Updated 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS lineup revealed with Multibeam LED headlights

Mercedes-Benz CLS facelift has been testing for some time and here it is officially unveiled in both the four-door CLS Coupé and the CLS Shooting Brake variant.

As we already noticed on prototypes, the changes are quite small and include a revised front bumper with larger air ducts, front grille with a diamond pattern and taillights with a darker tint.

The biggest news is the introduction of new optional futuristic MULTIBEAM LED headlamps in addition to the standard all-LED headlamps in a new design.

The futuristic lightning system includes camera-based Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus, which provides the information for the illumination, detecting illuminated oncoming vehicles or vehicles ahead, and drives each of the individual 24 high-performance LEDs in a matrix light source electronically so that individual areas of the road are specifically masked in accordance with the particular situation.

This new lighting system also uses four control units per vehicle, which calculate the ideal light pattern 100 times per second and control all 24 high-performance LEDs in each precision LED module quickly and individually. Each LED is dimmable in 255 stages.

Inside updates include a new eight-inch free-standing colour display, updated three-spoke steering wheel and other minor enhancements.

Other notable changes include 9-speed auto, a new addition of the CLS 220 BlueTEC with four-cylinder diesel engine producing 170 hp and 400Nm of torque and also a new 3.5-litre V6 turbo petrol in the CLS 400 delivering 333 hp.

The CLS 500 packs 408 hp and up to 600Nm, while the range-topping CLS 63 AMG model continues to use a 5.5-litre V8 biturbo producing between 557 hp and 585 hp in the S-Model trim level.


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