German flavour
Leadership|April 2020
The last time I felt so much power in my hands was when I was driving the Maserati Quattroporte. A beast on the road with the sound to boot. The CLS however is plain sexy, aggressive and not too loud. Put simply it’s the executives dream car. This demon on wheels has a 210kW six-cylinder diesel engine which makes the sedan sprint from zero to 100km/h in a swift 5.7 seconds. Though I didn’t quite get to those stats I must say I have no doubts about that aspect.
Evans Manyonga

I had the CLS Coupe 400d 4Matic version on test. The vehicle is powered by a 2.9-litre turbodiesel six-cylinder engine. Power figures are claimed at 250kW/700Nm mated to a 9G-Tronic gearbox.

I have always been a fan of sedans so the CLS was already impressive before I opened the door. When I got inside the car, the real ticker kicked in; Mind-blowing technology ushering Mercedes into the new era.

Design

The third generation is immediately recognizable as CLS. That means the low roofline and therefore limited window surfaces are still there together with the curved beltline and of course the frameless windows. At the same time, Mercedes used the third-generation CLS to introduce its new design language. So you can recognise the modern Mercedes by its narrower, tighter headlights that run through the sides, and on its angular rear lights.

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