- The Mercedes-Benz CLS enters 2022 with a revised front-end look.
- The base RWD CLS450 and more powerful AMG CLS53 models have been dropped, leaving only the AWD CLS450 4Matic.
- The 2022 CLS450 will go on sale in the U.S. in early 2022.
The style-conscious Mercedes-Benz CLS is getting small styling updates for 2022. The front-end look features a new bumper and grille design, and there’s a new steering wheel inside. It’ll now be offered only in CLS450 4Matic trim in the U.S., as the base trim and the more powerful AMG CLS53 model have both been dropped.
The 2022 CLS450 has the same 362-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six with a 48-volt hybrid system as before. 4Matic all-wheel drive is now standard, as there’s no longer a rear-wheel-drive base model. Those who miss the extra power of the AMG CLS53 model can still find the 429-hp version of the same inline-six engine in the related AMG E53 sedan and coupe.