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2011 Mercedes-Benz BLS To Replace CLS Sports Coupe

Posted in Cars, Compact Cars, Concept Cars, Diesel, Emissions, Environment, Foreign Cars, Hybrid, Hybrid Technologies, Mercedes Benz, New Cars, Newsworthy, Pictures by Suzanne Denbow | March 31st, 2009 | Leave a Reply |


Since playing parent to the ridiculously small smart ForTwo, Mercedes-Benz has become quite the connoisseur of fruity little cars, which makes their future line of B-Class vehicles not entirely surprising. Based on the Mercedes-Benz BlueCell Concept that debuted at the 2009 NAIAS back in January, Mercedes’ new B-Class will compete in the same market segment as the Audi A3 Plus and BMW 1-Series. Although the new B-Class vehicles are expected to encroach significantly on C-Class territory, the only replacement that has been confirmed as of today is the BLS 4-door coupe. As the name suggests, the BLS will replace the CLS Sports Coupe in Merc’s lineup as a more economical, enviro-friendly model. Using newly-developed F-Cell technology, the direct-inject, turbocharged BLS is expected to achieve a CO2 emissions rating somewhere within the 95-135 g/km range.

Expected to begin production 2011, the Mercedes-Benz BLS will eventually be joined by (as well as share a platform with) the Mercedes BLK compact SUV and the 2-door A Class AMG coupe. Like the BLS, all of Mercedes-Benz’s new green utes will share the same direct-inject, turbocharged technology, with a possible 2.2 CDI clean-diesel variant rumored to also be in development.

Source: L’Automobile via 4WheelsNews

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