Mercedes has just introduced new versions of C-Class, E-Class and S-Class models, and soon will be launching a new GLK-Class and M-Class. Not wanting the CLS to be left out from the product overhaul, designers appear to be giving the car a bit of a nip and tuck to keep it looking fresh. As the spy shots reveal, the facelifted CLS will adopt a new grille, new bumpers and revised lights.
The interior is also set to receive some updates, as evidenced by the spy shots, and we should also see a host of technology borrowed from the latest S-Class. These are likely to include the mbrace2 infotainment system, MAGIC BODY CONTROL camera-based adaptive suspension, and the latest DISTRONIC PLUS cruise control with Steering Assist, Cross-Traffic Assist, and Pre-Safe brake assist with pedestrian recognition.
2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class facelift spy shotsEnlarge Photo
One major change for the latest CLS, however, is expected to be the addition of Mercedes’ new 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission instead of the seven-speed unit currently fitted to the model. The 9G-TRONIC is said to be more refined and more fuel efficient. Note, AMG models will stick with a seven-speed SPEEDSHIFT auto.
We’re expecting the facelifted CLS-Class to be revealed in the coming months, with a showroom appearance likely to take place near the end of the year. Sadly, Americas are still likely to miss out on the stylish CLS Shooting Brake.