Mercedes-Benz CLS 500 by MEC Design

Words Jim Davis | July 15, 2011
The tuning package from MEC Design targets the visual appearance of the CLS, while offering minor technical modifications
Words Jim Davis July 15, 2011

Last week, German tuner Kicherer gave us a look at ther CLS Edtion Black based on the new generation CLS. Prior to Kicherer, both Brabus and Carlsson debuted their versions of the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS. So why is it that MEC Design decided to modify the ‘old’ CLS. The answer is simple:  it’s still a gorgeous car. The previous generation had a dramatic, somewhat more aggressive character than that of the 2012 CLS.  Don’t get me wrong, Mercedes’ new CLS looks great, but I have to say I’m still in mourning over the passing of the prior generation.

As for the tuning package from MEC Design, it sets its aim on the visual appearance of the CLS, while offering minor technical modifications, with no boost in the power output.

For starters, the Mercedes CLS 500 received a new body kit, giving the already dramatic stock CLS a meaner face.  Exterior enhancements start with a set of modified bumpers, which include LED fog lights and day lights at the front along with an “Extreme” diffuser at the back.  Also present are new side skirts with LED lights, a three piece trunklid spoiler and a rear window spoiler.  Lastly, the MEC Design package also includes a 2010 style grille and LED mirror covers, plus a full matte black foil wrap for the CLS’s body.

Complimenting the body kit, MEC outfitted the CLS with 20-inch mecxtreme III in Full Matt Black finish. Helping lower center of gravity, a new electronic lowering system module has been incorporated.  And last but not least, a stainless steel rear muffler adds a more aggressive note tot he exhaust, perfectly complimenting the rest of the MEC Design CLS.

Though MEC Design failed to release any interior pictures, we have word the CLS is outfitted carbon/leather steering wheel and new floor mats.

You can check out photos of the MEC Design Mercedes CLS500 in the photo gallery below.