save you rolling backwards while transferring off on a slope.
  • Adaptive Highbeam Assist:while automobiles are detected beforehand of or oncoming to the automobile, this gadget routinely dips the beams and adjusts the variety of the headlamps suitable to the space.
  • Brake Assist PLUS: this gadget is capable of comprehend an drawing close rear-stop collision the use of radar sensors. It calculates the essential diploma of braking help and makes it to be had straight away while the driving force presses the brake pedal.
  • Headlamp Assist: a sensor at the windscreen detects the lights situations. As a end result, the headlamps may be became on routinely while darkness falls.
  • Speed Limit Assist: a digital digicam geared up in the back of the windscreen detects velocity restriction symptoms and symptoms on the roadside and compares this records to records contained withinside the GPS gadget. The applicable velocity restriction is then displayed withinside the device cluster.
  • Night View Assist PLUS: The show withinside the dashboard suggests a practical gray-scale photo from an infrared digital digicam that video display units the street beforehand of the automobile. Any pedestrians detected are moreover highlighted withinside the show with so-referred to as image corners.
  • PARKTRONIC: ultrasonic sensors help the driving force while parking.
  • PRE-SAFE® Brake: independent braking if acute threat of an coincidence is detected. At first the driving force is given each an acoustic and an optical caution if the gadget identifies there may be a threat of collision. If the driving force does now no longer react to this, the gadget brakes the automobile autonomously. This happens in stages: round 1.6 seconds earlier than the calculated effect factor the gadget decelerates the auto with round forty percentage (approx. 4 m/s²) of the most braking electricity, offers the driving force a further, haptic caution of the approaching effect and as a precaution turns on the reversible PRE-SAFE® occupant safety gadget. If the driving force nonetheless fails to react, the PRE-SAFE® Brake turns on the most braking electricity round zero.6 seconds earlier than the now unavoidable collision - this emergency braking can substantially lessen the severity of the effect. The gadget consequently acts like an "digital cave in sector", providing the auto occupants even more safety. The PRE-SAFE® Brake is energetic at speeds of among 30 and 2 hundred km/h while transferring automobiles are detected in the front of the auto. The gadget additionally reacts if the auto techniques a desk bound queue of site visitors, presenting its velocity is beneath 70 km/h.

Drivers of Mercedes automobiles are more secure on the street than drivers of different automobile brands. This is the end result of a have a look at by means of Mercedes-Benz coincidence studies primarily based totally on official, nameless records samples from the Federal Office of Statistics. Having checked out 18,748 injuries ensuing in non-public harm all through the length from 2003 to 2007, the have a look at located that the chance of being critically or fatally injured because the driving force of a Mercedes is nine.6 percentage decrease than for automobiles of different brands. The end result represents clean proof of the contribution made by means of the passive protection structures of Mercedes-Benz to decreasing the outcomes of an coincidence.

The essential stipulations for this consist of a solid frame shape (see the segment entitled "The Bodywork") in addition to an entire host of state-of-the-art restraint structures. With 9 airbags geared up as popular, now no longer to say 4 seat-belt tensioners and belt-pressure limiters in addition to NECK-PRO crash-responsive head restraints for the driving force and the front passenger, the brand new CLS gives a good greater massive bundle of protection system than the preceding version. The airbags, that can set up in a count of milliseconds withinside the occasion of an coincidence, consist of adaptive airbags for the driving force and the front passenger, a kneebag for the driving force, sidebags withinside the the front-seat backrests and massive windowbags which amplify from the A-pillar to the C-pillar all through a facet effect. For the primary time, pelvisbags are protected as popular for the front seat passengers, which withinside the occasion of a facet collision can assist to lessen hundreds withinside the pelvic place. Sidebags also are to be had for the rear as an optionally available more, because of this that that the brand new CLS makes a complete of 11 airbags to be had for occupant safety.

Three-factor computerized protection belts with belt tensioners and belt pressure limiters are geared up as popular for the driving force, the front passenger and rear passengers. Mercedes-Benz is providing adaptive belt pressure limiters for the rear seats as an alternative. These adapt to the scale of passengers routinely. The gadget detects whether or not the rear seat passenger is massive or small as quickly because the seat belt is positioned on, primarily based totally at the period of the pulled-out seat belt, and may adapt its defensive impact for that reason. The most belt pressure is activated straight away if the rear passenger is massive in length, at the same time as withinside the case of smaller occupants the pressure exerted by means of the belt is to begin with set to a decrease degree.

For the primary time Mercedes-Benz is providing the CLS with ISOFIX, the worldwide popular securing gadget for infant seats. The mechanism is geared up as popular and contains maintaining brackets in every rear seat function, withinside the hole among the again relaxation and seat cushion, in addition to a further 0.33 anchor factor, the so-referred to as pinnacle tether.

NECK-PRO is the call Mercedes-Benz has given to a crash-responsive head restraint whose development, like that of PRE-SAFE® and different Mercedes-Benz innovations, is primarily based totally on analyses of actual injuries. NECK-PRO is an powerful way of decreasing the chance of whiplash accidents all through a rear-stop collision. If the sensor gadget detects a rear-stop collision with a described effect severity, it releases pre-tensioned springs withinside the head restraints, inflicting the top restraints to transport ahead by means of approximately forty millimetres and upwards by means of 30 millimetres inside a count of milliseconds. This way that the heads of the driving force and the front passenger may be supported at an early degree.

The occupant safety gadget PRE-SAFE®: preventive measures lessen the outcomes of an coincidence by means of as much as forty percentage

In 2002 Mercedes-Benz have become the primary car logo to provide an anticipatory occupant safety gadget that can provoke measures to guard the occupants of the automobile if there may be an drawing close chance of an coincidence: PRE-SAFE®. Mercedes-Benz's shrewd method takes its lead from nature: PRE-SAFE® turns on defensive measures for the auto occupants as a precaution, simply as dwelling matters react instinctively and look for cowl while they may be in threat. The goal is to put together the occupants and automobile for an drawing close collision in order that the seat belts and airbags are capable of fulfil their defensive feature to the entire all through an effect. What's greater, the PRE-SAFE® defensive measures are reversible: if the coincidence is averted, the development tensioning of the seat belts is halted routinely and the occupants are capable of reset the positions of the seats and the sliding sunroof. The anticipatory occupant safety gadget is then equipped for motion once more straightaway.

Early coincidence detection is feasible due to the fact PRE-SAFE® is an shrewd synergy of energetic and passive protection. It is related to Brake Assist and the Electronic Stability Program (ESP®), whose sensors discover doubtlessly essential using conditions and ship the applicable records to the digital manage gadgets inside a count of milliseconds.

The new Mercedes CLS is capable of provide even greater preventive measures beforehand of an drawing close coincidence than ever earlier than:

  • Whereas PRE-SAFE® formerly spoke back to emergency or panic braking - in different phrases while the driving force hit the brake pedal reflexively - the gadget withinside the new CLS also can be activated if the optionally available DISTRONIC PLUS has detected an drawing close collision with the resource of brief and lengthy-variety sensors, and a sure degree of put off in braking has been exceeded. The occupants are organized for the collision by means of tensioning of the seat belts and repositioning of the the front-passenger seat (if the seat reminiscence feature is mounted) - which is likewise optionally to be had with completely electric powered seat adjustment - allowing the seat belts and airbags to provide the excellent feasible safety.
  • The energetic multicontour seat (optionally available more), guarantees that the driving force and the front passenger are seated even greater securely, thereby proscribing risky whiplash moves by means of the top frame withinside the occasion of an coincidence. If the PRE-SAFE® manage unit detects a essential using scenario, it straight away turns on the air chambers withinside the seat cushions and backrests. These then envelope the seat occupants and supply them guide.
  • Tests on the Mercedes-Benz Technology Center have proven that this PRE-SAFE® feature and preventive belt tensioning will increase the space among the shoulder and the internal door lining by means of as much as forty millimetres at a lateral acceleration of zero.6 g. This permits the sidebag to fulfil its defensive feature even greater effectively.

PRE-SAFE® triggers the subsequent anticipatory measures:

  • PRE-SAFE® while braking in an emergency
    • Driver and the front-passenger seat belts are tensioned
    • The seat fore-and-aft adjustment, and the cushion and backrest angles at the the front passenger seat are moved to the excellent feasible positions for crash situations
    • Bolsters withinside the seat cushions and backrests of the multicontour the front seats may be inflated
  • PRE-SAFE® if excessive lateral acceleration is detected
    • The facet home windows may be closed
    • The sliding sunroof may be closed

When mounted in aggregate with DISTRONIC PLUS, PRE-SAFE® additionally makes use of the records supplied by means of the brief-variety radar sensors withinside the the front bumper to anxiety the the front seat belts on the final second earlier than an unavoidable collision, as a consequence decreasing the forces exerted at the driving force and the front passenger all through the crash. This PRE-SAFE® feature is actually the "ultima ratio" of anticipatory occupant safety, because the coincidence happens round 2 hundred milliseconds later.

The power gadget: Four new engines giving the last in using satisfaction

Efficiency at the very best degree: that is the not unusualplace function shared by means of all 4 engines used withinside the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. All of the engines characteristic multiplied overall performance and torque as compared with preceding fashions, at the same time as on the equal time boasting substantially decreased intake and CO2 emission stages. The V6 engines are regular examples: the diesel engine withinside the CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY now gives an growth in output of 30 kW, but at a median of litres/one hundred km consumes 21 percentage much less gasoline than its predecessor.

Thanks to 0.33-technology BlueDIRECT injection era, the V6 petrol engine withinside the CLS 350 BlueEFFICIENCY is 25 percentage greater low in cost than earlier than, notwithstanding an growth in most output of 10 kW: it now consumes simply 6.eight litres in keeping with one hundred km and suits its diesel opposite numbers in phrases of CO2 emissions at 159 g/one hundred km, making them the worldwide function fashions of their overall performance class. Advances in performance that are each bit as amazing also are to be predicted of the V8 engines. The CLS 500 BlueEFFICIENCY turns into to be had all through the route of the approaching year. The CLS may even emerge as to be had then with 4MATIC all-wheel power for the primary time.

Setting completely new requirements for performance withinside the luxurious phase is the CLS 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY. Available for the primary time withinside the 4-door Coupé, the 4-cylinder direct injection diesel engine has already enthralled clients of the E-Class. With an output of one hundred fifty kW (204 hp), a pinnacle velocity of 242 km/h and a complete 500 Nm of torque, it gives whole using satisfaction but will astound you while filling up with its intake figures similar to the ones of a compact automobile: on common the CLS 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY makes use of five.1 litres in keeping with one hundred km, that's identical to CO2 emissions of 134 g/km.

In addition to optimisations withinside the powertrain - all CLS fashions are geared up with the improved 7G-TRONIC PLUS computerized transmission as popular - the state-of-the-art ECO begin/prevent gadget allows to make certain excessive performance even if using in city site visitors. Like the petrol fashions withinside the CLS variety, the CLS 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY is geared up with this gadget as popular.

The last diesel: the V6 engine withinside the CLS 350 CDI

195 kW (265 hp) and 620 Nm of torque: the outstanding diesel engine withinside the CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY is now even greater effective and boasts a correspondingly advanced overall performance. The Coupé speeds up to one hundred km/h in 6.2 seconds, and has a pinnacle velocity of 250 km/h. And notwithstanding the growth in output of 30 kW and the extra tractive electricity of eighty Nm, the V6 consumes a 5th much less gasoline than formerly, at litres in keeping with one hundred km.

To gain this, the Mercedes engineers have essentially revised the engine. It now has stepped forward engine control withinside the shape of latest-technology manage gadgets and new software, new sensors and actuators, and greater green aftertreatment withinside the maintenance-unfastened diesel particulate clear out out gadget with decreased again-strain. In addition to greater powerful cooling of recirculated exhaust fueloline the use of a variable pass valve, the in-engine measures consist of a discount of the compression ratio from 17.7:1 to 15.five:1, an optimised VNT turbocharger with low-friction shaft bearings for more agility and excessive output, new injection nozzles and revised ducting withinside the consumption tract. A complete bundle of measures has ended in enormous gasoline savings: those consist of normally decrease in-engine friction (via precision honing of the cylinder walls, among different measures), greater green thermal control, an stepped forward compound oil pump and changed cylinder head cooling. With an engine idling velocity of 520 rpm, a brand new most efficient fee has additionally been performed.

Petrol engine with BlueDIRECT: the maximum green shape of direct injection

The 2nd technology of direct petrol injection made its debut withinside the CLS 350 CGI delivered in 2006. The six cylinder unit turned into the sector's first petrol engine with piezo-electric powered direct injection and spray-guided combustion, and as such performed a gasoline saving of round ten percentage as compared with its predecessor with port injection.

Now the 0.33 technology of direct petrol injection is celebrating its international premiere, this time withinside the new CLS. Christened BlueDIRECT, this innovation is assisting to set up the V-engines of Mercedes-Benz as the sector benchmarks, allowing a similarly discount of 20 percentage in gasoline intake to be performed completely via in-engine measures. The key records of the CLS 350 BlueEFFICIENCY consist of: 225 kW/306 hp (plus 10 kW), 370 Nm (plus five Nm), gasoline intake of 6.eight litres in keeping with one hundred km (minus 2.three litres). The CLS 350 BlueEFFICIENCY speeds up from zero to one hundred km/h in 6.1 seconds, and achieves a pinnacle velocity of 250 km/h.

The V6 petrol engine with BlueDIRECT era withinside the CLS 350 BlueEFFICIENCY differs from its predecessor withinside the following key regions:

  • 60° cylinder attitude and omission of balancer shaft
  • Extended lean-burn operation, lean-burn gadget with load tracking from strain records, new combustion gadget working modes
  • Multi-spark ignition
  • Resonance consumption manifold
  • Latest technology of piezo injectors
  • Enhanced cooling circuit manage and optimisation
  • Enhanced oil circuit manage and optimisation
  • Increased output and torque

BlueDIRECT: 0.33-technology direct injection

Direct petrol injection with spray-guided combustion, which Mercedes-Benz turned into the primary automobile producer to introduce in collection manufacturing, has been evolved similarly by means of the engineers into 0.33-technology direct petrol injection with spray-guided combustion. The gadget strain is now as much as 2 hundred bar and is variably optimised in step with the engine's function map. Completely newly evolved piezo-electric powered injectors permit as much as 5 injections in keeping with electricity stroke for the excellent feasible aggregate formation, at the same time as multi-spark ignition allows to make certain dependable combustion of the aggregate. Further info on direct injection may be located withinside the segment "Under the microscope: lean-burn aggregate".

While the V6 unit is a naturally-aspirated engine, the brand new, technically comparable V8 engine, that's because of be delivered all through 2011 because the CLS 500 BlueEFFICIENCY, capabilities biturbocharging for the primary time, formerly best visible withinside the 12-cylinder engine used withinside the S-Class. It too has direct injection however turned into designed for nations with out sulphur-unfastened gasoline and is consequently run in a homogenous mode via the engine's whole function map. Despite a substantially smaller displacement (4633 cc; formerly 5461 cc), the 8-cylinder unit made large profits in phrases of output (three hundred kW/408 hp; formerly 285 kW/388 hp) and torque (six hundred Nm; formerly 530 Nm). At the equal time intake has been substantially decreased. It is predicted to gain a saving withinside the vicinity of 25 percentage. Further info on the brand new engine technology may be located withinside the segment "Under the microscope: progressive engine era".

ECO begin/prevent feature: substantially decreased intake in city site visitors

When the auto is at a standstill, the engine does now no longer want to be strolling and consequently does now no longer want to devour gasoline. Recognition of this basically easy reality is in the back of the ECO begin/prevent feature, that's to be had for the primary time withinside the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class with the 7G-TRONIC PLUS computerized transmission. In order to enforce the carmobile begin and vehiclemobile prevent feature with a totally excessive degree of consolation in a Mercedes-Benz, it's been essential to increase complicated manage logistics and a chain of latest or changed additives, which include a Hall sensor for the crankshaft and a excessive-output starter motor. That's due to the fact Mercedes drivers have to best virtually be aware the pressured breaks taken by means of the engine while they may be on the filling station - way to intake figures that are up to 8 percentage decrease in city site visitors and 5 percentage decrease withinside the ECE intake cycle. In the case of the CLS 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, CLS 350 BlueEFFICIENCY and CLS 500 BlueEFFICIENCY fashions, the ECO begin/prevent gadget is geared up as popular. More info may be located withinside the segment "Under the microscope: ECO begin/prevent feature".

Smaller tank, equal variety

Because the brand new Mercedes CLS fashions devour substantially much less gasoline, it's been feasible to lessen the filling extent of the gasoline tank withinside the 4 and six-cylinder fashions to fifty nine litres. The eighty-litre tank comes as popular on all V8 engines, and is obtainable as an optionally available more on all CLS editions with the fifty nine-litre tank.

7G-TRONIC PLUS computerized transmission to be had for the primary time with the 4-cylinder diesel

All CLS fashions include the 7G-TRONIC PLUS computerized transmission as popular, for which the torque converter and essential transmission had been evolved and stepped forward similarly in regards to gasoline intake and consolation. The new technology of the torque converter gives an stepped forward dynamic response, higher sturdiness and decreased noise and vibration stages way to a brand new hydraulic circuit, in addition to stronger dampers and torque converter housing. The excessive wheel-slip discount of the torque converter housing, mixed with large mechanical damper de-coupling, allows to lessen intake substantially. In addition, the gearshift software in ECO mode has been modified in favour of decrease engine rpm at cruising speeds.

With friction-optimised bearings and gaskets, in addition to a brand new computerized transmission oil (FE-ATF) with decreased viscosity mixed with an stronger additive bundle, the transmission itself additionally contributes toward decreasing intake. When the cooling limits are observed, the multiplied carrier lifestyles of the brand new oil consequences in new oil trade durations of each 125,000 kilometres (new) in preference to as soon as each 50,000 kilometres (old). The stepped forward electrohydraulic meeting of the transmission and the brand new friction-decreasing substances used on sure transmission components, mixed with optimised software, additionally result in higher shift quality.

The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class may also be to be had with 4MATIC all-wheel power for the primary time withinside the autumn of 2011.

The suspension: Excellent dynamics with out compromising on consolation

Supreme using dynamics coupled with superlative journey consolation on lengthy trips have been the phrases of reference in growing the chassis for the brand new Coupé, whose layout and capabilities are geared toward a fashionable sportiness. To this stop the chassis concept, which has already been excellently acquired by means of the exchange press and the general public withinside the new E-Class, has gone through an intensive revamp, including a crucial new component: electromechanical electricity steerage capabilities withinside the new CLS as a international first withinside the top automobile phase. This pioneering innovation gives the engineers extensive scope for brand new tuning alternatives and could be delivered in a massive range of Mercedes-Benz fashions withinside the coming years. In addition, this steerage era additionally makes an critical contribution to the general performance of the CLS: the steerage help feature best calls for strength while steerage simply takes place, reducing gasoline intake by means of as much as zero.three litres/7 g as compared to the preceding version.

In the brand new steerage gadget the steerage equipment and the assisting servo-motor shape a unmarried compact unit and are installed as formerly on an incredibly inflexible and low-weight fundamental guide body product of excessive-energy metal that's placed in the front of the wheel's centre line. As formerly, the steerage equipment is designed as a right away-steer gadget, because of this that that the steerage ratio will become surprisingly greater direct over the steerage attitude. This complements the automobile's managing and agility appreciably.

In aggregate with the sensors and the manage unit the brand new steerage gadget permits appreciably more levels of freedom in configuring the forces which the driving force is needed to use on the steerage wheel in distinctive using conditions - from parking to rapid dual carriageway using. Active damping complements the sensation of protection while using directly beforehand at excessive velocity. The preferred steerage experience has been described on the premise of an intensive have a look at carried out by means of Mercedes' using dynamics engineers (see segment "Under the microscope: the Mercedes-Benz steerage experience").

In addition to greater specific steerage and a greater snug experience on the wheel, the brand new electric powered electricity steerage - whose manufacturing prices are markedly better than the ones for the hydraulic structures hired to date - gives a variety of extra advantages. Power help stays to be had while the engine is desk bound, for instance - wherein a manage set of rules guarantees that the combustion engine isn't always brought on to begin up in ECO begin/prevent mode while the driving force simply performs with the steerage wheel at the same time as the automobile is at a standstill. The new steerage gadget has additionally enabled implementation of the "Active Park Assist" computerized parking feature (see segment "Active protection") and relieves the stress at the driving force on street surfaces which slope away toward the kerb.

The new steerage gadget additionally assists with braking on a floor with hugely various grip (break up friction floor). Sensors comprehend the approaching yaw (the automobile begins offevolved to show toward the facet of the lane with greater grip). Through the superposition of steerage second the driving force gets an impulse to countersteer. If she or he acts in this sign, the steerage second is withdrawn. Series of assessments carried out with drivers have proven that deploying the Steering Assist on break up friction surfaces has stepped forward the directional balance and shortened the braking time.

The new CLS Coupé comes with a routinely period- and peak-adjustable steerage column as popular. A variation proposing electric powered period and peak adjustment with clean access feature is optionally to be had as a part of the Memory bundle. The mechanical and electric powered variations of the steerage column are peak-adjustable by means of +/- 25 mm from the steerage wheel's domestic function and period-adjustable by means of 15 mm toward the the front and 35 mm toward the rear.

The suspension: a demonstrated layout in a brand new guise

As at the E-Class, the the front suspension takes the shape of a three-hyperlink the front axle with McPherson struts, which has been specially changed for the brand new CLS. The key characteristic of this changed suspension is man or woman links (pulling strut and go strut) withinside the decrease hyperlink aircraft that are placed at a steeper attitude than at the E-Class, as a consequence elevating the roll centre to ninety mm. This consequences in stronger anti-roll traits with the equal anti-roll bar diameter and brought poor camber at the outer wheel while cornering. This in flip gives for stronger suspension consolation and permits better lateral forces to be transmitted to the street floor. The stabiliser is hooked up to the suspension strut. The ahead-sloping pulling strut is designed as a weight-optimised cast aluminium component, at the same time as the go strut geared up in lateral course is a weight-optimised cast metal component. The tie rod is described because the 0.33 hyperlink, forming a part of the rack-and-pinion steerage gadget. The association and layout of the wheel manage components, and particularly the way wherein the decrease A-arm is split into man or woman links, provide greater beneficial traits for the axle kinematics than the constant A-arm. The kingpin inclination is in the direction of the wheel centre. This gives for massive longitudinal pressure leverage, as a consequence minimising sensitivity to tyre imbalances and fluctuations in braking pressure.

The precept of the light-weight unbiased multi-hyperlink rear suspension installed on a subframe has been followed at the CLS from the brand new E-Class, as a result of its unprecedented wheel manage qualities. All additives had been changed in evaluation to the suspension's predecessor, for stronger consolation and brought using dynamics. The new suspension has been designed mainly as a light-weight creation. Almost all wheel manage components are produced in aluminium, in an effort to lessen the unsprung loads. The axle's kinematics and elastokinematics had been optimised for more agility and make contributions appreciably to the automobile's stronger consolation because of the brand new configuration and the attendant decreased forces. A similarly consolation degree is using a further guide for the the front subframe bearing at the frame, which results in a marked growth in creation tension, thereby addressing the hassle of noise vibration harshness (NVH).

Suspension: selective damping as popular

The popular metal suspension of the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is ready with a selective damping gadget. The surprise absorbers adapt to the given using scenario, decreasing the damping forces routinely all through ordinary using with minimum actuation of the surprise absorbers and growing them as essential as much as most degree all through dynamic cornering or evasive manoeuvres.

The spring struts at the the front axle include cylindrical, lateral pressure compensating coils springs, twin-pipe surprise absorbers and newly-evolved 3-section head bearings. The the front axle stabiliser is hooked up to the spring strut, which additionally assists actively in controlling the the front wheels.

AIRMATIC: air suspension with constantly variable damping gadget

The optionally to be had AIRMATIC air suspension (popular for the CLS 500 BlueEFFICIENCY) is mixed with an electronically managed constantly variable damping gadget which controls every wheel in my opinion. A general of 7 sensors display the using scenario and frame reputation and relay records to an digital manage unit which moreover approaches records on automobile velocity, steerage wheel attitude, braking torque and engine torque to decide the correct surprise absorber function. The gadget adjusts the damping pressure for every wheel in my opinion in step with the given street or using situations. The extraordinarily rapid damping adjustment permits excessive using dynamics with out compromising on consolation. In evasive manoeuvres, for instance, the damping forces are tailored straight away to the automobile's using dynamics. The driving force is moreover capable of adjust the automobile's function by using the damping programme transfer in a extensive variety extending from snug to sporty managing.

Automatic journey-peak manage is a characteristic of the AIRMATIC gadget. The degree of the automobile does now no longer adjust because of loading, making sure that excellent journey consolation is maintained while the automobile is loaded. Lowering of the journey peak at better speeds reduces gasoline intake and complements using protection. The driving force is moreover capable of growth floor clearance on difficult roads or on hard upward slopes by means of urgent the extent adjustment button.

The aerodynamic elevate has been decreased drastically in evaluation to the predecessor version, similarly improving braking balance at excessive speeds. The the front-axle elevate coefficient, that's essential to using balance at excessive automobile speeds, is on a par with that of the preceding Mercedes CLS.

Brakes: with Hill-Start Assist and brake drying feature

With the ADAPTIVE BRAKE, the brand new CLS gives an progressive braking gadget incorporating extra help capabilities for even more consolation and protection. One instance of that is the sensible HOLD feature: after braking to a standstill, in short urgent the brake pedal a bit similarly is all this is required to set off this feature. The automobile is then held by means of the brakes, even though the driving force's foot comes off the brake pedal. The HOLD feature is deactivated routinely while the auto movements off.

If the driving force's foot movements all at once from the accelerator to the brake pedal earlier than an emergency prevent, the brake gadget will increase the strain withinside the brake strains and brings the pads into touch with the brake discs in order that most braking electricity is to be had as quickly because the driving force hits the brake pedal. This priming of the brakes permits the gadget to help the popular-in shape Brake Assist gadget.

ADAPTIVE BRAKE additionally has protection blessings withinside the wet: the gadget in short applies the brakes at normal durations to wipe the movie of water from the brake discs and make certain that the brakes are capable of carry out at their peak. The finely metered brake pulses are imperceptible to the driving force. This computerized brake drying feature is continually activated while the windscreen wipers had been working for a sure period of time.

Finally, ADAPTIVE BRAKE assists the driving force while beginning on an uphill slope. When the sensors discover that the Coupé is stopped on an uphill slope, Hill-Start Assist is activated routinely, in short retaining the brake strain at a consistent degree which will save you the auto from rolling backwards.Even greater powerful brake discs and brake booster.The brake gadget allows to lessen the unsprung loads via using floating (4- and six-cylinder fashions) or constant the front callipers with housings in aluminium or aluminium composite layout and rear floating callipers with aluminium housings. Large the front and rear brake discs offer a super technical foundation for making sure secure and dependable deceleration in any using scenario. The the front and rear discs degree as much as 360 millimetres and 320 millimetres in diameter respectively, relying at the engine model. To cool the brakes the Mercedes engineers have evolved -piece aluminium cowl plates that have gone through checking out withinside the wind tunnel. These make certain that the cooling air flows from the underbody into the wheel arches and ultimately directly to the brake discs at the same time as the automobile is in motion.

Wheels and tyres: 19-inch length to be had ex-manufacturing unit for the primary time.The 4- and six-cylinder editions of the CLS characteristic 17-inch wheels geared up with 245/forty five R 17 tyres as popular. The CLS 500 BlueEFFICIENCY is manufacturing unit-geared up with 18-inch wheels and tyres in length 255/forty R 18 - this aggregate is to be had as an alternative for 4- and six-cylinder fashions. Alternatively, 18-inch wheels geared up with tyres in length 255/forty R 18 on the the front and 285/35 R 18 on the rear are to be had for all fashions. The 19-inch wheels that are to be had for the primary time lend the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class a good sportier appearance. These wheels are geared up with tyres in length 255/35 R 19 on the the front and 285/30 R 19 on the rear.

The digital balance programme which capabilities as popular additionally video display units the tyre strain and presentations a caution in case of any unexpected lack of strain in a tyre. For this motive the gadget constantly compares the rotational speeds of the wheels, that are in the main depending on the automobile's velocity, the weight and the tyre strain. The manage unit moreover refers to different using dynamics-associated ESP® sensor signals, which include lateral acceleration, yaw charge and wheel torques, in an effort to diagnose strain loss in a tyre. In this manner the gadget is capable of set up any deviations, informing the driving force for that reason at the crucial show.