Mercedes-Benz Teases High-Tech CLS Dash Ahead of L.A.


CARS.COM — Mercedes-Benz today released a teaser photo of the new dashboard in the redesigned CLS-Class “four-door coupe” due to be unveiled at the upcoming 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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The photo shows a CLS dashboard redesign that follows the lead of the new panel in the updated 2018 S-Class sedan with a simpler dashboard that has a single glass panel spanning, in the S-Class, two 12.3-inch screens. The center screen handles multimedia and vehicle control functions, and in front of the driver is a configurable instrument and information display.

Shown on the display in the CLS luxury coupe’s teaser is the control screen for the new Energizing Comfort system from the S-Class (though in the teaser, the labels are in German). Purported to promote wellness, the system lets you select from several packages a holistic cabin atmosphere with 10-minute sessions to perk up or calm down your mood.

The packages combine preprogrammed music with an appropriate beat, cabin aromatherapy, seat massage settings, seat heating and ventilation, and ambient lighting for suitable rejuvenation, in this case red for the Vitality package. The system also can scan your personal music to find the right beats.

Mercedes is due to roll out the new CLS at the L.A. media preview on Nov. 29 and will be there, so you check back for full coverage.’s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with’s long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don’t accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of’s advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

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