Muscular and sporty, yet classy and composed, the new-generation CLS makes a statement. Boldly setting the standard for all premium four-door coupés, her lines will captivate and her performance thrill. With visionary style and uncompromising contemporary luxury, she’s seduction personified. She’s the perfect vehicle for the passionate driver. 

  • CLS

    CL: The CL indicates this vehicle's coupé styling.

2003 The CLS marked Mercedes-Benz’s return to the executive-size coupe market after an almost ten-year absence, following the exit of the E-Class Coupe (W124). The Vision CLS concept vehicle is unveiled at the Frankfurt International Motor Show
2004 The CLS 500 (W219) debuts at the New York International Auto Show. The CLS 55 AMG is unveiled at the Paris Motor Show.
2008 The CLS 63 AMG goes on sale
2010 The Concept Shooting Brake is unveiled at Auto China. The new Generation CLS-Class Sedan (C218) is unveiled at the Paris Motor Show.
2012 The CLS 350 Blue EFFICIENCY goes on sale. The production version of the CLS Shooting Brake (X218) is launched, along with the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake.
2013 The CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake S-Model and 4MATIC S-Model are unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.
2014 The CLS receives a facelift, becoming the first model with MULTIBEAM LED.


Every curve and line and of the CLS reinforces its status as a premium four-door executive coupé. Its striking profile, accentuated by its swooping, raked roof, gives the car a look of being in motion even when it’s standing perfectly still. Frameless doors give her an air of exclusivity and her athletic stance makes her an undeniable head turner. 

The CLS makes aerodynamics look good. Its muscular diamond-block grille above its sculpted jawline gives it a commanding presence and its smooth, flowing lines allude to its road-going composure. Its innovative light technology gives it a dynamic appearance – even more so at night – and the brawny rear and wide, powerful shoulders command attention. Compelling and exciting, don’t be surprised when she draws a crowd. 

Highly spacious and superbly comfortable, the CLS’s interior delivers on the promises of her striking exterior and iconic badge. Sporty and effortless in operation, the first-class cabin is second-to-none. She’s a thoroughbred driver’s car, but doesn’t neglect her passengers. The exquisite centre-console elegantly extends to the rear of the cabin and divides the rear section into two comfortably defined zones.

The CLS brings together the best of Mercedes-Benz technology in an incredibly attractive package. The 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission is standard on CLS 250d & CLS 400, whilst the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission in the CLS 350d & CLS 500 gives you a seemingly endless ratio of gears – and greatly reduces fuel consumption.  For even more power, opt for the Mercedes-AMG CLS 63 S, and be enthralled by the signature growl of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission.  Another standout feature is the Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus in combination with MULTIBEAM LED, which actively and automatically adjusts lighting, considering other drivers and current conditions for drivers of the CLS 500 and AMG CLS 63 S.

Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive philosophy effectively adds another set of eyes – but eyes that never tire, never wander, and are always on the lookout for potential risks. For even more protection, you can add the DISTRONIC PLUS system to warn you audibly and visibly, as well as autonomously slow or correct the vehicle to avoid a collision. Similarly, optional Active Blind Spot AssistWarns the driver of a blind spot during a lane change. lets you see behind your vehicle so you don’t encounter unexpected surprises. 

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