2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

CLS550 RWD 4-Dr Sedan V8 auto trans

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$65,800

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$72,100

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2013 Mercedes Benz CLS63 AMG Front Drivers Side Three Quarters View
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

New For 2014

The CLS63 AMG is fortified with more power for the standard car and a new S-Model version. The regular CLS63 AMG sees the output of its turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 climb to 550 hp and 531 lb-ft of torque. Offering still more is the new S-Model, which bumps those figures to 577 hp and 590 lb-ft. The S-Model also includes an increased speed limiter that raises the top speed from 155 mph to 186 mph, a race start function for the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and the AMG adaptive sport suspension. All CLS63 AMGs switch from rear-wheel drive to a special high-performance version of the Mercedes 4Matic all-wheel-drive system that sends two-thirds of the power to the rear wheels.

Vehicle Summary

The Mercedes-Benz CLS touched off one of the hottest trends in the luxury-car world, the four-door "coupe." At its core, the CLS is nothing more than a rebodied E-Class, but what a body it is. The rakish roofline, swoopy sheetmetal, frameless door glass, and exaggerated proportions create a bespoke look that allows Mercedes to charge significantly more for the CLS than is does for the E-Class. No wonder other carmakers have rushed in with their own take on the concept -- Audi with the A7, BMW with the 6 Series Gran Coupe, and even Volkswagen with the CC.

Overview

Longer, lower, sleeker. Those are the watchwords of the CLS. Compared with the E-Class on which it's based, the CLS is about three inches longer and two inches lower to the ground. The sweeping roofline makes for a more intimate cabin. The top of the windshield is closer to the passengers, and the center console bisects the entire interior, making the rear seat a strictly two-person affair. The space is extremely well finished, and for those who would like to kick it up a notch, Mercedes offers a variety of special-order Designo leather upholstery treatments. There are also Designo paint colors for the exterior, including two matte-finish choices.

As befits its positioning above the E-Class in the Mercedes hierarchy, the CLS has additional standard equipment and a more focused engine lineup. You won't find a four-cylinder diesel -- or any diesel -- here. Nor is there an available V-6. Your options start with the smooth and powerful 4.7-liter biturbo V-8 in the CLS550. Output is no greater than in the E550, but with 402 hp and 443 lb-ft, few drivers are likely to feel slighted. The CLS is also available in ultra-flashy, ultra-high-performance CLS63 AMG guise. 4Matic all-wheel drive is standard on the CLS63 AMG; it's optional on the CLS550.

The CLS550 comes standard with Mercedes' Airmatic suspension, which adjusts to changing road surfaces to deliver exceptional smoothness without any float. The AMG cars have a unique suspension that uses air springs at the rear with traditional steel springs up front, all tuned for a much firmer ride and more responsive handling.

You'll like:

  • Rakish styling
  • Ride/handling balance
  • Muscle-car performance (CLS63 AMG)

You won't like:

  • Rear-seat ingress
  • No middle seating position in back
  • Costs more than equivalent E-Class

Key Competitors

  • Audi A7
  • BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe
  • Maserati Quattroporte
  • Porsche Panamera
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2015 Mercedes Benz Cls Facelift Spied Front
With its baby brother, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, getting all the attention lately, it’s no surprise that the larger Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has fallen by the wayside. According to these spy photos, though, the original “four-door coupe” should be getting a refresh sometime soon with updated looks up front and a new interior infotainment system that mirrors the new system in the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
2014 Mercedes Benz Cls63 S Amg Video
It's been several years since the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class ushered in the era of four-door "coupes" that engendered the Audi A7 and BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, and now the folks at Motor Trend are testing the fastest CLS-Class yet. With 577 hp under the hood, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 S AMG is put to the test on the newest episode of Ignition.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
4.7L V8Engine
Fuel economy City:
18 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
27 MPG
Horsepower:
402 hp @ 5000rpm
Torque:
443 ft lb of torque @ 1800rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer
  • DVD
  • Navigation

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Depreciation
48.9%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$41,242
48.9%
Insurance
$14,920
17.7%
Fuel Cost
$12,206
14.5%
Financing
$7,571
9%
Maintenance
$6,113
7.2%
Repair Costs
$1,598
1.9%
State Fees
$691
0.8%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $84,341 What's This?
Value Rating: Average