The seamless power and natural balance of an inline-6 return to the Three-Pointed Star with another Mercedes-Benz tradition: a technological leap forward. The lightweight, fully beltless engine is also electrified, with an Integrated Starter-Generator that can supply up to 21 hp, allows fuel-free coasting, and can recapture energy during deceleration. Even on its own, the twin-scroll turbocharged gas engine outputs 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque for smooth, efficient response.
Electrifiying the new inline-6 gasoline engine is an innovative Integrated Starter-Generator. It teams with a 48-volt lithium-ion battery and power supply for formerly belt-driven components like the water pump and air-conditioning compressor. These advancements help reduce weight and enhance underhood packaging. In addition to boosting power and torque for immediate response, EQ Boost offers a substantial reduction in fuel consumption.
With a greater range of ratios and shorter steps between gears, the 9-speed automatic changes gears more quickly but nearly imperceptibly. Along with a more seamless delivery of power, the lighter, more versatile transmission enhances quiet riding comfort and fuel-efficiency. The electronic selector and shift paddles let you control all gear changes with your hands on the steering wheel. And drivers can vary the shift modes via the innovative DYNAMIC SELECT system.
A movable flap integrated into the sport exhaust system allows for intensification of the CLS 450's sound experience. The acoustics can be adjusted via DYNAMIC SELECT.
At the touch of a button, the tinted glass sunroof tilts up at the rear for ventilation, or slides open for a breezy view of the sky. An express feature fully opens or closes the roof with a single touch, and a manual sliding sunshade helps block out unwanted sunlight.
The tensed arch of its profile has become almost iconic, but it's the details that continue to make the CLS a style leader born of brilliant engineering. Its frameless side glass adds to its sleekness, yet advanced sealing and rigid bodywork assure its visual rush is delivered in a hush. Distinctive wraparound headlamps and taillamps integrate 100% LED technology. And its standard 19-inch wheels and wide diamond-block grille assert the athleticism that characterizes the CLS in motion.
Elegantly detailed 19-inch wheels feature five pairs of subtly tapering, machine-finished spokes. Bisecting each pair is an additional, ultrathin spoke set amid grey-painted inlays that cleverly enhances their visual texture. They're staggered in width and equipped with all-season Extended Mobility tires.
For the first time, the CLS is a true five-seater, thanks to a full-width rear seat. Its contoured seatback offers lasting support for two or three passengers, and can fold down in a 40/20/40 split for a variety of ways to accommodate passengers and larger cargo. With two rear passengers aboard, they can enjoy a folding center armrest that offers dual cupholders and enclosed storage for small items.
A network of LEDs let you create cabin ambience to suit your mood. Edge-lighting glows at three levels: beneath the "waveform" dash and door trim, behind the in-dash screens, and in the footwells. Along with 64 selectable colors, three cabin zones and adjustable brightness, numerous programs let you enjoy two or five colors at once, either static or slowly changing. Internal illumination of the dash vents can match the chosen motif, or briefly respond to your climate-control adjustments.
Your smartphone. Your voice. Your CLS, your way. Standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto help you stay connected and on course. There's even wireless charging available, just one more way your CLS helps you arrive re-energized.
Separate left and right temperature controls allow the driver and front passenger to enjoy personalized comfort. In addition to fully automatic or manual control of blower speed and airflow distribution, the system includes a dust and pollen filter that helps keep particles as small as 0.0002-inch from entering the cabin.
All new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are protected by our New Vehicle Limited Warranty, covering defects in material or workmanship for 48-months or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. For added protection, the Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty offers continued peace of mind with prolonged coverage tailored to your needs.
In the future, cars will be able to communicate with each other over the airwaves. In the CLS, the future starts today. With its industry-leading Car-to-X Communication, every new CLS can automatically alert a central notification system of certain dangers, from detected wheelspin to the use of hazard flashers or even windshield wipers. The system can then alert other drivers with Car-to-X via in-dash displays or announcements, allowing precautions to be taken before reaching the hazard.
Radar-based technology can alert you if you're approaching a vehicle ahead, or even some stationary objects, at a speed and distance that suggest a collision is likely. As soon as you start to brake, it can automatically provide an appropriate level of braking to help prevent a collision or reduce its severity. If you fail to respond, it can also initiate braking automatically at a range of driving speeds. The system can also detect and react to crossing pedestrians at typical city speeds.
If an air bag or seat-belt Emergency Tensioning Device (ETD) deploys, your car can automatically initiate a call to the Mercedes-Benz emergency call center, transmitting your GPS-determined location and helpful vehicle information on your behalf. Trained experts are on call 24/7 to help summon local emergency responders to your location. You can also press the SOS button in the vehicle anytime you need emergency assistance, or see someone else who does.
A Mercedes-Benz first, PRE-SAFE® can detect instability during certain vehicle maneuvers that suggest a collision or rollover is imminent. It can then tighten the front seat belts, adjust the front passenger seat, and close the windows and sunroof, all in an effort to better prepare the occupants and restraints in the moments before a collision. If no accident occurs, the seat-belt tensioners reverse, and you simply readjust your seat, open the sunroof and continue on your way.