We say this because it seems a bit unfathomable for Mercedes-Benz to introduce a refreshed model at a lower price than the previous one.
The cheapest Mercedes-Benz CLS facelift in Germany will be the newly-introduced 220 BlueTec model, which comes with the hyper-efficient nine-speed automatic transmission in standard and starts as EUR 54085.50.
Next in line is the CLS 250 BlueTec facelift, which now starts at EUR 56.465,50 with rear-wheel drive and 9G-Tronic and EUR 59.202,50 with 4Matic all-wheel drive and 7G-Tronic. To put things into perspective, its CLS 250 CDI predecessor started at EUR 59.857, which is even more than the refreshed model with 4Matic.
The cheaper-than-before price list continues with the CLS 350 BlueTec facelift starting at EUR 61.463,50 with rear-wheel drive and 9G-Tronic, while the 4Matic with 7G-Tronic variant starts at EUR 64.200,50. Its predecessor was starting at EUR 65.152.50 with rear-wheel drive and EUR 67.889.50 with 4Matic.
Replacing the CLS 350, the all-new CLS 400 starts at EUR 62.713 with rear-wheel drive and EUR 65.450 for the 4Matic all-wheel drive variant. The previous CLS 350 variant was available from EUR 64.914,50, despite offering less horsepower/torque and worse fuel consumption compared with the facelifted model.
Further up the range the cheaper-than-before situation reverses though, as the CLS 500 facelift starts at EUR 81.336.50 with rear-wheel drive and EUR 84.073,50 with 4Matic. The prefacelift model started at EUR 80.920 in standard and EUR 83.657 with 4Matic.
The only CLS facelift models which have the exact same price as before are the AMG variants, with the CLS 63 AMG starting from EUR 116.203,50, the CLS 63 AMG 4Matic from 120.130,50 and the S-Model variant from EUR 131.078,50.