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Mercedes | Special exhibition

In close cooperation with Mercedes-Benz Classic, the Louwman Museum in The Hague is showing a special exhibition of Mercedes-Benz racing cars from the 1950s. A total of seven famous vehicles from the company’s collection will be on view at the Louwman Museum from 7 July to 2 September 2018. They include 300 SL and 300 SLR racing cars, Formula One vehicles W 196 R as well as “The Blue Wonder” high-speed racing car transporter.

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Stuttgart. The racing stars of the 1950s are going on an exclusive journey: in summer 2018: the Dutch Louwman Museum in The Hague is showing a special exhibition entitled “Silver Arrows. Mercedes-Benz Racing Cars of the 1950s”. It is the renowned museum’s second exhibition of Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows. From October 2012 to January 2013, it showed “Silver Arrows 1934–1939”.

A total of seven famous vehicles from the second Silver Arrow era will be made available for the new exhibition by Mercedes-Benz Classic. The exhibits span the period from the Stuttgart brand’s re-entry into motor sport in 1952 with the 300 SL racing car (W 194) to the exceptionally successful competition season of 1955.

Juan Manuel Fangio’s victory in both the 1954 and 1955 Formula One world championships will be represented by 2.5-litre racing cars W 196 R with streamlined body and free-standing wheels. An exhibit with a special relationship to Dutch motor sport history is the W 196 R with start number 10: this vehicle with free-standing wheels was the one in which Stirling Moss finished second in the Dutch Grand Prix on 19 June 1955 in Zandvoort – just behind his team colleague Juan Manuel Fangio.

The 300 SLR racing car (W 196 S) in the special version with an “air brake” recalls the winning of the 1955 World Sports Car Championship. Finally, the 300 SL “Gullwing” (W 198) bears witness to the racing successes with series production sports cars. Special exhibits are the 300 SLR “ Uhlenhaut Coupé” and the high-speed racing car transporter. Developed in 1955, the coupé version of the W 196 S was supposed to compete in the 1956 season. However, due to the Stuttgart brand’s decision to pull out of motor sport at the end of the 1955 season, the vehicle was never raced. It became famous as the official sporting car of Rudolf Uhlenhaut, who at that time was head of testing at Daimler-Benz. Nicknamed “The Blue Wonder”, the high-speed racing car transporter was built for especially urgent transport between the factory and the race track in the 1955 season.

World-class museum

The Louwman Museum, which opened at its present location in 2010, is home to the world’s oldest publicly accessible private automobile collection. In an exhibition area of over 10,000 square metres, an outstanding collection of classic vehicles and automotive art is on view in The Hague. The Louwman Museum ranks as the Netherlands’ national motor museum.

The museum dates back to the Pieter Louwman collection, which was founded in the 1930s. Today, the director of the museum is Evert Louwman, son of the founder. The permanent exhibition consists of the areas “The Dawn of Motoring”, “Motoring”, “Racing” and “Luxury”. The exhibits include the world’s largest collection of Spyker vehicles. Built in 1887, the museum’s De Dion-Bouton et Trépardoux is considered to be the world’s second-oldest car.

Opened in 2010, today’s museum building was designed by US architects Michael Graves and Gary Lapera. Prior to completion of the three-storey building, the Louwman family’s collection could be seen in Leidschendam and Raamsdonksveer under the names “Nationaal Automobiel Museum” and “Louwman Collection”.

“Silver Arrows. Mercedes-Benz Racing Cars of the 1950s” at the Louwman Museum: Mercedes-Benz Classic vehicles

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL racing car (W 194)

It was with the 300 SL racing car that Mercedes-Benz re-entered the international motor sport arena for the first time after the Second World War in 1952. An aerodynamic, light-alloy body was mounted on an extremely light yet torsionally very stiff spaceframe, the high side parts of which made it necessary to opt for the characteristic gullwing doors. In its first race in the 1952 Mille Miglia, the 300 SL finished second with Karl Kling and Hans Klenk at the wheel. After that, it was one victory after the next: the 300 SL posted a triple victory in the Bern Grand Prix (Switzerland), followed by spectacular one-two finishes in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (France) and in the Carrera Panamericana in Mexico. At the “Great Nürburgring Anniversary Grand Prix”, the 300 SL, in an open-top version, even took the first four places. The exhibited vehicle with chassis end number 2 is the oldest SL preserved to date and still has short doors extending only as far as the beltline.

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Technical data
Period of use: 1952
Cylinders: 6/in-line
Displacement: 2,996 cc
Output: 125 kW (170 hp)
Top speed: 230 km/h

Mercedes-Benz streamlined 2.5-litre racing car W 196 R

The streamlined W 196 R car marked Mercedes-Benz’s return to Grand Prix racing in 1954 after a 15-year absence. The new Formula One car complied with a new rule that had just come into force, stipulating a maximum displacement of 2.5 litres. The all-new eight-cylinder in-line engine with petrol injection allowed rotational speeds of over 8,000 rpm thanks to its desmodromic valve timing, which dispensed with the need for the customary valve springs. In the very first race on 4 July 1954 in Rheims, Juan Manuel Fangio and Karl Kling posted a double victory. The racing car was the futuristic-looking version with a streamlined body, which was designed for fast race tracks such as the one in Rheims. Following three more victories, Fangio finished the season as Formula One world champion. At the wheel of the improved version of the streamlined car, he was victorious in the 1955 Italian Grand Prix in Monza and went on to become world champion again in a Mercedes-Benz.

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Technical data
Period of use: 1954 to 1955
Cylinders: 8/in-line
Displacement: 2,497 cc
Output: 188 kW (256 hp) to 213 kW (290 hp)
Top speed: More than 300 km/h

Mercedes-Benz 2.5-litre racing car W 196 R

Most Formula One races in 1954 and 1955 were contested by the W 196 R in a version with free-standing wheels. This version was more suitable for winding tracks, because the driver always had the front wheels in view. Similarly to the success of the streamlined car four weeks previously, this version’s debut in the European Grand Prix at the Nürburgring in August 1954 ended in victory for Juan Manuel Fangio. For its second season, the W 196 R was provided with a straight intake manifold, which allowed an increase in output and was identifiable by an extra bulge on the left-hand side. In addition, it was used with different wheelbases; there were also various arrangements of the drum brakes. Once again, the result was a superior racing car. The highlights of the 1955 season included a one-two finish for the Silver Arrows at Zandvoort in the Netherlands. Fangio was victorious ahead of his team colleague Stirling Moss and won the world title for the second time at the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz.

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Technical data
Period of use: 1954 to 1955
Cylinders: 8/in-line
Displacement: 2,497 cc
Output: 188 kW (256 hp) to 213 kW (290 hp)
Top speed: Up to 300 km/h

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR racing car (W 196 S)

Mercedes-Benz developed the 300 SLR (W 196 S) for the 1955 World Sports Car Championship. It was based on the successful W 196 R Formula One racing car. The main difference besides the body was the engine: the racing car did not have to comply with the Formula One displacement limit and was powered by a three-litre version of the eight-cylinder in-line engine, which ran on regular premium-grade petrol rather than special racing fuel. Its high performance potential and unrivalled durability and reliability made the 300 SLR far superior to its competitors in 1955. This was impressively demonstrated by one-two finishes in the Mille Miglia, the Eifel Race, the Swedish Grand Prix and the Targa Florio (Sicily), a one-two-three finish in the Tourist Trophy in Ireland and victory in the World Sports Car Championship. The vehicle on show is the first of a total of nine to be equipped with the unusual air brake.

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Technical data
Period of use: 1955
Cylinders: 8/in-line
Displacement: 2,982 cc
Output: 222 kW (302 hp)
Top speed: More than 300 km/h

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupé “Uhlenhaut Coupé” (W 196 S)

The closed version of the 300 SLR racing car was developed for the 1956 season to afford better protection to the Mercedes-Benz team drivers during strenuous long-distance races. However, it was never raced, because Mercedes-Benz decided to pull out of motor sport at the end of the 1955 season. Instead, the 300 SLR Coupé was used by the head of testing, Rudolf Uhlenhaut, as a company car. This fact is today brought to mind by the nickname “Uhlenhaut Coupé”. The 300 SLR was so robust and suitable for everyday use that, in the summer of 1955, Mercedes-Benz made one of the two coupés available to “Automobil Revue” for high-speed trials and a long-distance test over 3,500 kilometres. In its test report, the Swiss magazine praised the safe handling of the dream sports car, also at its top speed of 290 km/h, an outstandingly high figure by the standards of the day. Today, the “Uhlenhaut Coupé”, which is not for sale, is deemed as an automobile with extremely high potential value.

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Technical data
Period of use: 1955
Cylinders: 8/in-line
Displacement: 2,982 cc
Output: 222 kW (302 hp)
Top speed: More than 300 km/h

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” (W 198)

Unveiled in 1954, the 300 SL production sports car (W 198) was based on the eponymous racing car (W 194) which had posted some spectacular successes in the 1952 season. The innovative petrol injection allowed a 20 per cent increase in output compared with the carburettor racing version. With a top speed of up to 250 km/h, the 300 SL was the fastest series production car of its time. This also predestined the series production sports car for use on the race track. In the 1955 Mille Miglia, John Fitch and co-driver Kurt Gessl finished fifth in the overall classification in a 300 SL with the start number 417. In the same year, Paul O’Shea in a 300 SL was victorious in category D of the US sports car championship, while Werner Engel won the European touring car championship. A total of 1,400 units of the dream sports car were produced between 1954 and 1957. In 1999, the 300 SL “Gullwing” was voted sports car of the century by a panel of journalists.

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Technical data
Production period: 1954 to 1957
Cylinders: 6/in-line
Displacement: 2,996 cc
Output: 158 kW (215 hp)
Top speed: Up to 250 km/h

Mercedes-Benz high-speed racing car transporter

With the “world’s fastest racing car transporter”, Mercedes-Benz also caused a stir away from the race track. Thanks to the high-performance engine from the 300 SL and a modified frame from the 300 S along with doors, headlamps and direction indicators from the “Ponton” 180, the result was a visually and technically unique vehicle that was capable of speeds of up to 170 km/h depending on the payload. Nicknamed “The Blue Wonder”, the one-off vehicle was designed mainly for special missions when, after final tuning or modification, a racing car needed to be brought at speed to the race track or taken back to the factory immediately after a race to make more time for maintenance and repair. In 1967, twelve years after Mercedes-Benz had pulled out of motor sport, the unique vehicle was scrapped. However, just under 30 years later, it was decided to resurrect the one-off vehicle. After seven years of meticulous work by the experts from Mercedes-Benz Classic, the racing car transporter was restored to its full glory in 2001.

Technical data
Period of use: 1955
Cylinders: 6/in-line
Displacement: 2,996 cc
Output: 141 kW (192 hp)
Top speed: 170 km/h

Mercedes-Benz | Body parts for 300 SL “Gullwing”

Key body parts for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “ Gullwing” (W 198) are again available in factory quality. They can be ordered by their part number from any Mercedes-Benz sales partner. The production process combines state-of-the-art technology with traditional craftsmanship. It guarantees a high accuracy of fit of the metal parts while minimising the need for subsequent work on the vehicle. Mercedes-Benz Classic developed the process in cooperation with a certified supplier.

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Stuttgart. The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” (W 198) is still one of the world’s dream cars. Between 1954 and 1957, just 1,400 units were built of the famous “Gullwing”, which was voted “ Sports Car of the Century” in 1999. The conservation of these valuable vehicles sometimes requires key body parts. Mercedes-Benz Classic has now reproduced these parts, with others in preparation.

The body parts meet the high standards of Daimler AG and can be ordered by their part number from any Mercedes-Benz sales partner. Their surfaces are electrophoretically painted, which assures the highest technical and visual standards. The prices include VAT.

  • Front panelling left (A198 620 03 09 40), 11,900 euros
  • Front panelling right (A198 620 04 09 40), 11,900 euros
  • Rear panelling left (A198 640 01 09 40), 14,875 euros
  • Rear panelling right (A198 640 02 09 40), 14,875 euros
  • Rear-end center section (A198 647 00 09 40), 2,975 euros
  • Rear-end floor (A198 640 00 61 40), 8,925 euros

The metal parts are produced for Mercedes-Benz Classic by a certified supplier, whose expertise includes the highly complex construction of tools from optimised 3D data from original bodies. Metal parts produced on these tools are then worked into their final shape by hand using wooden mallets – another special process. The result of this symbiosis between state-of-the-art production technology and traditional craftsmanship is a high accuracy of fit that minimises the need for subsequent work on the vehicle.

The precise 3D tool data also provide the basis for quality inspection by means of painstaking false colour comparison. The measuring tool receives the data as a reference and uses false colours to visualise the measured deviations between the desired state and the actual state, thus making it possible for the measurement results to be unambiguously and quickly interpreted.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Story 2018

Palm Springs in California provided the framework for the presentation of the second chapter in the Mercedes-Benz #WeWonder manifesto with the model Slick Woods and her theme of “Youth”. Slick Woods and other opinion leaders came together on Saturday, 14 April for discussions and to experience the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQ live.

“What if I told you that you define beauty?” This is the question Slick Woods asked her followers at the beginning of their discourse for the #WeWonder manifesto in February this year. From there the subject of Youth was explored further in Palm Springs, as a motivation for challenging design to be a form of self-expression for your style and your personal values. Woods’ vision for the future: confidently asserting your own personality, even if this breaks with convention. She herself is the best example of this approach. With her numerous tattoos, shaved head and the prominent gap between her two front teeth, she breaks all the rules of beauty as postulated in the fashion world. As a representative of a new generation of free-thinkers who are not shy of breaking barriers, she has made a career of her individuality as a model, is booked by major fashion houses and is now a role model for many women.

In Palm Springs, “Slick Woods Unplugged” provided an authentic picture of what young opinion-leaders expect of the future, and in what direction their style is developing. Woods discussed youth in fashion and music, and how she imagines the mobility of the future, with the fashion journalist Caroline Issa from TANK magazine and the up-and-coming musicians Lion Babe and SOSUPERSAM. In this collaborative discussion the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQ was also a central topic. “I chose to focus on Youth but don’t get it twisted. I don’t just mean the young, I mean the spirit and attitude of youthful rebellion. Challenging what’s come before, so we can move forward. We want fashion & design that represents our personalities and the future that we want to see; EQ represents that future: sustainable and connected.”

The participants were able to experience this new, fully electric form of mobility for themselves during exclusive test drives in the Californian desert.

Inspired by the intensive exchange of views on new topics, the live performances and DJ set of Lion Babe and SOSUPERSAM and the EQ experience, participants then recorded their impressions and emotions on a glass creative wall. The result was a collation of statements, sketches and ideas that reflect thoughts behind the #WeWonder manifesto – which brings creative progressive thinkers from a wide range of sectors together for a visionary dialogue.

The #WeWonder Fashion Story

At #WeWonder, the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Story brings seven international visionaries together who innovatively and inspiringly explore the potentials of the future together. A future for which Mercedes-Benz is following a comprehensive concept within the EQ brand family, which also includes the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQ. The #mbcollective Fashion Story brings Slick Woods together with the social activist Kimberly Drew, designersCarol Lim and Humberto Leon (opening ceremony), the artistic director Hans Ulrich Obrist, Hypebeast founder Kevin Ma and the musician Solange Knowles. These global visionaries from different sectors jointly develop a vision driven by confidence, inspiration and creativity. Each of these visionaries conducts a discourse on a provocative and at the same time essential topic.

The #WeWonder-manifesto

Nobody knows how exactly the future will develop, but fashion has its ways of formulating important questions concerning our dealings with each other. So how will the fashion world as a whole respond to this future and the future of mobility? How can fashion create a platform to explore our potential? The #WeWonder manifesto will use numerous digital channels (@MercedesBenzFashion on Instagram) to communicate with the numerous voices in the fashion world and examine this question.

CASE stands for the future of mobility: (Connected), autonomous driving (Autonomous), flexible use (Shared & Services) and electric drive systems (Electric). It makes the vehicle a third living space alongside the home and work, one which we can shape as we wish thanks to the time newly saved. But what does this mean with reference to the fashion world? The journey to work could be redefined, for example as the time of the morning when we get dressed, i.e. the self-driving car of the future could be transformed into a mobile dressing room. The time thus saved would give us unlimited potential possibilities.

The #WeWonder electrostars: four Mercedes-Benz components, one vision

Just as clothing acts as a means of self-presentation and trends embody the cultural peculiarities of an era, the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQ will define mobility in the rapidly evolving digital age. As a sporty SUV crossover, the Concept EQ has e-aesthetics of its own, which it combines with the Mercedes‑Benz brand values of intelligence and emotion. The Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrid models form an important bridge on the way to electric mobility. The current plug-in hybrid models are marketed as Mercedes-Benz EQ Power: from the C-Class to SUV models. The fully electric smart vision EQ fortwo embodies a new vision of urban mobility and of individualised, highly flexible and ultra-efficient urban public transport with its carsharing concept. Mercedes-Benz vehicles are looking into a future characterised by the potential of shared use, sustainability and networked mobility.

Roger Federer continues to serve for Mercedes-Benz

Roger Federer extends successful partnership with the Stuttgart brand with the star as a global brand ambassador. Roger Federer has been a close partner of Mercedes-Benz for 10 years. The athletic career of the 36-year-old athlete is consistent, unparalleled and enduring: With 20 Grand Slam titles, 96 total titles and a record 302 weeks holding the number one ranking, Federer has set the standard in Men’s Tennis.

“Roger Federer is an outstanding athlete who has shaped tennis for decades and stands for top performance. As a successful top athlete, he ideally represents our brand as we are united by the demand for perfection and the will to succeed” says Dr Jens Thiemer, Vice President Marketing Mercedes-Benz Cars. “Beyond sport, he is a great personality and a true gentleman with a heart, that cares for the game and those less fortunate, and is adored by his fans. With his pioneering tennis format Laver Cup, Roger is the pioneer of new, modern tennis events and, like the brand itself, he carves out innovative paths.

Roger Federer: “I am proud to cooperate with Mercedes-Benz over such a long period of time. Mercedes-Benz is one of the most iconic global brands in the world and I am so excited to continue this incredible partnership and be part of the Mercedes-Benz family for many years to come.”

A good two weeks after his Australian Open victory Roger Federer has been playing in another ATP tournament since 12 February. If he should play his way into the semi-final in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, he could take the top position in the world rankings again for the first time in over five years. If he achieves this, he will become the oldest player in men’s tennis history to ever hold the #1 ranking.

Big debut for the new A-Class

There are just a few days to go: the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class celebrates its world premiere in Amsterdam on 2 February 2018. With Mercedes me media, anyone can be there live – wherever they are in the world. Press materials, photos and videos relating to the A-Class are available via a constantly updated media hub.

This year, the new A‑Class as a harbinger of the new compact car generation will replace a bestseller that has decisively contributed to a more youthful brand image for Mercedes-Benz. The new Mercedes-Benz A‑Class retains its youthful and dynamic character, yet it is also more grown up and comfortable than ever. It completely redefines modern luxury in the compact class, and revolutionises interior design.

One of many technological highlights is MBUX – Mercedes-Benz User Experience. A unique feature of this multimedia system is its ability to learn thanks to artificial intelligence. Its other strengths include the high-resolution Widescreen Cockpit with touchscreen control, navigation display with augmented reality technology plus intelligent voice control with natural speech recognition, which is launched by saying “Hey Mercedes”.

Anybody around the world who wants to watch the worldwide premiere can do so live on Mercedes me media at https://media.mercedes-benz.com/A-Class2018. Visit the portal on 2 February at 6.45 p.m. (Central European Time) to watch the Pre-Show, which includes a brief summary of all the highlights from the afternoon programme. The live stream of the vehicle presentation starts at 7.00 p.m.

Stronger Than Time

Showcasing a legend: “Stronger Than Time” – The new G-Class campaign

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Hidden, but You can find!

Since 1979 the G-Class has been the Mercedes-Benz SUV icon. Its unique DNA is stronger than time; is unimpressed by short-lived fashion trends it remains true to its roots. This also holds true for the new G-Class. In the international 360-degree campaign for the world premiere and market launch, Mercedes-Benz presents the new G-Class as a ground-breaking legend in off-road performance. Beyond this, the G also shows its on-road strengths and presents its enduring, timeless design. The motto of the campaign is accordingly “Stronger Than Time”. With this campaign, Mercedes-Benz makes it possible for customers and fans to enter the fascinating world of this iconic off-road vehicle and discover why the G-Class has been enthralling people around the globe for almost 40 years. The global campaign started on 15 January 2018 with the web special at: https://www.mercedes-benz.com/strongerthantime. The campaign mechanism is based primarily on digital media and social networks. It is accompanied by impressive motifs in the classic media. Striking images and videos show the product highlights of the new G-Class both on- and off-line.

Mercedes-Benz CLS | Third generation

The new CLS pioneers the new design idiom of Mercedes-Benz, which is recognisable by its clear contours and reduced lines. Its character is marked by a grille contour that widens towards the base and a forward-slanting front section. Other features include wide, low-set headlamps and two-section tail lights. At the same time the design reflects the timeless aura of the first CLS, which founded a new segment and quickly became a design icon. All CLS models are equipped with new engines: in-line six-cylinder and in-line four-cylinder units as diesel and petrol versions. Like its predecessors, the new CLS exudes self-assured sportiness in exemplary style: a highly emotive vehicle offering impressive long-distance and acoustic comfort coupled with thrilling, unrivalled technology. The four-door coupé will enter the market in March 2018.

Exterior: Self-assured sportiness in the style of Mercedes-Benz coupés

“The new CLS is a design icon as the archetype of the four-door coupé. In line with our design philosophy of sensual purity, we have reduced its DNA in an extremely puristic way and at the same time emotionally charged it with elegant beauty”, says Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler AG.

Striking front-end features include the diamond grille typical of Mercedes-Benz coupés, with a single louvre. The silhouette of the radiator grille widens towards the base, resembling the contours of the grille on the Mercedes-AMG GT. The bonnet is completely surrounded by body surfaces. The very flat and wide headlamps with inward-slanting flanks dynamically follow the contour of the grille.

The side design is characterised by the high, arching waistline and the sporty, low greenhouse with frameless side windows. The forward-slanting front end is reminiscent of a shark’s nose, and appears longer thanks to the fully inset bonnet. The contours follow the design philosophy of sensual purity: lines and edges are greatly reduced, and the surfaces are generously arched.

Also typical of the CLS is the muscular rear shoulder line which blends smoothly into the flat rear end. Characteristic coupé features include the two-section tail lights, reflectors positioned in the rear bumper, location of the registration plate in the bumper and the Mercedes star at the centre of the boot lid. Depending on specification, this houses an extendable camera.

Like the headlamps, the LED tail lights with Edgelight backlighting have a crystalline appearance and create a three-dimensional effect. Their low positioning accentuates the width of the vehicle.

 

Interior consistent colour scheme, Widescreen cockpit

The luxurious interior of the CLS Coupé impresses with its clear basic lines, and echoes the sensual, flowing contours of the exterior. The high-grade choice of materials shows a very high level of finish.

The sporty, width-accentuated cockpit and colour combination creates an impression of particularly generous spaciousness. For a flowing overall impression, the wave-like course of the interior design extends from the front to the rear doors, opening up at the B‑pillars. As a new highlight of the ambience lighting, the illuminated air vents are reminiscent of jet aircraft turbines. The sporty impression is also reinforced by the hand-finished appearance of the seats. On request a high-resolution Widescreen cockpit is available, with two 12.3‑inch displays arranged beneath a shared, continuous glass cover. The centre console with open-pored or high-gloss wood appears to be free-floating thanks to its surface trim.

In the fully digital cockpit, the driver is able to feely configure the information content according to need and the driving situation. Three different styles can be selected depending on preference, mood or to suit the interior appointments. The Classic and Sport styles have a basic structure with two tubes, while the Progressive style surprises and polarises with a structure having a central, tube-shaped instrument.

The ambience lighting is individually adjustable in 64 colours, and also includes the air vents. When the temperature setting of the air conditioning system is changed, it briefly changes colour to show whether the temperature is being made warmer (red) or cooler (blue).

The seats were designed exclusively for this model series. Depending on the interior, they feature high-quality piping or transverse seams. The outer seats in the rear have the same appearance as the front seats, creating a sporty single-seat impression, although the CLS Coupé is in fact a five-seater for the first time. When required the backrests can be folded down in a 40/20/40 ratio, expanding the generous 520‑litre luggage compartment.

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The new CLS models:

CLS 350 d 4MATIC CLS 400 d 4MATIC CLS 450 4MATIC
Number of cylinders/ arrangement 6/in-line 6/in-line 6/in-line
Displacement (cc) 2925 2925 2999
Rated output (kW/hp) 210/286 250/340 270/367
Add. output from EQ Boost (kW/hp) 16/22
Rated torque (Nm) 600 700 500
Add. torque from EQ Boost (Nm) 250
Combined fuel consumption

(l/100 km)

5.6 5.6 7.5
Combined CO2 emissions (g/km)2 148 148 178
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s) 5.7 5.0 4.8