Look at the first official photos of the second generation of the Mercedes-Benz CLS that hit the web. The new Mercedes CLS is more of an evolution of the current model than a completely new take on the four-door sports saloon theme. The 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS will be a direct rival for the all-new Audi A7 Sportback, Maserati Quattroporte, Porsche Panamera.
The new Mercedes CLS will be offered with a variety of new engines including the freshly released 3.5 liter V6 producing 306HP and 4.7-liter bi-turbocharged V8 with 429HP.
The lineup will also include diesel options while the range will top out with an AMG version powered by new 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 making at least 536-hp. 2011 CLS will make its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show at the end of September.