The Mercedes-Benz CLS is rightly billed as one of the company’s style icons, conceived as a sort of half way point between coupe and sedan.
The third generation model launching now returns to the sleek design ethos of the 2004 original and away from its direct predecessor’s rebellious muscularity.
At five metres long, the new CLS has exaggerated proportions personified: a low roof, slim windows and wide haunches. A passion project for any car designer.
The new model once again borrows its architecture from the more austere E-Class, but it also contains a significant chunk of technology trickled down from the latest S-Class.