Mercedes-Benz CLS Gets Styling Updates, Drops AMG Model for 2022
Now available in just one configuration, CLS450 4Matic, it looks sharper and drops the CLS53 AMG version.
1. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS has been updated for 2022, and drops RWD and AMG models.
2. Styling is revised with a new front-end and added colors, inside and out.
3. Pricing has yet to be released, and the new Mercedes CLS will go on sale in the U.S in early 2022.
The Mercedes-Benz CLS is undergoing a refresh for 2022, including a sharp front-end, a new steering wheel, additional exterior and interior colors, and a simplified trim lineup. CLS53 AMG and RWD models have been dropped, leaving the AWD CLS450 4Matic as the only trim level obtainable. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS will go on sale in the U.S in early 2022.
The 2022 CLS retains the same powertrain setup, which consists of a 362 horsepower 3.0 L inline-six paired with a 48-volt hybrid system. 4Matic all-wheel drive is now standard, as the rear-wheel drive variants have been discontinued, and those who miss the CLS53 AMG can look to the larger E53.
Visual tweaks include a sharper front-end, additional paint colors, and new wheel designs, while the cabin adds brown walnut and grey high-gloss wood trim, a new steering wheel, and new two-tone leather colors (Neva grey and Magma and Sienna brown and black).
Mercedes has yet to release pricing for the 2022 CLS, but it's expected to start north of its current $73,850 price tag (CLS450 4Matic). It's slated to go on sale in the U.S in early 2022.