Mercedes-Benz CLS refreshed for 2021

By Divyank Kushagra Bansal | on April 7, 2021

Stuttgart's iconic four-door coupé has been refreshed for 2021 with an array of cosmetic updates, both inside & out, a limited edition of the full-fat CLS 53 AMG and a new mild-hybrid diesel powertrain.

The base models of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS now come with the 'Avantgarde Exterior' package as standard that brings along a new front apron with striking air intakes, two side louvres and a chrome-finish front splitter. The rear apron, meanwhile, gets a black faux-diffuser insert and a silver chrome strip. Two new designs are also on offer for the 19-inch light-alloy wheels. Of course, those who're after a sportier look can opt for the optional 'AMG Line Exterior' package that brings along an AMG-spec body kit, with much more aggressively styled trim bits.

2021 Mercedes Benz CLS Facelift And CLS 53 AMG Static

With either exterior package, the CLS facelift will roll out with a new front grille that features a new 3-D star pattern with chrome-gloss surfaces, a louvre in high-gloss black with chrome inlay and the integrated Mercedes star. The new Spectral Blue colour seen here also joins the standard paint palette.

2021 Mercedes Benz CLS Facelift Interior

Inside, a new & redesigned multifunction steering wheel wrapped in Nappa leather, two new trim finishes – open-pore Brown Walnut & high-gloss Grey Wood – and two new leather upholstery colour combinations headline the key changes.

2021 Mercedes Benz CLS Facelift And CLS 53 AMG

As for the new mild-hybrid diesel powertrain, the 2021 CLS facelift benefits from the addition of a new 300d 4MATIC variant. It's powered by Mercedes' OM 654 M 2.0-litre (1,993cc) diesel unit that develops 262bhp and 550Nm of torque, with assistance from a 20bhp integrated starter-generator. The non-hybrid diesel line-up consists of the four-cylinder CLS 220d  and the six-cylinder CLS 400d.

2021 Mercedes AMG CLS 53 Rear View

Only 300 units of the aforementioned limited-edition of the 429bhp CLS 53 AMG will be up for grabs. The special treatment on it comes courtesy of 20-inch AMG five-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels (finished in Black), high-gloss black exterior trim elements, racing stripes, two exclusive exterior colour options – Cashmere White & Selenite Grey – and the AMG Dynamic Plus package that's fitted as standard.

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