March 25, 2015: Mercedes- India has launched the facelifted CLS 250 CDI in India. Priced at INR 76.5 lac, the car sits in between the E and the S Class, and will be sold in the country as a CBU (Complete Built Unit).The majority of styling updates on this model are upfront, consisting of a new bumper with more aggressive air intakes, and a revised grille featuring brand’s expressive diamond pattern. While powering this series is the same 2,143cc diesel engine that currently does duty in the E250 CDI sedan among other models in the country of this company. The engine is rated at over 200bhp of maximum power and 500Nm of peak torque and comes mated to a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox.
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This company in India is continuing its launching spree by introducing back to back models and new variants in the automobile market. Just a few months ago, they had revamped its premium coupe in the Indian automobile market. It was rolled out with a 3.5-litre, V6 petrol engine under the hood. Now again, it has rolled out a completely modified version of this stylish coupe to lure the buyers. This time around, the manufacturer has rolled out a new diesel variant in this series that is launched as a replacement for the existing petrol trim. This new trim is christened as Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 250 CDI, which is fitted with a 2.1-litre diesel engine under the hood. It is capable of producing a power of 204bhp along with a torque of 500Nm, which is rather good. The manufacturer has made several changes to the exteriors in order to give it a brand new look. Its gets a bolder, diamond studded radiator grille and is garnished with extensive use of metal. The front bumper too gets a modification with bigger air intake sections and sharp chin guard. In addition to this, it also gets MULTIBEAM LED headlamps, which adds to the dynamic stance of its frontage. The side profile remains mostly identical to the outgoing model, but the rear facet gets an updated taillight cluster and a rugged bumper. On the other hand, the design of its internal cabin has been retained without any update. There is a smooth and elegantly designed dashboard that houses advanced equipments like an instrument cluster, an air conditioning unit and an infotainment unit. The interior seating arrangement is quite comfortable that can provide accommodation to at least five occupants. There are several practical features incorporated inside the cabin like electrically adjustable front seats, 12V accessory socket, power operated windows and parking assistance system. The manufacturer has also retained the braking mechanism with disc brakes for all its four wheels, which enhances the on-road safety. At the same time, it gets a superior AIRMATIC air suspension system that delivers excellent driving comfort and keeps the vehicle well balanced. This luxury coupe is blessed with an array of protective aspects including electronic stability program, airbags, active parking system, and acceleration skid control, which offers maximized protection to the occupants inside. The company is offering this luxury coupe with a standard warranty of three year without any restraint to its kilometers. It is now competing against the likes of Audi A3, BMW 3-Series and Volvo S40 in the Indian automobile market.
This series gets a refreshing new look, as there are several changes made to its exteriors, especially to its front facade. This vehicle gets a completely refurbished radiator grille with diamond pin design that is inspired from their A-Class hatch. It is further fitted with a single horizontally positioned slat and is embedded with the company's insignia in the center. The bonnet on top has a slanting forward design with expressive character lines on it. The headlight cluster gets a minor tweak and is equipped with MULTIBEAM LED lamps. It consists of 36 LEDs out of which, 24 LEDs are individually controlled at 100 times per seconds to give optimum visibility. Below this, its bumper gets a sporty new look with pronounced air intake sections. In addition to this, it is also fitted with a sharp, non-body colored chin guard that adds to the sporty appeal of its frontage. Coming to the side facet, this luxury coupe has not received many updates, since the entire design remains untouched. Like any other model, this coupe too gets body colored door handles and ORVM caps. The wing mirrors are also integrated with turn blinkers, which dazzles this facet, while enhancing the safety quotient. Its beautifully carved fenders are skilfully fitted with multi-spoke design alloy wheels, which gives a distinctive look to this facet. Like the front facet, its rear too received an updated taillight cluster with improved lighting pattern. It houses LED brake lights along with turn indicators that gives a dynamic look to this facet. The rear bumper too gets a modified structure featuring black colored lower cladding. Furthermore, it also houses a pair of chrome plated exhaust pipes that renders a sporty appeal to this facet. The design of tailgate remains to be the same and is decorated with a chrome plated strip. The overall look of this facet is complimented by the stylish company's insignia, which is embedded on to the tailgate.
This luxury coupe has a total length measuring at 4940mm and an overall width of 2075mm (including outside mirrors). Its total height stands at just 1416mm and the wheelbase at 2874mm, which is remarkably long. It has the front and rear tread of 1594mm and 1626mm respectively.
The internal cabin of this coupe does not have many updates like its exteriors and yet, it looks stunning. The manufacturer is providing an option to its customers to personalize its interiors with various color schemes and veneers. Its cabin gets an ambient lighting scheme with three different electable colors that amplifies the cabin. Both the cockpit and the rear cabin are furnished with individual seats, which can provide accommodation to at least four occupants. They have headrests along with side bolsters and are covered with fine quality leather upholstery. Both the front seats also have electrically adjustable facility wherein, the driver's seat also has a memory function. The design of the dashboard is quite attractive and is skilfully embodied with a stylish center console, air vents and several other advanced equipments. The center fascia has a glossy finish with wood accents that gives a sublime stance to the cabin. It also houses an attractive instrument cluster with two large analogue meters and a multi-information display. It notifies the driver with the information related to vehicle's speed, fuel levels, average fuel consumption and various other such aspects. The three spoke steering wheel is also decorated with a few metallic along with chrome accents. At the same time, it is covered with leather upholstery and is mounted with multi-functional switches for added convenience. The automaker has placed several utility based features inside the cabin including accessory power sockets, drink holders, sun visors, front center armrest and a few storage spaces.
This series is available in one trim level only and is bestowed with an array of advanced comfort aspects. It is blessed with PARKTRONIC active parking assist featuring reversing camera that provides visual and acoustic parking aid on infotainment screen. The center fascia houses a proficient THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control unit air vents that regulates the air temperature of the cabin, irrespective of conditions outside. The list of other comfort features include electrically adjustable front seats with memory package, leather wrapped steering wheel with 12 multi-functional switches, ambient lighting system with 3 different electable colors, and power adjustable outside mirrors. Beside these, it also has features like electric sun protection blind for rear window, analog clock instrument panel, lockable glove box compartment, storage compartment in central console and center armrest with drink holders.
This vehicle is extremely spacious from inside and it can provide seating to at least four passengers. Its cockpit has a decent head space of 1018mm and a shoulder space of 1453mm along with an overall legroom of 535mm. While the rear cabin has a decent shoulder, head and leg space of 1435mm, 927mm and 708mm respectively. This vehicle is also blessed with a huge 520 litre boot compartment and a large 59 litre fuel tank.
The manufacturer has mated this diesel motor with a 7G Tronic, 7-speed automatic transmission gearbox. This helps this vehicle to reach a top speed of approximately 230 Kmph and takes about 7.5 seconds to break the 100 Kmph speed barrier.
Like mentioned above this vehicle is now available with both petrol engine options only. It is fitted with a 2.1-litre diesel engine that comprises of 4-cylinders and 16-valves. This 2143cc diesel mill has the common rail fuel injection technology. It is also integrated with a turbocharger, which is essential for delivering commanding power and torque. This mill can unleash a power of 204bhp at 3800rpm along with a hammering torque of 500Nm between 1600 to 1800rpm. The automaker has paired both these power plants with a 7G Tronic Plus automatic transmission gearbox that delivers torque output to the rear wheels.
This vehicle is now available diesel engine option only. This facelifted version is integrated with a latest generation common rail fuel injection technology that enhances its fuel efficiency. This helps it to deliver a mileage in the range of 15 to 19 Kmpl, which is quite good considering the stature of this vehicle.
Its 2.1-litre diesel motor comprises of 4-cylinders, which displaces 2143cc. It is also integrated with a turbocharger that is helpful to enhance its overall power output. It is capable of unleashing a power of 204bhp along with a peak torque of 500Nm.
The car maker is offering this model series with an advanced in-car entertainment system that also includes a highly acclaimed COMAND Online system along with an ergonomic central controller. It is incorporated with advanced aspects like an integrated hard disk, 6 DVD changer along with a few connectivity options for USB and AUX-In devices. In addition to this, it also supports Bluetooth for connectivity of calls and streaming of audio. Besides these, the car maker has also integrated a highly proficient Harman Kardon Logic 7 Surround system. It features two amplifiers with 610 Watt sound output and a total of 14 loudspeakers and a sub woofer, which delivers three dimensional sound quality.
The manufacturer has blessed this vehicle with an advanced disc braking mechanism, which is further loaded with high performance brake calipers. At the same time, it also gets an advanced brake assist system, along with ABS and EBD, which helps to augment its overall mechanism. In terms of suspension, this vehicle is bestowed with an advanced AIRMATIC air suspension mechanism featuring continuously variable damping system. This enables the vehicle to adapt itself according to the road condition and helps to improve the drive comfort. This vehicle also gets a sophisticated electronic stability program and anti slip regulation system, which are essential to minimize the loss of traction and to improve its agility. This vehicle also gets a highly responsive Direct-Steer system featuring electromechanical power assistance that is integrated with a speed related function. This helps to provide precise response depending upon the speed levels.
The car maker has blessed this model series with several advanced protective aspects, which maximizes the protection of occupants inside. It is bestowed with a sophisticated ATTENTION Assist system that warns the driver in case, if it detects any sign of failing attention towards driving. Furthermore, this model series also gets a PRE-SAFE system that recognizes the critical driving situation and activates various protective functions to reduce the risk of injury. Beside this, it also gets NECK-PRO head restraint system that is activated in case of an impact from the rear. There are several other protective aspects provided inside the cabin like seat belts with pre-tensioners including two-stage belt force limiter, airbags, cruise control system with speed limiter function, and adaptive brake lighting flashing function. In addition to these, it also has tyre pressure monitoring system, side impact protection beams, break pad wear indicator, electronic stability program and traction control system.
This model is bestowed with a set of stylish 17-inch, 10-spoke design lightweight alloy wheels, which renders a sophisticated look to its side facet. These rims are embraced with tubeless radial tyres of size 245/45 R17. On the other hand, buyers can also opt for either 19-inch or 18-inch alloy wheels for enhancing its elegance.
1. COMAND Online system is its biggest plus point.
2. Lavish interior cabin with luxurious seating arrangement
3. Improved external appearance adds to its advantage.
4. Innovative comfort and safety features are big plus.
5. Acceleration and pickup is rather impressive.
1. There is no heating and massaging function for front seats.
2. Presence of authorized service network needs to increase.
3. Low ground clearance is its biggest disadvantage.
4. Lack of sunroof is a big drawback.
5. Fuel economy can be improved.
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