Mercedes Benz 2019 Cls Changes, Redesign, Specs – If you look up the term “four-door coupe” in a dictionary, you might come across an image of the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. Meet the next trendsetter from Mercedes‑Benz. With a design that signals the future of the lineup, an ingenious enhancement to the combustion engine, and the very latest features in automotive intelligence, the new 2019 CLS breaks new ground in luxury, performance and style.
2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-class
The four‑door coupe debuts with an all‑new inline‑6 turbocharged engine with EQ Boost. This integrated starter-generator enables a level of efficiency normally reserved for hybrid vehicles. It assists the combustion engine during acceleration, allows the car to “sail” to save fuel, and adds 21 hp to the combustion engine’s 362 hp. It´s pure strength, advanced by intelligence.
And it powers a drive of unaccustomed comfort and convenience. The CLS now makes room for five in its exclusively appointed interior. Driver Assistance features from the S‑Class help you steer and keep a safe distance in traffic, while both the style of drive and the ambience of the cabin can be configured to your preferences. It´s redesigned outside too, with standard AMG body styling that lends a distinctively sporty look.
2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS Powertrain
The powertrain consists of Mercedes-Benz’s new turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six, a 48-volt electrical system, and an electric motor sandwiched between the engine and transmission. These components combine to produce 362 horsepower and 364 lb-ft of torque, although the electric motor can pile on an additional 21 horses and 184 lb-ft during brief “boost” periods. The electric motor also is capable of powering the CLS alone—in short spurts—and it enhances engine stop/start capability. Overall, it’s quite a change from the previous model’s all–V-8 lineup.
This represents the American market’s first brush with the hybridized inline-six, a setup that is expected to proliferate throughout Mercedes-Benz’s lineup and replace the twin-turbocharged V-6 engines available in everything from the C-class up to the S-class. For the CLS, the engine earns the 450 badge; non-AMG CLS models are thus christened with the CLS450 label. Buyers can choose between rear-wheel drive or 4Matic all-wheel drive, and every CLS450 will have a nine-speed automatic transmission.
A more powerful, range-topping AMG version of the CLS is anticipated to debut at the 2018 Detroit auto show in January. Dubbed CLS53, it will be powered by an enhanced version of the new inline-six hybrid powertrain making around 430 horsepower. If you want a sleek four-door with eight cylinders, you’ll need to wait for Mercedes-AMG’s four-door GT.
2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-class Release date
The 2019 CLS premiered at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. It arrives at dealerships in Fall 2018.