2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS Production Starts In Germany

The first units of the third generation Mercedes-Benz CLS have rolled off the assembly lines at the automaker’s Sindelfingen facility near Stuttgart.

Supervising production and celebrating the assembly were the factory’s Site Manager, Michael Bauer (left), and Chairman of the Mercedes Sindelfingen Works Council Ergun Lümali (right), who posed with the first car that was manufactured.

“In 2003, with the CLS, Mercedes-Benz created a new vehicle segment that for the first time combined the elegance and dynamism of a coupe, with the comfort and functionality of a sedan”, the automaker said in a press release. “With the third generation of the CLS, Mercedes-Benz is now building more strongly than ever on the aura and unique character of this trendsetting model.”

The 2019 CLS is being put together on the same assembly line as the E-Class Sedan and Estate. The Sindelfingen facility, which is home to more than 25,000 employees, is where the S-Class Sedan, Coupe, and Cabriolet, Mercedes-Maybach, and AMG GT are also manufactured.

Unveiled at the end of last year, the third generation of the executive four-door coupe features a sleek styling and uses the latest E-Class’ platform and technologies.

Inside, the new CLS gets the optional wide-screen cockpit displays and borrows plenty of driving assistance systems from the larger S-Class, such as Active Steering, Brake, and Speed Limit Assists, Active Distance Control and others.

Powering the third-gen CLS are two diesel and two petrol engines, with outputs ranging between 286PS (282hp) in the 400d, and 463PS (456hp) in the AMG 53 range-topper.

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  • Kagan

    Not beutiful enough!

  • Bash


    • Kagan

      One thing we think different about. 🙂

      • Bash

        😀 noticed that.

    • Eunos

      This one looks very good in every angle. I hated the rear of the outgoing model – the stop lights looked out of proportion and very badly placed.

      • Bash

        I couldn’t agree more my friend.

  • Pedro Pereira

    If this is the direction Mercedes is going to take on their design… bring me a barf bag.

    • lagunas3ca

      And an XL barf bag for its 3.0-liter inline-six turbo hybrid engine. On second thought, L might be big enough…

  • Infinite1

    Looks better than the last gen but loos like the rest of the MB line up. Hard to tell the difference between the C, E, or S class nowadays until you get close or see a side profile.

  • Oleg Syrtchin

    Agly face

  • Larry Qualls

    Ummmmmmm Genesis G70….you’re looking good baby! The Germans may have something to worry about.

  • MultiKdizzle

    Not special-looking like the CLS-Class ought to be.

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