Mercedes-Benz CLS facelift details revealed
KUALA LUMPUR: Mercedes-Benz CLS was first introduced in 2017, and now after a good gap, it has been given a facelift making the already handsome coupe more appealing. In short, the four-door coupe from Mercedes gets a refreshed exterior, new paint and upholstery options, and most importantly a brand-new mild hybrid diesel mill.
The revision on the outside includes a new front fascia with new air intakes, a front chrome splitter, and twin corner louvers. The AMG model gets a unique bumper design with a revised 'A-wing' layout, gloss black corner fins, and wider and slimmer centre inlet.
All the models benefit from the new grille with several tiny chrome three-pointed stars that were first seen on the new C-Class. The AMG CLS 53 4Matic+, however, features Affalterbach's ostentatious Panamericana vertical slats instead of the classy dual-bar grille. The AMG Line also gets 20-inch multi-spoke rollers and spectral blue metallic paint.
The cabin gets a new steering wheel, the one seen in the facelifted E-Class. And the one on the AMG Line is a double-spoke flat-bottomed unit.
Coming to the engine part, while most of the CLS powerplant line remains intact, there is a new 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo diesel with 48V mild hybrid system. Note, this new mild-hybrid unit is reserved for the CLS 330d 4Matic and it makes a maximum power of 265 PS and a peak torque of 550 Nm. Further, the integrated starter/generator(ISG) allows for an additional boost of 20 PS.
Other engine options include - CLA 220d's 194 PS mill, CLS 400d's 3.0-litre straight-six diesel unit making 330 PS, CLS 350's 2.0-litre four-pot 299 PS mill, and a 3.0-litre mild-hybrid petrol engine making 367 PS in CLS 450 and 435 PS in CLS 53.