You won’t find the all-new 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS listed in the "sedans" section of the brand’s website. Although it has four doors, Mercedes calls it a coupe. This bit of marketing mumbo-jumbo began back in 2005, when Mercedes introduced the first-generation CLS. It was one of the most beautiful sedans ever created, and its shape — along with the “four-door coupe” marketing scheme —broke new ground. The success of the CLS quickly started a trend, and today there are a bunch of sleek sedans marketed as coupes.
Built in Germany, the new 2019 CLS remains a sexier, sportier version of the brand’s popular E-Class, sharing its chassis, engine, and other major components with that model. And with a base price right around $70,000, the CLS slots between the E-Class sedan and the larger S-Class in Mercedes' extensive lineup. Its rivals include the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe and the Audi A7.