• (4.5) 26 reviews
  • MSRP: $5,429$23,837
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 17-19
  • Engine: 302-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Our Take on the 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • Awkward automatic-transmission operation at times
  • Lighter steering than expected
  • Sensation of heaviness
  • Backseat headroom
  • Backseat entry and exit

Notable Features

  • Two engine choices
  • Ultra-smooth, vigorous performance
  • Excellent visibility
  • Comfortable, quiet ride
  • Seven-speed automatic in CLS500
  • Standard air suspension


Our Expert Reviews

As Mercedes-Benz rolls out sporty AMG editions of each of its products, the company's in-house performance group seems to put a different spin on every model. The 2006 CLS55 AMG coupe is no exception.The AMG treatment does not come cheaply, and not all consumers believe the AMG brand is worth the hefty premium.Our test model, equipped with only a single $3,900 option package, had a bottom ... Read full review for the 2006 Mercedes Benz CLS Class

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Consumer Reviews


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Everything I hoped for & more!!!

by Cookie from Las Vegas on March 12, 2010

I've owned my CLS500 for over 2 years now and I still love it just as much as the day I bought it. I owned 3 BMW's and now my 2nd Benz and I'll never go back to BMW. This is just such a great car!!!

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Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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