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2011 mercedes benz cl class australia debut unclear 02 4c31150a0aafe 615x350 597x369 The all new CL Coupe unsheathed in Australia

We just can’t help but notice the subtle similarities between the new CLS and the 2011 CL-Class Coupe, as it was unearthed at the Australian International Motor Show by none other than Mercedes-Benz Australia.

The new CL will have a different powerplant–a 4.7-liter V8–replacing the retiring CL 500′s 5.5-liter V8. This new engine, despite its being smaller than the old CL’s powerplant, is capable of delivering more power at less expense to both the driver and the environment. So despite the new CL’s subtle external makerover, it does get more than it bargained for in the form of a much more reliable and fuel efficient engine featuring BlueDIRECT technology.

If you look over at its front, you won’t miss its obviously-SLS-inspired grille, so that says a lot about Mercedes-Benz’s design current design philosophy. And did we mention there are subtle similarities with the new CLS? The headlamps, for example, although missing the mid-LED strip on the CLS, is a stark semblance. And so are the muscular rear quarter panels which give obvious hints of the power driving the rear wheels. The front bumper has been redesigned while the daytime LED running lights are capped over by a reworked hood.

We can’t say we’re not as excited about the new CL as we were about the new CLS, having Stop-Start and Brake Energy Recovery technologies. The 320kW of power and 700Nm of torque ain’t bad either. We like. Do you?

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