Mercedes-Benz CLS received the base engine 1.5May 7, 2020
It became known that the Mercedes CLS coupe-shaped sedan is confidently following the downsizing path.
So, the first generation model was available only with V6 and V8 engines with a volume of at least 3.0 liters. In the second generation, the motor range was supplemented by a 4-cylinder 2.1-liter biturbo diesel. The third generation lost the G8, but a couple of years ago it received a 2.0-liter gasoline unit. However, all this was not the limit. Now in China there is a Mercedes-Benz CLS 260, equipped with a 1.5-liter engine. For the local car market, the engine displacement is 1,500 cubic centimeters, this is the line after which the tax rate on a car almost doubles.
The company’s desire to produce cars with engines, the volume of which will be at least 1.5 liters, is understandable, but with respect to the 5-meter premium sedan it looks rather strange. The new Mercedes-Benz CLS 260 sedan will be available only with rear-wheel drive and a 9-speed automatic transmission. Cars only 8.7 seconds are enough to accelerate to 100 km/h.