2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS Will Cost More Than You Think


But it's totally worth it.

The all-new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door represents the German carmaker's ultimate high-performance four-door coupe. But what if you like its looks but its power is just a bit too much for you to handle? No worries, the Mercedes-Benz CLS has also been completely redesigned and it’s about to hit the market in the US.

As the official Mercedes-Benz configurator has now revealed, this sleek sedan isn’t exactly cheap when fully-loaded. The top-of-the-line AMG CLS 53 only starts off at $79,900. Check all of the boxes and that figure climbs to $115,905. For that amount, you’ll be treated to a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six with hybrid assist.

The internal combustion engine itself produces 429 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque, while the integrated electric motor contributes an additional 21 hp and 184 lb-ft. You can do the math for the combined total. That power is sent to all four wheels through a nine-speed automatic. Zero to 60 mph happens in 4.4 seconds. Not bad at all for being supposedly less hardcore than the AMG GT 4-Door.

But it’s certainly no less luxurious. The AMG CLS 53 can be had in 11 exterior colors, five wheels choices in either 19- or 20-inches, along with a huge range of interior treatments. Among them are AMG Carbon Fiber, several Nappa leather options, laminated glass and additional sound insulation, and even $1,320 massage front seats.

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A range of safety features are also possible, such as the $2,250 Driver Assistance Package featuring adaptive cruise control, steering assist, and blind spot monitoring. For $1,290 there’s the Parking Assist Package which tacks on rear cross-traffic alert and 360-degree cameras. And, of course, you’ll want the stunning Mercedes to sound good. That’ll cost you another $1,250 for the AMG exhaust. Add all of that up, along with many other options, and that six-figure price tag is very quickly reached.