2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Refreshed With New Powertrain

A visual refresh for the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class also sees the four-door coupe adding a new engine and a new automatic transmission. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class goes on sale in the U.S. this fall.

The aesthetic changes begin with a new front fascia, a new chrome grille, LED headlights as standard, dark-tinted taillights, new wheels, and new paint colors. There are new color choices for the optional Designo leather upholstery, a larger infotainment screen now measuring eight inches, matte-chrome trim surround the infotainment system, and a new layout for the COMAND controls on the center console.

As to mechanicals, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class adds a CLS400 model, with a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 engine rated for 329 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. It will be offered both in rear-wheel-drive form and as an all-wheel-drive 4Matic model. Although no numbers have yet been announced, the new CLS400 should be more fuel efficient than the existing CLS550, which has a twin-turbo V-8 engine rated for 402 hp. Mercedes also claims the CLS400 will be the "price leader," meaning we can expect a sticker below the $73,025 starting price of today's CLS550.

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class also benefits from a new nine-speed automatic transmission -- the first nine-speed unit Mercedes has ever offered in a passenger vehicle. It will initially be offered only on the 2015 CLS550 rear-wheel-drive model, but Mercedes says the transmission should arrive on other versions of the CLS in due time.

Pricing and fuel economy ratings for the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class will be announced at a later date. For now, Mercedes has not revealed any significant changes to the CLS550 4Matic or the CLS63 AMG.

This is a beautiful car, it competes in looks with Jaguar.  MB now makes the best looking German cars.  VW/Audi with the tacked on front grill are ugly boxes.  BMWs are just strange looking, mass production cars with no curb appeal other than the BMW name which is rapidly declining in prestige. 
Franco D'Souza
Joseph Para
The rear end sloped down like that makes it look like a suppository. Awful laughable design.
Jacques René Delange
Ting Kim Soon
Love it
Matthew Deng
I though the new S Coupe would replace CLS
Amit Ingle
No 1 is always no 1
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Tejas Venkatesh
A bit
Tejas Venkatesh
Looks like a CLA
Arlene La Vasani
The problem with the CLS is the CLA.  The CLA looks identical, but smaller and on the road, unless side-by-side, they are identical.  So do you spend $35K or $75K?  The performance differences are irrelevant since most owners are only driving to the mall or around the suburbs.  
Omorojie Collins Saturty
I like it
Maandy Mech
Looking rock
Sean Wells
Benjamin Freedman
Looking good!

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