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2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS Revealed With MBUX Infotainment Setup, 0-60 Time Of 4.7 Seconds

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K. Rawat

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April 07, 2021 at 11:25 AM

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 4MATIC includes an integrated second-generation starter-generator and 48-volt electrical system with an output of up to 21 hp and up to 184 lb-ft electric boost. The car gets a 362 hp inline-6 motor with a 130 mph top speed. The 2022 CLS is expected to arrive in dealerships in early 2022.

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS has been finally revealed with a mid-cycle refresh and incorporates an updated front-end and an enhanced cabin. Mercedes-Benz has incorporated a lot of new changes to the CLS for the 2022 model year and includes a refreshed grille that uses the tiny tristar design, plus the excellent spectral blue shade shown here. 

The interior is upgraded with leather and trim combinations, a new-gen multi-functional steering wheel with sensor pads and trim options from Manufaktur personalization department. The MBUX infotainment setup also makes way into the CLS for the 2022 model year.

2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 4Matic Powertrain

The CLS 450 4MATIC has a mild hybrid powertrain combined with a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder gasoline engine and can climb to 60 mph from standstill in roughly 4.7 seconds,courtesy of its standard 4WD setup. The motor generates 362 hp between 5,500-6,100 rpm and 369 lb-ft of torque between 1,600-4,000 rpm. The top speed of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS is expected to be 130 mph.

Model

2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 4Matic

Cylinders

inline-6

Displacement

2,999 cc

Output

362 hp @ 5,500- 6,100 rpm

Additional output from ISG

Up to 21 hp

Peak torque

369 lb-ft @ 1,600-4,000 rpm

Additional torque from ISG

Up to 184

Acceleration 0-60 mph

4.7 seconds

Top speed

130 mph

Sandwiched between the engine and transmission, the electric motor adds up to 21 hp and up to 184 lb-ft electric boosts and minimizes turbo-lag. The total power output comes at 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque mated to the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system and a nine-speed transmission as standard.

2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 4Matic Exteriors

In average Merc manner, this face-lift is subtle. The tail is basically unchanged, and it will be the flanks in the front where you can spot the difference. A fresh grille employs a three-pointed star design, a look shared with all the brand new 2022 C-class. An updated bumper design and wheel 19- inch alloy wheels round out the look. CLS buyers will even receive a fresh exterior color to pick from, like the Spectral Metallic Blue.

Opting for the AMG Line package adds:

  • Front bumper with black accent
  • Font splitter and side skirts
  • Rear lip spoiler
  • Red brake calipers
  • 20-inch alloy wheels

2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 4Matic Interiors

The inside of the CLS has been improved with the option of two brand new wood veneers, in Brown Open-Pore Walnut Wood and Gray High-Gloss Wood finish. The steering wheel is finished in Nappa leather and can determine the driver's hands. A two-zone detector pad could enroll if the hands are on the wheel and improve user-friendliness.

As standard, the CLS has two large 12.3-inch screens combined into one and running on the latest version of the MBUX system with advanced gesture controls and AR heads-up display. 

Other additions included updates to an assortment of active safety technologies, including autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection and support for intersections, active speed limit assist, traffic jam assist for the adaptive cruise control system, and automatic parking.

2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 4Matic Safety Features

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 4Matic will employ the use of the same set of safety features found in the 2021 model. However, Mercedes has tweaked some of these features and enhanced the functionality as well to make them much more useful for the driver. Some of the features include:

  • Active Brake Assist

The CLS features Active Brake Assist as standard, which can prevent a collision or reduce its severity in many situations with autonomous braking. The system can also brake for stationary vehicles and crossing pedestrians at city speeds and can even prevent collisions, even with oncoming traffic.

  • Active Speed Limit Assist

The Active Speed Limit Assist reacts to speed limit changes using map data as well as input from Traffic Sign Assist. A route-based speed adjustment can automatically reduce the speed of the vehicle before entering curves, roundabouts and toll booths, as well as before turning or exiting the highway. With the Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC On, the CLS can even respond to data from Live Traffic Information.

  • Active Stop-and-Go Assist

The Active Stop-and-Go Assist can keep the vehicle in the lane and maintain distance up to approximately 37 mph to a large extent and with high availability in highway traffic jams when lane markings are detected. The vehicle can automatically restart up to one minute after coming to a stop. 

  • Automatic parking and exiting a parking space

Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC and a 360° camera allows the CLS to enter and leave parking spaces automatically. The system facilitates the search for and selection of a parking space as well as entering and leaving (if the vehicle was parked automatically) parallel and end-on parking spaces or garages. The 360° camera transmits an even more realistic image to the media display, showcasing an expanded side view. When leaving a parking space, the system is able to warn the driver of the traffic crossing behind the vehicle and apply the brakes on its own.

2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 4Matic Release Date and Pricing

Mercedes has kept a tight lip on the pricing of the CLS in this world premier of the CLS but we don’t expect a significant price hike in the 2022 CLS over the 2021 model. The company has confirmed that the 2022 CLS will start arriving in Mercedes-Benz dealerships across the U.S. towards the beginning of 2022.

2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS Revealed With MBUX Infotainment, 0-60 Time Of 4.7 Seconds
2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS Revealed With MBUX Infotainment, 0-60 Time Of 4.7 Seconds
2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS Revealed With MBUX Infotainment, 0-60 Time Of 4.7 Seconds
2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS Revealed With MBUX Infotainment, 0-60 Time Of 4.7 Seconds
2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS Revealed With MBUX Infotainment, 0-60 Time Of 4.7 Seconds
2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS Revealed With MBUX Infotainment, 0-60 Time Of 4.7 Seconds
2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS Revealed With MBUX Infotainment, 0-60 Time Of 4.7 Seconds
2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS Revealed With MBUX Infotainment, 0-60 Time Of 4.7 Seconds
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