2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS

When it comes to elegant styling and sporty performance in compact dimensions, luxury drivers have long been finding their match in the Mercedes-Benz CLS four-door coupe. This model has traditionally been a four-seater with premium features and bold engine performance. The newly announced third generation Mercedes-Benz CLS promises to capitalize on the promises of the past while paving the way for an even more satisfying future. In this 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS comparison, we are going to look at the changes and enhancements coming for this performance-oriented model.

Powertrain and exterior design are two of the most essential changes coming on the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS. While the new third generation model will be the first to offer five-passenger seating, under the hood it will also deliver the fuel-economy and performance benefits of light engine hybridization. This model should begin arriving at dealerships across the United States sometime in fall of 2018, when it will likely be available in our new CLS inventory below.

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450


2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550

5-passenger (40/20/40 folding) Seating Capacity 4-passenger (available split-folding)
12.3-inch Standard Infotainment Display 8-inches
Standard, includes PRESAFE® Sound PRESAFE®* Available with Pedestrian Detection
3.0-L inline 6-cylinder with EQ Boost (362/383 hp) Powertrain 4.7-L V-8 biturbo (402 hp)

EQ Boost and New 12.3-Inch Displays on the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS

The stereotype of hybrid engines is that they offer a decrease in power, but nothing could be further from the truth with elite models. The new 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 will come with a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine rated for 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. However, thanks to EQ Boost and a 48-volt electrical system, this four-door coupe will be able to have an additional 21 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque at its fingertips when it needs it. While this engine output will come out to slightly less than the 402 horsepower that was available on the 4.7-liter V-8 biturbo engine of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550, when it comes to confident torque and acceleration, the new CLS should be able to impresss. This powertrain will also be able to “sail”, or drive without the engine running in some situations, and deliver impressive fuel economy numbers.

Other attractive standard and available features that will set the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS apart from the crowd include enhanced driver assistance features with improved stop and go handling, the ENERGIZING Comfort collection of in-cabin programs, and elegant AMG® exterior styling, with a grille especially inspired by the Mercedes-AMG® GT. For more information on the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS, or personalized updates on this model when it arrives here in Kansas City MO, contact a member of the Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City sales team or request more information below.

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*PRESAFE® closes the side windows when the system's sensors detect side movements that suggest a possible rollover. A small gap is left near the fully closed position. Seat and head restraints adjust only when equipped with memory system.
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