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Mercedes-Benz CLS 350



from £49,998 (as tested)

time: 6.2 secs

MPG / LPG: mpg (combined)

The first CLS, way in 2003, hit us all by surprise. Out-niching rival, Mercedes’ banana-shaped was a smash hit on many levels, out a fresh automotive category for an coupe-esque, four-seater guaranteed to get you crucially, for all the right reasons.

For Mercedes has confidently slapped us a new edition of the refined yet sporty CLS a major reworking from the up and an arsenal of new engines ranging the implausibly small to the outrageously

The CLS may have come from but had it all when it arrived on the scene years ago. However, now we just how much to expect the svelte cruiser-crossover. Can it still cut it at the end while Audi and VW try their to topple it?

The biggest selling by far, will be the 350 CDI Sport we The 265 bhp, 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel the CLS like Jacko’s hand did in a diamond-studded white glove. refined, outstandingly fuel-efficient and with torque, it hustles the wheel-based 1,815 kg hunk effortlessly and with fitting Library quiet too, the CLS 350 CDI a very convincing petrol that’s accentuated by nearly cabin insulation from any or wind noise.

Mercedes-Benz CLS 350

For a few dollars more — about £12k more there’s the CLS 500 with its 408 bhp boasting V8, in the ‘bargain basement’ there’s now an four-cylindered, 2.0-litre CLS 250 CDI that from £46k. All CLS’ now get the 7G-Tronic 7-speed autobox and as standard.

Impossibly stuffed with tech, it’s tough to the CLS misbehave, even with the and optional AirMATIC active set to ‘Sport’. But in trying to do this you undermine the essence of this Merc. It may look outwardly but it’s a true cruiser at

The new CLS is significantly less controversial in the department than its predecessor, but in less banana-inspired and more an mash-up, it finds great from us through the more alpha-male intent it imparts. And the CLS model we tested accentuates with an AMG-kissed flourish: AMG rims, AMG bodykit, AMG steering and twin exhausts to round off in style.

Stepping further away and the gaps from the E-Class, the CLS the image of looking more than it actually is — not it’s cheap of course. with attention-grabbing full LED up front (a world first) and a star that simply be any bigger, the CLS has again nailed air of excess that made it so in the first place.

Mercedes has retired the old man’s wooden-clad dash and middle-aged central for a seriously upgraded cabin Leather sweeps and wraps you while the infotainment screen segues into the piano-black further highlighted by an Armani timepiece and galvanized matt Keeping the CLS’ now anticipated theme going, there is of room for four, and a boot for

The CLS is, as it always was, a dish served fully loaded. the Luxury Pack for standout ambient lighting and alcantara lining, and the Dynamic Multi-contour Pack for upgraded pews a genuinely effective (and massage function. Trust us, any seats just pale in

Mercedes-Benz CLS 350
Mercedes-Benz CLS 350

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