2017 Mercedes CLS - fast premium sedan

Very little official information exists about the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS, even more so when you consider all the different options for the actual model itself.

We’ve brought together some of that information and spoken to a number of sources to try and paint a picture of what to expect with the new model.

This information relates to the CLS but isn’t model specific, but gives you a good overview as to what Mercedes are doing with their new cars and the path that they are taking.

2017 Mercedes CLS Release date

Mercedes-Benz dealers are expecting the new 2017 CLS to be with them by the end of this year, late 2016. For what we understand, most of them are already pre-booking test rides in anticipation for the release.

2017 Mercedes CLS release date: late 2016

2017 Mercedes CLS Price

As we’ve stated, there are a number of different options with the CLS when it comes to body style and trim levels, but we do know that the Mercedes-Benz CLS sports coupe will have a starting price of $66,900. The main rival for CLS by price and concept is BMW 6-series Gran Coupe.

2017 Mercedes CLS Redesign and changes

There will be a number of changes for this next generation (third) CLS, these include a redesigned hood, bumper, front grille and lights – both front and rear, with full LED being incorporated at the same time.

2017 Mercedes CLS video

2017 Mercedes CLS Equipment

Expect to see the usual technology that you’d find in this level of car; park assist, lane departure, rear view camera, collision assist, state of the art infotainment and touchscreen, 4G LTE Wi-Fi and USB ports. There is also talk of gesture control (to rival BMW) and semi-autonomous driving modes.

2017 Mercedes CLS Specs

Under the hood, there will be three different options for power, depending on trim and model designation. These include a 3.0 liter V6, 4.7 liter V8 and a 5.5 liter V8. All motors get the biturbo treatment and the flagship model will produce up to 577 BHP – that’s the kind of power that can’t be ignored!

The V6 will be fitted to the base model (as you’d expect) but still produces a usable amount of horsepower that makes this heavy-weight German sedan (or coupe) feel quite nimble.
There will be a number of updates within the car and the trim, these updates include higher grade leather for the seats and trim, and as Mercedes say themselves “some of the world’s most advanced interior technology and comfort”.

2016-10-13 by Luke Widmeyer