2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Buyer's Guide

NEW FOR 2015:

-Redesigned model

The original Mercedes-Benz four-door “coupe” is all-new for 2015, sporting new styling that brings it in line with the brand's latest design language.

With the restyle comes a CLS 400 new base model designation that uses a new turbocharged 3.0L V6 that generates 329 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. It slots in below the CLS 550 trim that carries over from last year, powered by the same 4.6L turbocharged V8, capable of 402 hp and 443 lb-ft. Atop the range is a single high-performance AMG-tuned model, the CLS 63 AMG S, which gets a turbocharged 5.5L V8 capable of 577 hp and 590 lb-ft. Gone is last year's “entry level” AMG model, which used a detuned version of the same motor.

All three CLS trims use Benz's 4MATIC all-wheel drive setup; CLS 400 and 550 models get a traditional seven-speed automatic transmission, while the AMG car uses a twin-clutch seven-speed.

Standard equipment includes 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, daytime running lights and taillights, sunroof, direct control comfort suspension, parktronic with active park assist, 14- power front seats with memory, automatic climate control, Comand online navigation with MB apps, ambient lighting with three colour settings, Bluetooth, MP3 player integration, satellite radio and an analog clock.

The CLS 550 isn't an AMG model, but it gets AMG styling with unique 18-inch wheels and a different grille, aluminum sport pedals, active multibeam LED headlights with automatic highbeam control, passive blind spot and lane-keeping assist, heated steering wheel, air suspension, and three-zone climate control.

Go for the CLS 63 AMG S and the standard kit list grows to include air suspension with three settings, three-stage stability control with torque-vectoring brake, sport-tuned steering, limited-slip rear differential, eco start/stop, additional engine water cooling capacity, upgraded brakes with red painted calipers, full-LED headlights, trunklid spoiler, 19-inch wheels, carbon-fibre interior trim, drive-dynamic multicontour driver's seat, ventilated front seats, silver seatbelts, Nappa leather-trimmed sport steering wheel, AMG instrument cluster with race timer, steering wheel-mounted shift paddles, and illuminated front door sills.

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Specifications

There are 3 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $75,900 MSRP
N/A
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
329 hp @5250 rpm
Number of seats 4
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Body style Sedan
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
4dr Sdn CLS 400 $75,900 4 Sedan
4dr Sdn CLS 400 329 hp @5250 rpm 354 ft-lb @1600 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn CLS 400 194.5" 74.1" 55.3" 113.1"
4dr Sdn CLS 400
4dr Sdn CLS 400 Leather Seats
4dr Sdn CLS 400
4dr Sdn CLS 400
4dr Sdn CLS 550 $86,700 4 Sedan
4dr Sdn CLS 550 402 hp @5000 rpm 443 ft-lb @1800 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn CLS 550 194.5" 74.1" 55.3" 113.1"
4dr Sdn CLS 550
4dr Sdn CLS 550 Leather Seats
4dr Sdn CLS 550
4dr Sdn CLS 550
4dr Sdn CLS 63 AMG S-Model $123,400 4 Sedan
4dr Sdn CLS 63 AMG S-Model 577 hp @5500 rpm 590 ft-lb @1750 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn CLS 63 AMG S-Model 196.7" 74.1" 55.4" 113.1"
4dr Sdn CLS 63 AMG S-Model
4dr Sdn CLS 63 AMG S-Model Leather Seats
4dr Sdn CLS 63 AMG S-Model
4dr Sdn CLS 63 AMG S-Model

Expert Review Articles

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May 07, 2015
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Owner Reviews: 2015 Mercedes-Benz / CLS-Class

Average Rating

2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Trim: CLS550
by Mercedes2009 on 12-10-2012
Mercedes-Benz CLS 550
I had an amazing experience driving this car. The 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 is extremely well-balanced so the ride is smooth and firm, almost like a living room sofa on the road. Absolute comfort and joy ride!!! Not to mention the attractive exterior, turned a lot of heads.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Trim: CLS500
by Colbous on 10-30-2012
Powerful
I enjoyed driving this car for the last 4 years.. best benz I ever had
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Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Trim: CLS63 AMG
by equitychild on 10-13-2012
What a car!
Simply a fantastic car with unique sports sedan styling with all the power of a 6.3 litre naturally aspirated engine. Truly a gentlemans car.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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