There's also a new exterior color and expanded upholstery shade choices.

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS arrives with a refresh that gives the coupe-inspired saloon an updated look and tweaked tech. Sales in the United Kingdom begin in July 2021, and the company isn't discussing pricing yet. 

The 2022 CLS now comes with the AMG Line styling package on the outside that includes different side sills and bits of gloss black trim. The saloon wears a revised front bumper with a more flowing design for the inlets in the lower fascia, and the front splitter is now chrome. The tweaked grille gains a three-dimensional Mercedes-Benz star pattern with a chrome-glass surface. The LED headlights are clear at the outer corner, rather than being amber on the current model. At the back, there are chrome, trapezoidal exhaust tips. A simulated diffuser runs between the pipes. 

Gallery: 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 4MATIC

Starling Blue Metallic is now an exterior paint colour. There are also new five-twin-spoke and multi-spoke designs available for the 19-inch wheels. The 20-inch pieces get Tremolite Grey or High-Gloss Black colour options.

Inside, the 2022 CLS has a tweaked steering wheel with capacitive sensors for controlling the vehicle's features, and it has a Nappa leather covering. Buyers have the expanded trim choices of Open Pore Brown Walnut and High-Gloss Grey Wood. Two-tone Neva Grey/Magma Grey and Sienna Brown/Black are new leather upholstery choices.

The CLS 450 gets a turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six with an integrated starter-generator mild hybrid system. The combustion engine makes 362 bhp (270 kilowatts) and 369 pound-feet (500 Newton-metres). The starter-generator can contribute up to 21 bhp (16 kW) and 184 lb-ft (250 Nm) of torque. The powertrain runs through a nine-speed automatic to an all-wheel-drive system.

The diesel models at a glance:

 

 

CLS 220 d

CLS 300 d 4MATIC

CLS 400 d 4MATIC

Engine

Model series

OM 654

OM 654 M

OM 656

Cylinders

Arrangement/number

in-line/4

in-line/4

in-line/6

Displacement

cc

1950

1993

2925

Output

kW/hp

143/194

195/265

243/330

at

rpm

3800

4200

3600-4200

Additional output from ISG[4]

kW/hp

-

15/20

-

Peak torque

Nm

400

550

700

at

rpm

1600-2800

1800-2200

1200-3200

Add. torque ISG

 

-

200

-

Combined fuel consumption1 acc. to NEDC

l/100 km

5,1-4,8

5.8-5.5

6.5-6.2

Combined CO2 emissions1 NEDC

g/km

135-128

153-144

172-163

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

s

7.5

6.4

5.2

Top speed

km/h

237

250

250

Fuel consumption according to WLTP:

 

 

CLS 220 d

CLS 300 d

CLS 400 d 4MATIC

Combined fuel consumption.[5] WLTP

l/100 km

6,4-5,5

6,6-5,8

7,4-6,7

Combined CO2 emissions3 WLTP

g/km

167-143

172-153

194-175

The petrol models at a glance:

 

 

CLS 350

CLS 450 4MATIC

CLS 53 4MATIC+

Engine

Model series

M 264

M 256

M 256

Cylinders

Arrangement/number

in-line/4

in-line/6

in-line/6

Displacement

cc

1991

2999

2999

Output

kW/hp

220/299

270/367

320/435

at

rpm

5800-6100

5500-6100

5500-6100

Additional output from ISG2

kW/hp

-

16/22

16/22

Peak torque

Nm

400

500

520

at

rpm

3000-4000

1600-4000

1800-5800

Add. torque ISG

 

-

250

250

Combined fuel consumption[6] NEDC

l/100 km

7.3-7.0

8,5-8,1

9.0-8.7

Combined CO2 emissions1 NEDC

g/km

168-161

195-185

206-199

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

s

6.1

4.8

4.5

Top speed

km/h

250

250

250[7]

Fuel consumption according to WLTP:

 

 

CLS 350

CLS 450 4MATIC

CLS 53 4MATIC+

Combined fuel consumption[8] WLTP

l/100 km

8,6-7,5

9,2-8,3

9,6-9,2

Combined CO2 emissions3 WLTP

g/km

196-171

209-189

219-209

[1] The stated figures are the measured "NEDC CO2 figures" in accordance with Article 2 No. 1 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption figures were calculated based on these figures. The WLTP figure is relevant for the assessment of the motor vehicle tax.

[2] The stated figures are the measured "NEDC CO2 figures" in accordance with Article 2 No. 1 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption figures were calculated based on these figures. The WLTP figure is relevant for the assessment of the motor vehicle tax.

[3] The stated figures are the measured "NEDC CO2 figures" in accordance with Article 2 No. 1 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel
consumption figures were calculated based on these figures. The WLTP figure is relevant for the assessment of the motor vehicle tax.

[4] Integrated starter-generator:

[5] The figures shown are the WLTP CO2 values measured according to Article 2 No. 3 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption figures were calculated based on these figures.

[6] The stated figures are the measured "NEDC CO2 figures" in accordance with Article 2 No. 1 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel
consumption figures were calculated based on these figures. The WLTP figure is relevant for the assessment of the motor vehicle tax.

[7]  Electronically limited, with AMG Driver's Package 270 km/h

[8] The figures shown are the WLTP CO2 values measured according to Article 2 No. 3 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption figures were calculated based on these figures.