2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS Official Photos Leaked Again

Words Chris Danielson | August 20, 2010
New studio shots reveal in crystal clear clarity the styling of the next-generation 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Words Chris Danielson August 20, 2010

Hot on the heels of the brochure leaks revealing the next-generation 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS, a new series of official press photos have today surfaced, again highlighting the model in all its restyled glory.  The new Mercedes CLS is showcased from a variety of angles, and both the exterior and interior are revealed for a second time, all in crystal clear clarity.  I know you’re probably getting tired of hearing engine configurations, but here’s yet another recap of what to expect.  There are currently two CLS petrol options being reported:  the CLS350 CGI and the CLS550 CGI. The first will feature the new direct-injection 3.5 liter V6 engine with an output of 306 PS (301 bhp / 225 kW) and 368 Nm (272 lb-ft) of torque, while the 550 CGI will feature a new 4.6 liter twin-turbocharged V8 that delivers 435 PS (429 bhp / 320 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. The CLS 550 CGI is expected to be offered with an all-wheel drive option as well.  As for the CLS diesel options, look for a 350 CDI with a 3.0 liter V6 producing 185 kW (252 PS) as well as a 250 CDI with a four-cylinder diesel engine producing 150 kW (204 PS).  And lastly, when the 2011 CLS63 AMG makes it debut, look for AMG’s new twin-turbocharged 5.5-Liter V8 with subsequent output of 544 bhp and 590 lb ft torque, with an optional Performance Pack boosting power to roughly 570 bhp and the 663 lb ft torque mark.

Official details of the 2011 Mercedes CLS-Class should be coming on Monday, but we’ll keep you posted if we hear anything else before then.  In the meantime, check out the 2011 CLS photos in the gallery below, then head over to for the full article.  Thanks to Pieter for the tip.