Advanced electromechanical power steering delivers quicker response in corners, easier maneuvering at low speeds, along with precise on-center feel and straight-line stability.
From winter's peak to a corner's apex, an all-wheel drive CLS digs in with enthusiasm. The CLS 550 4MATIC Coupe continually distributes its torque precisely to the wheels that can use it best. And rear-biased AMG Performance 4MATIC® on the CLS 63 S was developed to turn extreme power into exceptional performance like never before.
For the ideal balance of control and comfort, the AIRMATIC® semi-active suspension employs electronically controlled air springs. Every time a wheel moves up or down, the system automatically selects one of four damping profiles for each spring-strut. Sport and Comfort modes let drivers match the handling character to their mood. Automatic 4-wheel level control adapts for additional cargo or passengers, and lowers the car at higher speeds for improved aerodynamics.
A smoother, smarter and sportier 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic delivers seamless response in the CLS 550. In the AMG CLS 63 S, a 7-speed with AMG SPEEDSHIFT® multiclutch technology changes gears with instantaneous precision, to keep the power on during the heights of high performance. And shift paddles are standard on every CLS.
A signature of every Mercedes-Benz coupe is its impeccably finished 4-passenger cabin. The CLS started a new tradition by welcoming its occupants through their own individual doors. Once inside, they'll each enjoy a seat that's individually tailored for their sole accommodation and situated in its own comfort zone alongside the full-length central console.
At the touch of a button, the tinted glass sunroof tilts up at the rear for ventilation, or slides open for a breezy view of the sky. An express feature fully opens or closes the roof with a single touch, and a manual sliding sunshade helps block out unwanted sunlight.
Wrapped in supple Nappa leather, the 3-spoke steering wheel includes power tilt and telescopic adjustment. For fingertip access to some of the vehicle functions you use most often, convenient buttons on the wheel adjust the audio volume and selection, send and end calls on your Bluetooth-enabled phone, and scroll through the features of the multifunction display in the instrument cluster.
A network of efficient LEDs and fiber optics casts a gentle glow from beneath the trim on the dashboard and door panels, both to welcome occupants into the cabin and to help make nighttime driving feel more secure. For an added touch of personality, any of three illumination color profiles (Polar, Solar and Neutral) can be selected.
All new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are protected by our New Vehicle Limited Warranty, covering defects in material or workmanship for 48-months or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. For added protection, the Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty offers continued peace of mind with prolonged coverage tailored to your needs.
This safety breakthrough first introduced by Mercedes-Benz continually monitors your driving inputs and the vehicle's motion to help keep it going in your intended direction, especially in corners and during evasive maneuvers. If it detects wheelspin, severe understeer (plowing), or oversteer (fishtailing), ESP® can brake individual wheels and reduce engine power to help bring the vehicle under control.
High-strength/low-alloy (HSLA) steel provides greater resistance to bending and flexing than conventional steel of similar weight. HSLA and ultra-high-strength steel are used in critical areas of the body structure, such as the roof pillars, floor and roof crossmembers, door beams and various reinforcements throughout the body.
An advanced system of 9 air bags offers 11-way occupant protection. Dual two-stage front air bags, front side-impact air bags, front pelvic air bags, a driver's knee air bag, and side curtain air bags for both seating rows are standard.
In the case of a rear impact exceeding a preset threshold, NECK-PRO front head restraints move forward and slightly upward, reducing the distance between the head restraints and the heads of front-seat occupants. This action helps to reduce the possibility or severity of whiplash-type neck injuries.