July 14, 2024

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Car and Comfort

New 2021 Mercedes CLS and AMG CLS 53 facelifts revealed

The Mercedes CLS has been facelifted for 2021, with a new seem outside and up-to-date inside trims arriving for the brand’s Audi A7 Sportback rival. It’ll be obtainable to get in the British isles this summer, with price ranges envisioned to start off from all over £60,000. 

Mercedes has stored exterior layout alterations limited to a new entrance bumper with larger sized intakes and a chrome splitter, as well as a recently observed piece of chrome trim strip for the rear valance, above a black rear diffuser. There are also two new 19-inch alloy wheel designs to decide on from – a 5 spoke wheel and a 10 spoke. 

AMG Line models get a sportier makeover, which contains a larger sized entrance splitter, deeper facet skirts, a spoiler for the boot lid and a new radiator grille. The standard alloy wheels are also swapped for a established of AMG-branded 20-inch units, obtainable in two colors. 

Inside, the greatest change is the adoption of a new nappa leather trimmed multifunction steering wheel, geared up with the identical capacitive technology observed on the just lately revised E-Course saloon and the all-new C-Course. The up-to-date sensor technology usually means that the driver no for a longer time desires to put steering enter by way of the wheel to allow the car’s semi-autonomous programs know they are in handle – just having palms gripping the wheel is plenty of.

Along with the up-to-date steering wheel, the CLS is now obtainable with an up-to-date variety of inside trims. The combination of substance and leather upholstery now contains a centre console in open-pore brown walnut or substantial-gloss grey wooden. Leather upholstery selections have been expanded to contain a new two-tone grey choice and a black and brown combination. 

As standard, the CLS will come with two 10.25-inch screens one particular for the instrument cluster and a centrally positioned touchscreen broadcasting the car’s infotainment capabilities. These can be upgraded to a twin twelve.3-inch twin screen technique.

Distinctive trim selections from Merc’s Designo catalogue have greater in variety, offering buyers accessibility to 5 new two-tone nappa leather upholstery finishes and new exterior paint finishes, including cashmere White Magno, Emerald Green and Jupiter Purple.

At the top end of the CLS variety, there is the up-to-date AMG 53, which options a redesigned entrance bumper together with an AMG signature grille with vertical slats. Buyers can opt for the AMG Night Deal and the AMG Exterior Carbon II bundle way too – the former introducing gloss black detailing, the latter introducing carbon-fibre factors to the car’s exterior. 

Buyers also get functionality concentrated updates, these as standard adaptive air suspension, bucket seats and greater brakes.

The sporty flagship can be specified with two even further choice packs. The AMG Night Deal II swaps the car’s standard radiator grille for a darkish chrome piece and replaces its chrome badging with darkened alternate options. The AMG Dynamic Plus bundle adds red-painted brake calipers and a nappa leather/microfiber-trimmed AMG steering wheel.

Facelifted Mercedes CLS: motor and drivetrains

British isles buyers will have a few motor selections when the up-to-date CLS goes on sale two diesels and a straight-6 petrol for the variety-topping AMG CLS 53. 

The entry-degree CLS 300d is a 2.-litre four-cylinder gentle-hybrid diesel device, which provides 261bhp and 550Nm of torque.The device options a forty eight-volt built-in starter-generator, which harvests energy that would normally be dropped when the car is coasting. The electricity is saved in a compact battery pack and can be redeployed less than hard acceleration, giving an excess 20bhp.

Like each design in the British isles CLS line-up, the 300d’s powertrain sends push to all four wheels through a nine-pace automatic gearbox. It returns claimed gas economy figures of involving 42.8 and forty eight.7mpg, with CO2 emissions from 153g/km.

Over that, there is the non-electrically assisted CLS 400d. It is run by a 3.-litre straight-6 diesel, which develops 325bhp and 700Nm of torque. Mercedes claims which is plenty of for a 0–62mph time of 5.2 seconds and a limited top pace of 155mph.

The functionality edged Mercedes AMG CLS 53 options the identical 3.-litre 6-cylinder gentle-hybrid petrol motor as the just lately released AMG E 53. It provides 423bhp and 520Nm of torque. Mercedes promises the AMG-fettled CLS can from 0–62mph in four.5 seconds. 

From the manufacturing unit, the variety-topping CLS’s top pace is limited to 155mph. Nevertheless, buyers can pay back to have that limiter lifted to 168mph, by speccing Mercedes’s optional AMG driver bundle. 

Hungry for more Mercedes information? Go through about the company’s prepared 804bhp plug-in hybrid powertrain below