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In these spy shots here, taken in Stuttgart, we get to see the upcoming 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS completely uncovered.

We've already been able to spot the flatter nose of the new CLS in previous spy photos, a styling cue borrowed from the SLS Gullwing, but seeing the CLS in the bare like this one can more easily take in its design as a whole and spot things like its slight resemblance to the VW Passat CC.

New styling cues for the CLS are a fresh set of headlights with LED running lights. At the back, the wrap-around taillights seem more stretched towards the center of the rear end. There is the flattened nose too and the overall shoulder line seems to make the CLS stand a little more upright than its predecessor.

Petrol/gasoline engines for the new CLS will include Mercedes-Benz's 3.5 liter V6 with 306 PS (225 kW / 301 bhp) and a 435 PS (320 kW / 429 bhp) 4.7 liter twin-turbo V8. On the diesel side will be a 204 PS (150 kW / 201 bhp) four-cylinder and a 3.0 liter V6 diesel with 252 PS (185 kW / 248 bhp).

A CLS 63 AMG will follow, of course, powered by the brand's 5.5 liter, twin-turbo V8 churning out 544 PS (400 kW/536 bhp) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque.

The new CLS will likely make its debut this fall at the Paris motor show.

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Gallery: 2012 Mercedes CLS caught completely uncovered

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