2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS Leaked Ahead of World Premiere

The next-generation 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class makes its official debut, giving the first view of Mercedes' latest four door coupe

by  Chris Danielson  | 


View the photo gallery

We’ve known it was coming for some time now, and photos showing it nearly undisguised have already surfaced.  But today, the first press shots of the next-generation 2011 Mercedes CLS-Class have been leaked, showing the newest iteration of the four door coupe in all its unabashed glory.

As you’ll see (and as previously reported), numerous styling traits from the Concept Shooting Brake are present, including a prominent grille, aggressively styled front bumper, daytime LED running lights and a long bonnet.  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 the model makes its official debut, which will likely be any day now.  But until then, check out the first 2011 Mercedes CLS photos in the gallery below.  And a special thanks to Markus Jordan for uncovering the photos.

< 05 / 06 >
2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS Leaked Image rear quarter panel
< 05 / 06 >

More to Explore

2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS C218 Tuner by Lorinser front grille

Lorinser Mercedes-Benz CLS First Photos


The German tuners from Lorinser released the first images of their 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS upgrade program which we...

Read More »

2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS 500 Tuner by MEC Design grille

Mercedes-Benz CLS 500 by MEC Design


Last week, German tuner Kicherer gave us a look at ther CLS Edtion Black based on the new generation CLS....

Read More »

KICHERER CLS Black Mercedes-Benz interior

Mercedes Kicherer CLS Edition Black First Look


The new Mercedes CLS is already a thing of beauty, but that hasn't stopped Kicherer from attempting to improve on...

Read More »


Tips, Requests & Questions


About eMercedesBenz
Trademark Information
Terms of Use
Privacy Policy eMercedesBenz the world's leading online Mercedes-Benz magazine dedicated to covering the Mercedes-Benz, Maybach and smart brands. Established with the intent of bringing Mercedes-themed content from across the globe to one centralized location, eMercedesBenz has since grown to become the world's foremost Mercedes magazine by which to find the latest news, information, reviews and rumors pertaining to the Mercedes-Benz family of brands. In addition, eMercedesBenz also offers a distinct lifestyle section featuring an assortment of products and services. Each week, our team finds the hottest new gear, the latest style and the best places to travel in a variety of categories, all of which are aimed at making your life better, more refined and more enjoyable.