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Mercedes-AMG CLS53 hybrid confirmed, headed for Detroit

The boss of Mercedes-AMG has confirmed a hot CLS53 with hybrid technology will debut at the Detroit motor show in January. Speaking with Autocar at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show, head of AMG, Tobias Moers, said the 53 branding will be stuck on AMG models using petrol-electric hybrid powertrains - in the process hinting that an E53 could follow the CLS...

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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS revealed
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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS revealed

The third-generation 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS has been revealed at the Los Angeles motor show. Some 15 years after the original made its debut, the new CLS brings a raft of upgrades including an overhauled interior, the latest driver assistance systems and a range of the company's new inline six-cylinder engines...


2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS teased in new video
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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS teased in new video

The third-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS has been teased again, ahead of its debut at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show. In the latest video we see a raft of design details, most of which have only been hinted at in earlier teasers and spy photo galleries...


CarAdvice podcast 80: BMW M4 Pure v M4 CS
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CarAdvice podcast 80: BMW M4 Pure v M4 CS

Joining Mandy Turner this week is Mike Costello and Alborz Fallah. It's been a big week in car news, with the Tesla Semi and Roadster being revealed, Hyundai still undecided on its i30 N line-up, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS has been teased, and pricing for the new imported Toyota Camry has been announced...


2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS teased
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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS teased

The next-generation 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS has been teased on social media this week, ahead of its unveiling at the Los Angeles motor show later this month. A pair of images were posted to Twitter, accompanied by "The Original Perfected" as a tagline. The first shadowy teaser shows the front of the vehicle, with its LED daytime-running light signature and front grill the main visible items...


2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS spied almost free of disguise
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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS spied almost free of disguise

The third-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS has been spied without a trace of the disguise tape usually seen on pre-production prototypes, although there is a sheet covering part of the boot lid and all of the tail-lights. Given the car's parking spot next to a wall, our spy photographer was unable to snap any pictures of the car's front end...


Mercedes-AMG to launch 53 range with hybrid inline six-cylinder - report
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Mercedes-AMG to launch 53 range with hybrid inline six-cylinder - report

Mercedes-AMG is reportedly prepping a new model line based on the new Mercedes-Benz 'M256' straight-six petrol engine. As with most models in the AMG and Mercedes-Benz ranges, the numerical suffix bears no relation to the engine's displacement, instead it serves to indicate where within the power and prestige hierarchy the car fits...


2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS won't be offered with V8 option - report
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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS won't be offered with V8 option - report

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS will reportedly not be offered with a V8 engine option because AMG is planning to launch its own 'four-door coupe'. According to Autocar, the CLS replacement will be powered by a range of turbocharged four- and six-cylinder engines, but will do without V8 motivation. The new car's range will be topped by an AMG CLS50 variant powered by a 3...


2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS spied testing
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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS spied testing

UPDATE: Revealing new images have been added to this article's gallery, including a first look at the new CLS's interior. The next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS has been spied during development testing in Germany this week. Despite the swirly black-and-white camouflage, the CLS's four-door coupe silhouette is clearly on display, as are the visual similarities to the new E-Class Coupe...


Mercedes-AMG GT four-door concept revealed
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Mercedes-AMG GT four-door concept revealed

The four-door Mercedes-AMG GT concept has been revealed at the Geneva motor show this week, previewing the company's third model developed in-house. In a similar vein to the Porsche Panamera and Aston Martin Rapide, the AMG GT concept is a swoopy, coupe-styled sedan...


2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS400 review
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2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS400 review

This is the car that started the whole sedan-coupe craze. But, now deep into its second generation, is the Mercedes-Benz CLS still relevant beyond being really really good looking?


2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, CLS recalled in small numbers for engine fire risk
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2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, CLS recalled in small numbers for engine fire risk

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall notice for seven examples of its big E-Class and CLS models, over concerns that a seal could cause a fire in the engine bay. The potential fault centres on a damaged seal that may have been fitted to the secondary bulkhead in the engine bay. The carmaker notes that a fire could result if the seal were to come loose and make contact with hot engine components...


Next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake cancelled - report
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Next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake cancelled - report

Mercedes-Benz has reportedly scrubbed the CLS Shooting Brake from the production schedule for its next-generation model, which is expected to debut sometime in 2018. According to the UK's Car magazine, the new wagon was already well into the later stages of development, but a renewed focus on production savings has since moved management to bin the shapely wagon...


2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG S Review
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2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG S Review

At a quarter of a million dollars, does the CLS 63 AMG S make much sense?


2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS: Pricing and specifications
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2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS: Pricing and specifications

The updated 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe and Shooting Brake range has launched in Australia, bringing a range of tweaks to one of the company’s style leaders.  Updates to the CLS range include subtly revised styling, more equipment, price cuts at the higher end of the range, a new CLS400 V6 coupe/sedan variant, and a new nine-speed automatic transmission on the CLS500 variants...


Mercedes-Benz CLS facelift brings nine-speed auto, Multibeam LED headlights
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Mercedes-Benz CLS facelift brings nine-speed auto, Multibeam LED headlights

Just two days after teasing the world with a moodily lit photo of the facelifted Mercedes-Benz CLS, the company has revealed all about its revised sports sedan and wagon. Up front the CLS now sports a version of the diamond radiator grille that was first seen on the A-Class. This is complemented by reworked front bumpers with enlarged and more overtly styled air intakes...


Mercedes-Benz CLS facelift teased, features new Multibeam LED headlights
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Mercedes-Benz CLS facelift teased, features new Multibeam LED headlights

The facelifted Mercedes-Benz CLS has been teased ahead of its Goodwood debut next week, bringing a sharp new look and more technology, including high-tech headlights that can shield oncoming drivers from being dazzled...


Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class facelift spied: new technology, nine-speed auto expected
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Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class facelift spied: new technology, nine-speed auto expected

A new look, more technology and a nine-speed automatic transmission are on the cards for the facelifted Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, which is expected to debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in late June before going on sale here in the first quarter of 2015...


Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class : facelift brings fresh styling, overhauled interior
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Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class : facelift brings fresh styling, overhauled interior

Revealing spy shots of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class have uncovered its updated exterior styling and overhauled cabin months out from its planned unveiling. CarAdvice's spy photographers captured a CLS-Class prototype undergoing winter testing in Germany, with light camouflage partially disguising its restyled headlights and tail-lights, side skirts and front and rear bumpers...


Mercedes-Benz CLS500 price down $50K; CLS350 dropped
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Mercedes-Benz CLS500 price down $50K; CLS350 dropped

In a major shake-up of the local Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class range, more than $50,000 has been cut from the the V8-powered CLS500, while the CLS350 petrol and diesel variants have been dropped. Previously priced from $210,300, the twin-turbocharged 300kW/600Nm 4.7-litre V8 CLS500 now costs $159,900, down $50,400. The CLS500 effectively replaces the now-discontinued 225kW/370Nm 3...