Mercedes CLS: A Review

mercedes cls reviewThe Mercedes CLS is a relative newcomer to the Mercedes family of vehicles. First manufactured in 2004, it was created to fill the executive-size coupe void left when the E Class coupe went out of production.  Since its arrival, though, it has done more than that, shaking things up with its stunning design and sophisticated style. Well-versed in all things Mercedes, NJ dealership Prestige Motors discusses the remarkable Mercedes CLS. Marketed as a four-door coupe, the Mercedes CLS was meant to marry the charisma of a coupe with the practicality of a sedan. The Mercedes Benz CLS 500 was first exhibited as a concept car in 2003, at the Frankfurt International Motor show, and was not offered for sale in the United States until 2005. Since then, it has been such a popular vehicle that it has inspired copycats from other manufacturers.

Part of the Mercedes CLS appeal is its visual presence. Its sleek steel is unsurpassed, and the attention to detail is part of what makes it so exquisite. The 2012 Mercedes CLS has been completely redesigned, and the results are impressive. From the rakish exterior, to the sumptuous interior that feels almost as accommodating as the larger Mercedes vehicles, the new Mercedes CLS is distinctive in its own right, even though it shares many features with its prestigious older sibling, the E Class.

The Mercedes CLS 2012 lineup starts with the Mercedes CLS 550, which features a 4.7-liter V8 engine with 407 horsepower. The CLS63 AMG is the other option, with a 5.5-liter V8 that delivers 510 horsepower, or 550 if you upgrade to the AMG Performance Pack. With so much power, the handling is smooth and dependable, and the line is more fuel-efficient this year. The Mercedes CLS price may be a little higher than that of the E Class, but for the sleek look, intuitive handling, and exceptional performance, it is still reasonable in comparison to its competitors.

Of course, part of what makes Mercedes an industry leader is the innovative safety features. The Mercedes CLS line has these in spades, with groundbreaking features like Attention Assist and Pre Safe coming as standard features on each vehicle. While four wheel antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front knee and side airbags, full-length curtain airbags, and Mercedes-Benz MBrace emergency telematics also come standard on Mercedes CLS models, optional features include such safety measures as rear side airbags and infrared night sensors.

Whether you are looking for a Mercedes CLS or another model, or just want to know more about Mercedes, Prestige Mercedes can help. Part of a family of dealerships that has serve the tri-state area for over forty years, Prestige has the experience to help you find the car of your dreams, and the customer service to make you a lifetime customer. Visit the website to learn more, or connect with the online community on Facebook and Twitter.