For over a year, we have been bringing you spy photos of the highly anticipated 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. Today we have yet another round of CLS spy photos to bring you, again showing the four door coupe equipped with the always beautiful AMG styling. Though lacking the performance brake kit and larger sportier wheels, meaning this isn’t the 2011 CLS 63 AMG, the spy photos still gives us a clear insight as to what the new generation CLS AMG will look like when it debuts at the Paris Motor Show in October.
Borrowing numerous styling traits from the Concept Shooting Brake, a prominent grille, aggressively styled front bumper, daytime LED running lights and a long bonnet are just some of the similarities between the two. Under the hood, look for two petrol options: 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 to make its way into the consummate model, with an optional Performance Pack boosting power to roughly 570 bhp and the 663 lb ft torque mark.
We’ll keep you posted as new details of the 2011 CLS are revealed. To see more of the 2011 Mercedes CLS with AMG styling, you can check out more photos in the gallery below, then head over to Car Advice for the full article.