The Mercedes-AMG CLS has received a remarkable luxury boost with the MBUX
The CLS starts the new model year with new exterior paint colors (Mojave silver and Cirrus silver) and an extensive technical update: the Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 and CLS 450 4MATIC as well as the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53, is now the latest generation of the MBUX multimedia system (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) and the most advanced driver assistance systems.
As standard, the MERCEDES-CLS contains two large 12.3-inch screens that are arranged side by side with a widescreen effect. The information in the instrument cluster and on the media display are easy to read on the large, high-resolution screens. Excellent graphics in high visual quality are used to provide engaging displays that help reinforce the intuitive nature of the control structure, which is now also accessible through the touchscreen media display.
Artificial intelligence – The new Mercedes-AMG CLS is equipped with the MBUX AI unit – Mercedes News
A unique feature of MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) is its ability to learn thanks to artificial intelligence. With its prediction functions, MBUX can predict what the user will want next. For example, anyone who frequently calls a certain person on Tuesday while driving home receives their telephone number as a suggestion in the display on that weekday. Another highlight is the use of the optional augmented reality technology for the navigation display when the navigation function is active.
MBUX interior assistant
When this function is used, a video image of the surroundings is enhanced with helpful navigation information. For example, arrows or house numbers are automatically placed directly on the image in the media display. The system also supports the driver at traffic lights: If the vehicle is in a suitable vicinity, the current traffic light status is overlaid. In this way, this new function is of particular help when there is an unfavorable line of sight to the traffic light. The optional MBUX interior assistant also enables the intuitive operation of various comfort and MBUX functions through motion detection.
The CLS also receives the latest driver assistance systems to provide the driver with cooperative support. This leads to a particularly high level of active safety: the car can react even if the driver is unable to do so. The CLS is equipped with an active brake assistant as standard, which can use autonomous braking in many situations to prevent a collision or reduce its severity.
Intelligent braking – Mercedes news
Firstly, the system can also brake stationary vehicles and cross pedestrians at typical city speeds and, depending on the situation, even prevent collisions. With the cross-traffic function, this is now also possible when crossing the opposite lane. The additional features of intelligent driving include Active Speed Limit Assist, which uses map data and information from the Traffic Sign Assistant to respond to changes in the speed limit and route-based speed adjustment before curves, roundabouts, toll stations, and T-junctions to highways and expressways .
If the driver switches on Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC with route-based speed adjustment, the CLS can now even react to data from live traffic information. When you drive in traffic, the active stop-and-go assistant is largely able to perform the tasks of keeping in lane and maintaining a safe distance with a high level of availability at speeds of up to 60 km / h. The vehicle can also restart automatically up to a minute after stopping.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz and the Mercedes-AMG CLS will arrive at US dealerships at the end of 2020.
At a glance
|CLS 450 Coupé / CLS 450 4MATIC Coupé||AMG CLS 53 Coupé|
|RRP||$ TBA / $ TBA||$ TBA|
|length||196.4 “||199.1 “|
|Width without mirror (without mirror)||81.5 “(73.8”)||81.6 “(74.6”)|
|height||56.3 “||56.0 “|
|wheelbase||115.7 “||115.7 “|
|Empty weight (lbs)||TBA||TBA|
|Fuel Consumption (City / Highway / Ridge)||TBA / 4MATIC: TBA||TBA|
|engine||3.0L Inline-6 Turbo with EQ Boost||AMG-improved 3.0L inline 6 turbo with EQ boost and electric auxiliary compressor|
|shift||2,999 cc||2,999 cc|
|Drive configuration.||Rear-wheel drive / 4MATIC all-wheel drive||AMG Performance 4MATIC + variable all-wheel drive system|
|performance||Internal combustion engine: 362 hp at 5,500 – 6,100 369 lb-ft at 1,600 – 4,500||Combustion engine: 429 hp at 6,100 hp
384 lb-ft @ 1,800-5,800
|EQ boost||Up to 21 hp||Up to 21 hp|
|transmission||9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission||AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission|
|0-60 mph (sec)||5.1 / 4MATIC: 4.8||4.4 est.|
|Top speed (mph)||130 mph (electronically limited)||130 mph (electronically limited) (155 mph with optional summer tires)|
|Main competitors||BMW 6 Gran Coupe Audi A7 Porsche Panamera||Audi S7|