Four models grace the CLS-Class corner of the Mercedes Benz showroom floor. Every one of them is mouth-wateringly nice: the Mercedes Benz CLS 350 BlueEfficiency V6 Petrol (0-100 km/h in 6.1 seconds), the Mercedes Benz CLS 350 CDI BlueEfficiency (0-100 km/h in 6.2 seconds), the Mercedes Benz CLS 500 BlueEfficiency (0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds) and the Mercedes Benz CLS 63 AMG (0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds).
Updated just recently, the CLS exterior has a more refined look to match the slim and elegant sporty profile. The headlight design has been tweaked. There are beautiful indentation lines in the CLS waistline, and the bonnet appears wider, longer and more aerodynamic. LED indicator strips integrated as standard in the bi-xenon headlamps form a “C” shape, making an unmistakable visual impact – even at night. Like the last model, the roofline slopes away swiftly over the CLS rear haunches to give it one of the most striking designs on the road, today.
Inside the totally voluptuous cabin, there is even individual seats in the rear that are reclining.
A new diesel power plant and even more efficient engines that meet the stringent European emission laws have created the class leader: the Mercedes Benz CLS.
Working out which car is the best looking in the world becomes simpler after taking a glance the Mercedes Benz CLS-Class way. In the metal, the CLS is bold, beautiful and almost a little menacing. You’re just not going to get tired of appreciating the car’s fluent lines, which equate to an all-time classic design.
Relaxing in the CLS-Class cabin is delightful. Impeccable finish and style set off what is an extremely roomy and luxurious cabin. Fit for a king, the Mercedes Benz CLS Class comes standard with a central COMAND APS control and display system for radio and navigation. The big sedan/coupe comes with an electronic stability program that uses the state-of-the-art anti-lock braking system and brake assist system. You’ll enjoy the whisper quiet cabin, but when you’ve said all there is to be said, you can pump out all your favourite tunes on the premium Harman Kardon Logic7 surround sound system that comes blessed with twelve high-output loud speakers.
Driving in Australia means that you can experience some of the coldest and hottest weather on the planet, so buy into the Mercedes Benz CLS-class models, and you will get the very best THERMOTRONIC 4-zone luxury automatic climate control unit that will keep you as cool as a cucumber or as snug as a bug in a rug. After all, balance is what life is all about.
All the CLS-Class cars provide effortless performance from what are some of the best engines in the world. In an instant, the engines provide surging power delivery to satisfy the driver’s demands. Equally, they are so refined and smooth that they can be driven along in a docile fashion with ease. The new BlueEfficiency engines have been made using lighter materials. They also boast a new injection design.
The Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 BlueEfficiency starts the ball rolling, and it is well endowed with refined performance. The 3.5-litre V6, petrol motor can whisk the large CLS body from naught to 100 clicks in a mere 6.1 seconds flat. The seven–speed automatic transmission is perfectly smooth and perfectly matched to the engine’s performance. With as much as 370 Nm available between 3500 and 5250 rpm, passing power is ample.
If you like a little extra, then the CLS 500 BlueEfficiency has all you need. Surely, the 300 kW V8 powerhouse will suffice? A maximum torque of 600 Nm from as low as 1600 rpm, make this as silent as a lamb but as ferocious as a wolf. But if you can never get enough, then you’ll probably want the CLS 63 AMG. This is the benchmark that others marques look to, and with 5.5-litres of raw V8 power, it really is little wonder. Tweaked a little the bi-turbo V8 can offer as much as 410 kW and 800 Nm!
Massive levels of grip and body control make the Mercedes Benz CLS-Class magnificent to drive. Regardless of the road surface, the ride quality, performance and safety is second to none. When you sit in a car that is equipped with head restraints that are electronically adjusted, and where the ones in the front have a NECK-PRO crash-responsive system, you very quickly become aware that the CLS-Class is packed to the hilt with the latest technology in both luxury and safety.
The low profile exterior looks gorgeous on its own, but throw in the standard tinted glass all round and some large alloy wheel rims and you have the hottest Coupe on wheels.
The current model series includes the:
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