Vehicle Overview
The CLS-Class includes two models: the CLS550 and the high-performance CLS63 AMG. The CLS-Class competes with the likes of the Audi A8, BMW 650 and Jaguar XK. It's known for its coupe-like styling, even though it's a sedan.

New for 2010
There are no significant changes for 2010.

Exterior
The CLS-Class features a high belt line and short side windows. A distinctive body crease rises from the front wheel arch, extends across the side and continues through the contoured rear light cluster into the back bumper.
  • Standard 18-inch wheels
  • Optional 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Standard projector-type headlights
  • Optional bi-xenon headlights
  • Optional automatic cornering light function with bi-xenon headlights that switches on cornering lights during a turn, pivoting to follow the driver's steering


Interior
The CLS seats up to four. The instrument panel's central speedometer is flanked by a tachometer and clock. Bar-graph displays show the fuel level and coolant temperature.
  • New standard steering wheel covered in leather
  • Standard six-disc CD/DVD player
  • Four-zone climate control
  • Standard power front seats
  • Optional heated and cooled seats
  • Optional massaging front seats


Under the Hood
The CLS550 and CLS63 AMG are both offered with V-8 engines, though they share very little besides their name. The CLS63 AMG's engine shares no parts with the CLS550's, improving upon the CLS550's engine in horsepower and torque.
  • 382-horsepower, 5.5-liter V-8 with 391 pounds-feet of torque (CLS550)
  • 507-hp, 6.3-liter V-8 with 465 pounds-feet of torque (CLS63)
  • CLS63 AMG has an optional Performance Package, which includes a top speed of 186 mph, a sport suspension with stiffer brakes, 19-inch alloy wheels, a limited-slip rear differential and a sport steering wheel


Safety
Mercedes' Pre-Safe system is standard. It pre-tensions seat belts, moves the seats into a safer position and closes the sunroof if its forward-looking radar senses an impending collision.
  • Standard front and rear side-impact airbags
  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Standard electronic stability system
  • Standard antilock brakes