2019 Mercedes CLS Preview; Specs, Interior, Engine
A pioneer of the 4-door coupe, Mercedes renews the genre with a third generation revealed in California and launched next spring. The new 2019 Mercedes CLS carries the evolution of the design of the firm to the star.
Since the presentation of the Mercedes Vision CLS concept at the Frankfurt Show 2003 followed one year after the series version, the water sank under the bridges. The Wow effect has faded but the star firm can boast that it has been the forerunner of this race of vehicles to compensate for the decline in the regime of the traditional grand-Papa sedan. This architecture of sedan profiled as a couple has made small for many manufacturers. The surprise effect has now passed and the 4-door coupe needs to regenerate. The third CLS tries the exercise, bearing the new stylistic philosophy of Gorden Wagener called “Hot & Cool”. The designers managed to preserve the fluidity of the lines symbolized by a remarkable aerodynamic Cx of 0.26. For the rest, we will have to see the new CLS evolve on our roads to appreciate the volumes.
The CLS seems to us to have been drawn primarily for the Americans. The profile immediately recognizable to the 2019 Mercedes CLS family is marked by a high-body belt, a very curved pavilion, smooth flanks and a bow that the designers compare to that of a shark, due to its forward inclination. The very wide spotlights and encroaching heavily on the front fenders refer to some recent American achievements. The drawing of the trunk and the taillights is inspired by the last SUV of the brand. At this point, it is not yet known whether Mercedes will renew the shooting Brake variant but we really are to be the case. At home, the break CLS did not know the recognition or the success it deserved.
Apart from the air jets in the form of an airplane turbine, the indoor environment is close to that of the E-class.
Of the E-class which it shares the platform, the CLS takes up a large part of the cockpit. The identical dashboard inherits the large shelf under a cap. This “widescreen” will be offered as an option. The atmosphere is distinguished however by the more sporty signature brought by the ventilation nozzles that sing a turbine. The equipment and technology will be close to the S-class. As an option, the CLS can benefit from the comfort command “Energizing” coordinating the various equipment of the car’s wellbeing: the air-conditioning, the ventilation and the massage of the seats, the luminous and musical atmospheres, the heating of the steering wheel.
2019 Mercedes CLS Engine Specs
Under the hood, the CLS also converts to the 3-liter inline 6-cylinders recently developed by the brand. At the launch, motorists will have the choice between two diesel versions and one petrol. These three 3-liter models feature a twin scroll turbo and variable Camtronic distribution. The 350 announces a power of 286 hp and a torque of 600 Nm; The 400 variant admits a power of 340 hp and a torque of 700 Nm. These two engines claim a standardized consumption of 5.6 L/100 km or CO2 emissions of 148 g/km. On the other hand, the 6-cylinders with direct injection of petrol benefit from the light hybridization brought by the 48-volt onboard network. The Alternate-starter EQ boosts the combustion engine while reducing consumption. The Boost-EQ brings 250 Nm of torque and 22 hp of additional power. The power of the 2019 Mercedes CLS 450 is displayed at 367 ch and the torque is 500 Nm. Consumption is announced at 7.5 L/100 km for CO2 emissions of 178 g/km. It can be imagined that 4-cylinders will be introduced during the career of this third CLS. The 9-speed automatic gearbox is standard and the three CLS models proposed for launch are associated with the 4-Matic integral transmission.
Motorists will have the choice between three versions of the Rolling gear: Classic steel, variable Dynamic body control continuous damping and air body control pneumatic suspension.