Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Review – Research New & Used Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Models | Edmunds

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Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

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When it to shaking up the luxury car world, no of power, technological sophistication or leather in the cabin can top an alluring More stunning in person even the most flattering might suggest, the coupelike CLS-Class has a visual presence few other luxury sedans can And that is something that’s not to change for some time to

Yet whether you’re looking at the CLS or its predecessor, both share of their underlying structure, and hardware with the well-regarded In a way, you’re essentially a more visually interesting of Mercedes’ popular midsize However, in doing so you will be in some practicality.

Though the seats are every bit as accommodating as full-size luxury flagship, its in back are tighter in nearly direction when compared to mainstream sedans. Additionally, the beltline and small rear can make occupants feel in. Overall, though, for the luxury car who desires distinctive styling, performance and a sumptuous interior, the CLS is to recommend.

Current Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

The CLS-Class has been completely for 2012. The coupelike styling but overall it’s a bit more Under the skin, the CLS is based on the E-Class generation and shares its V8 As a result, the CLS rides and handles than the previous car thanks to a rigid structure and further to the car’s adaptive suspension.

the build quality is better and are easier to use, showcasing the Mercedes-Benz has taken to once be considered a standard for the world.

The lineup starts with the It’s equipped with a twin-turbo V8 that produces 402 and 443 pound-feet of torque.

Rear-wheel drive and a seven-speed are standard, but you can get 4Matic all-wheel as an option.

The CLS63 AMG goes a few further with a 5.5-liter V8 good for 518 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque in its form, and 550 hp and 590 lb-ft with the AMG Performance package. Power is to the rear wheels through a automated manual transmission. its powertrain, the 63 gets AMG-specific suspension, steering and styling

A limited-slip differential, forged wheels and carbon-ceramic brakes are

As with the exterior, the CLS cabin the current Mercedes-Benz design and makes it more organic and Materials are beyond reproach. The layout is similar to the E-Class, it swaps in an analog clock and the knob-style climate controls in of the newer toggle buttons.

up to the CLS63 adds a chunky AMG and fills the center console AMG vehicle controls and the MCT transmission (complete with an embossed AMG in lieu of the 550’s electronic shifter.

With its low, racy line and two-person backseat, the CLS what we’d call the people carrier. If you frequently people around or have tall friends, opting for an is probably a wiser idea. this is the price you pay for that styling.

Well, besides the higher price attached to it to the E. At least you get a spacious trunk.

On the the base CLS550 essentially the acceleration of the outgoing AMG model, the CLS63 matches the get-up of exotic sports cars. also handle brilliantly, the laws of physics by going corners with talent belies their size. ride quality is excellent in the and acceptably firm in the CLS63.

In this is a truly special sedan for those who want a flair from their daily driver.

Used Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

The first-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class was from 2006-’11. Like the car, it was based on the E-Class of its time period and featured coupelike styling and the practicality that came with it. shoppers will note the key differences between this and the one that replaced it are less interior controls, less room, hydraulic versus steering and less exuberant (although this is more a to the current car rather than an of this one).

For 2006 the CLS-Class was available in CLS500 and AMG guises. The former came a 5.0-liter V8 rated at 306 hp, while the AMG had a 469-hp supercharged 5.5-liter V8. ’07 until the end of this run in 2011, the CLS550 featured a aspirated 5.5-liter V8 that 382 hp. The 2007-and-up CLS63 AMG had a 6.2-liter V8 made 507 hp.

A seven-speed automatic with capability was standard for both Acceleration was obviously very for both.

Inside the cockpit, wood panels, chrome surrounds, premium materials and detailing made the CLS more interesting than other sedans of the time. However, the coupelike roof line and door openings made in and out of the rear seats more Once in place, the aft quarters surprisingly accommodating, but headroom on unacceptable for 6-footers.

The short also made it feel airy than a typical but compared to a traditional two-door this Mercedes-Benz CLS was legitimately in back rather than tolerable.

In reviews, we’ve that this first-generation offered plenty of entertainment to go along with its gorgeous Transitioning from one curve to the made it obvious that the CLS was more than the average Mercedes. The CLS550 even spirited driving thanks to its steering and reduced body compared with its E-Class while the CLS63 AMG pushed the even further thanks to its suspension, more powerful and bigger wheels and tires.

Besides the ’07 engine changes were light this generation. For 2009, the CLS-Class received a mild styling refresh, including an twin-bar grille, restyled trapezoidal exhaust tips and LED taillights. The COMAND interface was revised, but it was always plagued by issues.

Instead of the touchscreen of some competitors or the screen-and-knob that replaced it, this of COMAND featured an LCD screen and buttons akin to a video controller.

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