Priced at Rs 84.7 Lakhs (ex-Showroom) in India, the Mercedes CLS 300d is the 12th offering by Mercedes in 2018, and (in the words of leadership members at Benz India) “continues Mercedes’ offensive” in style.
The CLS 300d from Benz India runs on a new BS VI diesel engine, that churns out 180 kilowatts of pure power, and reaches a peak torque of 500 Nm at 1600-2400 rotations per minute. In terms of pure speed, this means that the car can accelerate from zero to a hundred (100 kms/h) in a matter of 6.4 seconds!
The interiors of the Mercedes CLS 300d have seen generous inputs, with the addition of a high resolution 12.3-inch media display screen, supplemented with a digital cockpit that integrates three selectable display styles.
The Booming 300d (Audiophiles, anyone?)
New generation telematics in the 300d include Audio 20 with NTG 5.5, played back through a Burmester-manufactured surround-sound system, comprising 13 high-performance speakers that have been tailored to merge into the car’s interiors.
The 300d also sports ambient lighting in 64 colors, with illuminated air vents that intelligently show off the chic interiors. Exterior paint options on the vehicle are available in Graphite Grey, Ruby Black and Designo Selenite Grey Magno.
“With the growing penchant for dream cars, we are glad to launch the most elegant and dynamic third generation CLS. Known for many firsts, the new CLS we have launched today also pioneers the new design idiom of Mercedes-Benz, which is recognisable by its clear contours and reduced lines. Like its predecessors, the third CLS generation emanates self-assured sportiness in an exemplary style. The stylish new CLS 300 d blends flawlessly into the current Mercedes-Benz coupé family with abundant design features. We are confident that the third generation CLS will offer superior luxury and comfort to our customers and will continue to delight them.
Mercedes-Benz India will keep striving to push the boundaries in the luxury car segment by driving innovation not only in our versatile line-up, but also in our customer service offerings and the overall vehicle ownership. With the launch of the new CLS 300 d, Mercedes-Benz continues its offensive with its 12th product launched in 2018. We have an exciting line-up for 2019 as well and our product innovations will continue in the coming months. We are glad that our customer centric strategy for India is on the right track and is witnessing a positive sentiment.”
– Mr. Michael Jopp (Vice President, Sales & Marketing Mercedes- Benz India)
Under the hood – The Mercedes CLS 300d (Performance specs)
|Performance Parameter||CLS Benchmark|
|Cylinder arrangement/number||In line/4 (BS VI)|
|Power||180 kW (245 hp) at 4200 rpm|
|Peak Torque||500 Nm at 1600 – 2400 rpm|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||6.4 s|
|Top Speed||250 km/h|
|Gross vehicle weight||2445 kg|
Source of images and information: Mercedes India (Press Room)