The Mecrcedes-Benz CLS measures 4,940 mm in length, 2,075 mm in width, 1,416 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,874 mm. It is available in six colour options, Magnetite Black, Cavensite Blue, Designo Diamond White Bright, Citrine Brown, Designo Hyacinth Red Metallic and Diamond Silver. Standard equipment in the Mercedes-Benz CLS includes MULTIBEAM LED headlamps with Adaptive Highbeam Assist, electrically adjustable ORVMs (Outside Rear View Mirrors) and 17 inch alloy wheels with 245/45 section tyres.
The interiors of the Mercedes-Benz CLS is offered with THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control with different temprature controls for the front and the rear passengers as well as individual climate modes, Focus, Medium and Diffuse. The versions on offered in the Mercedes-Benz CLS has a standard sunroof which can also detect if the light in the cabin increases and can automatically close. The front seats in the Mercedes-Benz CLS can be adjusted electrically for the front occupants ideal seating position. The steering wheel too can be electrically adjusted and also has controls for the infotainment system as well as cruise control. The COMAND online infotainment system plays back audio through USB, a hard drive, Bluetooth as well as USB and the system comes with a 610 watt 14 speaker setup from Harman Kardon as a standard fitment.
The Mercedes-Benz CLS is available in India with one engine option, a 2,143 cc diesel unit. This engine generates 204 hp of power and 500 Nm of torque which is impressive considering the engine capacity. The claimed zero to 100 kmph figure for the Mercedes-Benz CLS is 7.5 seconds which is also acceptable when compared to its competitors.
Transmission option available in the Mercedes-Benz CLS is a 7G-TRONIC 7-speed automatic transmission. It is the only option available with the diesel engine and has been tuned for the best balance between performance as well as fuel efficiency. Gear shifts are smooth with negligible shift shocks.
The Mercedes-Benz CLS is offered with ABS (Anti lock Braking System), traction control, ATTENTION ASSIST, cruise control and tyre pressure monitoring system. The coupe is also offered with PRE SAFE which enable the car to detect an imminent crash and cocoons the passenger by locking the doors, rolling up the windows and sunroof as well as fastening the seatbelt firmly.
Claimed fuel efficiency or mileage of the Mercedes-Benz CLS is 19.4 kmpl on the highway and 11.7 kmpl in the city. These figures are acceptable for its segment for a vehicle that measures above 4.5 metres.