Mercedes-Benz CLS Gets Styling Updates, Drops AMG Model for 2022

N​ow available in just one configuration, CLS450 4Matic, it looks sharper and drops the CLS53 AMG version.

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K​ey Points:

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.




T​he 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.



T​he 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.

V​isual 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).



M​ercedes 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.

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Comments (3)

  • I would say this is my favorite CLS generation. It just looks badass

      4 days ago
  • Sooo benz is slapping amg on pretty much all their models (including suv’s and crossovers) except for the model thats supposed to be a sports sedan?

      4 days ago