The character of the new CLS is accentuated by the downward-opening grille contour and the forward-raked front end. Further characteristics are wide, low headlamps and two-piece rear lamps. Its design also incorporates the timeless look of the first CLS, which created a new segment and quickly became a design icon. With the stretched beltline, flat side window line and crouched greenhouse, the new model no doubt has CLS genes in it. The car also serves as another example of the ongoing further development of the sensual purity design language: swage lines as well as lines are significantly reduced.