AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with adjustable damping system, including rear axle level control
AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission with four transmission modes and Race Start function
The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission impresses through its great diversity and efficiency. With AMG aluminium steering wheel gearshift paddles, four driving programmes and the Race-Start function, the 7-speed automatic transmission makes for enhanced driving dynamics and greater efficiency.
The "S" (Sport), "S+" (Sport Plus), "C" (Comfort) and "M" (Manual) modes each have different gear-change characteristics and speeds:
gear changes in "S" and "S+" modes are around 20 or 40 percent quicker than in "C" mode respectively – while in "M" mode gear changes take just 100 milliseconds, making them some 50 percent faster. A push of a button activates the desired driving mode:
distinctly sporty or more comfort-oriented. There is the automatic double-declutching function when downshifting, which provides an emotional sound experience as well as reducing power-off effects. This function has a positive effect when braking on the approach to bends in particular.
AMG speed-sensitive sports steering
7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission
The consumption- and efficiency-optimised 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission is the new highlight of Mercedes-Benz's transmission technology. Lower fuel consumption and virtually imperceptible gearshifts make for comfortable travel on all lengths of journey.
Seven forward gears: wider overall spacing between bottom and top gear but less spacing between one gear and the next make for a more comfortable driving experience.
Optimum engine speed: the result - lower fuel consumption and virtually imperceptible gearshifts.
Powerful torque: multiple downshifting allows for quick bursts of speed.
New torque converter generation: less wheel slip, further reduced noise levels and a more dynamic response thanks to innovative transmission technology.
Lower fuel consumption: The ECO start/stop function switches the engine off temporarily at traffic lights and in traffic jams, thus saving fuel.
DIRECT CONTROL suspension with comfort tuning
The DIRECT CONTROL suspension, adjusted for optimum comfort, guarantees top-level comfort on long journeys as standard for the 4- and 6-cylinder models). The suspension with selective damping system combines agility with ride comfort. The vibration dampers adapt automatically in line with the current driving situation, thus enhancing both damping and the car’s stability – even on poor road surfaces. The DIRECT CONTROL suspension can also be optionally configured for out-and-out sports performance.
DIRECT SELECT gearshift control, featuring DIRECT SELECT steering-wheel gearshift paddles and DIRECT SELECT selector lever on the steering column
Direct steering with variable servo assistance and variable steering ratio
Direct steering with variable servo assistance comprises two components: speed-sensitive power assistance which is already known from the speed-sensitive steering function, and a variable steering ratio which is dependent on the steering wheel angle. Together these components make for comfortable manoeuvring at low speeds and also stable straight-line stability at higher speeds.
ECO start/stop function
The ECO start/stop function reduces fuel consumption and vehicle emissions by switching off the engine when the vehicle is at a standstill.
ADAPTIVE BRAKE with HOLD function and brake drying in wet conditions
The standard-fit ADAPTIVE BRAKE system improves ride comfort and safety by helping to perform critical braking manoeuvres with the basic function of the ABS anti-lock braking system while convenience functions make it easier to master challenging driving situations.
Supportive HOLD function: Activating the HOLD function of the ADAPTIVE BRAKE system by stepping on the brake pedal (depressing firmly) keeps the vehicle from rolling unintentionally when stopped at a light or in stop-and-go traffic.
Extra help: The Hill-Start Assist function prevents the vehicle from rolling back unexpectedly on inclines when moving from the brake to the accelerator pedal.
Full braking power without delay: The "brake drying" function removes the film of water that forms on the brake discs in wet conditions.
For an even quicker response: With the "Priming" option, the brake linings on the brake discs are primed as soon as the driver takes his foot off the accelerator quickly.
LED adaptive brake light, flashing
The adaptive brake lights warn vehicles behind that emergency braking is taking place. If the driver brakes or makes an emergency stop from a speed greater than 50 km/h, the brake lights flash in order to warn traffic behind.
And if the vehicle comes to a stop from a speed greater than 70 km/h, the hazard warning lamps are switched on automatically. During emergency braking the adaptive brake light warns following traffic of the danger via a flashing brake light.
Airbags for driver and front passenger
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Acceleration skid control (ASR)
The ATTENTION ASSIST function is particularly helpful on long journeys and when driving at night; the system warns the driver if it detects signs of failing attention and increasing weariness.
Between 80 and 180 km/h, ATTENTION ASSIST warns the driver visually and audibly as soon as it detects any signs of drowsiness or inattention. The background: sensors analyse driving behaviour and can detect any changes compared with the previously determined individual driver profile.
Impact sensors including roll-over sensor, up-front sensors (2) and side satellites (2)
BAS Brake Assist with automatic emergency braking situation recognition and brake power assistance
Brake Assist (BAS) can protect against collisions in the event of danger or at least reduce the severity of the impact. The system can recognise emergency braking from the speed at which the braking pedal is depressed and can automatically supply full braking power.
Brake wear warning display
Electronic Stability Program ESP®
Electronic Stability Program (ESP®), 3-stage
Fluid level warning indicator for fuel, oil, coolant and screen wash
Belt tensioners at rear with belt force limiters on outer seats, pyrotechnical deployment in the event of an accident
Automatically dimming interior mirror
ISOFIX child seat securing system in the rear and Top tether securing points at top of rear seat backrest
Childproof locks, manually operated on the rear doors, and power windows in the rear
Kneebag for driver
Automatic headlamp range adjustment
NECK-PRO head restraints for driver and front passenger, crash-active, height/angle adjustable
Activated in the event of a rear-end collision, NECK-PRO head restraints are adjustable for the driver and front passenger and can reduce the risk of sustaining a whiplash injury. If a collision occurs, they provide head support and reduce the load on the spine at an early stage by employing a spring mechanism to thrust the head restraints forward and upwards. The restraints can be returned manually to the original position after activation.
Pelvisbags for driver and front passenger
PRE-SAFE® positioning function
Tyre pressure loss warning system
Reversible belt tensioners with belt force limiters at front, electronic in the PRE-SAFE® phase, pyrotechnical in the event of an accident
ASSYST PLUS service interval indicator with service computer
Seat belts, 3-point (4) in appointments colour, height-adjustable in front, with automatic belt-height adjustment in rear
Sidebags for driver and front passenger
Seat occupancy sensor for front passenger seat
TIREFIT with electric air pump
Warning buzzer and warning indicator in instrument cluster if seat belts are not fastened, parking lamps not switched off or parking brake not applied.
Electronic immobiliser, incl. locking system with infrared remote control, visual lock confirmation and emergency opening
Multimedia systems and navigation
Audio 20 CD
Audio 20 CD provides entertainment and can be optionally equipped with an integrated CD changer for 6 discs. It is operated through the multifunction steering wheel and also includes loudspeakers chosen to match the vehicle interior.
It comes with comprehensive equipment, such as a 14.7-cm colour display, CD player and telephone keypad. In addition the system is equipped with a Bluetooth® interface with hands-free function.
Bluetooth® interface for telephone hands-free feature
Third brake light featuring LED technology
AMG spoiler lip
AMG diffuser-look rear apron
AMG-specific radiator grille
AMG sports exhaust system with two chromed twin tailpipes
Heated exterior mirrors, left and right, electrically adjustable from the interior, featuring aspherically curved mirror glass and integrated indicator lamps.
Bi-xenon headlamps including LED side lights and LED turn indicators, LED tail lamps and daytime running lamps integrated in bumper
The bi-xenon headlamps provide higher brightness values, a larger range of light and wider illumination of the road surface than conventional headlamps. When the vehicle drives into a turn the system also activates a fog lamp, providing significantly better illumination for the area to the sides of the vehicle and improving safety.
Turn indicators with convenience one-touch function
Roof carrier pre-installation in black
Fuel tank with larger volume (80 litres)
Radiator grille with double louvres
LED high performance headlamp
Windscreen with rain sensor
Headlamp cleaning system
Daytime driving lamps
Door handles coordinated with body colour
Ambient lighting in exterior mirrors
Green heat-insulating glass all round, rear window in single-layer safety glass
AMG door sill panels in brushed stainless steel
AMG instrument cluster with 320 km/h scale and AMG main menu including RACETIMER
AMG Performance 3-spoke, 12-button steering wheel in nappa leather, with flattened top and bottom sections and silver-coloured aluminium gearshift paddles
AMG-specific analogue clock in IWC design
AMG brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs
AMG sports bucket seats in black designo leather
Analogue clock with Mercedes star
Folding armrest with compartment in front and with a cupholder in the rear
Outside temperature display
Controller on centre console
TFT technology display, 10.9 cm, full-colour in instrument cluster
Stainless-steel door sill panels at front and rear with "Mercedes-Benz" lettering in front
Four power windows with one-touch control and automatic reverse function
Interior lighting in rear with integrated reading lamps
Footwell lighting front and rear
4 damped grab handles, folding, on inside of roof frame
Glove compartment, illuminated, cooled and lockable
Heated rear window with timer control
Automatic activation of interior lights when vehicle is unlocked
Map pockets on the backs of the driver's and front passenger's seats
THERMATIC automatic climate control
THERMATIC automatic climate control provides individual temperatures and a pleasant climate in the vehicle interior. The desired temperature and air distribution for the left and right-hand sides of the interior can separately regulated for the two zones. In addition, a special filter ensures optimum air quality by absorbing dust particles from the outside air.
Load anchorage point in luggage compartment
Height and length of steering column mechanically adjustable
Three-spoke multifunction steering wheel in nappa leather with perforated inserts, silver-coloured chrome trim and 12 multifunction buttons
Parcel net in passenger footwell
Upholstery in ARTICO man-made leather/fabric, black
Trip computer in multifunction display with current consumption indicator(operation via steering wheel)
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirror, pivoting to the sides
Stowage space under floor of luggage compartment
Power outlet (12 V) at bottom of centre console, in centre-console stowage compartment, and in front stowage compartment of rear console
Cruise control with SPEEDTRONIC variable speed limiter
Inside chrome-plated illuminated door opener
Front seats fully power-adjustable, without memory function, with height, backrest, cushion angle and fore-and-aft adjust.; 2-way lumbar support for driver
Light-brown poplar wood trim, silk-matt finish
 Standard equipment for CLS 63 AMG.
 Standard for all models except for CLS 63 AMG.
 Only available for CLS 320 CDI model.
 Standard for the CLS 500 and CLS 63 AMG models.