The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 4 Door Coupe Is Here

Mercedes has just revealed the all new for 2019 CLS model

All new for 2019, the CLS will be available in the “450” trim with 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque from the new turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine. It will be the only engine available at launch, and the car will have the CLS450 moniker.  combination starter and generator hooked up to a 48-volt electrical system. The motor produces 21 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, all in an effort to aid fuel efficiency. Rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive will be available.

The exterior is a modern affair, with a understated yet sporty look. If anything it’s less swoopy than previous models, but retains the classic CLS 4 door coupe look. The lights are more angular, and the whole design looks great to us.

The interior is similar to the new E-class and S-Class models, which is to say very classy and well appointed. Leather, round vents, infotainment screens, and all of the other options one would expect in a Mercedes product are present.

Mercedes will be offering a limited number of Edition 1 models, to celebrate the release of the new model. Seen in pictures as the matte gray car, the Edition 1 will feature an AMG body kit and wheels, adaptive LED lights, and a luxurious black leather interior with black natural-grain wood and copper accents.

Let us know what you think of this new CLS!

Spied: 2019 Mercedes Benz CLS

Mercedes Benz is getting ready to reveal their revised CLS at LA Auto Show on November 29

As these two pictures show, the next generation CLS is ready for prime time. The teaser image of the front end shows a headlight design with strong, straight led drl bars. The interior is similar to the current E-Class and S-Class, with a large infotainment screen, 4 round red vents, and a start stop button.

Tell us what you think about this brand new model!

DIY: How to restore your Mercedes hazed headlight lenses

Headlight Polishing DIY

This DIY will walk you through the steps of restoring your Mercedes-Benz headlights lenses. Headlight lenses turn yellow and discolor after prolonged exposure to UV rays.  The use of this kit will remove the damaged top layer and polish the lens back to a like new appearance. You may even notice improved light output from clear headlight lenses.

Figure 1B: Headlight Lens After

Figure 2: Headlight Lens Before

 

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Estimate time for repair: 2 hours

Tools required: Power drill, 3M headlight restoration kit, microfiber towels, hose/water access

Step 1: Wash your vehicle and headlight lenses

The first step in the process is to make sure your vehicle is washed and that the headlight lenses are free from any dirt, grime, or debris. This will allow you to obtain a better finish.

Step 2: Mask off any area surrounding the headlight including the front fenders and front bumper

This is a vital step to ensure you do not damage the paint on your vehicle. Using painters tape, mask off the entire area surrounding your headlights.  Alternatively, you could remove the headlights if you have access and the necessary tools. On the vehicle this is being performed on, the front bumper must be removed for headlight removal so it was not done.

Step 3: Using your power drill with the tan colored sanding disc, sand off the top layer of the headlight lenses

The 3M headlight restoration kit includes a series of sanding discs. These discs attach to your power drill via a velcro attachment. TOP TIP: make sure you use a corded drill or have backup batteries for your cordless drill – you’ll need them!

Our cordless drill was set on the lower speed setting for this procedure. The sanding discs work much better on a slower drill speed and reduces heat buildup and clogged discs.

Slowly start sanding away the top layer of the headlight. Don’t worry if you notice the headlight looking very cloudy, this means that sanding disc is doing its job. Once done, the headlight lens will look completely cloudy and have an even appearance.

Step 4: Sand the headlight lenses with the white colored disc

In this step, the headlights must be sanded with the white colored sanding discs. These sanding discs have a finer grit and will remove any of the very large scratches. Again, the drill should be at a lower speed to allow the sanding disc to work properly.

After you are finished with this step, the headlights will still look cloudy. They should have a slightly less cloudy appearance.

Step 5: Wet sand the headlight lenses with the grey colored disc

Clean the headlight lenses. Using a hose or spray bottle, wet the headlights. Don’t get the sanding disc too wet. The grey colored sanding disc is designed to be used with water, so make sure the disc doesn’t dry out. The grey sanding disc is an even finer grit to get the headlight lenses looking much clearer.

Step 6: Attach foam polishing pad to drill attachment and polish with rubbing compound

Attach foam pad to drill attachment. Apply a little of the polishing compound. Using the drill slowly polish the headlights. Make sure you have enough compound as you do not want the pad to dry out. In this step make sure you take your time, as the more you polish the nicer the finish of the headlight lenses will be.

After you are finished polishing use a microfiber towel to remove the excess compound. Buff to a like new appearance.