Mercedes Benz CLS 2015
The new car’s front bumpers have been restyled, and the rear looks more aggressive than previous iterations.
The overall shape of the 2015 model’s headlamps remains unchanged, but there are now standard LEDs instead of bi-xenons. For some markets, Mercedes will offer ultra-advanced matrix LED headlights with 24 LEDs in each unit. They are controlled individually and can be dimmed in a full 255 stages. Given the issues Audi is facing bringing this same technology stateside, don’t count on this feature coming here soon. The engine and powertrain portfolio will be expanded and upgraded significantly. The CLS550 will continue to be offered with a 4.6-liter twin-turbo V-8, and output will stand pat for 2015 at 402 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. But this model will now get a nine-speed automatic transmission in place of the current seven-speed gearbox. There is also an all-wheel-drive CLS550 4MATIC, which keeps the seven-speed transmission that is phased out in the rear-driver.