2018 Bangkok Motor Show: Mercedes-Benz CLS 300 d (AMG Premium)

By THOMAS HUONG | 29 March 2018


BANGKOK: Mercedes-Benz launched its powerful new CLS 300 d in AMG Premium trim at the 2018 Bangkok Motor Show, with a price tag of 4,980,000 Baht (RM616,052).

Engine: 1,950cc 4-cylinder in-line diesel biturbo with intercooler
Transmission: 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic Power: 245hp at 4,200rpm
Torque: 500Nm at 1,600 - 2,400rpm
0-100km/h sprint: 6.4 seconds

There is a five-seat layout to the CLS for the first time, and backrests can be folded down when required in a 40/20/40 ratio, expanding the generous 520 litres boot.

The AUDIO 20 GPS is a standard infotainment, widescreen cockpit with two 12.3-inch displays.

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Other key appointments include a touchpad controller, illuminated doorsills with the Mercedes-Benz Star, sporty pedals, and the Premium Ambient Lighting system which offers 64 preset cabin ambient colours.

It also has KEYLESS-GO vehicle entry system, Adaptive Highbeam Assist, Active Light System (ALS) for headlamps and their beams to adapt to the vehicle’s turning angle, Parking Pilot including Active Parking Assist, Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC for a safe tailgating distance, and a preinstalled navigation system.

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A Burmester Surround Sound System is standard along with an in-cabin connectivity system with compatibility for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Other highlights include an electronically-operated panoramic sunroof, AMG-designed front and rear bumpers as well as side skirts, calipers imprinted with Mercedes-Benz Star, five twin-spoke, 19-inch sport alloy wheels made by AMG, MULTIBEAM LED headlamps, and LED with fibre optic tail lamps.

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