A review of the restrained luxury 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS450


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Don’t miss this brief but detailed review of the impeccable yet restrained luxury 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS450 four-door-coupe. See the review here now!

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS450 is just too “sleek” that Naijauto.com cannot deny you guys of a review featuring this precious “gem” in the Mercedes-Benz lineup of luxury coupes.

This super-sleek looking new CLS450 could almost pass for a proper luxury car. It is indeed a stylistic, technological testimony of finer things, but it never dips into just being ostentatious; it is best tagged as a “restrained luxury”.


This is the new and beautiful 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 four-door coupe

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS450 – Smoothness of the exterior & interior

Smoothness is the biggest visual characteristics that distinguish this new CLS 450 from other four-door coupes in its class. It is not comparable as dramatic or big as the known S-Class, opting for subtlety instead but with much beauty that can’t be ignored. The exterior possesses lines that cleanly flow from the front of the car to its rear.

This profile is outrightly visible on this car, where its short rear decklid, long hood, and unique shape are all visible at once. At the foremost front, its main highlight is the grille, with so much attractive detailing that features small “pellets” radiating out of the large middle-positioned Mercedes logo.


The sleek design of 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 can be observed from any angle

On the inside of this new CLS450, you would still feel the same “smoothness” in its styling just like the outside of the car. The cabin features a curved dashboard which has been positioned such that it wraps around front passengers. Some variants of the car feature subtle type of LED lighting that runs from one door to another door in a very seamless line.

Almost everything there is to the interior of this new CLS feels purely intentional; its materials, ergonomic placements of featured controls up to its air vents all feels just right. Its backseats are outboard seats that have lots of sculpting for occupants to comfortably settle into.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS450 – What tech does it pack inside?

The dashboard of this new car is highlighted with a 12.3-inch pair of screens; one dedicated to the multimedia system (standard) and another for the vehicle’s instrument gauge cluster (optional). Both of the screens sit behind one pane of glass, making them appear to be a single large screen.

A driver can easily control the vehicle’s multimedia system using a round-shaped wheel that is positioned between the car’s front seats or by a pair of some touch-sensitive type of controls located on the car’s steering wheel.

The 2019 CLS450’s multimedia system is really good although it might be slightly complicated at the beginning; all of its controls are really responsive, and generally, the screens are just beautiful. It has got lots of screens and menus to navigate, majorly because the vehicle itself has lots of features.


This new 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 four-door coupe is sure “tech savvy” on the inside

But the multimedia technology isn’t the only one that shines; features like the driver assistance tech are also fascinating.

Opting for the Parking Assist packages together with the Driver assistance package will add the following safety features to this 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450;

  • 360degree camera system
  • Automatic parking system
  • Lane keeping
  • Active blindspot steering assist
  • Emergency stop assist
  • Lane change assist
  • Adaptive cruise control

Each of these features has been tested and found to be all well-integrated but the only drawback lies in the fact that only the blind spot warning and forward emergency braking safety features are offered as a standard package. All other safety features were made options.

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS450 – How’s the drive?

When you dive under the hood of this new CLS450 four-door coupe, you get to see an all-new powerful powertrain that starts with a 3.0L inline-6-cylinder engine that delivers 362hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Together with that, is a 48V integrated electric generator/motor system powered by a Li-ion battery pack which adds an extra 21hp with 184 lb-ft of torque to its bursts whenever being called upon during the ride.

All of this new CLS 450s powertrains comes paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission system and a standard rear-wheel-drive system.

The All-wheel-drive system comes mainly on the CLS450 4Matic model but for an extra ₦900,000 ($2,500) although it is also the quickest of the two as it accelerates from 0 to 60mph in around 4.8 seconds compared to the 5.1 seconds measured time for the other RWD variant.

The figures of the fuel economy are also close: the RWD variant gets a 24/31/26 mpg EPA-estimated city/highway/combined while the AWD variant is close with a 23/30/26 mpg.

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See the back of the beautiful new 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 four-door coupe

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS450 Prices in Nigeria

This new Mercedes-Benz CLS450 has its starting price at ₦25.2 million while the 4Matic version starts at ₦26.1 million and from this price point, things just escalate quickly.

Below are some of the offered packages together with their corresponding extra prices;

  • Magma Grey Nappa Leather and Macchiato Beige: ₦493,200
  • Comfort and Warmth package: ₦378,000
  • Premium Package: ₦540,000
  • 3D Burmester Sound system: ₦1.6 million

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If you are a true luxury lover that would love to have a 4-door coupe packed with beauty, technology, luxury and still be able to pass for an everyday situation type of car then this 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 is your car.

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Oluwaseun Solomon is a prolific and diligent automobile writer at Naijauto.com. He's also an experienced digital marketer and a creative multimedia developer that specializes in video editing. He currently contributes informative and easy to read articles on topics covering transportation, traffic updates, auto industry updates, and different car reviews.
When Solomon is not writing, you will either find him composing music, editing videos or simply enjoying YouTube "TEDx Talk" videos with a chilled drink :)


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