The CLS interior had minor changes including a new steering wheel with a two-zone sensor pad in the rim to detects your hands. This feature was enabled to help the driver preventing erroneous warnings when using the CLS’s semi-autonomous driving technology. An open-pore brown walnut and high-gloss grey wood trim, as well as neva grey/magma grey and sienna brown/black upholstery combinations, was added to the interior. Customers can choose from an assortment of new two-tone design Nappa leather options - Classic red/black, saddle brown/black, Tartufo brown/black, Deep white/black, and Yacht blue/black.
Even the engines have been optioned between an entry-level 1.9-liter four-cylinder producing 191 horsepower and up to 400 Newton-meters of torque; a 2.0-liter four-cylinder delivering 261 horsepower and 550 Newton-meters, or a 3.0-liter inline-six developing 325 horsepower and 700 Newton-meters of torque. On the petrol side for the CLS 350 gained a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 295 horsepower and 400 Newton-meters of torque. The next leveling up the high class is the CLS 450 4MATIC, powered by a 3.0-liter inline-six producing 362 horsepower and 500 Newton-meter of torque.
The CLS 53 4MATIC+ is coupled to a nine-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system. This setup improves the car's performance at acceleration from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in just 4.5 seconds, reaching a limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). 2022 Mercedes CLS 450 4MATIC is expected in U.S. dealerships early next year. Further details will be revealed closer to launch.