2010 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

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$72,400

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2010 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
2010 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Luxury amenities
  • Vigorous performance
  • Comfortable ride
  • Quiet cabin

The bad:

  • Awkward automatic-transmission operation at times
  • Brake pedal feel
  • Steering too light
  • Heaviness
  • Backseat headroom
  • Backseat entry and exit

2 trims

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Our 2010 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • New steering wheel
  • Standard Pre-Safe system
  • Standard air suspension
  • Standard six-CD changer
  • Standard satellite radio

2010 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class review: Our expert's take

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

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

I love this car. Beautiful exterior and interior.

Great Handling. Plenty of Power. Great Sound System. Very comfortable Seats. Stunning exterior and interior. One Air Suspension failed. $1,500. to Fix. Only 45,500 miles on it.

5.0

Dream Car

Great car, I have owned at least 15 cars in my lifetime. My previous owned cars were from luxury to sports cars. My 2010 CLS550 tops them all. Nobody is allowed to drive this car but me. Speed, comfort and great looks and style. I saved up enough money to pay cash for it. I am 70 years old and a decorated Vietnam Veteran (USAF). I have owned lot of hot cars, none like my 2010 CLS550. (Black with Tan interior.)

5.0

Mercedes Benz CLS

This car met all the necessary requirements that I needed in my life for business and personal as well. I find the car to be awesome that I got in a accident and went back and brought the same car again.

See all 6 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mercedes-Benz
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
48 months/50,000 miles
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
-12 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years old or less/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles
Powertrain
1 year/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
164-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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