German luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has released the first images and details of the 2015 CLS and CLS Shooting Brake. The facelifted model will go on sale by year end and it will be offered with Multibeam LED headlights that “automatically adjust the light distribution more accurately than before.”
This Multibeam LED headlight features 24 individually-controlled LED’s that can be adjusted a 100 times per second via a camera positioned behind the windscreen and 4 control units. This system detects the oncoming traffic and vehicles running in front of the CLS, and it automatically adjusts the light beam intensity to ensure other car drivers are not blind by the high beam lights. The camera also used to detect upcoming turns and illuminate the Multibeam LED headlights ahead of time. It also features navigation data to detect upcoming roundabouts.
Speaking on the same, Dr. Thomas Weber, Mercedes R&D boss said, “With Multibeam LED technology the headlamps now are able to react even more quickly, more precisely and individually to changing traffic conditions. On top of this, there are expanded functions of which a driver will become directly aware, such as anticipatory camera-based curve recognition with the active light function. With such features Mercedes-Benz once again is demonstrating its role as an innovation leader in the automobile industry.”
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS will get slightly tweaked exteriors and an updated interior which is reportedly to feature a freestanding COMAND display. If media reports to believe, the vehicle will be unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.