Along with updated exteriors, the Mercedes-Benz CLS now comes with a choice of two new woods and the nappa leather steering wheel along with new powertrain options, and a new Limited Edition that will have 300 examples produced.
The facelifted third-generation of beautifully crafted Mercedes-Benz CLA shows off an even sportier look with a new front apron, two louvres at the sides, and a front splitter in silver chrome. The rear apron has a black diffuser-look insert and a silver-chrome trim strip. Two new designs are available for the 19-inch light-alloy wheel: 5-twin-spoke or multi-spoke rims.
If opted for the AMG Line exterior, you are treated with an AMG-specific front apron with A-wing in black, a front splitter in silver chrome, sporty, distinctive air intakes with vertical bars and aerodynamically shaped flics in high-gloss black. In combination with AMG Line exterior, two new colours can be selected for the 20-inch, high-gloss AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheel in bi-colour look: tremolite grey or high-gloss black.
In addition to the more distinctive exterior, the interior has also been enhanced with the introduction of two new trim finishes available in open-pore brown walnut and high-gloss grey wood. As part of the update, the CLS receives a redesigned multifunction steering wheel in nappa leather.
The bigger news comes in the engine department, with the introduction of a new mild-hybrid diesel. The CLS 300d links a 2.0-litre diesel engine to a 15kW electric boost for a 261bhp peak, yielding 0-100kmph time of 6.4secs. All told, there are three petrols and three diesels, a mixture of four- and six-cylinder powerplants. The sporty top model- the CLS 53 4MATIC+, comes with a unique front-face that’s differentiated by a AMG bumper in A-wing form with black flics and visible air curtains, as well as the AMG signature grille with vertical bars. While the surrounds of the windscreen frames are made of polished aluminium, the mirrors there are finished in high-gloss black or have a housing made of carbon fibre. The CLS 53 4MATIC+ combines a powerful 429bhp with an integrated starter-generator that briefly delivers an additional 16 kW of power and 250 Nm of torque, good for a 0-100 time of 4.5secs
For the 300-unit Limited Edition, Mercedes-Benz is offering cashmere white magno and selenite grey magno as two unique colour options. There are racing stripes above the side sills on both the specs, on the Edition model in cashmere white magno, these are in dark grey metallic gloss and black non-metallic gloss on the selenite grey magno.