New Mercedes-Benz CLS – Street Treat for the Eyes

Published on 21st February 2022 at 15:19

The street and driveway appeal of the latest ‘refashioned’ Mercedes-Benz CLS is undeniable, this four-door coupe magnetising your eyes from first glance. Available now, this 2022 CLS comes with a choice of two petrol, three diesel and one mid hybrid, the introductory CLS 220d AMG design priced from €83,090.

Sitting on the E-Class platform, the CLS cannot hide its sporty intent, with a sleeker profile than its brother saloon, the front wearing a new grill, new air intakes and bumpers, with silver-chrome exterior trim elements. It also stands on new twin and multi-spoke light-alloys, with the choice of an additional metallic paint colour. 

Internally, the cabin upgrades include two new walnut and wood trim finishes, additional leather seat coverings and colour combinations, and a redesigned multifunction leather steering wheel.

The Mercedes-Benz MBUX infotainment system is standard on all CLS versions. This system has artificial intelligence and predictive functions. As might be assumed, the CLS has a very high level of standard occupant safety and driver assistance packages.

Petrol models

·        CLS 450 4MATIC (2999cc/Nm 500)

·        Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4MATIC+ version (2999cc/Nm 520) with fast-shifting AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission.

Diesel models

·        CLS 220d (1950cc/Nm 400 torque)

·        CLS 300d 4MATIC (1993cc/Nm 550)

·        CLS 400d 4MATIC (2925cc/Nm 700).

Mild Hybrid

A mild hybrid, with output of 195kW, which comes with an integrated starter-generator 48-volt electrical system, whose output can be increased with a 15kW boost.

Ciaran Allen, Mercedes-Benz passenger sales manager, commenting on the arrival of the new 2022 CLS, said, ‘With over four million models sold since its introduction in 2004, the CLS is the embodiment of elegance, luxury and comfort, all wrapped in a timeless, eye-catching design”.