Mercedes Benz New CLS 250 Diesel Driven

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Mercedes Benz New CLS 250 Diesel​

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Buddies, The New Mercedes Benz CLS Class 250 CDi has been launched on the 25th of March 2015 at an Ex Showroom price of Rs 76.50 Lacs (Delhi). Its a face-lifted CLS which has come up in line with the other luxury sedans and Cabriolet being launched by Mercedes Benz India with their new design language.

What I liked​

* Contemporary Styling which is in-line with the recent launches done by Mercedes Benz in India. The new design language of Mercedes Benz has been quite attention grabbing and has made their products look better and beautiful.

* The Cabin is plush with excellent quality of leather used on dashboard and door pads. The wooden inserts further enhance the luxurious feel when one sits inside the cabin.

* Comfortable seats both in front and the rear with ample thigh support and have adjustable back-rest and head-rest as well. The fit and finish of the seats is remarkable and done with precision.

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* Panoramic Sunroof is there to provide additional pleasantness for the driver and passengers alike. In summers it shall protect you from the blazing heat where as in beautiful rainy season the same shall multiply the driving pleasure of the CLS Class manifolds.

* In terms of the engine, the new CLS Class is powered with a 4-cylinder diesel engine that provides an impressive 204 hp power output and maximum torque of 500 Nm between 1600 – 1800 rpm level. The engine wont make you feel that its sluggish in pick-up and talking about the responsiveness, the diesel CLS is really responsive as I have observed.

* Comfortable Steering, though the CLS looks huge in the first look but believe me, its really easy to drive and turn even in traffic and the cornering of the car is also good. I am saying this because I have driven it on one of the busiest roads of Noida that sees traffic all day long. There won't be slightest sense of fatigue in the driver when he/she drives the car.

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* In Cabin Insulation; Even being a diesel engine, this car is not harsh on the ears and keeps the cabin sound-proof for the passengers and driver to a great extent from the engine noise with the proper insulation provided by Mercedes Benz. The outside noise in the cabin is also minimal and one can enjoy being at peace when seated inside the CLS Class.

* Braking of the CLS Class, I am really impressed with the responsiveness of the brakes of the CLS. Even when driven at speeds of 90-100 km/h the brakes react quickly when needed and the car comes to a smooth stop without any apparent jerks. The new Mercedes Benz CLS Class comes equipped with standard safety features like ABS, BAS, ESP.

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Re: Mercedes Benz New CLS 250 Diesel Driven.

What Could Be Improved​

* Rear Headroom, Being a coupe type design the rear headroom is tad low for the tall people. This issue is also there in the CLA class. A Person like me who is 6 ft had bit of tough luck in this respect while seated in CLS Class.

* Not a proper 5 seater car since it can only accommodate 4 pax including driver. The rear center console takes up lot of space. The width of the rear seat is also not really much if one thinks to accommodate a 5th person.

* Egress and Ingress, as the seats are bit sunken so once the driver or passenger needs to move out of the car, then even with decent ground clearance, its not that easy.

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Some Salient Features of New CLS Class by Mercedes Benz

* A 7-speed automatic transmission.

* Driving Options of Economy or Sport mode

* The ECO start/stop function for economized fuel consumption when engine is idle at traffic signals.

* Diamond look radiator grille in Black

* MULTI-BEAM LED with integral daytime running lights.

* 10-spoke light-alloy wheels

* Frame-less window glasses

* Single Pillar in center for back and front doors.

* Floor lamps on all doors

* Foot-well lamps.

* Darkened tail lights featuring LED technology

* New Design 3 Spoke steering with mounted Audio Controls

* Automatic Lowering feature in front passenger ORVM when reverse gear is engaged while parking.

* 8-inch high-resolution Media Display with Navigation, telephone, audio, video, internet and the COMAND control.

* Hand Brake provided as a separate pedal in the foot well.

* Acoustic system is Logic 7® technology from Harman Kardon with 14 high-performance speakers and 5.1 Channel recording.

* 360° camera and Active Parking Assist

* AIRMATIC air suspension is provided in this CLS Class which ensures the ride comfort and dynamic handling at a very high level.

* High Beam Assist

* Smart Key.

* Apart from the regular Mercedes safety features, there is a host of features for additional safety which include ASR, Hill Start Assist, and ATTENTION ASSIST.

* 8 airbags for all round safety of driver and the passenger during collisions.

* Top Speed is 260 km/h.

* Low mounted rear stop lamp. Its prone to damage considering the bumper to bumper traffic we have in majority of cities in India.



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So friends, I do hope this short and crisp Test Drive Feedback is helpful to you all. The CLS Class does look way more improved than its earlier siblings but still for tall people there is a lot of improvement which can surely be achieved by Mercedes Benz.

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Nice pics man. I was drooling after looking at them. BTW How did you get to review this car? You went in for TD? Or are you going to own one?
Thanks for the humble appreciation buddy. I have some kind souls in Mercedes Benz India Dealer network here who provided the vehicle to me for TD. Owning one is not on cards anytime soon![:)]. But driving it was a pleasure.

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^^ Gotcha! I would love to drive a Merc. Only once in my life I drove a Merc(I didn't remember the model as it was way back), and oh boy! It was pure joy. I was driving it over gravel and road noise is nil. The ride, speed and everything was butter smooth. But the drive ended in just about 4kms! *Sigh* Will try to TD one in my place and what happens...
 
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