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Special edition Mercedes CLS powers up

New CLS Grand Edition is offered with matt paint

Power upgrade: Mercedes' Grand Edition

Power upgrade: Mercedes’ Grand Edition

Mercedes-Benz has announced a limited CLS ‘Grand Edition’, boasting special equipment and upgraded engine performance.

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The Mercedes Grand Edition is based on the CLS 350 CDI V6 turbodiesel (the recently renamed version of the 320 CDI). However the Grand Edition benefits from a substantial 47bhp power increase – bringing the total up to 268bhp.

As a result, 0-62mph takes 6.5 seconds instead of 7.0, yet the fuel consumption and CO2 figures remain as before at 37.2mpg combined and 215g/km.

Grand Edition’s matt paint

Special equipment includes the 'Bi-Xenon Light Package'

Special equipment includes the ‘Bi-Xenon Light Package’

Special equipment for the Grand Edition includes 18-inch AMG alloy wheels, the ‘Bi-Xenon Light Package’, which improves cornering at night, Grand Edition badging, and unique Palladium Silver matt finish to the headlamp surrounds and grill elements.

Helping to set off the latter, the CLS Grand Edition is available to special order in Palladium Silver matt paint. Yes, that’s matt paint – it’s one of the latest motoring trends, and on the CLS apparently ‘highly scratch and dirt-resistant’.

There are five regular paint finishes to choose from as well, including regular metallic Palladium Silver for the first time on any CLS.

Extra kit on the CLS Grand Edition

CLS Grand Edition is £2,495 more expensive

CLS Grand Edition is £2,495 more expensive

Mercedes says the extra kit and increased performance is worth £4,636.60. Priced from £48,445, the CLS Grand Edition is £2,495 more expensive than an ordinary CLS 350 CDI – meaning it offers customers £2,141.60 in extra value.

Total supply for the UK is limited to 560 cars. The Mercedes-Benz CLS Grand Edition is on sale now, first deliveries in July.

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