CLS 1Stuttgart, Germany – Mercedes-Benz has released photos of the all-new 2012 CLS-Class, which will make its world premiere at the 2010 Paris Motor Show in October. The company introduced the model, combining the lines of a coupe with the functionality of a sedan, in 2003 and has since sold 170,000 worldwide.

“Customers all over the world benefited from our bold move to launch a completely new vehicle concept onto the market,” said Dr. Joachim Schmidt, of Mercedes-Benz sales and marketing. “And with its exciting design, the new edition of the CLS also benefits from the fact that we are a whole generation ahead of the competition with our four-door coupe.”

The new model features full LED headlamps, which the company said is the world’s first to offer all of the dynamic light functions using LED technology. Other styling features include LED taillights, wrap-around dashboard, hand-stitched and padding leather dashboard, and wood, black piano lacquer or carbon fibre interior trim.

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