Mercedes-Benz has announced that the all-new 2019 CLS is now rolling down the production line at its Sindelfingen plant in Germany. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS is the third generation of the brand’s original “four-door coupe.”
“The Sindelfingen team has once again demonstrated its motivation and many years of experience in the successful start-up of the new CLS. The start-up of the third generation of the vehicle in series production shows the flexibility that characterizes our production at the Sindelfingen plant”, Michael Bauer, Site Manager of the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant.
The 2019 CLS debuted back in November at the LA Auto Show. It’s shape is similar to the first two generations, but Mercedes’ latest design language gives it an overall cleaner look. “In line with our hot & cool design philosophy, we have reduced its DNA to an extremely puristic level while emotionally charging its beauty,” says Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler AG.
The 2019 CLS 450 and CLS 450 4Matic will be the first two versions to arrive and both are powered by a new 3.0L six-cylinder engine with a 48-volt mild hybrid system. The powertrain generates 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft. of torque.
The more powerful 2019 CLS 53 will also be available with a new, electrified 3.0L engine featuring an exhaust gas turbocharger and an electric auxiliary compressor. The 6-cylinder engine generates 429 hp and 384 lb-ft. of torque. Its EQ Boost starter- alternator momentarily provides an additional 21 hp of output 184 lb-ft of torque and furthermore feeds the 48 V on-board electrical system. The CLS53 can reach 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.