Mercedes CLS 350
Transmission:7 speed automatic
Horsepower @ RPM:306 @ 6500
Torque @ RPM:370 @ 3500
Top Speed:155 mph (Est.)
0-100 time:6.1 sec. (Est.)
Price:8900000car segment:body style:
2014 Mercedes Benz CLS 350by Riju Ganguly , on July 17, 2014, 12:57
First of all before we even start this review let me just confirm you that this is not the facelift CLS Class that was recently unveiled by Mercedes in the International market with the intelligent Multibeam LED headlamp. Instead this is the coupe which has been present in the Indian market for quite some time now, but don’t get upset because Mercedes-Benz will definitely bring the new facelift CLS Class which was unveiled recently in the International market. But as of now those who wants to get their hands on a stylish coupe with a powerful engine, power packed performance and a interior worth spending time in can definitely go for this 2014 CLS 350 for the model year 2014.
Powering this model is a 3.5 liter V6 engine which produces enough power and torque to make your day. This Mercedes Coupe can reach the 100 km/h mark from standstill in just 6.1 seconds and Mercedes claims that that the accleration has improved than than the CLS that is available in the Indian market. According to the Mercedes officials the 2014 CLS class will offer the highest level of refinement, ride quality and safety.
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The new CLS 350 for the model year 2014 received few upgrades here and there to make it look different from the regular CLS Class."2014 CLS 350 has been fitted with a new 18 inch 15 spoke designer alloy wheels"
Although you won’t be able to spot the difference all of a sudden but the second look will reveal that the 2014 CLS 350 has been fitted with a new 18 inch 15 spoke designer alloy wheels. The sporty 4 door coupe also received a new Diamond Silver color on its exterior which was not available before.
While the rest of the car still maintains its overall proportions and one will fall in love with this coupe because of its elongated front overhang and those stylish radiator grille which definitely makes you feel its presence on road. While at the rear you definitely cannot ignore this coupes wide shoulder line and sporty appearance, the rear of the car as you all know has been adorned with stylish LED tail lamps which sweep across to the side of the car and gives a majestic feel to the coupe.
The rest of the car remains identical to the regular CLS Class that your eyes are habituated with but all these changes that has been carried on in this new CLS 350 looks unnecessary and clearly states Mercedes-Benz purpose of keeping the old CLS popularity alive amongst the crowd until and unless the new CLS facelift is not launched in the Indian market.
2014 CLS 350 exterior dimension
Length 4940mm Width 1881mm Height 1416mm
There is no doubt in the fact that the CLS Class interiors always looked classy and luxurious although it may not provide as much space as the bigger S Class sedan but it still will manage to impress the crowd with its plush build quality and equipment list. The 2014 CLS 350 gets 3 dimensional display instrument cluster and multi-functional steering wheel with gear shift stick paddles placed just behind the steering wheel to add more fun to the daily drive. Not only this Mercedes Benz will also take care of you mood and thus provided the interior of the CLS 350 with ambient lights. While you also get a sliding roof to enjoy the fresh air from nature via the sliding sunroof provided with the CLS 350.
Mercedes has also provided Harman Kardon 7 surround system which delivers the best quality entertainment and sound that you normally expect from Mercedes Benz interior. We can only say no words can describe how it sounds and we in particular recommend you to step inside this new CLS 350 and experience it all by yourself.
DRIVETRAIN AND SUSPENSION
As we already mentioned above the CLS 350 is powered by the same old powertrain which usually powers the CLS Class,"reaches the 100 km/h mark in just 6.1 seconds"
it gets a powerful V6 Petrol engine with a displacement 3498 cc, this engine has been mated to a G-TRONIC 7-Speed Automatic Transmission and thus produces about 302 bhp of peak power at 6500 rpm and 370 Nm of torque in between 3500-5250 rpm. However Mercedes claims that this car is few seconds quicker and reaches the 100 km/h mark in just 6.1 seconds while the CLS takes 6.9 seconds to do the same while the top speed is limited to 250 km/h mark.
Besides providing this ample power this engine is also fuel efficient and emits less CO2 and helps keep the environment clean. While Mercedes also claims that this V6 petrol engine is extremely refined and is definitely fun to drive.
The CLS 350 uses DIRECT CONTROL suspension system which is adjusted for maximum level of comfort of the passengers inside.
The 2014 Mercedes Benz CLS 350 drivetrain details has been provided below:
Models Cylinder arrangement and number Engine capacity (cc) Rated output (kW [hp] at rpm) Rated torque (Nm at rpm) CLS 350 BlueEFFICIENCY V6 3498 225(306)/6500 370/3500-5250
Obviously this is a Mercedes Benz so expect the safety measure to be top notch the CLS 350 comes fitted with various attention assist system which alerts the driver and helps them focus on the road. Beside all these the CLS Class comes fitted with a total of 9 airbags which includes front, side and also pelvis airbags for the driver and side passenger.
The new CLS 350 model year 2014 has been priced at INR. 89.9 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom Delhi).
Well! For those consumers who are thinking that will this be the right time to buy this CLS Class for the model year 2014 while the facelift car will also come to our Indian market with the new intelligent Multibeam LED headlamps and also with new engine options, we can certainly say that if you are a keen Mercedes lover and enthusiast and wants a car immediately then offcourse! You can get your hands on this beauty because it definitely offers you everything that you always have wished for. But if you are not that then certainly you can wait for the facelift CLS to enter our Indian market or else there are plenty of other options available in the Indian market to choose from.About the author
Horse Power306 @ 6500 HP
Top speed155 mph
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