As Mercedes reveal the price for the new third-gen CLS 4-door coupe, we now know one thing for certain, the entry-level 350d 4Matic AMG Line will cost £57,510. That's without options. Many are regaling the new CLS, it will be powered by straight-six petrol and diesel engines. The basic fact about a straight-six (inline) engine over a V6 is that the straight-six provides for smoother delivery of power.
Other than that the E Class based CLS is damn expensive for what it is considering a straight-six engine is cheaper to manufacture over a V6.
And with Mercedes growing their product line you begin to realise why they are going down the path of re-adopting a straight-six powerplant as a cost-cutting measure.
Which is a good thing, why? Because Mercedes can now offer more model lines to people who don't want to buy a new Mercedes model line.
One such new model could be a Mercedes CLS Pick-up Truck. But it won't happen as the one illustrated above is a mere thought imagined by online concept artist X-Tomi.
If the vision of a Mercedes Pickup Truk of any kind sounds like a nightmare to you then let us warn you about the X-Class for it is a nasty Nissan based reality.
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