Mercedes-Benz CLS gets a facelift

Ben Chia

Mercedes-Benz CLS four-door coupe gets sharper with a mid-life facelift; due in Singapore second half 2021

Photos: Mercedes-Benz


Mercedes-Benz has given its CLS four-door coupe a mild facelift midway through its life cycle. The changes are relatively minor, restricted to some slightly revised looks, and more customisation options for the interior.

The updated CLS is expected to land in Singapore in the second half of 2021, and the car will be distinguished from the pre-facelift model through its revised bumper design and larger air intakes. There’s also a touch of chrome down by the front splitter, while AMG Line models get a glitzy chrome grille design, unique side skirts, and a rear spoiler.

The top-of-the-line AMG 53 model (below) meanwhile features its own unique front grille and bumper combination, as well as the option of adding on two new design packages, the AMG Night Package that adds gloss black detailing, or the AMG Exterior Carbon II package that throws in carbon fibre bits.

The interior of the updated CLS remains mostly unchanged, but customers now have the option to specify a new grey wood trim or brown walnut trim for the dashboard. There are also several new leather upholstery selections that customers can select from, while the CLS also gets the new steering wheel design that first featured on the facelifted E-Class.

The mechanical changes are restricted to the introduction of a new diesel powerplant for selected markets, the CLS 300d 4Matic, which features a 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbodiesel with a 48-volt mild hybrid system that develops 265hp and 550Nm of torque. It’s an engine that will be of little local relevance however, given Singapore’s plan to eventually phase out diesel-powered passenger cars in the near future.

Otherwise, the CLS’ engine line-up remains unchanged, with the CLS 350 model retaining its 2.0-litre four-cylinder powerplant that produces 299hp and 400Nm of torque. There’s no news of the introduction of mild hybrid tech for the CLS 350 yet, but it is available on the CLS 450, with its 3.0-litre inline-six that develops 367hp and 500Nm of torque, as well as the CLS 53 AMG, a car that produces 435hp and 520Nm of torque, and sits at the top of the CLS range as its high performance model.


CLS four door coupe Mercedes-Benz

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Ben Chia

CarBuyer's print editor went out to explore the Great Big World, including a stint working in China (despite his limited Mandarin). Now he's back, ready to foist upon you his takes on everything good and wonderful about the automotive world. Follow Ben on Instagram @carbuyer.ben

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