Alternatives

Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe (11-18) review

(2011 - 2018)
Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe (11-18)
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What alternatives should I consider to a used Mercedes-Benz CLS coupe?

The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé has a stonking range of six and eight-cylinder engines, but there are no smaller, more economical four-cylinder engines on offer and you will need to spend more to put one on your driveway.

The Audi A7 is perhaps the Mercedes ’s closest rival, because it has a wide choice of economical engines and can be found for a couple of grand more. It’s the only one that has a hatchback boot, which aids practicality. However, it isn’t as good to drive as the Mercedes.

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Verdict

The Mercedes CLS is a stylish, quick and comfortable executive saloon with room for four passengers and their luggage

  • Precise steering
  • Generous equipment list
  • Punchy, refined V6 diesel engine
  • Expensive compared with some rivals
  • Firm ride on standard suspension
  • Strictly a four-seater