Our cars: Mercedes CLS - October

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Mercedes CLS 250 CDI Sport

Week ending October 28
Current mileage 2232
Miles driven this week 650


To help editor-in-chief Chas get our new CLS through its running-in period I borrowed it for a 412-mile round trip to Stockport.

It was well suited to the task. The four-cylinder engine has plenty of go, while the interior is comfortable and classy. Hopefully the engine will loosen up after a few more miles and become more flexible, because it’s a bit noisy when you work it hard.

Otherwise, first impressions are good – the CLS is enjoyable to drive, looks the business and – according to the trip computer – returned around 47mpg during my time with it.

Week ending October 14
Mileage this week 0


This is the latest arrival to the What Car? long term fleet. It's going to be fascinating to run for all sorts of reasons. Not just to see what the new CLS is like to live with but whether it's a credible exec saloon with a four cylinder diesel engine.

First things first though and that's get it through the 900 mile running in period where we have to treat it a bit more gently.
Chas.Hallett@whatcar.com

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