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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

    Kevin Thorpe , Bucks . Date: 23/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had my CLS for 18 months, it is my first Mercedes, previously I have driven BMW, Audi, Jaguar. The car is excellent and with the exception of a replacement steering rack and failed electronic key which left us stranded it has been fault free.

    I have a very real problem with the steering, it pulls to the left. It first came to light with extreme tyre wear on the inner edge of the off-side front tyre which had gone through to the cord after 14,000 miles. In the last 12 months, the dealership checked the geometry 6 times and replaced the front struts, but it stills pulls. Last week Mercedes sent out a technical assessor who concluded that the pulling is due to road camber and this is normal on Mercedes. I drive other marques and they do not do this.

    If you are sensitive to this, be wary. It is a real shame that such a stunning car cannot track in a straight line.

    This will stop me buying another.

  • 320 CDI 4dr

    sarb khraud , kent . Date: 18/12/2007
    • 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 have owed a few mercs, including SL350, E320CDI, S320cdi, but the CLS320cdi has to be the best!

    It's a great car to drive, diesel engine is very powerful, super fast, and ecomincal.

    The build quality is superb, my black car with cashmere leather looks the best!

    I am ording a new one next year. If you're looking for a stylish car, go for the CLS!

    Just brilliant!

  • 320 CDI 4dr

    Malcolm Fisher , Warks . Date: 05/12/2007
    • 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 have now owned this car for four months and covered some 6000 miles. It is fantastic - distinctive looks but practical, terrific performance but economic. I have had the ecu remapped, providing an extra 40bhp. Interesting to note that although the performance is awesome, the fuel economy has improved. Over 6000 miles I am averaging 37.7 mpg. It is difficult to fault the car, if I was being 'picky' I would like slightly more support from the seats, and do away with the footbrake. However, there are so many plus points these minor niggles fade into oblivion. In my opinion there is no other car currently available that provides such fabulous looks, space, and performance.

  • 320 CDI 4dr

    john smith Date: 18/10/2007
    • 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

    My car

    I have had this car for a month and first mercedes I have owned. I originally looked at the e-class as i have driven a few, it was great at eating up motorway miles and comfortable but it was not exactly inspiring. The CLS however won me over straight away, plenty of power, decent backseats, big boot, economic, great drive and stunning looks. What more could you want from a car!!! I also looked at the A5 3.0 TDI, the cabin was nice but the exterior looked average and you could just about fit a child in the back (what were Audi thinking!!)

    There are a lot of PRO's to be said on this car, a few CON's would include, parking (its a bigger car than you think!) and the price of Mercedes optional extras. One absolute option must is the 5 spoke 18" alloys, these really add the finishing touch (also black lacquer piano wood interior finish looks good).

    So if your thinking about buying one, go for it, you wont be disappointed.

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