Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz CLS Spied In Camouflage

Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz CLS prototype spied

The Mercedes-AMG GT Concept unveiled at the on this year’s Geneva Motor Show sneak peeks a new Porsche Panamera fighter, however a next-gen CLS, the Panamera’s original rival from Mercedes, remains underway as these spy shots show.

The front end is lightly camouflaged, showing a new grille shape including Mercedes’ signature diamond grille pattern and smooth headlights that are angled inward. It doesn’t look like the four-door AMG GT concept, however it appears like it’ll match the rest of the car’s curves well.

The Mercedes-Benz CLS preserves its raked roofline and narrow greenhouse, providing it a streamlined appearance. The body absolutely has more bulk to it than the AMG GT concept, in spite of both being based on the E-Class platform. It’s possible, but the CLS has been extended to place it between the E-Class and S-Class. That would leave space for a future AMG GT 4 model to take on the Porsche Panamera, which leans more towards sport than luxury.

Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz CLS prototype spied

Looking at the CLS’ interior, it appears very much like the E-Class’ cabin. We didn’t get to see the AMG GT Concept’s interior in Geneva, however it could take after the AMG GT coupe despite not sharing much in common with that vehicle.

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