2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Mercedes‑Benz AMG CLS. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    18 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    577-hp, 5.5-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Ride comfort
  • Power
  • Front-seat comfort
  • Exhaust sound (AMG version)

The Bad

  • Long rear doors
  • Adjustable suspension needs more variability (AMG version)
  • Grabby brakes (AMG version)
  • Rear camera optional
2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS

  • Four doors, coupe profile
  • Twin-turbo V-6 or V-8 engines
  • Seven- or nine-speed automatic transmissions
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive

2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The CLS63 AMG performance car has all-wheel drive and is powered by a hand-built twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 engine that's rated at 577 horsepower.
What's Special

  • Seven-speed automatic transmission with aluminum shift paddles
  • Fuel-saving stop-start technology
  • AMG adaptive sport suspension
  • AMG sport exhaust system
  • Available carbon fiber trunk spoiler

Here's info on the regular CLS-Class:

The original Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class revolutionized modern automotive design by promising the sporty dynamics of a coupe with a dash of sedan practicality. The CLS is available in three models: the CLS400, CLS550 and the high-performance CLS63 AMG. Prime competitors include the Porsche Panamera, Audi A7 and BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe.
New for 2016
The nine-speed automatic transmission introduced last year on the rear-drive CLS550 is now also standard on the all-wheel-drive CLS550 4Matic. Owners will receive five years of free basic mbrace Connect communication services.
Significant Standard Features

  • Power moonroof
  • Full LED headlights
  • Leather upholstery and wood trim
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Harman Kardon stereo
  • Comand system with navigation
  • Forward collision warning
  • Driver drowsiness monitor 
  • Required in all new cars: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 329-hp, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 engine (CLS400)
  • 402-hp, twin-turbo 4.6-liter V-8 (CLS550)
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission (CLS400)
  • Nine-speed ...
Vehicle Overview

The CLS63 AMG performance car has all-wheel drive and is powered by a hand-built twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 engine that's rated at 577 horsepower.
What's Special

  • Seven-speed automatic transmission with aluminum shift paddles
  • Fuel-saving stop-start technology
  • AMG adaptive sport suspension
  • AMG sport exhaust system
  • Available carbon fiber trunk spoiler

Here's info on the regular CLS-Class:

The original Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class revolutionized modern automotive design by promising the sporty dynamics of a coupe with a dash of sedan practicality. The CLS is available in three models: the CLS400, CLS550 and the high-performance CLS63 AMG. Prime competitors include the Porsche Panamera, Audi A7 and BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe.
New for 2016
The nine-speed automatic transmission introduced last year on the rear-drive CLS550 is now also standard on the all-wheel-drive CLS550 4Matic. Owners will receive five years of free basic mbrace Connect communication services.
Significant Standard Features

  • Power moonroof
  • Full LED headlights
  • Leather upholstery and wood trim
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Harman Kardon stereo
  • Comand system with navigation
  • Forward collision warning
  • Driver drowsiness monitor 
  • Required in all new cars: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 329-hp, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 engine (CLS400)
  • 402-hp, twin-turbo 4.6-liter V-8 (CLS550)
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission (CLS400)
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission (CLS550)
  • Air suspension
  • Backup camera
  • Bang & Olufsen surround sound audio system
  • Automatic parking with surround-view cameras

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Latest Reviews

(5.0)

A class of its own !

by MAS on December 11, 2017

In the world of 4 door coupes there aren’t many that can deliver prestige and power like the CLS. From daily work drives to those naughty moments, this vehicle is just right ! Read full review

(5.0)

Best car on the market

by CLS Mercedes- Benz Proud from Toronto, Ohio on April 28, 2017

I am so happy & proud to be the first time owner of my CLS 400 matic Mercedes-Benz. I am very happy with this car & still have a lot to learn about it. I do find the controls to be a little difficult ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Mercedes-Benz

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, trip-planning services and Carfax vehicle history report

  • Limited Warranty

    5 years / Unlimited Miles*

    Up to 5 years/Unlimited miles from original in-service date if purchased while under original warranty, or 1 year/Unlimited miles if purchased outside of new-vehicle warranty; no deductible, transferable to subsequent owners
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a Rigorous inspection by factory-certified technicians.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The AMG CLS received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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