Mercedes-Benz isn't just selling car; it's selling a lifestyle image. People pay top dollar for the iconic three-pointed star that graces the hood of these luxury automobiles just as much as they pay for the car itself.
Up until last week, Mercedes-Benz had been doing a rather admirable job keeping the 2011 CLS under wraps. But as we saw last Friday, that got blown out of the water as the forthcoming four-door was caught posing for the camera as part of what appeared to be a photo shoot. All that was missing was a nice clean shot from the front.