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Mercedes-Benz CLS 500

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I have sometimes criticized for making too many niche rather than taking time to ensure that quality and reliability meet expectations of a car bearing the three-pointed The new CLS 4-door Coupe, as the factory it, is certainly not a niche model. In it could become a very trendsetter in Mercedes-Benz’s history. It is a emotional automobile, completely from other Mercedes

At first glance, the CLS may not appear It is based on the E-Class platform an unmodified wheelbase. It is 3.5 in. longer and in. wider, but takes only passengers instead of five and has a luggage compartment. But does matter when emotion is at Does it matter when the car your needs and your however high they

Mercedes-Benz cars have more dynamic in recent While comfort remains a priority, they have more agile despite weight, most of which from legal requirements. For the Mercedes-Benz went another toward dynamic handling by widening the track by 0.79 in. and 1.18 in. (rear) compared the E-Class, and by specifying larger and wheels and rims (18 x 8 1/2J for the

Air suspension is standard on the CLS500. It constant ride height of the car’s load, and has electronically and controlled spring rates and varying according to car speed, surface, steering angle, There are three settings Comfort, Sport 1 and Sport 2. Comfort is the default position, a really good ride normal driving conditions and up as speed increases, the more Sport 2 is ideal for giving the car the it needs on some of the winding and roads on our test route of Rome.

The CLS500’s aging 3-valve V-8 is rated at 302 bhp. The factory 0-100-km/h (0-62 mph) takes 6.1 seconds. Power is to the rear wheels via Mercedes-Benz’s own 7-speed automatic transmission a fully adaptive program and selection for normal and sport Manual sequential shifting is by moving the central selector or using the steering-wheel-mounted toggle

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Mercedes-Benz CLS 500

The interior styling is as big a from current Mercedes and coupes as is the exterior. The ergonomics is as as ever, but the dash design large surfaces of high-quality (offered in various colors) has a more dynamic look. The seats are upholstered in soft offering excellent lateral and are fully adjustable in all directions. The seats are unusual for a 4-door by being fully contoured and as much lateral restraint as the Any suspicion about the CLS’s roofline reducing rear room was dispelled when a colleague had no problem at all sitting there.

For those who want more the CLS55 AMG model is sure to with its supercharged 5.5-liter V-8 rated at 469 bhp and 516 lb.-ft. of torque. As by Road Test Editor Hong on his drive of the car in the south of the CLS55 is equipped with SpeedShift 5-speed automatic, an sport suspension, brakes and and it really transforms the car into a 4-door sports coupe. The torque moves the car with And while the chassis tackles the with utmost confidence, the maintains luxury-sedan quietness.

Mercedes-Benz has planned a yearly of 30,000 units worldwide, of around 8000 will to the States. The factory expects of the total sales to be coming current BMW, Audi and owners. The CLS500 arrives in the in January 2005. Pricing is set at $65,000, which is above the E- and the S-Class. The CLS55 AMG will be on one month later with a $25,000 premium over the

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Mercedes-Benz CLS 500
Mercedes-Benz CLS 500

Mercedes-Benz CLS 500
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