Comfort.

Spectacularly staged luxury.

Handling characteristics


Handling characteristics.

The inspirational CLS knows every trick in the book: air suspension, all-wheel drive and engines with starter-generator.

Handling characteristics


Handling characteristics.

The inspirational CLS knows every trick in the book: air suspension, all-wheel drive and engines with starter-generator.

  • Suspension

    Suspension – stylish in every movement.

    Suspension – stylish in every movement.

    Sporty or comfortable ride at the touch of a button: thanks to the DYNAMIC BODY CONTROL adaptive suspension options, the CLS offers an unrivaled way of traveling. And a special experience.

    The choice of suspension features:

    • DYNAMIC BODY CONTROL
    • Comfort suspension with lowering function


  • Transmission

    Transmission – gentle power.

    Transmission – gentle power.

    The best automatic transmission is one you hardly notice, because it changes the gears with practically no jerks and provides the right engine speed in any driving situation. And because it responds immediately to the driver's wishes. Its name: 9G-TRONIC with nine optimally coordinated gears. Developed in-house by Mercedes-Benz.

    9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission

    The image shows a transmission for the Mercedes-Benz CLS.

    9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission

    Nine gears for unrivalled comfort. 9G-TRONIC impresses with even swifter and smoother gear changes. At the same time 9G-TRONIC helps reduce fuel consumption. It is the world's first 9-speed automatic transmission with a hydrodynamic torque converter in the premium segment. The wider gear spread makes a reduction of the engine speed possible. With unchanged excellent performance, ride quality is enhanced and noise emission is reduced.

  • All-wheel drive

    All-wheel drive – stylish and reassuring under all conditions.

    All-wheel drive – stylish and reassuring under all conditions.

    Reassuringly safe in poor weather conditions, with impressively high traction when driving dynamically: 4MATIC all-wheel drive. This ensures that the CLS retains its famous style on any surface and at any time of year.

    4MATIC all-wheel drive

    The image shows a side view of the Mercedes-Benz CLS.

    4MATIC all-wheel drive

    Better contact between the engine and the powertrain is scarcely possible: because all the wheels are driven directly, the car has excellent driving dynamics. For better pulling away and acceleration, in particular on unfavourable road surfaces.
    Instead of using differential locks, the 4MATIC system employs the electronically controlled 4ETS traction system and also works together with the Electronic Stability Program ESP®, which is standard in all Mercedes-Benz passenger cars.

Comfort equipment packages


Your bespoke comfort experience.

There are so many optional extras to choose from that we have taken the liberty to intelligently bundle some of them for you. You particularly value practicality? Or do you want to surround yourself with luxury? We have the perfect equipment package for every need.

Comfort equipment packages


Your bespoke comfort experience.

There are so many optional extras to choose from that we have taken the liberty to intelligently bundle some of them for you. You particularly value practicality? Or do you want to surround yourself with luxury? We have the perfect equipment package for every need.

Stowage Space Package

The Stowage Space package includes a practical options for securing items and keeping the interior neat and tidy.

AIR BALANCE package

The vehicle interior can be fragranced to suit individual preferences with the AIR BALANCE package.

KEYLESS-GO Convenience package

The system enables you to conveniently open, start and lock the vehicle.

Memory package

This package is particularly convenient when the vehicle is used by several people.

Comfort options


The ultimate in customised comfort.

Comfort options


The ultimate in customised comfort.

The image shows the ENERGIZING comfort control on the media display in the Mercedes-Benz CLS.

ENERGIZING comfort control

The ENERGIZING comfort control transforms your vehicle into an oasis of well-being through the intelligent combination of comfort functions such as air conditioning, lighting and fragrancing. Six perfectly compiled programmes can be activated easily to help relieve stress or contribute to alertness or long journeys.

The image shows COMAND Online in the Mercedes-Benz CLS.

COMAND Online

Get to your destination faster and in more relaxed style with COMAND Online, the navigation system which is perfectly integrated into the cockpit featuring the Mercedes look and feel. Thanks to Live Traffic Information and Car-to-X Communication, you can avoid traffic jams and be made aware of possible sources of danger even earlier, for example.

The image shows one of the Burmester® high-end 3D surround sound system's loudspeakers in the Mercedes-Benz CLS.

Burmester® high-end 3D surround sound system

Sound on a par with that of luxury home music systems. Speakers in the roof liner compose a three-dimensional sound. They conduct the system like your personal orchestra – with VIP settings for individual seats or style specifications like "Live" or "Easy Listening". Technology and design perfected: the extendable tweeters.