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Mercedes-Benz CLS 500

Mercedes-Benz CLS 500 review

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It’s always in the car business to do a sequel off the back of a story, and the latest Mercedes-Benz CLS it. The original four-door coupe is a winner and a category pioneer, people to the idea of a four-seat with a curvy coupe so CLS II is more of the same.

But. has done a good job to improve the and value, with a number of new safety systems, but there are about the styling of the car that in Australia in the first half of year. If the original CLS was as smooth and as Pierce Brosnan playing Bond, then the new car is more Daniel Craig.

It’s still 007, but edged, more brutal and Benz knows it is pushing the with CLS II and that it could buyers, but there is a strategy. I the world is becoming a bit more There is a higher demand for your label, your says Benz’s chief Gordon Wagener.

He has definitely the CLS forward and there is lots of inside his body to like, a slightly roomier cabin to a experience that’s more and more refined.

Mercedes-Benz is also promising pricing for the new — with V8, V6 petrol and engines — that be almost line- ball the current stickers, which to a starting price around

Mercedes-Benz would not be Mercedes if the generation did not have more of We are convinced it will succeed on the rational and emotional levels, SLS program chief, Dr Michael

A lot of money has gone into the new CLS but it is not to cost a lot more to buy. definitely a win.

The engines are and the V6 petrol is an impressive newcomer, the CLS gets Benz’s classy automatic. It’s too early for to confirm prices or equipment for but CLS II should come loaded and the always boosts safety it can. In this case means nine airbags there is now even protection for the passengers’ pelvis area although the active lane and assistance will likely be

There are four new engines, doors, more safety, parking assistance, a full-LED package, and all-new electronic assistance for the steering. It’s a lot of and shows how much Benz has in the pot for everything new it designs and builds.

The most impressive things are the — more power, fuel, lower emissions the chassis work and the lamps. to LEDs also cuts drain, important with the needed for the electric steering.

The lane-change and blind-spot systems are as big breakthroughs, braking the car — ESP — to bring it back line.

The original CLS was elegant and despite comparisons with unloved AU Falcon. This around, Wagener has gone The front is blunt and sends an my way’ message, and there are wheelarches and some edgy to the body.

It’s not my favourite, but always important to let a car have time to settle into the A former Benz design Bruno Scacco, once me any car you like straight away date very fast and he is right. The cabin is more and user-friendly in the new CLS, although despite the company’s claims of width and headroom in the back you still have to be careful not to your head while into the rear seats and is not good.

Benz is the world leader in — despite Volvo’s record — and the CLS has those airbags, plenty of active systems to get you out of trouble, and even the LED for better night-time visibility. a certain five-star NCAP car and get bonus points for its new technology.

The new CLS is a significantly better drive and it down to two things — work and the new power steering. The car more relaxed in all conditions, pushing hard with the V8 and the steering is wonderfully tactic and

It makes the car a dream drive, on narrow, pockmarked Italian CLS II sits firmly on the road, has brakes, and the latest engines the V6 petrol is a real treat, it needs some revving for its — are up to the class of the whole

I like the cabin layout, comfortable and quiet, and there is of standard equipment and a mind-boggling of extra stuff. But you still to be careful sliding into the seat, and I’m not a fan of the latest safety systems that control away from the

No engineer can possibly predict potential emergency or the driver’s and that worries me. But there is no about the second-generation CLS, will be a winner. It’s not the looking car on the road, but it easily the Porsche Panamera and definitely out in a crowd.

Not the prettiest new car, but a great 8/10

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