The new Mercedes-Benz CLS with its curvaceous shape ultimately has no business hunting for apexes on the corners of any racetrack. This realisation dawns on me while I languidly thread the newly debuted CLS 53 AMG between a set of cones at Kyalami raceway at last week’s media launch. There’s a distinguishable elegance about how the car steers at slow speeds. The steering is light and despite the car measuring 5,087mm in length, the turning circle is very small.

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