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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS

The new 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS is a vehicle that signals the future of the lineup, offering a model that will set a new trend for all Mercedes-Benz vehicles! It delivers the latest in intelligent features, luxuries, and performance systems! However, how does this great vehicle compare when pitted against itself, specifically the previous year’s higher trim level? The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 is an excellent model, one with a ton to offer you inside and out!

These are both excellent models, but the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 is the latest and most advanced base model offered by the Mercedes-Benz CLS, meaning it might take the lead over its predecessor. Continue reading below to see how the 2019 model compares to the previous year!

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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 Vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550
383 Horsepower Horsepower 402 Horsepower
5 Seats Seating Capacity 4 Seats
Standard PRESAFE®* Available with Pedestrian Detection
12.3-Inch Standard Infotainment Display 8-Inches

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As you can see from the table above, the new 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 does tackle one of the best of the 2018 model's trims! It isn’t as powerful as the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550, being nearly 20 horsepower less, but it does offer a larger seating capacity, more standard safety features, and larger overall standard infotainment display system.

Additionally, the new 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS also offers a 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission system, letting you enjoy great acceleration from the listed horsepower. The new Mercedes-Benz CLS also offers the EQ Boost system, which delivers access to an additional 21 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque in short bursts. This more than makes up for the difference in power listed in the chart.

The new 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS and the older 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS are both excellent vehicles, offering you a ton of exceptional features across both models. Contact our dealership today to learn more about what these great vehicles offer or to take them for a test drive!

*PRESAFE® closes the side windows when the system's sensors detect side movements that suggest a possible rollover. A small gap is left near the fully closed position. Seat and head restraints adjust only when equipped with a memory system.


2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS driving on the road
2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS interior view
2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS dash and rear view
2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS driving side view



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