The Vision CLS

Vision CLS


Coupés for connoisseurs
Developing new vehicle concepts – to set trends and influence automotive development – has always been a major aspect of the Mercedes Benz philosophy. Throughout its 102-year history, the Stuttgart-based manufacturer has always displayed the courage, expertise and leadership needed to go one step further. It is what has made Mercedes Benz such a pioneer of passenger car concepts, style and technology.
  • Unique: a coupé generation ahead of the rest
  • Emotive: lines that arouse passion
  • Intelligent: four doors and the interior comfort of a saloon
  • Dynamic: powerful biturbo engine and sports-tuned suspension
Back in 1901, the first model to be given the fine-sounding Mercedes name was one of many cars that have stood for something entirely new and set the standards for automotive development as a whole. It was followed by icons such as the 540 K Roadster in 1934, the 300 SL "Gullwing" (1954) and the 220 model with the first ever safety bodyshell (1959). In the modern era, cutting-edge concepts have paved the way for model series such as the Mercedes Benz 190 (1982), the A-Class and the M-Class (both 1997), providing the impetus for the creation of new and successful market segments.

The Vision CLS – the latest in an illustrious line of forward-looking car concepts – is a four-door model with immense appeal. It is further proof that Mercedes Benz is always a step ahead of the field – a coupé generation ahead in this case.

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Published 20 September 2003 Melanie Carter

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