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AutoGuide Details 6 Things to Know About the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS


The Mercedes-Benz CLS midsize four-door coupe is undergoing a massive redesign for the 2019 model-year, and it's not just exciting for enthusiasts.

It's big news for the entire luxury market in Durham, as Mercedes-Benz looks to once again revolutionize what a coupe can be.

Here are the six must-know items that AutoGuide addressed at the LA Auto Show over the winter:

  • An all-new design
  • A new inline six-cylinder engine
  • A new electric starter
  • More seating
  • High-tech (of course)
  • Available in fall of 2018

Dig a Little Deeper

Those are six great points to consider when you're researching the all-new 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS. We consulted our team of experts to dig a little bit deeper into what these new developments--and new features--mean for you:

The new design language of the upcoming 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS reflects a move away from the brand's history of plush and mature styling, and toward a new future of sharper, more aggressive features.

An all-new six-cylinder engine will be debuting alongside the all-new Mercedes-Benz CLS, and it's important because it'll be the first non-V-6 in nearly 20 years. It's a more toward efficiency that doesn't compromise on classic Mercedes-Benz brand power.

The 48-volt electric starter/generator motor (EQ Boost) is a particularly cool addition. Its intelligent engineering means that it can give the all-new Mercedes-Benz CLS a boost (in very short bursts, at least) of 21 horsepower and 84 pound-feet of torque when needed--which is felt most strongly in acceleration and lets the new 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS sprint from 0 - 60 in about 4.8 seconds.

With seating capacity up to five, the all-new Mercedes-Benz CLS is going to be a crowd-pleaser in the Raleigh area in more than one way. We've never seen this four-door coupe with seat belts for more than four, so this is an exciting addition for drivers who frequently travel with multiple passengers.

Since the Mercedes-Benz CLS is modeled in feature design after the iconic Mercedes-Benz S-Class, it's not surprising that the upcoming 2019 will be one of the most high-tech that we've seen from the brand. It borrows many of the Driver Assistance features--as well as select comfort, connectivity, and streaming features--from its luxury-sedan cousin.

No official release date has yet been confirmed, but we know that we will see the all-new and redesigned 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS sometime in the fall, here at Mercedes-Benz of Durham.

Check back with us throughout the summer to learn more.


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