The 2019 Mercedes CLS Is Considerably More Expensive Than The E-Class

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You're paying a hefty premium for that stylish four-door coupe body.

The new third-generation Mercedes CLS started production back in January, and now the automaker has announced US pricing for the luxury four-door coupe. The entry-level CLS 450 starts at $69,200 plus a $995 destination charge, which is nearly $10,000 more expensive than the E450 it's based on if you prioritize style over practicality. It comes equipped with a standard AMG body kit, LED lighting units and 19-inch alloy wheels.

Inside, even the entry-level model is lavishly equipped. You get power heated front seats, leather upholstery and a choice of five different wood trim options. It also has a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power sunroof and an MB-Tex dashboard with topstitching. Other luxuries include a three-person rear seat, LED ambient lighting and a 12.3-inch infotainment system with standard GPS navigation.

There’s also a wide selection of options available including a $970 AMG Line package that adds a sport steering wheel, brush aluminum pedals, and 19-inch wheels. If you want more luxury, Nappa leather upholstery, ventilated front seats and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster are also available. Customers can also order a Driver Assistance Package, which adds safety features such as active lane keeping assist, active cruise control and active brake assist with a cross-traffic function.

Power is provided by a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission that enables the CLS to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 5.1 seconds.

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The CLS 450 4MATIC also starts at $71,700 excluding the $995 destination charge, which is $9,400 more expensive than the equivalent E450 4MATIC. Since it has all-wheel drive, the model is slightly faster off the line as it can do the 0-62 mph sprint in 4.8 seconds. However, the car is slightly less fuel efficient as it has a fuel economy rating of 23 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.

The Mercedes-AMG CLS 53, on the other hand, starts at $79,900, which is $7,350 more expensive than the AMG E53 sedan. Under the hood is a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine with 429 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to sprint from 0-62 mph in an estimated 4.4 seconds before hitting an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph.

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