Price (excl. Registration fees, Road Tax and Insurance): Rs. 4,291,825
Registration Fees: Rs. 93,600
It was with the first-generation CLS that Mercedes claims to have pioneered the concept of a car that “combines the elegance and dynamism of a coupé with the comfort and functionality of a saloon”. In other words, a swoopier alternative to a traditional saloon, or a marginally more practical alternative to a two-door coupe.
The new CLS gets all-new electrified powertrains and a coupe-like body Mercedes design boss Gorden Wagener says is “emotionally charged with elegant beauty”.
A petrol will be a 2.0-litre too, but with around 300bhp and the same EQ Boost setup as the CLS450.
he basic architecture of the dashboard is the same – with two 12.3in screens (standard, unlike on the E) operated either by touchpads on the steering wheel (new, borrowed from the S-Class, very button-heavy) or a conventional controller on the centre console.
Ambient lighting is standard, can be cycled through 64 different colours and includes illuminated air vents that shine blue or red when you adjust the climate control. These seats are bespoke to the CLS, and sure enough they’re very comfortable.