2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class In-Depth Info and Photos
Details of the next-generation 2011 Mercedes CL-Class leaked ahead of debut
by Chris Danielson | 02 July 2010
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If the pair of leaked photos highlighting the new-generation 2011 Mercedes CL-Class weren’t enough to keep you contented until the official launch of the coupe, maybe this will do the trick. A much larger collection of photos apparently taken from a leaked brochure have surfaced, along with a variety of technical details (for the European market) telling us exactly what we can expect from the next CL.
Outside, you’re already fairly familiar with the enhancements. A new grille, revised headlights, redesigned rear lights with LED technology, LED daytime running lights, large mirrors and new alloy wheels are the key areas of change. Inside, a new steering wheel is the most notable difference, while a variety of new color options will be available to offer even more styling options.
And lastly, there’s the power. The smallest 2011 CL variant will be the CL500 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY, with a total displacement of 4663 cm3 and total power of 320 kW. Torque is rated at 700 Nm, whereas 0-62 mph time comes in at 4.9 seconds. Despite its impressive performance, fuel consumption is said to be 22 percent lower than the outgoing model. Other variants available include the CL500 CGI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY (which shares the same engine specs as the CL500 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY), the CL600, the CL63 AMG and the CL65 AMG. You can find the full rundown on each of the variants and corresponding technical details in the gallery below.
As noted earlier, these changes apply to the German market, so we’ll have to wait for the official word from Mercedes before we know what to expect in the U.S. market. Look for the premier of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class at the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed event; in the meantime, you can check out more photos of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class in the gallery below. Thanks to Marcus Jordan for the photos.