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2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS Grand Edition - (Australia)

January 15th, 2009
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The new CLS Grand Edition special-edition model sees Mercedes-Benz introducing a new highlight to the segment for four-door premium coupés. A matt designo paint finish lends spectacular definition to the lines of the coupé and makes the CLS Grand Edition really catch the eye. This exclusive style is echoed in the interior with high-grade designo leather and high-quality equipment details. All of which makes this multi-design-award-winning Mercedes-Benz Coupé unmistakable. Australian customers will get their first glimpse of this stunning coupé in Mercedes-Benz showrooms from May this year.

Coupés are truly special cars. Not least the Mercedes Coupés, which have always epitomised automotive elegance, exclusivity and refinement at the very highest level.

With the CLS, Mercedes-Benz paved the way for four-door coupés. This trend-setting model from Stuttgart has inspired coupé enthusiasts and other car makers alike with its exciting and muscular styling.

Even more pronounced lines through new paint

The new Mercedes-Benz CLS Grand Edition catches the eye straight away. A unique "designo magno platinum" matt paint finish brings the lines and contours of the premium coupé fully to the fore and emphasises its multi-award-winning design.

As well as being an eye-catching feature, the matt paint finish is highly scratch- and dirt-resistant. In keeping with the avant-garde paintwork, the radiator grille louvres are also painted in "designo magno platinum".

The additional exterior equipment for the CLS Grand Edition includes:

  • Bi-xenon headlamps with dark headlamp casings, active light function and cornering light function in the fog lamps, headlamp cleaning system, and dynamic headlamp range adjustment
  • Exclusive, high-sheen AMG18-inch 5-spoke light-alloy wheels with pockets painted in titanium grey, shod with 245/40 R 18 (front) and 275/35 R 18 (rear) tyres
  • A "Grand Edition" insignia on the front wings

designo interior displaying sporty, elegant touches

The no-nonsense elegance continues inside the car. Here a perfectly matched
designo interior and a roof lining in anthracite Alcantara, together with the standard-fit tilting/sliding glass roof, define the sporty, elegant style.

Special touches are provided by the designo leather upholstery in "marron" – with the option of substituting this shade for sand, black, mystic red, porcelain or chablis.

The trim elements in high-quality laurel wood can be ordered with either a matt or a high-gloss finish. The same material is used for the selector lever and the wood/leather steering wheel.

Sport pedals in brushed stainless steel with rubber studs underline the sporting credentials of the CLS Grand Edition.

The extensive range of equipment includes the sophisticated COMAND APS Multimedia control and display system, comfort telephony, PARKTRONIC and “Grand Edition” velour floor mats.

Smooth-as-silk engine and transmission combinations

When the CLS Grand Edition arrives in Australian Mercedes-Benz showrooms this May, Australian customers will be able to choose from two powerful and efficient petrol-powered versions: the CLS 350 and the CLS 500 Grand Edition.

The CLS 350 Grand Edition will offer a refined and strong 215kW and 365Nm of power and torque from its 3.5-litre engine, returning a fuel consumption rate of 11.0-litres per 100km (according to ADR 81/01). Transmitting this torque to the rear wheels is Mercedes-Benz’s own 7G-TRONIC 7-speed automatic transmission, helping achieve a swift 0-100km/h time of 6.7 seconds.

Customers seeking additional excitement will be able to opt for the CLS 500 Grand Edition, whose effortless performance comes from its 285kW/530Nm 5.5-litre V8 engine. Not only does this model get to 100km/h from a standstill in only 5.4 seconds, it also burns only 11.6-litres of premium fuel every 100km (according to ADR 81/01), aided in part by the smooth-shifting 7G-TRONIC gearbox.

Pricing for the Mercedes-Benz CLS Grand Edition will be announced prior to its Australian release.


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