• Jul 16, 2010
One would think that if Mercedes-Benz was really invested in keeping the upcoming 2011 CLS under wraps, it wouldn't be conducting an official photo shoot right outside of the company's museum in Stuttgart. Evidently, though, that's not the case. One keen-eyed visitor to the halls of Silver Arrow lore happened to spot a camera crew snapping photos of what looks to be an undisguised CLS, and was kind enough to share the find with Notícias Automotivas. It's the clearest look anyone has gotten of the reworked four-door yet.
As expected, the CLS now wears a more upright grille and plenty of familiar nose lines. That means more pronounced front fender flares and a smartly drawn hood are all part of the package now. The look is taken page for page from the same treatment the company spread onto its 2011 R-Class recently. Toward the rear of the car, buyers will notice more stylized quarter panels as part of an overall departure from the bubble look of this year's car – if anything, the new CLS doesn't look quite as swoopy, a bit less 'four-door coupe' than its trend-setting antecedent. While the outgoing CLS is plenty attractive as it is, we're still looking forward to seeing the new model in the flesh – even if it does look a bit more traditional. Head over to Notícias Automotivas for a closer look at the car. Thanks for the tip, Eber and Polandi!

[Source: Notícias Automotivas]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      The old Lincoln Mark VIII called and wants it's rear end back!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm looking at this more . . . is that a Lincoln "Continental Kit" hump on the trunk?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I actually like this one a little more than the blobular current one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The last CLS's only downfall was the front end; it looked too plain(like a mercedes, basically) while the rest of the car was very sleek. Now it looks like an E-class, which is more boring than a Toyota.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't like it. Something about those wheels, all that chrome and the maroon paint remind of a Buick (the older lame Buicks not the new awesome ones)
        • 4 Years Ago
        in black this thing would look HOT!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      meh
      • 4 Years Ago
      No way this is the new CLS...Looks like a refreshed S class or something. Does anyone else notice the odd angle of the windshield and passenger front quarter or is it just me? Photoshop???
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am hoping that it works better in person than in this pic...could be an unflattering angle. It could be like the E-Klasse coupe...much better in person than in pics. I do have to say that I am not a fan of the chrome line around the bottom. It adds nothing. Hopefully, they will drop that before production.
      • 4 Years Ago
      When it first came out, the CLS was one of those cars that reminded you that even a car can have sex appeal. The car in the photo reminds me of what one looks like then they haven't aged that well.
      • 4 Years Ago
      From that pic, it looks like a VW CC
      • 4 Years Ago
      How bloody boring can this design get, so 20th century. The current model is the 21st century look.....
      • 4 Years Ago
      One thing I have to say is that I am certainly looking forward to seeing these "Ocean Drive Concept-ish" headlamps on the new S. Just hope that Merc really does a great job with that to offset the damage they would do if they bring a non-hydrogen version of the B to U.S. shores.
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