Mercedes has announced pricing for the the new CLS, which starts from €68,127.50 ($80,176) in Germany, where it will arrive at dealers next March.
This will land you a CLS 350d 4Matic, which uses a 2,925cc inline-six rated at 286PS (282hp) and 600Nm (443lb-ft) of torque. The CLS 400d 4Matic, which uses the same diesel unit but tuned for more power, starts from €72,507.70 ($85,330) and puts out 340PS (335hp) and 700Nm (516lb-ft). Zero to 100km/h (62mph) takes 5.0sec, compared to the previous version's 5.7sec, and the average fuel consumption is 5.6 l/100 km (50 UK mpg / 42 US mpg) in both models.
Those that are not fans of diesel units can opt for the CLS 450 4Matic, which is powered by a 3.0-liter petrol engine with 367PS (362hp) and 500Nm (369lb-ft) of torque, and has a starting price of €70,906.15 ($83,445).
Potential customers can also choose from a variety of optional extras, including the AMG line exterior and interior styling, available at €2,737 ($3,221), dual displays from €1,011.50 ($1,191), 40/20/40 split rear seats for €517.65 ($610), multibeam headlights that cost €1,636.25 ($1,925), and an electronic trailer coupling that comes in at €1,142.40 ($1,344).
Moreover, the new CLS can also be equipped with the Air Balance Package (€398.65 / $470) and Comand Online (€2,142 / $2,521) that come with the Energizing comfort control (€238 / $280), as well as the optional Driving Assistance Package (€1,796.90 / $2,115), which adds a variety of safety systems.
The list includes Active Distance Control Distronic, Active Steering Assist, Active Speed Limit Assist, Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic, Evasive Steering Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, and Pre-S AFE Plus. The Driving Assistance Plus braces the front occupants for a side impact by pushing them sideways and costs €2,391.90 ($2,815).
Those looking for something more special can take a look at the Edition 1 version, which features black pearl nappa leather seats with a diamond design and copper-colored highlights at the center section, special stitching, exclusive open-pore black ash wood and laser engraving is . The special edition can be had with all engine variants and costs an extra €12,495 ($14,705) over the selected model.