New Generation CLS leads the way with better light

For the new generation of the Mercedes-Benz CLS Class, Mercedes are using the MULTIBEAM LED headlamps for the first time.

The 24 individually controlled high performance, high resolution LEDs that automatically illuminate the road with a previously unsurpassed, precision-controlled distribution of exceptionally bright light that doesn’t dazzle other road users.

They work by having a camera that’s positioned behind the windscreen that delivers the information required to calculate the ideal light pattern 100 times per second.

The MULTIBEAM LED headlamps offer the driver more benefits in daily driving than all other headlamp systems with a number of outstanding, innovative lighting features;

  • Dazzle-free high-resolution high beams, which react faster and more precisely
  • Anticipatory camera-based active light function
  • Navigation-based roundabout light function

Prof Dr Thomas Weber, Member of the Daimler Board of Management, 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 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class already became an icon of lighting technology back in 2010, incorporating dynamic all-LED high-performance headlamps featuring adaptive light functions as a world first in a production automobile.