12.19.16 - Mercedes-Benz CLS Final Edition

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS: Look to the Original

In Mercedes by Nathan Ehinger

The four-door coupe idea came from Mercedes-Benz in the CLS and it’s been copied by many other companies in the market to bring us vehicles that have the raked rear of the roofline and the four doors we need. While many other companies have tried to copy this idea the fact remains that the four-door coupe originated at Mercedes-Benz and the CLS continues to be the right way to have a coupe with four doors on it. This family oriented sports coupe is ready for you to have a great drive and enjoy the look and feel of a car that has what you want, not just what you need.

The CLS is the original and offers you a range of power to enjoy the ride. You can have the CLS and enjoy an impressive ride while giving your family and friends a great drive as well. The look of this car will catch your eye and hold your attention for as long as you want to take a ride. You might not even get into the car and spend too much time looking at the exterior of the gorgeous four-door coupe.

Of course, when you know what awaits you on the inside of the car you can’t wait until you get inside the car. This car is full of amazing features and it comes with standard offerings such as an adjustable air suspension, 14-way power and heated front seats, leather upholstery, automatic climate control, multi-color ambient lighting and an eight-inch audio display screen. Moving up to the CLS550 you add a navigation system, a fourteen-speaker Harman/Kardon sound system, along with other items. All models of the CLS give you twelve airbags, Attention Assist drowsiness monitor, Electronic Stability Program and bi-xenon headlights. The AMG S adds a limited slip rear differential as part of the standard fare for that car.

The Mercedes-Benz CLS isn’t just about the standard offerings, of course, it’s also about the options you can add to the car. These options include LED headlights, a rearview camera, heated and ventilated front seats, a split folding rear seat, an electric trunk closer, Adaptive High Beam Assist, Distronic PLUS cruise control, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Parktronic with Advanced Parking Assist, Night View Assist PLUS with Pedestrian Detection. If you choose the AMG S 4Matic you can add the carbon-ceramic brakes found on many high end performance vehicles along with the Bang & Olufsen audio system.

The CLS is powered by three different engines for you to choose from and have the right one for you. The base engine for the CLS400 is a 3.0-liter twin turbocharged V6 that produces 329 horsepower and 354 lb.-ft. of torque. For the CLS 550 you get to enjoy the power of a 4.7-liter twin turbocharged V8 engine that brings you 402 horsepower and 443 lb.-ft. of torque and for the CLS AMG S 4Matic you have a massive 5.5-liter twin turbocharged V8 that gives you 577 horsepower and 590 lb.-ft. of torque.

The engine for the CLS 400 and CLS 550 both use a nine-speed automatic transmission to give you the smooth shifting you want and help provide you with the shift points you want to enjoy. The AMG S enjoys the benefit of a seven-speed AMG Speedshift automatic transmission that gives this version the shift movements that help make a top speed of 186 mph. This is a car that can be as exciting as you could ever imagine driving while enjoying the four door setup that you need to enjoy for your family and friends.

Do you want to enjoy the drive of a four-door coupe? If so the Mercedes-Benz CLS is the right choice for you as the original. Many times over the original has been the model that’s performed the best and given you the drive you’ve wanted to have when you head out the door to get going for the day. Come see your local dealer and see what driving this beautiful car can be for you. There’s nothing to compare with the CLS and the high quality that it brings to the market for you to have the right car with the features you desire.