Despite the appearance of the new CLS, tuners still see the older generation CLS as an appealing platform to flaunt their designs and wares. Such is the case with MEC Design’s rendition of the CLS 500, which is more of a styling exercise than a performance upgrade. Starting with a mean-looking body kit that replaces the bumpers, side skirts and adds a rear diffuser, a rear window spoiler and a 3-piece trunk spoiler, MEC goes on to replace the OEM mufflers with stainless steel units that give the rear of the car quad tailpipes resonating with an aggressive burble.
The treatment at the front includes LED fog lights and DRLs, an upgraded grill style and LED side mirror enhancements. Finishing off the look is a matte black body, courtesy of a foil wrap. An electronic suspension lowering module gives the CLS the exact stance it needs to highlight its 20-inch mecxtreme III matte black wheels. For the interior, MEC Design produced a carbon fiber-wrapped steering wheel and floor mats to match the exterior styling cues.