The composition of the engine line of four-door coupe Mercedes-Benz CLS was replenished with a petrol four-cylinder engine.
At the model Mercedes-Benz CLS of the third generation the petrol four-cylinder turbo engine appeared for the first time. The first generation had only six and eight-cylinder engines, the second had a four-cylinder turbo diesel with a volume of 2.1 liters, and now it’s the turn to the gasoline engine.
Recall, at the start of sales, the model was available with two options for a diesel engine of 2.9 liters – 286-hp in the CLS 350 d and 340-hp in the CLS 400 d, and with a 367-hp 3.0-liter petrol V6 in the CLS 450. Under the hood of the new version, which received the CLS 350 index, a new M264 engine is installed, first appeared on the E-Class in the autumn of last year.
The two-liter bi-turbo engine is supported by the hybrid EQ-Boost system, a belt-driven starter generator powered by a 48-volt system. The engine produces 299 hp and 400 Nm, and a compact electric motor – 14 hp and 150 Nm. The latter is used for acceleration and for quick start of the gasoline engine.
In Europe, the Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 will be available in rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. However, on the German and British sites of the brand the novelty has not yet appeared. A car with such a motor, paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission, can pick up the first 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds and accelerate to a speed limit of 250 km / h, electronically limited.