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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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30 reader reviews for Mercedes-Benz CLS Saloon.
  • 320 CDI 4dr

    Stan Radley , Lincolnshire . Date: 08/01/2009
    • 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

    My car

    I owned a 2002 Porsche 911 Turbo for over 6 years, as our children grew we needed to replace it with a 4 door coupe, as I still wanted a stylish car. I was looking for a well built, quick, comfortable, quiet and economical car, the 320 CDI ticked all the boxes. I love this car as I loved the Porsche, I cannot fault it and service costs are realtively cheap also, at around £220 for a minor service. My advice to anyone requiring a brilliant 4 seat cruiser is buy one. On long runs I achieve 41mpg at high motorway speeds, I also find the 7 speed auto box silky smooth.

  • 320 CDI 4dr

    alan lawrence , hertfordshire . Date: 18/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      30

    My car

    A lovely car. As others have commented the gearbox is bit clunky at low speeds; otherwise I can't fault it. The build quality is vastly superior to the Audi A6 that it replaced; the ride, even on 18 inch wheels, is much better than the Audi on 16 inch wheels! I've owned the car for 6 months but it still takes my breath away when I see it in profile. I've just returned from a family holiday in Cornwall; with 4 up, a tank full of diesel and a boot groaning with luggage I expected the performance to be severely compromised,not a bit of it. The CLS' performance is truly amazing. Buy one if you can!

  • 320 CDI 4dr

    Stuart Tidman , Warwickshire . Date: 11/04/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Don't get me wrong, this is not a cheap car to buy and operate. However, if your wallet can accommodate this with ease, this car is truely exceptional. It holds the road as though it's on rails, has acceleration that will virtually push your eyes through your head and out the back, and have enough 'toys' - even on the basic model - to keep a gadget geek happy for weeks. I'm a big Jaguar fan and feel I'm betraying my loyalty somewhat! But then that's what Mercedes wants, they nicknamed the CLS the 'Jagfighter' due to it being aimed squarely at potential Jaguar buyers. To put this train of thought into context, the CLS makes other cars in the Mercedes range seem a tad stolid and stodgy (the E Class for example). In a nutshell, the CLS is a tremendous car, an incredible drive, but a smidge expensive.

  • 320 CDI 4dr

    Sean Kime Date: 09/04/2008
    • 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

    My car

    Maybe I'm biased but I LOVE this car!

    I bought it in March 2007 and have done 9,000 effortless miles. It is expensive (£55k with options) but now I cannot imagine not having it. I have always been a Mercedes fan and my first was an SLK but it was just too impractical so I needed to get something bigger. Did not like the image of the E class and the new C class was not available at that time so it had to be the CLS. Indium grey metallic paint with black leather interior and AMG wheels plus plus plus. It looks the business and I am slowly getting used to all the attention it gets!

    Parktronic works a treat and it amazes my partner just how small the spaces are that I can get into. Economy is amazing and almost seems at odds with the performance. Took a work colleague out recently and he did not believe me after 50 miles when I told him it was a diesel. I've never been one for flat out speed so this does me just fine as a fast, comfortable, motorway cruiser.

    In my eyes there is nothing else to touch it. LOVE it!

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