Facts & Figures: The New Mercedes Benz CLS At A Glance

Facts & Figures: The New Mercedes Benz CLS At A Glance

Sportier look and greater individualisation for the CLS

The CLS will come to the starting line in 2021 with a sharpened design. The front end in particular, with new radiator grilles and bumpers, expresses the dynamism of the four-door coupé even more strongly. At the same time, the interior has been upgraded with additional leather and trim combinations as well as a new-generation steering wheel. A latest-generation diesel with integrated starter-generator expands the model range. A strictly limited special model of the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4MATIC+ (combined fuel consumption 9.0-8.7 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 206-199 g/km)[1] forms the sportily exclusive spearhead. The first models will arrive at European retailers in August. Thanks to a comprehensive refresh last summer with updates to the driving assistance systems, the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) multimedia system and ENERGIZING Comfort, the CLS was already up-to-date in terms of technology.

Design update for the exterior

Standard AVANTGARDE exterior with new front apron based on previous AMG Line: side louvres and front splitter in silver chrome.

  • Rear apron with black diffuser-look insert and silver chrome trim.
  • New designs for standard 19-inch light-alloy wheel: 5-twin-spoke or multi-spoke rims.
  • The AMG Line Exterior includes:
    • AMG-specific front apron with A-wing in black, front splitter in silver chrome, air intakes with vertical struts, aerodynamically shaped flics in high-gloss black
    • AMG door sill panels at the side
    • AMG spoiler lip on the boot lid.
  • New colours for 20-inch AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheel with high-sheen finish and bi-colour look: tremolite grey or high-gloss black.
  • New front-end styling for AVANTGARDE and AMG Line Exterior:
    • Radiator grille with three-dimensional star pattern and high-sheen chrome surfaces
    • one high-gloss black louvre with chrome inlay and integral Mercedes star.
  • New paint colour: spectral blue metallic.
  • New special paints from the designo range: jupiter red, cashmere white magno and emerald green

Design update for the interior

  • New woods for trim elements and centre console: open-pore brown walnut and high-gloss grey
  • New two-tone leather seat covers: neva grey/magma grey and siena brown/black
  • Two-tone designo interiors with Exclusive nappa leather in five new combinations: classic red/black, saddle brown/black, truffle brown/black, deep white/black and yacht blue/black.
  • Newly designed multifunction steering wheel in nappa leather:
    • Spokes in high-gloss black with silver chrome edging
    • Paddle shifters in silver chrome
  • Steering wheel rim with capacitive dual-zone sensor mat for driver hands recognition
  • Fully digital, high-resolution displays in the cockpit in two sizes: compact in 2 x 10.25 inches or as
    Widescreen Cockpit with 2 x 12.3 inches

Sharpened in many details: Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4MATIC+

  • Newly designed front end with sporty AMG bumper in A-wing shape with black flics and visible air curtains
  • AMG Signature Grille with vertical struts
  • Latest-generation steering wheel in nappa leather with AMG steering wheel buttons with displays for selecting a wide range of vehicle settings

Two new optional extras allow the coupé to be even sportier:

  • AMG Night Package II, available in combination with the AMG Night Package, includes radiator grille, Mercedes star at the rear and typography in darkened chrome
  • AMG DYNAMIC PLUS Package, comprising red brake callipers with black AMG lettering, AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather/DINAMICA microfibre and additional “RACE” driving mode including Drift Mode

Performance for individualists: the limited Edition model of 300 units from Mercedes-AMG

  • Choice of paint finish, either cashmere white magno or selenite grey magno with racing stripes above the side sills (in combination with cashmere white magno finished in glossy dark grey metallic, with selenite grey magno painted non-metallic black. Both stripe variants feature glossy non-metallic red highlights)
  • 20-inch AMG 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels, painted black with high-sheen rim flange
  • AMG Night Package and AMG Night Package II
  • Projection of AMG emblem in 3D look (integrated in front doors, LED technology)
  • AMG black/silver grey pearl two-tone nappa leather
  • AMG carbon-fibre trim elements
  • Steering wheel in nappa leather and DINAMICA with red contrasting topstitching, and AMG steering wheel buttons
  • AMG lettering on the centre console

Technical data

The diesel models:

CLS 220 d CLS 300 d 4MATIC CLS 400 d 4MATIC
Engine Model series OM 654 OM 654 M OM 656
Cylinders Arrangement/number inline/4 inline/4 inline/6
Displacement cc 1950 1993 2925
Output kW/hp 143/194 195/265 243/330
at rpm 3800 4200 3600-4200
Additional output from ISG kW/hp 15/20
Peak torque Nm 400 550 700
at rpm 1600-2800 1800-2200 1200-3200
Add. torque ISG 200
Combined fuel consumption[2] acc. to NEDC l/100 km 5.1-4.8 5.8-5.5 6.5-6.2
Combined CO2 emissions2 NEDC g/km 135-128 153-144 172-163
Acceleration 0-100 km/h s 7.5 6.4 5.2
Top speed km/h 235 250 250

Fuel consumption according to WLTP:

CLS 220 d CLS 300 d CLS 400 d 4MATIC
Combined fuel consumption[3] WLTP l/100 km 6.4-5.5 6.6-5.8 7.4-6.7
Combined CO2 emissions3 WLTP g/km 167-143 172-153 194-175

The petrol models:

Engine Model series M 264 M 256 M 256
Cylinders Arrangement/number inline/4 inline/6 inline/6
Displacement cc 1991 2999 2999
Output kW/hp 220/299 270/367 320/435
at rpm 5800-6100 5500-6100 5500-6100
Additional output from ISG kW/hp 16/22 16/22
Peak torque Nm 400 500 520
at rpm 3000-4000 1600-4000 1800-5800
Add. torque ISG 250 250
Combined fuel consumption2 NEDC l/100 km 7.3-7.0 8.5-8.1 9.0-8.7
Combined CO2 emissions2 NEDC g/km 168-161 195-185 206-199
Acceleration 0-100 km/h s 6.1 4.8 4.5
Top speed km/h 250 250 250[4]

Fuel consumption according to WLTP:

Combined fuel consumption.WLTP l/100 km 8.6-7.5 9.2-8.3 9.6-9.2
Combined CO2 emissions3 WLTP g/km 196-171 209-189 219-209


With the presentation of the four-door coupé concept car Vision CLS in 2003, Mercedes-Benz created a new vehicle category that for the first time combined the elegance and dynamism of a coupé with the comfort and functionality of a saloon.

2003     World premiere Mercedes-Benz Vision CLS at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt

2004     Start of sales of the first generation

2008     Model update (e.g. new front end, LED tail lamps, new entry-level engine CLS 280)

2010     World premiere of the second-generation CLS at the Paris Motor Show

2012     Introduction of the Shooting Brake

2014     Model update (including new front end with MULTIBEAM LED headlamps; 9G-TRONIC)

2018     Introduction of the third generation of the CLS (now only as coupé)

2020     Extensive model year change with new telematics generation and new engines, among other things

2021     Model update (new radiator grille, new line logic, new steering wheel generation, expanded colour fan and updated wheel selection)



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