Mercedes-Benz CLS Class News

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS 53 coupe

    Stick around long enough and: 1) What’s old is always new again, 2) Reading large-print books becomes not only preferred but also, mandatory. For Mercedes-Benz, which first plunked an inline-6 under the hood of a passenger vehicle in 1926, reading from the same large-print playbook is something that I can relate to. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 53 AMG’s most visible ploy is its seductive shape with a fast roofline—it’s gotten better after multiple generations, most of us can’t say the same as we age—but its calling card should be its new 3.0-liter inline-6...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
    2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS first drive review: Stylish, safe, and comfortable

    Growing up in Sindelfingen, Germany, as the daughter of a Mercedes-Benz engineer who worked on three generations of the E-Class, Jennifer Schefczik heard the same thing over and over. “Child, the E-Class is always about style, safety, and comfort,” her dad told her. Some 20 years later...

  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG CLS53, 2018 Detroit auto show
    Efficiency meets performance in AMG's new 53 series

    Mercedes fans looking for something sporty but not quite ready to step up to a fully fledged AMG product have another option in the form of the “AMG sport” range, which at present are those cars with a 43 in their titles. Soon, though, AMG will start to replace these with a new series...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
    2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class video preview

    Mercedes-Benz created the four-door "coupe" segment with the CLS-Class more than a decade ago. Now that stylish segment is chock full of competitors including the Audi A7, BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe, Porsche Panamera, even the Kia Stinger, plus a number of other fastback-inspired sedans. Now...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
    2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS preview

    Mercedes-Benz established the current fastback sedan trend when it launched the original CLS over a decade ago. The iconic swoopy sedan now enters its third generation with the 2019 CLS unveiled on Wednesday at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The car also marks the introduction of the next step in...

  • Teaser for Mercedes-Benz CLS debuting at 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2019 CLS heralds next evolution of Mercedes design

    The 2019 CLS set to debut next week at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show will mark the introduction of the next step in the evolution of Mercedes-Benz’s “sensual purity” design philosophy. It’s a design philosophy where sculptural, three-dimensional surfaces take focus in...

  • Teaser for 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS debuting at 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

    Mercedes-Benz doesn’t seem able to contain itself from showing us its redesigned CLS ahead of the debut in a little over a week at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The third generation of the iconic fastback sedan has been testing in the wild for over a year and now we have our first clear look at the interior. It follows Saturday's first official look at the exterior. While the exterior of the car doesn’t appear to be straying far from the shapely albeit somewhat subdued lines of the outgoing model, the interior appears to be taking a marked step up in quality and design. The...

  • Teaser for 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS debuting at 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS teased before LA auto show debut

    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. Mercedes-Benz released a single teaser image showing off the 2019 CLS-Class' new front fascia Saturday, a little over a week ahead of the auto show. From...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS spy shots and video

    Mercedes-Benz is out testing prototypes for its next-generation CLS, the current generation of which has been on sale since the 2012 model year. Even though the CLS is more closely related to the E-Class than the S-Class, Mercedes won’t rename the vehicle a CLE, as some have speculated. When...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Report: Mercedes-AMG to introduce ‘53’ series hybrids, starting with next CLS

    Mercedes-AMG is committed to electrifying its lineup, a stance made clear with the unveiling of the 805-horsepower GT hybrid sedan concept at March’s 2017 Geneva auto show. The first of AMG’s hybrids will be the Formula One-powered Project One hypercar debuting in September at the 2017...

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS Final Edition (European spec)
    Mercedes-Benz unveils CLS Final Edition

    Mercedes-Benz has just launched a new generation of its E-Class and that means we should soon be graced by the arrival of a new generation of the car’s sleeker, sexier cousin, the CLS. To send out the current CLS, Mercedes has unveiled a special Final Edition model. Announced only for the...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake
    Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz CLS Likely To Drop Shooting Brake

    Although Mercedes-Benz’s CLS Shooting Brake was launched with great fanfare back in 2012, senior management in Stuttgart have reportedly quashed plans for a successor. The vehicle, essentially the station wagon cousin of the svelte CLS sedan, never made it to these shores, and a lack of...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG

    The four-door coupe segment is rapidly growing, but the progenitor of the niche, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, is still powering along. Currently in its second generation, the CLS has just undergone a mid-cycle update, bringing new styling, a revamped interior and plenty of tech upgrades to the table. ALSO SEE: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray And All Fifth-Gen Camaros Involved In Recall The update affects the full CLS range—regular four-door, high-performance CLS63 AMG, and the CLS Shooting Brake sold overseas—and includes the addition of MULTIBEAM LED headlights, a 9G-TRONIC...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class MULTIBEAM LED headlights
    Mercedes to debut MULTIBEAM LED headlight technology on 2015 CLS

    Mercedes-Benz is working on an updated version of its CLS-Class for the 2015 model year and has confirmed today that the car will feature the automaker’s new MULTIBEAM LED headlights. The technology is similar to Audi’s Matrix LED headlights in that it uses multiple LEDs to enable...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class facelift spy shots
    2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Spy Shots (With Interior)

    These are the latest spy shots of a prototype for Mercedes-Benz’s updated CLS-Class. The second generation of the CLS, which spans both sedan and shooting brake wagon bodystyles, was introduced for the 2012 model year so it's now about due for a mid-cycle update, which will most likely arrive...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG facelift spy shots
    2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Spy Shots

    Mercedes-Benz is working on a facelift for its CLS-Class, and that means separate variants such as the CLS Shooting Brake and high-performance CLS63 AMG are set to receive the same updates. We’ve already seen spy shots of a prototype for the updated CLS Shooting Brake, and now we have some...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake facelift spy shots
    2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake Spy Shots

    These are the first spy shots of prototypes depicting Mercedes-Benz’s planned updates for its CLS Shooting Brake. The second generation of the CLS, which spans both sedan and Shooting Brake wagon bodystyles, was introduced for the 2012 model year so it’s about due for a mid-cycle...

  • Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake vs. Audi RS 6 Avant
    Audi RS 6 Avant And Mercedes CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake Video Showdown

    It’s forbidden fruit face-off time, with the 2014 Audi’s RS 6 Avant going up against the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG. Judging the cars is British journo Chris Harris, who’s organized both über wagons for the latest episode from the Drive channel. On paper it looks like the...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG 4Matic

    This week, Mercedes-Benz revealed details on a new nine-speed automatic transmission it’s just introduced in its E-Class sedan and wagon overseas. Called the 9G-TRONIC, the new transmission has been developed in-house and is said to boost fuel economy while also improving drivetrain smoothness. Unfortunately, shoppers in the U.S. may have to wait at least a year for the advanced cog-swapper to be available. Citing a company insider, Edmunds is reporting that the 9G-TRONIC transmission will make its U.S. debut in the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, which doesn't go on sale until the fall...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG 4Matic
    2014 Mercedes CLS63 AMG To Get Higher-Performance S Model

    Following the announcement that 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG models would include a higher-performance S variant and would come standard with 4Matic all-wheel drive (in the U.S., anyway), Mercedes-Benz has adopted a similar strategy for its CLS 63AMG range. Available in four-door Coupe and Shooting...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class 4-door Sedan 4.6L RWD Angular Front Exterior View
    2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 Models Recalled For Hood Latch Issue

    Mercedes-Benz has announced the recall of 2012 model year CLS-Class four-door-coupes built between December 1, 2011 and December 13, 2011. At issue are the bolts holding the hood’s secondary latch striker, which may not have been torqued to the proper value. As a result, the bolts can loosen...

  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake
    The Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake Hits The Road: Video

    Since Mercedes-Benz officially announced its 2013 CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake uber-wagon last month, the luxury automaker has gone out of its way to keep the car, which hits European dealers this fall, in the media spotlight. After its well documented official release, the station wagon mit Schnell...

  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake
    Schumacher, Rosberg Build CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake Engine: Video

    Formula One racers are generally people of tremendous skill, but most, at least these days, are specialists--drivers, to the exclusion of almost everything else. The days of men like Mark Donohue and Dan Gurney, racers and engineers both, are behind us--at least at the upper echelon of F1...

  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake
    Mercedes Shows Off The 2013 CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake: Video

    If you’re looking for a fast family hauler, there are plenty of sedans and crossovers that serve up a surprising amount of performance with their versatility. If your tastes run towards wagons, particularly large wagons, your choices are a bit limited. For those of us on this side of the...

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