Find out what the new CLS will cost, and what options are available, inside.

When the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS goes on sale in January, it will cost a minimum of €59,857.  That price, which includes a 19% value added tax, will get customers a CLS 250 CDI BlueEfficiency with a 204-horsepower (150-kW) four-cylinder 2.1-liter diesel engine.

Stepping up to the 265-hp (195-kW) six-cylinder 3.0-liter diesel, found on the CLS 350 CDI BlueEfficiency, will cost an additional €3,570.  The top-of-the-line CLS 350 BlueEfficiency, with a 306-horsepower (225-kW) 3.5-liter six-cylinder petrol engine, will carry a €64,617 price tag.

All three engines are direct injection models, and will be mated to the seven-speed G-Tronic Plus transmission.

Adding options will make the car's price jump substantially. CLS purchasers in the first production year will get the opportunity to buy the "Edition 1" package, which comes with manganite grey matte paint, pearl metallic leather upholstery, a dark roof liner, aluminum pedals and special floormats.  The Edition 1 kit adds €6,664 to the cost, but upgrading to the AMG Carbon trim adds yet another €10,115.

LED headlights, various drivers systems and parking assist are all available... for a premium price.  This will complement standard features, like direct steer and start/stop (on the diesels).

First deliveries of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS will begin in April.

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