Mercedes CLS Receives a Midlife Makeover

Giancarlo Perlas April 25, 2014

Mercedes CLS

A facelifted Mercedes CLS was recently caught on video during its test drive near Stuttgart. Not much effort was made to hide the features of the car. Only its emblems were kept hidden during its run, which gives us a clear view of its full body.

Based from the spy video released by DrGumoLunatic in YouTube, which can be seen below, there seemed to be a significant improvement in the exterior of the Mercedes CLS. It appeared to be sexier than its latest version.

The introduction of the Mercedes CLS in 2004 marked its manufacturer’s return to the coupe segment of the market after the production of the E-Class Coupe ceased in 1995. One of the innovative traits of the Mercedes CLS coupe is its four-door design. The groundbreaking design received mixed reactions from critics and customers worldwide. But overall, it was a success for the Mercedes-Benz brand.

The first-generation of the car, starting in the form of the CLS 500, came in 2004. It was launched at the New York International Auto Show of that year. Then, the second-generation of the CLS arrived in 2010 at the Beijing International Auto Show. The new cars offered a more appealing style than their predecessors.

Over the years, Mercedes maintained the popularity of the CLS by offering performance packages to its models. The spy shots of the facelifted Mercedes CLS and the video above are indications that another makeover for the CLS is in the works. We are not sure when the facelifted CLS will be launched but it might be late this year—probably October.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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