Check it out: the fantastic new nose of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS, which matches the more interesting styling seen on the rest of the car. Details inside.

Fans of the Mercedes-Benz CLS will be happy to look at these perfectly clear images of the unreleased second-generation car.  The vehicle was spied by magazine AutoExpress and website during a promotional photo shoot.

The car can be seen with a much nicer front fascia, that includes a single-bar radiator grille, new headlights, and three-section bumper with set-in LED daytime runners.  The deeper styling continues along the side of the car, where new mirrors attached to the door can also be seen.

Look under the hood of this Mercedes-Benz CLS 350CGI and you would likely find the same 3.5-liter V6 engine from the Shooting Brake concept introduced in China earlier this year.  The 302-horsepower (225-kW, 306-PS) engine produces up to 370 Nm of torque.

Rear lighting clusters are more flared, and are now joined by a low center brake light.  Trapezoid tailpipes replace the rounder exhaust tips seen on the current model.

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS is expected to take a bow at the Paris Motor Show later this year.

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Gallery: 2012 Mercedes CLS spied completely uncovered