Vehicle Overview

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 two models: the CLS550 and the high-performance CLS63 AMG. Prime competitors include the Audi A7 and BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe.

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New for 2014
Fuel-saving stop-start technology is now standard for rear- and all-wheel-drive versions of the CLS550. The driver-selectable system automatically shuts off the car's engine when stopped and restarts it when the driver lifts off the brake pedal. 

Exterior Highlights

  • Deep grille and long hood
  • 18-inch alloy wheels; 19-inch wheels available
  • Power moonroof
  • Bi-xenon headlamps and LED daytime running lights
  • Available full LED adaptive headlights
  • Available deck-lid spoiler

Interior Highlights

  • Room for four with front bucket seats and two rear seats separated by a full-length center console
  • Leather upholstery
  • Real wood trim
  • Multicolor ambient lighting
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Harman Kardon stereo
  • Comand system with navigation
  • Available ventilated front seats, active massaging driver's seat
  • Available heated steering wheel
  • Available power rear sunshade
  • Available split-folding rear seats

Under the Hood

  • 402-horsepower, twin-turbo 4.6-liter V-8 engine
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • Adaptive air suspension
  • Rear-wheel drive; available 4Matic all-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • 10 standard airbags
  • Active front head restraints
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Attention Assist monitors driving behavior for signs of drowsiness
  • Available blind spot warning system and lane keeping and lane departure warning and prevention
  • Available collision warning and mitigation system
  • Available night vision
  • Available front and rear parking sensors

CLS63 AMG
The CLS63 AMG performance car gets a power boost for 2014, and all-wheel drive is now standard. The CLS63 AMG's hand-built twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 engine is rated at 550 hp (up from 518 hp last year), and an available S-Model edition increases output to 577 hp.

  • Seven-speed automatic transmission with aluminum shift paddles
  • Fuel-saving stop-start technology
  • AMG adaptive sport suspension
  • AMG sport exhaust system
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Full LED headlights
  • Available carbon fiber lip spoiler

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