Mercedes-Benz bids adieu to current CLS through Final Edition special series image

The German automaker is letting everybody know it wants to send on the retirement cruise the second-generation CLS four-door sedan and Shooting Brake via the new Final Edition versions.

The special series comes with lots of goodies in the styling and equipment department. For starters, we have an AMG Line exterior pack that delivers a diamond radiator grille in chrome, modified front and rear bumpers, deeper side panels, twin-outlet exhaust, as well as 19-inch wheels finished in black (or you can have smaller 18-inch models in silver). The interior is adorned with black leather upholstery and contrasting light-colored stitching, and the ‘multicontour’ front seats also pack heating and additional adjustable directions. Last, but not least, the flat-bottomed steering wheel is making an entrance with the Dinamica microfiber grips and silver shift paddles.

Mercedes-Benz bids adieu to current CLS through Final Edition special series 1

Additional equipment includes amenities such as LED headlights, an electric sliding sunroof and heat-insulating privacy glass. The Final Edition will be delivered as a package on any of the regular CLS as well as Shooting Brake, with a premium of €8,211 ($9,131) on top the standard price. In Germany the CLS goes from €54,680 ($60,799). The CLS is expected to receive a complete revamp into a third generation sometimes next year, with the platform snatched from the recently introduced E Class series. There’s one thing to fret when the generation change does arrive – according to the rumor mill the incredibly fashionable Shooting Brake station wagon version won’t survive the changeover because of the tepid sales reception.