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Overall reader verdict 5 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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31 reader reviews for Mercedes-Benz CLS Saloon.
  • 350 CDI 4dr

    Richard Hilton , North Yorkshire . Date: 11/09/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      33

    My car

    A stunning car in most respects. I looked at the BMW 5 series before I bought it but they are two a penny and year for year too expensive for an equivalent model. Stunning to look at from most angles and extremely well built. Plenty of room for four adults in the cabin and a huge boot. Totally reliable and no rattles or squeaks. Mine has the Brabus D6 tuning box as fitted to the Grand Edition which transforms the car from very fast to devastating in the mid range and I highly recommend having one fitted. Ride quality is vastly superior to a 5 series but the payoff is that it doesn't handle like one. More of a Grand Tourer than sports saloon. Not the most economical diesel as others have said averaging low thirties in everyday driving and not much more than forty mpg on a run. I'll happily sacrifice a bit of economy for the performance on tap! Slightly unsupportive front seats but you get used to that. Overall I'm delighted with the car and would recommend one to anybody. Far more distinctive than anything else in it's price range (the E Class looks so dated by comparison) and tremendous value for money for what you get. If you're thinking about it, buy one, you won't be disappointed!

  • 500 4dr

    Hugo Pretorius , . Date: 07/01/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      17

    My car

    The CLS (219) is a great car for relatively little money. I changed over from a BMW 645ci Convertible, which was a disaster compared the the CLS. I bought the 2007 CLS 500 with the revised 5.5l V8 engine. It goes like a rocket, and fuel economy in town is not nearly as bad as one would think, but certainly better than the BMW. The ride is refined and the Airmatic system allows you to add some sporting feel to an otherwise stately cruises. Head room in the rear is limited, but 6-footers would manage just fine. Leg room is ample. All the standard Mercedes-Benz features are present, and some additional accoutrements include radar cruise control, heated seats, navigation, sunroof, active bi-xenon lights, all round parktronic and full electric seats with memory.

    As a 2007 model one would expect some issues to crop up, but compared to the 6-series it replaced this CLS is trouble free. There are some rattles in the cabin and the rear portion of the roof lining is sagging. The chrome on the front inside door handle has peeled away, but other than that the interior looks practically brand new. Mechanically the car is sound. The airmatic pump was replaced under warranty by Mercedes-Benz a couple of months ago.

    Overall this is a great car to own. I would recommend going for 2007 or newer cars with a full service history. Look after these cars well, and they will provide you with many happy motoring miles.

  • 320 CDI 4dr

    Kevin Koumesh , . Date: 20/06/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      26

    My car

    Got the car for nearly one year. Great to drive and fast. The interior is really classy and the ride is very comfortable. It is not a cheap car to run but it is not as bad as some reviewers and websites we claiming. The tyres are expensive...about £1000 for a set. Have spent about £1800 on the car when I bought it last year but has been driving like a charm ever since. I was apprehensive when I bought it but it is the best car I have had. Highly recommended n worth the money.

  • 320 CDI 4dr

    Lee Kitchen , . Date: 31/05/2012
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      37

    My car

    I have had my 2006 CLS a couple of months now and I love it. The ride is silky smooth and the power is there when needed Mine as all the gadgets you would want in a car People at work think i have just bought it new, when i tell them its 06 they were surprised Having a personal number plate can fool most ;-) My boss said he must be paying me to much not enough i said otherwise i would have got me self a new one. If you can afford one go out and get one you will love it

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