Auto Shows 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS First Look: Now a Five-Seater

21:24  29 november  2017
21:24  29 november  2017 Source:   Motor Trend

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The 2019 Mercedes - Benz CLS 450, headed to dealerships next fall, gets a 48-volt onboard electrical system and five seats instead of four, with backrests that fold down in a 40/20/40 configuration. Mercedes isn’t afraid to spruce up its design language every now and then

It’s the new 2019 Mercedes - Benz CLS . And while we’ve come to expect that shape by now , what’s under the hood is very special. Apparently the CLS will now be a five - seater , but more importantly it’s getting MB’s new inline six.

Mercedes hasn't fully redesigned the CLS since the 2012 model year, so it's about time a new version arrives. Now in its third generation, the CLS morphs into an increasingly functional coupelike four-door. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS450, headed to dealerships next fall, gets a 48-volt onboard electrical system and five seats instead of four, with backrests that fold down in a 40/20/40 configuration.

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217. SHARES. Share Tweet. Mercedes has been doing many things industry first in its history, well, that was the main thing that defined the brand anyway. One of those things would be the CLS model which was introduced in 2004 and that created a whole new segment of four-door coupes.

2019 Mercedes - Benz CLS Release Date. Look for the revamped CLS to arrive in 2018, as a 2019 model. The outbound sedan is now priced from ,900, however the final sticker label of the upcoming model will depend on what version will be utilized as a base offering.

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Mercedes isn't afraid to spruce up its design language every now and then, and the CLS features a noticeably sharper look compared to its predecessor. Up front, you'll find more angular headlights and a new radiator grille, which widens toward the base. The front end of the model slants forward, creating what Mercedes says is reminiscent of a shark's nose that's slightly reminiscent of the Ford Mustang's. Aerodynamics are aided by thin air vents ahead of the front wheels that help reattach the flow past the front wheel, and extremely slick side-surfacing of the glass and B-pillar junctions, quiets the interior. Meanwhile, the rear looks less droopy, thanks to the redesigned taillights. Mercedes also repositioned the license plate holder and the three-pointed star for a cleaner appearance.

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Mercedes Nov 18, 2017 · Mercedes - Benz has been working on the redesigned 2019 CLS for some time now and we finally see the first glimpse of the four-door coupe in the latest 2019 Mercedes Benz CLS Shooting Brake Redesign, Horsepower, Rumors, Future, Concept.

The 2019 Mercedes - Benz CLS won’t stray far from the current model’s successful shape when it debuts late this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. From the image, we can what look like LED running lights that run along the hood line and then veer sharply alongside the grille.

Read our 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS Prototype review RIGHT HERE.

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Now for what's under the hood. The CLS450 comes with a new 3.0-liter inline-six supplemented by an integrated "EQ Boost" electric motor buried in the transmission housing (a nine-speed automatic is standard). The car produces 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, plus an additional 21 hp and 184 lb-ft available with EQ Boost over short periods. But despite its 21 hp, roughly half of the car's available torque at low speeds is owed to the electric motor. EQ Boost is paired with an approximately 1 kW-hr, liquid-cooled lithium battery (located under the hood) that supplements the gasoline engine's power the engine and electric motor can't be decoupled so there's no EV-only mode. Up to about 100 mph, though, lifting-off the throttle shuts off the engine for what the Germans call "sailing" the electric motor (that does starting and regen duties) refires the engine upon throttle application. Mercedes says the unit allows for fuel savings that could previously only be achieved with high-voltage hybrid technology.

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wait this a a 5 seater 2? Sorry but it aint no CLS damn! one of the CLS signature is 4 seats. this is a merc. whatever letter they wanna put in front who cars, they do all look the same now smh. New 2019 Mercedes Benz CLS Full Review.

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Inside the cabin, Mercedes shows less restraint. The opulent interior features standard leather seats, navigation with map updates, a 12.3-inch display, and 64 ambient lighting options. There is also an Energizing Comfort feature, which adjusts cabin fragrance, heat, ventilation, and massage settings to six themes. Other high-end features include three new Nappa leather upholstery options, a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, a Burmester 3-D surround sound system, a head-up display, and an inductive wireless phone charger. On the optional Driver Assistance package, Mercedes said it improved the lane change helping feature as well as the camera and radar systems. The CLS can also now calculate driving behavior based on map and navigation data.

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At launch, Mercedes will offer an Edition 1 model with copper accents. The model also receives special badging, black pearl Nappa leather, natural grain black ash wood trim, and a special diamond grille with matte chrome pins.

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Pricing for the rear-drive 2019 CLS450 and all-wheel-drive 2019 CLS450 4Matic will be announced at a later date. The model arrives in the U.S. in fall 2018 starting with the 4Matic variant.

Kim Reynolds contributed to this story.

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