As of 2021, the new Mercedes-Benz CLS has a much sharper and more dynamic design. In particular, the front with its new radiator grille and bumper makes the dynamism of the four-door coupé even stronger. In addition, the interior has been improved with additional leather upholstery combinations and a new generation steering wheel. The new generation diesel engine option with integrated starter alternator further enriches the product range. In addition to the 265 hp Mercedes-Benz CLS 300 d 4MATIC AMG and 330 hp Mercedes-Benz CLS 400 d 4MATIC AMG offered for sale in Turkey, the 435 hp Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4MATIC+ is the sportiest of the product range. and stands out as the most special version. previously commissioned; With its advanced driver assistance systems, MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system and ENERGIZING Comfort updates, the CLS was already a technologically up-to-date car.
Design of a dream car
As a coupé, the CLS, along with all roadster and cabriolet models, falls into the category of Mercedes-Benz's dream cars. Design is the primary reason for customers who prefer CLS. Sportiness is one of the most important priorities of this segment.
The CLS underscores its sportiness even more with the AMG exterior styling concept. AMG design elements come into play in this version. AMG-specific front bumper with black "A-Wing", silver-chrome front attachment and sporty, striking air intakes with vertical struts and glossy black aerodynamic fins are some of them. AMG-designed side skirts and AMG trunk spoiler stand out as other visual features. With the AMG exterior design concept, it is possible to choose 20-inch AMG multi-spoke wheels in bicolour tremolite gray or glossy black.
A new front grille comes into play on all versions. Mercedes-Benz pattern (three-dimensional star pattern with shiny chrome surface), glossy black trim with chrome insert and integrated Mercedes Star stand out as the features of this grille. Metallic spectral blue is offered as the new color option for the CLS.
There are innovations in the interior
In addition to the extremely flamboyant and assertive exterior, the interior was also renewed. Two new trim options are offered for the center console, light-grained brown walnut and gray ash wood. Leather seat options have also been renewed. Two new color combinations are offered, neva grey/magma gray and sienna brown/black.
Again, within the scope of the update, a new multifunctional steering wheel in nappa leather comes into play. The steering levers are finished in glossy black with an elegant silver-chrome bezel, while the gearshift paddles are offered in silver-chrome. The driver is assisted by DISTRONIC, Active Follow Assist and Active Steering Assist as part of the driving assistance package (optional equipment). The steering wheel uses capacitive technology to sense the driver's hands. The steering wheel rim has a two-zone sensor surface. Sensors in front of and behind the steering wheel detect whether the steering wheel is engaged. A steering wheel action is no longer required to notify driver assistance systems that the vehicle is under control. This increases ease of use in semi-autonomous driving.
Sharper with many details: Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4MATIC+
Mercedes-AMG has updated the family's sporty top model with numerous visual highlights and attractive equipment packages. Some of the standard innovations in the CLS 53 4MATIC+, which have been renewed in many points, are the sporty AMG bumper with black wings and visible air curtains in the form of “A-Wing” and the renewed AMG signature front grille with vertical supports. The window trims are available in polished aluminum or in gloss black with the AMG Night Package. Versions with the AMG Night Package or the AMG Exterior Carbon-Fiber Package II are offered with mirror caps in glossy black and carbon-fibre, respectively. Mercedes-AMG drivers can control the CLS with the new generation nappa leather steering wheel and the familiar AMG steering wheel control buttons.
The two packages offered as options contribute to making the coupé look even sportier. With the AMG Night Package II, offered with the AMG Night Package, dark chrome is applied on the radiator grille at the front, the Mercedes Star at the rear and the characters.
The AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package increases the dynamism with different applications. Red brake calipers with black AMG lettering add an additional emphasis to the exterior. The AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather/DINAMICA microfibre or alternatively in nappa leather reinforces the sportiness and elegance of the interior. The "RACE" driving mode with drift mode supports track performance in line with the sporty character.
CLS 53 4MATIC+, with its 435 hp (320 kW) power generation, offers sporty performance and high efficiency together. The integrated starter generator momentarily provides an additional 22 hp and 250 Nm of torque while feeding the 48-volt electrical system. It combines the starter motor and alternator in a single electric motor and is integrated between the engine and transmission. Electric Auxiliary Compressor (eZV) and turbocharging deliver typical AMG performance and driving dynamics, while helping to reduce consumption and emissions. The extremely fast shifting AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission, the fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive system and the AMG RIDE CONTROL+ air suspension also contribute to the dynamic driving experience.
High performance for users with high expectations with Mercedes-AMG's Limited Edition model
Only 300 of the new Limited Edition version are planned to be produced. Customers can choose between matt cashmere white and designo selenite gray matt. Racing stripes are applied over the side skirts. These are applied in matte cashmere white body color and glossy metallic dark gray. In Designo matt selenite gray body color, the stripes are applied in glossy black. Both strips feature bright red accents.
20-inch 5-twin-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels, painted in matt black and with white rims, AMG Night Package and AMG Night Package II are offered as standard. In the AMG Night Package; The AMG front bumper insert, side mirror caps and side window trims are offered in gloss black. After the B-pillar, tinted rear and rear side windows are offered.
The Limited Edition version also includes the AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package. When the front doors are opened, the AMG logo is projected onto the floor in 3D with LED technology.
Two-tone pearl silver / black nappa leather, AMG carbon-fibre trim, nappa leather and DINAMICA steering wheel with red contrast stitching, as well as AMG steering wheel control buttons and AMG lettering on the center console, other details that bring the interior of the sporty special version to life.
The powerful and efficient engines of the CLS
The CLS 2.0 d 300MATIC with a 4-liter diesel engine is equipped with mild hybrid technology. The four-cylinder diesel engine is equipped with a second generation integrated starter-alternator and a 48 Volt supply. The engine offers 195 kW (265 hp) and 20 hp instantaneous electromotor support. Apart from the brake energy recovery system, this engine stands out as an extremely efficient option with its "glide function" that stops the engine. The electrical system also allows an electric refrigerant compressor to be used for the air conditioning system.
With a new crankshaft, the stroke reaches 94 mm and, accordingly, the volume is 1.993 cc. In addition, the injection pressure, which was 2.500 bar before, increased to 2.700 bar. Two water-cooled turbochargers, both with variable turbine geometry, offer homogeneous power distribution depending on the rev band, apart from fast throttle responses. The sodium-filled cooling channels in the steel piston contribute to a better distribution of temperature peaks in the piston bowl.
The four-cylinder diesel engine also benefits from innovative solutions when it comes to purifying exhaust emissions. The NOX catalytic converter, located close to the engine, reduces nitrogen oxides. The diesel particulate filter (DPF) with a special coating reduces the amount of nitrogen oxides. Apart from an SCR catalytic converter (Selective Catalytic Reduction) injected with AdBlue, there is an additional SCR catalytic converter under the vehicle with a certain amount of AdBlue injected.
Technologies that make life easier and ensure driving safety
The new Mercedes-Benz CLS offers a safer ride with many advanced technologies and makes the driver's life easier. Active Brake Assist, which prevents accidents by braking autonomously or minimizes their effects, Automatic Adaptation to Active Speed Limit Assist, which automatically adjusts the speed limit according to map information or traffic sign identification system information, and Active Stop-Aid that automatically adjusts lane and distance up to 60 km/h. Take-off Assist, Automatic Park Assist that facilitates parking and exiting from a parking space, MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience), which offers a unique in-cab experience, and ENERGIZING, which connects many comfort functions in the cabin, are some of them.