Sleek and sensual

Mercedes-Benz pioneered the "four-door coupe" genre 15 years ago and the latest CLS is a suitable response to all the alternatives which have sprouted since 2003.
Mercedes-Benz pioneered the "four-door coupe" genre 15 years ago and the latest CLS is a suitable response to all the alternatives which have sprouted since 2003.ST PHOTOS: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Mercedes-Benz pioneered the "four-door coupe" genre 15 years ago and the latest CLS is a suitable response to all the alternatives which have sprouted since 2003.
Mercedes-Benz pioneered the "four-door coupe" genre 15 years ago and the latest CLS is a suitable response to all the alternatives which have sprouted since 2003.ST PHOTOS: ALPHONSUS CHERN

The new Mercedes-Benz CLS resumes lead in 'four-door coupe' segment with looks, finesse and features

Mercedes-Benz has nailed it with the new CLS. The "four-door coupe" is visually stunning, with plenty of prime estate inside. It packs a punchy and refined powertrain and a chassis which rivals its S-class sibling in comfort.

The car shares a platform with the E-class but has longer overhangs to make it nearly 5m tip to tip. Even though that puts it in the same ballpark as a former S-class limousine, it hides its size well with an impossibly sleek silhouette.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 10, 2018, with the headline 'Sleek and sensual'. Print Edition | Subscribe