Facts & figures: The new CLS at a glance

Daimler | Jun 10, 2021 at 2:00 AM

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.

Design update for the interior

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

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

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

Technical data

The diesel models:

Fuel consumption according to WLTP:

The petrol models:

Fuel consumption according to WLTP:

History

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)

[1] The stated figures are the measured "NEDC CO2 figures" in accordance with Article 2 No. 1 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption figures were calculated based on these figures. The WLTP figure is relevant for the assessment of the motor vehicle tax.

[2] The stated figures are the measured "NEDC CO2 figures" in accordance with Article 2 No. 1 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption figures were calculated based on these figures. The WLTP figure is relevant for the assessment of the motor vehicle tax.

[3] The figures shown are the WLTP CO2 values measured according to Article 2 No. 3 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption figures were calculated based on these figures.