MercedesBenz CLS 350 CDI: Road Test motoring com au

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Mercedes-Benz CLS 350

Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 CDI: Road

New Mercedes-Benz CLS is currently the most Merc. And in 350 CDI guise, one of the brand’s efficient and best handlers

CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY C218

Price (recommended price before and delivery charges): $159,200

fitted (not included in price): quick-fold rear $1100

Crash rating: (ANCAP)


Claimed fuel (L/100km): 6.2

CO2 emissions (g/km): 163

said imitation is the sincerest of flattery. While some of Benz’s original CLS declared the saloon would never it, others have since the four-door ‘coupe’ formula. The of Audi (with A7) and Porsche have also pushed confines but M-B’s version is now in its generation. The brand, as it was, leading the pack.

So by now the CLS has come into its own. The profile combined with a (read: confined) but well-appointed makes this an exclusive especially among its sedan in the luxury segment. The update M-B’s latest style adding a more resolved and appearance to the CLS — despite the niche it created.

The 350 CDI’s diesel is quiet at idle and a welcome, growly noise hustled. In fact, we’ve before that the V6 diesel sounds more akin to the V8 petrol offering. The diesel’s lag is minimal from standstill and hearty urge in the mid-range 3000rpm). Cruise revs around 1700rpm, helping out (high) 7s in L/100km results the week, which included city runs but also a decent highway stretches.

Some members of the motoring.com.au aren’t fond of the column-mounted ‘stick’ for the auto but this likes its quick and easy It could be shorter, however, to confusion for those accustomed to a side indicator stalk. The seven-speed auto unit is smooth and well-matched to the diesel, and for getaways there’s paddle as standard.

Ride is soft and the suspension damping at highway speeds, a floaty feel over surfaces. Otherwise, short and travel in the CLS is serene and extremely — better than of its coupe (and sedan)

Mercedes-Benz CLS 350

M-B’s new electromechanical steering can’t go unnoticed. It’s for city streets and during lightening and tightening for sharp Highway travel and speeds are via adequate steering feedback and which didn’t become over longer stints the week.

The test car was fitted with adjustable front-seating, complete inflatable side bolsters and support. Team members both features but the writer the driver’s and front passenger were just right in ‘standard’ form (settings as to possible to non-optioned version) due to the seat backs and small but leg cushions.

The CLS cabin’s main are space for rear (two passengers, and rear and side for the driver. Front passengers are to good legroom but … might find headroom an in the rear. On the upside, climate is adjustable for rear passengers and the two seats are bordered by a neat console.

The CLS’s wide rear is mostly to blame for compromised vision. The rear windscreen is however, and allows good directly behind. The test included the lane warning which is unobtrusive but as noted by our during the international launch, to confused signals: for example, encountering environments like tramway system.

As mentioned, the CLS wears M-B’s latest codes and we like what we The brave original has always underdone whereas the new CLS is arguably one of the head-turning Mercedes models even in this ‘usual’, state — especially now it can be taken more seriously.

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Published. Thursday, 6 October

Mercedes-Benz CLS 350
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