The new Mercedes-Benz CLS: Highlights: Key facts

Design: With the third generation of the CLS, Mercedes-Benz is now building more strongly than ever on the aura and unique character of this trendsetting model: the new model has pure CLS genes with its arching waistline, flat side window lines and low greenhouse. At the same time it is another example of the logical evolution of the Sensual Purity design idiom: sharp edges and lines have been significantly reduced.

Interior The luxurious interior of the CLS Coupé impresses with its clear basic lines, and echoes the sensual, flowing contours of the exterior. For a graceful overall impression, the design makes a wave-like progression from the front to the rear door and opens out at the B-pillar. As a new highlight of the ambience lighting, the illuminated air vents are reminiscent of jet aircraft turbines. For the first time, the CLS Coupé is a five-seater. When required the backrests can be folded down in a 40:20:40 ratio, expanding the 520-litre luggage compartment.

Standard equipment: The highlights include LED High-Performance headlamps, 18-inch light-alloy wheels with mixed tyres, Lane Keeping Assist, Speed Limit Assist, a 12.3-inch multimedia system display, ambience lighting including illuminated air vents, a communication module with LTE and Mercedes me connect services.

Aerodynamics: Despite larger exterior dimensions and larger standard wheels, the new CLS is among the aerodynamic leaders in its segment with a Cd figure of 0.26 and a frontal area (A) of 2.31 sq. m. This is the result of numerous detailed improvements made both in advance by computer simulations and in the wind tunnel. Thanks to the Acoustic Comfort package with laminated safety glass all-round, the Coupé has the high aeroacoustic comfort typical of a Mercedes.

New range of engines: The third generation of the Mercedes-Benz CLS is powered by new engines, with three six-cylinder models available on market launch

  • CLS 350 d 4MATIC (210 kW/286 hp, 600 Nm; combined fuel consumption 5.6 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions 148 g/km),
  • CLS 400 d 4MATIC (250 kW/340 hp, 700 Nm; combined fuel consumption 5.6 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions 148 g/km) and
  • CLS d 450 4MATIC (270 kW + 16 kW/367 hp + 22 hp; combined fuel consumption 7.8 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions 178 g/km).[1]

The new, systematically electrified six-cylinder in-line petrol engine with EQ Boost (integrated starter/generator) and a 48 V on-board electrical system powers the CLS 450 4MATIC.

Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4MATIC+: This model (combined fuel consumption 8.7 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions 200 g/km)1 combines sporty design with powerful performance and high efficiency. Its centrepiece is a new, electrified 3.0-litre engine featuring twin-turbocharging and an electric auxiliary compressor.

New driving assistance systems with extended functions: With the Driving Assistance package, the new CLS comes with the latest driving assistance systems with route-based support for the driver. Active Distance Control DISTRONIC and Active Steering Assist now provide even more comfortable support for the driver to keep a safe distance and steer. The speed is now adjusted automatically ahead of bends, junctions or roundabouts.

ENERGIZING comfort control: This networks various on-board comfort systems, allowing a specific wellness setup in line with customer wishes. The wellbeing and performance of the driver and passengers can be improved as a result. With ENERGIZING comfort control, specific functions of the air conditioning system (including fragrancing) and seats (heating, ventilation, massage), the surface heating and lighting/musical moods are brought into play.

Control and display concept: On request, the interior is characterised by a new Widescreen Cockpit with brilliant, high-resolution displays. The fully digital cockpit offers the three visually very different styles "Classic", "Sport" and "Progressive". As new features, touch control buttons are set in the steering wheel, and DISTRONIC and cruise control are now operated via controls directly on the steering wheel. Voice control has been extended to include vehicle functions such as climate control and seat heating/ventilation, interior lights, fragrancing/ionisation, massage function in the seats and the head-up display.

[1] The stated figures were determined in accordance with the prescribed measuring method. These are "WLTP CO2 figures acc. to the Art. 2 No. 3 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption figures were calculated based on these figures.