• (5.0) 1 reviews
  • Available Prices: $37,805–$77,757
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 20-24
  • Engine: 329-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Our Take on the Latest Model 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

What We Don't Like

  • Long rear doors
  • Adjustable suspension needs more variability (AMG version)
  • Grabby brakes (AMG version)
  • Rearview camera optional

Notable Features

  • 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 CLS-Class Reviews

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 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.

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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-horsepower, 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

CLS63 AMG
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 hp.
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

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Consumer Reviews

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Great Loooking Car and a pleasure to drive

by Canadian Bacon from Niagara On The Lake on September 23, 2017

This automobile is the true definition of comfort, and style. The performance and handling is incredible along with plenty of room for long trips. There are too many great options to list however from... Read Full Review

4 Trims Available

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/50,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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