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.
|Model/Trim/Package ||Engine || || ||MPG
|CLS-Class CLS 550 ||4.7l V8 T (402-bhp) ||A9 ||RWD ||18/26/22 ||74 ||$75,150|
|CLS-Class CLS 550 4MATIC ||4.7l V8 T (402-bhp) ||A9 ||AWD ||17/25/21 ||76 ||$77,650|
|CLS-Class AMG CLS 63 S ||5.5l V8 T (577-bhp) ||SM7 ||AWD ||16/22/19 ||79 ||$108,900|