The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-class is the first model of the third generation of this vehicle. Mercedes-Benz CLS is a mid-size luxurious 4 door sedan was first introduced in 2005 and it changed everything because it was the first 4-door sedan designed as a fastback. The second generation of CLS-Class was introduced back in September 2010 and the production started in 2011. Mercedes-Benz CLS-class is positioned above the E-Class and Below the S-Class.
The first generation combined the practicality of a regular sedan and the sporty lines of a coupe in a perfect little-stylized package that actually made this new “Four-Door Coupe” a permanent new marketing term. After the last generation that was spawned in 2011, we finally have the new redesigned CLS with the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-class.
This new design will have the overall shape of the old Mercedes-Benz CLS-class but with some interesting details which will make it perfectly fit the well known eccentric four-door coupe identity of the traditional CLS. Some of the first details that are going to make it special are the newly redesigned headlights that are unlike anything that we have had a chance to see on Mercedes. It is surely going to transfer through the segment and we will certainly be going to see those same headlights on the next-gen A class and other coupes that will come out from the Mercedes production line.
2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-class Release Date
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-class release date has been scheduled for the fall of 2018 and it will make its big debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show which take place from January 13 to January 28, 2018.
What’s the Price of The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-class?
The price range for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-class will start somewhere at $76,000 however it will skyrocket because of its options.
2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-class Exterior
LED headlights and taillights will be the first thing to notice on the new 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-class exterior. They will come with standard options, however the CLS 450 can also be ordered with “ultra-wide” automatic high-beam units that will spice up the original price. However you will have to be an expert on the CLS class in order to notice the real difference between this and the 2018 model – not including the headlights and taillights.
The new model has a tail that slopes backward a little different from the last model it seems like it has sportier fenders which bulge more aggressively at the back.
The CLS’s angular taillights are also different from the last year model swept-back headlights. Those two, together with the new front and rear fascias make this model more aggressive than ever before.
2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-class Interior
Well, you won’t mistake the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-class interior with some other, that’s for sure. Everything about it is simply yelling Mercedes! It is very similar to the interior of the modern E-Class. You have two optional 12.3″ screens for the instrument panel and the infotainment system with 64 ambient lighting options. You will also find the “Energizing Comfort” feature which will adjust the fragrance of the entire cabin, together with heat, ventilation and massage settings to six themes you can choose from.
Seats and the rest of the interior are offered in Nappa leather upholstery, you will have a 12.3″ instrument cluster, a Burmester 3-D surround system, head up display, and a convenient inductive phone wireless charger.
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-class will also be offered with “Office in the Car” system that will help you dial into conference calls if you have them stored and marked in your calendar.
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-class interior will be the first CLS to offer five seats. The boot of this car will offer around 520 liters of space. And of course it only gets bigger with folded seats.
2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-class Engine Specs
Everything about the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-class engine has been changed. There are four and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. However, only three of those will be offered shortly after the launch. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 is going to come with a 3 liter petrol engine with a 48V mild hybrid system. That will be a standard offer. The other two models, 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-class 350d (282 hp) and 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-class 400d (335 hp), will also come with a 3.0 liter engine.
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 will have the all new turbocharged 3.0 liter inline-6 engine which will be paired up with an electric motor. That will add some power and, in the same time, allow this car to be an emission-free car, at least for some time and some situations. The interesting thing with this engine is that it’s a beltless engine. The engine itself will have a normal turbocharger, but it will also have an electric turbocharger. Its lithium-ion battery will power an electric air conditioning compressor and an additional electric water pump, which will be a replacement for the belt. That, inline 6 engine, will most probably have about 362 hp with 369 lb/ft of torque.
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-class fuel economy and acceleration have not been announced to this day.
And why is this only a mild-hybrid?
Well, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-class has an electric motor that is called the EQ Boost. It can completely take the drive train, however that is only possible in some situations. That EQ Boost can’t accelerate on its own – it needs the engine. That is why this is a mild – hybrid.
2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-class Conclusion
The third generation of this beauty is going to stick out from the crowd with its stunning profile, nice engine line-up with a really good hybrid(ish) engine, nice (and expensive) interior and lots of things to equip it with. However, the interior is still very tight for its price. You would think that there would be some extra space if you are willing to give over $70,000 for a luxurious model of some brand. That is not the case. And if you want all those really nice options the price is going to “skyrocket” (which is not unusual with Mercedes).