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2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

At a Glance

Pricing $67,550 - $108,900
Drive Types RWD, AWD
Engines 3.0l V6 T, 4.7l V8 T, 5.5l V8 T
Transmissions A9, SM7
Fuel Economy 16-18 (city), 22-26 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 79

Overview Information

The CLS-Class is a mid-sized car with four full side doors and seating for four passengers. The CLS is a stylish and pricey alternative to the conservatively styled E-Class sedan upon which it is based. Mercedes refers to the CLS as a coupe due to its four passenger seating and sleek styling. The model range includes the V8 powered CLS550 and the high-performance CLS63 AMG model. Both models include seven-speed automatic transmissions and rear-wheel-drive, although the CLS550 is offered with an optional all-wheel-drive setup (CLS550 4MATIC). Recent Mercedes-Benz models have touted high output engines and the latest engines in the CLS are no exception. The standard 4.7l V8 (CLS550) is rated at 402-bhp and the optional 5.5l V8 (CLS63 AMG) produces an impressive 518-bhp. There is a long list of standard and optional features befitting a luxury car. With a base price exceeding $71,000, the CLS is aimed a well-heeled niche.

Official Word:

Mercedes-Benz has extensively revised the four-door CLS Coupe. This design icon now features a honed front section and a further upgraded interior that boasts lots of new, perfectly handcrafted details, combining contemporary luxury with passionate sportiness. In addition, it also brings ground-breaking technical innovations to the road. The futuristic MULTIBEAM LED headlamps open up new dimensions in lighting systems. High-performance, precision LED modules automatically provide the best possible illumination, whatever the road and traffic conditions. The...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
CLS-Class CLS400 3.0l V6 T (329-bhp) A9 RWD 76 $67,550
CLS-Class CLS400 4MATIC 3.0l V6 T (329-bhp) A9 AWD 74 $70,050
CLS-Class CLS550 4.7l V8 T (402-bhp) A9 RWD 18/26/22 74 $74,850
CLS-Class CLS550 4MATIC 4.7l V8 T (402-bhp) A9 AWD 17/25/21 76 $77,350
CLS-Class AMG CLS63 S 5.5l V8 T (577-bhp) SM7 AWD 16/22/19 79 $108,900