Here’s What’s New for Mercedes-Benz’s 2019 Lineup
AMG GT gets a four-door variant, CLS gets EV treatment and G-Class gets a comprehensive overhaul after 40 years.
Following two consecutive years of luxury sales leadership, Mercedes-Benz enters the 2019 model year with an array of exciting new vehicle debuts and significant performance and technology upgrades across the board.
The debut of the third-generation CLS four-door coupe welcomes a groundbreaking electrified powertrain that combines a new 3.0-liter inline-six cylinder gasoline engine with the revolutionary EQ Boost integrated starter-generator and 48-volt electric system. The AMG version of this powertrain, which also supplements the turbo with an electric auxiliary supercharger, creates a new AMG 53 series of models, including the CLS 53 and E 53 Sedan, Coupe and Cabriolet.
Making Mercedes-Benz history, the most comprehensive redesign and re-engineering of the iconic G-Class SUV in four decades adds increased space for five passengers, luxury and technology while continuing its legendary go-anywhere capability. Advances include independent front suspension and electromechanical power steering for improved on-road handling and comfort.
50 Years of AMG
After celebrating the 50th anniversary of AMG’s founding, Mercedes-AMG welcomes the first-ever GT 4-Door Coupe to the high-performance GT line.
In addition to debuting E 53 Sedan, Coupe and Cabriolet models, new E 450 models feature a more powerful version of the 3.0-liter V6 biturbo engine than the E 400 models they replace.
The C-Class Sedan, Coupe and Cabriolet add a new, more powerful 2.0-liter turbo engine and revised AMG C 43 engine, along with revised front and rear styling and interior and technology enhancements.
Mercedes-Benz continues to offer the widest selection of SUVs in the luxury category, with AMG performance models in all ranges. Enhancements to all SUV models further emphasize their appeal and luxury.
CLS: Beauty & Brains
The first Mercedes-Benz CLS captured the emotion of a coupe in four-door form, sparking an industry-wide trend. Sporty and sophisticated, the all-new third- generation CLS is the latest expression of the “sensual purity” Mercedes-Benz design language. The 2019 CLS model line includes the CLS 450, CLS 450 4MATIC and the AMG CLS 53.
The CLS is one of several Mercedes-Benz models for 2019 equipped with the company’s groundbreaking new in- line six-cylinder turbocharged engine with EQ Boost and an onboard 48-volt electric system. In the CLS 450 models, the powertrain produces 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. The EQ Boost integrated starter-generator, which connects to the 9G-TRONIC six-speed automatic transmission, also functions as a motor to add up to an additional 21 hp and 184 lb-ft for brief periods. AIR BODY CONTROL air suspension with adaptive damping system is optionally available.
‘The three-passenger rear seat is a first in the CLS and is designed to resemble the individual rear seats of previous CLS models.’
The AMG CLS 53 uses an AMG-enhanced version of the in-line six with an electric- powered auxiliary supercharger to supplement the turbo at low speeds. Output for the AMG version is 429 hp and 384 lb-ft, with up to an additional 21 hp and 184 lb- ft from EQ Boost. In addition, the CLS 53 is equipped with AMG 4MATIC+ All-Wheel Drive with fully variable torque distribution. AMG Sport Suspension based on AIR BODY CONTROL yields sports car agility with a luxurious ride.
Extensive standard equipment in the CLS 450 models includes AMG body styling, LED headlamps and tail lamps, 19-inch wheels, a 12.3-inch high-resolution COMAND display and Smartphone Integration. The Widescreen Cockpit showcases dual 12.3-inch displays under a shared, continuous glass cover; ambient lighting is individually adjustable in 64 colors—including the air vents.
The three-passenger rear seat is a first in the CLS and is designed to resemble the individual rear seats of previous CLS models. The 40:20:40 split rear seatbacks fold to expand trunk capacity. The 2019 CLS offers the brand’s cutting edge driver assistance systems, including the optional Driver Assistance Package using the most advanced Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive technology from the S-Class.