2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS (C218) Facelift Unveil Date Announced

Mercedes-Benz Active Multibeam on the CLS (C218) Facelift 1 photo
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The almost endless row of speculation about the upcoming mid-cycle facelift for the Mercedes-Benz CLS (C218) has finally come to an end if we are to believe a German report - something which we actually do.
According to the usually right peeps from MB Passion, Mercedes-Benz has decided to unveil the refreshed CLS four-door coupe at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed - which starts on the 26th of June - while the model should reach showrooms in the Fall, starting with September 27th.

Despite the fact that the CLS Shooting Brake (X218) variant appeared about a year later than the “regular” model, its mid-cycle refresh will take place at the same time as its brother, with both models experiencing the same visual and technical upgrades.

Design wise, there won't be too many changes, with the overall theme to remain quasi-identical but a bit modernized and brought in line with the new Mercedes-Benz design language.

Borrowed from the A-Class and CLA, the “star grille” is set to also arrive on the two CLS models, while the front and rear bumpers will be slightly restyled as well. As a world-premiere in its segment, the 2013-announced Active Multibeam LED headlights will finally become optional on the models, following in the footsteps of the Audi Matrix LED headlights on the latest A8.

The engine lineup will remain largely the same, with the only major difference residing in the fact that the CLS 350 will be replaced by the CLS 400, in both “normal” and Shooting Brake guise. Powered by the new three-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that delivers 333 hp and 480 Nm (354 lb ft) of torque, it will also spearhead the 9G-Tronic rollout on other Mercedes-Benz models. Expect more details about the subject in the upcoming weeks, as we're nearing its unveil date.

Story via MB Passion
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