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Facelifted Mercedes CLS Confirmed for October Reveal

Will debut alongside the Shooting Brake, followed by official launch in LA.

The upcoming facelift for the still-beautiful Mercedes-BenzCLS will finally happen this October. The confirmation came from Daimler CEO, Dr. Dieter Zetsche, atthe company’s annual press conference. The CLS four-door coupe and its ShootingBrake brother were described as a “new generation,” but they're actually only goingto be an extensive facelift inside and out. Following the debut, thecars will be on display at the November Los Angeles Auto Show.

While we have already shown you some spy pics of the nextCLS, details remain limited regarding its engine lineup and additional specs. Forthe CLS63 AMG, expect a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8- much like the one in thecurrent model. However, it should be good for more than thecurrent 557 horsepower. Inside, both models will integrate Mercedes-Benz’slatest infotainment system, including its large LCD screen. At the same timeand on the other end of the spectrum, Mercedes will debut its new B Class,following the Smart ForFour unveiling in July.

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