The Mercedes-Benz CLS is receiving a number of updates for its 2019 models in the USA. Substantial changes are being made in terms of technology and performance.
According to Mercedes-Benz USAThe four-door coupé retains its existing cladding, namely the CLS 450, the CLS 450 4MATIC and the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53. However, the vehicles will be equipped with a new set of motors and electric motors.
The new CLS 450 models are equipped with the updated in-line six-cylinder engine from Mercedes. The gasoline-powered unit develops 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. The combustion engine is combined with the EQ Boost technology from Mercedes and an integrated 48-volt electrical system. The electric drive provides the car with an additional 21 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque for a short time when accelerating. The electrical system also helps reduce the car’s turbo lag. The vehicle’s standard 9-speed automatic transmission 9G-TRONIC then offers faster shift times. The optional AIR BODY CONTROL air suspension supplements the vehicle’s driving dynamics with its adaptive damping.
The AMG CLS 53 will also have an improved in-line six-cylinder engine. The device delivers 429 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque. The electrically powered auxiliary charger, which uses EQ Boost technology, gives the car 21 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The AMG 4MATIC + all-wheel drive with fully variable torque distribution and AMG sports suspension based on AIR BODY CONTROL further improves the agility of the vehicle and the comfort of its occupants while driving on the road.
The CLS’s cockpit benefits from a high-resolution 12.3-inch COMAND display with smartphone integration. The ambient light system in the four-door coupé can be individually set in 64 colors. The driver assistance systems of the car also include the optional driver assistance package with the advanced intelligent drive technology from Mercedes from the current S-Class.
The exterior of the new CLS from model 450 on is equipped with new LED front and rear lights and 19-inch wheels. The AMG body styling also affects the production Mercedes-Benz versions of the car.
Inside, the vents have been redesigned, but the biggest change is on the rear passenger seats. The rear seats have a three-passenger layout with a 40:20:40 split configuration that can be folded up to increase trunk capacity.