2019 Mercedes CLS 450 4MATIC – Powerful Performance with Sporty Style. 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 4MATIC – Drive, Interior and Exterior. Color: Designo Hyacinth Red Metallic. Subscribe.
The range of engines for the CLS is completely new. Three six-cylinder models will be available on market launch:
CLS 350 d 4MATIC,
CLS 400 d 4MATIC,
CLS 450 4MATIC.
In addition to the engines available on market launch, further entry-level petrol and diesel engine variants are planned for the autumn of this year. These engines likewise come from the new Mercedes-Benz engine generation, and impress with their efficiency and driving pleasure.
The CLS is not only decidedly sporty, but also comfortable. The AIR BODY CONTROL suspension, ENERGIZING comfort control and the very latest infotainment generation with In-Car-Office, smartphone connectivity via Mercedes-Benz Link and wireless charging accentuate this. The touchpad with controller in the centre console gives haptic and acoustic feedback when operating the numerous convenience functions and settings.
The standard appointments of the CLS are very extensive: 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.
Striking front-end features include the diamond grille typical of Mercedes-Benz coupés, with a single louvre. The silhouette of the radiator grille widens towards the base, adopting the contours of the grille on the Mercedes-AMG GT. The bonnet is completely surrounded by body surfaces. The very flat and wide headlamps with inward-slanting flanks dynamically follow the contour of the grille.
The side design is characterised by the high, arching waistline and the sporty, low greenhouse with frameless side windows. The forward-slanting front end is reminiscent of a shark’s nose, and appears longer thanks to the fully inset bonnet.
Also typical of the CLS is the muscular rear shoulder line which blends smoothly into the flat rear end. Characteristic Mercedes coupé features include the two-section tail lights, reflectors positioned in the rear bumper, location of the registration plate in the bumper and the Mercedes star on the boot lid. Depending on specification, this houses an extendable reversing camera.
Like the headlamps, the LED tail lights with Edgelight backlighting have a crystalline appearance and create a three-dimensional effect. Their low positioning accentuates the width of the vehicle.
The luxurious interior of the CLS Coupé impresses with its clear basic lines, and echoes the sensual, flowing contours of the exterior. The high-grade choice of materials shows a very high level of finish.
The sporty, width-accentuated cockpit and colour combination creates an impression of particularly generous spaciousness. For a flowing overall impression, the wave-like course of the interior design extends from the front to the rear doors, opening up at the B-pillars.
As a new highlight of the ambience lighting, the illuminated air vents are reminiscent of jet aircraft turbines. The sporty impression is also reinforced by the hand-finished appearance of the seats. On request a high-resolution Widescreen cockpit is available, with two 12.3-inch displays arranged beneath a shared, continuous glass cover. The centre console with open-pored or high-gloss wood appears to be free-floating thanks to its surface trim.
In the fully digital cockpit, the driver is able to feely configure the information content according to need and the driving situation. Three different styles can be selected depending on preference, mood or to suit the interior appointments. The Classic and Sport styles have a basic structure with two tubes, while the Progressive style has one central, tubular instrument.
The ambience lighting with 64 colours, ten colour themes and two effects emphasises the modern, lounge-like atmosphere. The temperature settings are visualised with the help of the illuminated air vents.
The seats were designed exclusively for this model series. Depending on the interior, they feature high-quality piping or transverse seams. The outer seats in the rear have the same appearance as the front seats, creating a sporty single-seat impression, although the CLS Coupé is in fact a five-seater for the first time. When required the backrests optionally can be folded down in a 40:20:40 ratio, expanding the 520-litre luggage compartment.
The third generation of the Mercedes-Benz CLS is powered by completely new engines, initially in-line six-cylinder diesel and petrol units. Also characteristic of the four-door coupé is the extensive range of 4MATIC models.