Caught on camera for the first time is the upcoming 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS, a four-door 2+2 seater coupe.

We present you with the first spy pictures of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS. Not the facelift, but the brand new next-generation model. Although few details can be seen, the CLS seems to adopt the overall styling of the S-Class and CL-Class, while the Ocean Drive Concept makes a rear appearance in the rear bumper and integrated dual exhaust tips.

The CLS was first produced in 2004 and was touted as the world's first four-door coupe. Featuring fastback features as well as a 2+2 seating arrangement, Merc wanted to ensure the best of both worlds with the CLS; sporty coupe looks and performance, coupled with the practicality of a sedan.

Power will be sourced from the usual assortment of V6, V8 petrol and diesels engines plus the possibility of a hybrid variant. For the range-topping AMG model a 400kW+/ 530bhp engine shared with the next 2010 E-Class is expected.

Soon other players will introduce rivals to the CLS such as the future Audi A7. Porsche has already revealed the Panamera for the segment and the Aston Martin Rapide plays along the same lines.


Gallery: Second Generation 2011 Mercedes CLS First Spy Shots

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