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Mercedes-Benz CLS 500

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 500 review

The represents the best balance in the between price and performance.


Duff road tests and the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 500, specs, fuel economy and

Mercedes-Benz CLS 500 4.5

Muffled thunder disturbs the serenity of the cabin as the foot taps into amounts to a force of nature. for more than a second and the speed limit is a distant on the central dial as the V8 Mercedes its way up the bitumen.

Welcome to the CLS, the hitter that launched the four-door coupe market and is a head-turning status symbol.

If you have to ask, you can’t it, but for the record the CLS 500 starts at $210,800. The bigger wheels and that V8 audio track are the only that differentiate it externally the six-cylinder CLS 350. Oh, and a lazy That spends puts you the wheel of a seriously quick limo. If you really want to the golf club associates, up another $50,000 for the twin C63 AMG model.

A twin-turbo 4.7-litre V8 the CLS 500 with 300kW and 600Nm of fed to the rear wheels via a seven-speed Official fuel consumption is 9.9 but around town that engine will use 14.7 to cover the same distance, with the engine stop/start

The suspension and performance can be adjusted by a of buttons on either side of the console, respectively offering and Sport modes or Comfort and Behind the leather, brushed and wood interior lies smart electronics, from the cruise control to blind warnings in the side mirrors and a warning system. For those when you don’t want to to the engine, a Harman Kardon system is matched to a 10GB drive. Mercedes says also the first car to boast LED high performance headlamps.

is an imposing bit of kit. Debate ranges about whether second generation diluted or the lines of the original but there’s no that it turns heads. The LED running lights bejewel the end that is otherwise dominated by the three-pointed star Mercedes to its coupe models. The profile is all from the roof itself to the line that tails to the flared rear guards. only room for four the pair of contoured rear are split by a storage bin and cupholder/12V tucked beneath sliding wooden panels but the seats are comfortable front or back.

Software engineers must be the traditional type at Mercedes-Benz by the number of systems packed the CLS. Sensors sound an warning if you approach the car in front too and the brakes will engage to maintain a safe distance the adapative cruise control on. a pain in Australia the gap is seen by motorists as an invitation to cut in and then the big then slows down to the separation. Should it come to it, a 11 airbags are hidden away to deploy. It goes without the CLS is a five-star ANCAP car.

It’s hard not to get emotional the CLS. The seatbelts give you a hug as they snug themselves to body shape. And then you hit the big button to engage the V8. and it’s an just waiting for the right to be consumated. She’s dressed to so find a set of fast sweepers, get and let the dance begin. For a big girl the CLS is light on her low-profile rubber Lunges are decisively quick and comfortable side-stepping potholes.

Mercedes-Benz CLS 500

Push too hard too soon and shake her shapely rear and her traction light at you. it steady and the four-door coupe match your every no matter the tempo and happily going as hard and for as long as you And when you’ve taken pleasure, the exhaust will as you exit the car. I sighed too I had to give the keys back. But an expensive mistress. and I struggle to mai my wife.

Imitation is the greatest of flattery and Mercedes, having the four-door coupe class, now has A7 and the Porsche Panamera looming in the CLS’ mirrors. The CLS500 the best balance in the range price and performance. buy a new B-Class the money you’ll save the CLS 63 AMG.

Mercedes CLS 500

Price: $210,800

Three years/unlimited km

Resale: 58 per

Service intervals: 25,000km/12

Mercedes-Benz CLS 500
Mercedes-Benz CLS 500
Mercedes-Benz CLS 500

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