The new CLS pioneers the new design idiom of Mercedes-Benz, which is recognisable by its clear contours and reduced lines. The four-door coupé launched in the GCC in November with the CLS 350 and CLS 53 4MATIC+. The CLS 450 4MATIC will follow in February 2019. In the Levant, the CLS 350, CLS 350 4MATIC and CLS 53 4MATIC+ launched in November 2018, followed by the CLS 450 4MATIC in December 2018.
Its character is marked by a defined grille that widens towards the base and a forward-slanting front section and other features include wide, low-set headlamps and two-section tail lights. The design is also a reflection of the timeless aura of the first CLS, which founded a new segment of the brand and quickly became a design icon. All CLS models are equipped with new in-line six-cylinder and in-line four-cylinder engines. Like its predecessors, the new CLS exudes self-assured sportiness in exemplary style making it a highly emotive vehicle offering impressive long-distance and acoustic comfort coupled with thrilling, unrivalled technology.
In 2003, Mercedes-Benz created a new vehicle segment with the CLS which for the first time combined the elegance and dynamism of a coupé, with the comfort and functionality of a sedan. 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. It blends seamlessly into the current Mercedes-Benz coupé family with numerous design features. Its cd value of 0.26 is positive proof of its outstanding aerodynamics.
The range of engines for the CLS is completely new. The following models will be available:
- CLS 350 (220+10 kW/299+14 hp, 400+150 Nm; combined fuel consumption 5.6 l/100 km
- CLS 450 4MATIC (270+16 kW/367+22 hp, 500+250 Nm; combined fuel consumption 5.6 l/100 km
- CLS 53 4MATIC+ (320+16 kW/435+22 hp, 520+250 Nm; combined fuel consumption 8.7 l/100 km
The AIR BODY CONTROL suspension, ENERGIZING comfort controls and the very latest infotainment generation, smartphone integration and wireless charging accentuate absolute comfort in the car. The touchpad in the centre console gives haptic and acoustic feedback when operating the numerous convenience functions and settings.