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Starting at
$69,400
Engine
3.0L V6

Power
329 hp
EPA - est City/Hwy
19/26
Seats
4

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  • 2016 Mercedes Benz CLS Class Reviews
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2016 Mercedes Benz CLS Class Overview

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The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class trades some backseat space for a lot of extra style. There are three models available for the 2016 Mercedes CLS-Class that correspond to engine type (CLS400, CLS550 and AMG CLS 63), all of which boast excellent performance, ample feature content and superior build quality.

The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has been a trendsetter since it first appeared on the scene. A decade ago, it ushered in the concept of a four-door car with a coupelike roof line, and that design has since spread throughout the automotive industry in the form of dedicated "four-door coupes." Several of those compete with the CLS directly, and it's fair to say that the CLS has influenced the design of regular old four-door sedans as well. Boxy is no longer acceptable, sleek is the new norm and the CLS can take much of the credit. It's also fair to say that the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, which belongs to this model's second generation, is not such a trendsetter. It's simply following the formula established by its predecessor. But its diminished novelty has detracted little from its appeal. A Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress can still be fashionable even though it's no longer considered a new trend. As always, the CLS provides the quality, features content, performance and driving experience of the superlative Mercedes-Benz E-Class, but with far sleeker styling that continues to stand out among the many conservatively styled luxury sedans plying the roadways. If you're looking for something distinctive to park in your driveway, the CLS-Class delivers. At the same time, like wearing high heels to a day-long party, opting for style over function has its drawbacks. Space would be the main one, as there is significantly less rear seat headroom, and seating for four occupants only. Outward visibility is also a bit claustrophobic given the fast-rake pillars and tall window sills. You also have to pay more than for an equivalent E-Class, but that's typical for the class. Popular coupe-styled rivals include the Audi A7 (and high-performance Audi S7 and RS 7) and the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe and go-faster BMW M6 Gran Coupe. The CLS actually undercuts those four-door coupe rivals on price while being every bit as competitive and appealing from an objective, automotive perspective. However, cars like these are all about style and speaking to your automotive fashion sense. And even if the CLS is no longer a trendsetter, it's still plenty fashionable.

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS has a higher price and a smaller backseat than its mechanically related E-Class sibling, but its sharper styling could be more than enough reason to choose one anyway.

For 2016, the all-wheel-drive version of the Mercedes-Benz CLS550 gets the latest nine-speed automatic transmission, thereby mirroring the rear-drive CLS550. For every CLS, it is now possible to plug your smartphone in using a regular USB cable instead of the old, proprietary Mercedes plug. Finally, Mercedes, per its latest nomenclature, has renamed the range-topping model the Mercedes-AMG CLS 63 S.



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2016 Mercedes Benz CLS Class Reviews From Owners (3 Reviews)

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By Richard Meese

on Dec/18/16 03:49 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Mercedes Benz CLS Class


Build Quality
starstarstarstarstar
Reliability
starstarstarstarstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstarstarstar
Comfort
starstarstarstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstarstarstar
Performance
starstarstarstarstar
Interior
starstarstarstarstar
Value
starstarstarstarstar

First Mercedes

A great combination of a sporty car with some practicality of a sedan. All the controls and technology are very intuitive to use. Good engine performance with the V6 turbo. Bigger engine is not necessary and trust me I like big motors.

By Peter Durkin

on Jan/13/16 07:34 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Mercedes Benz CLS Class


Build Quality
starstarstarstar
Reliability
starstarstarstarstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstar
Comfort
starstarstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstar
Performance
starstarstarstar
Interior
starstarstar
Value
starstarstar

Deceptive advertising

Under key standard features it say hands free blue tooth interface. This is not the case. With even the upgrade number one you can not make voice command dialing. The hands free part is a joke. They expect you to spin knobs or scroll buttons on the wheel why you are driving which is not possible. read the part under build your car, it really is a scam. My E class had the voice dialing in the number 1 upgrade. This car is 15,000 dollars more the E class and does not have the standard features of my wife's new Malibu.

Second issue even when you buy the M-Brace you can not get directions down loaded to your car. You had to buy upgrade number 2. There is no way for you to know that based on their web site. My last 4 Cadillac's this was standard stuff more then 10 years ago. Now that I got stuck with a car I do not find functional there is no way to change out the control head that offers this option at any cost.

By Abacomike

on Dec/04/15 12:25 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Mercedes Benz CLS Class


Build Quality
starstarstarstarstar
Reliability
starstarstarstarstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstarstarstarstar
Comfort
starstarstarstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstarstarstar
Performance
starstarstarstarstar
Interior
starstarstarstarstar
Value
starstarstarstarstar

Still In Love With This Car After 1-Year of Owners

This is not a family car - it's a 4-door coupe with limited access and comfort in the second row for adults. But since no one ever sits in the 2nd (back) row of my car, it does not affect me negatively. The driver's and passenger's front row seating is very, very comfortable for me (240 lbs and 6'2" tall). All my friends and even strangers on the street tell me it is the most beautiful car in limited mass production manufactured in the world. I agree!

The 6 cylinder 3.0 L V-6 Twin Turbo engine is fast and powerful at all RPM's and/or speeds. I've owned a CLS550 (2014) and found it overpowered whereas the 330 hp six is true perfection. I get 32 mpg highway and 19 mpg city with a combined 23 mpg. Not bad for a 4000+lb vehicle.

This CLS400 is a keeper - at least until the warranty is up! I LOVE THIS CAR!


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2016 Mercedes Benz CLS Class Problems Report:


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  • 2016 Mercedes Benz CLS Class Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 Mercedes Benz CLS Class Reviews
  • 2016 Mercedes Benz CLS Class Defects

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Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    113.2 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    194.5 Inches
  • WIDTH, MAX W/O MIRRORS
    81.7 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    55.8 Inches
  • BASE CURB WEIGHT
    4189 pounds


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    4
  • Front Leg Room
    42.1 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room
    57.1 Inches
  • Second Leg Room
    35.0 Inches
  • Second Shoulder Room
    56.5 Inches
  • Cargo Volume
    15.3 cubic feet


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    AUTOMATIC
  • Final Drive Ratio
    2.47 Inches
  • Driven Wheels
    all wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Front Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Rear Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Independent Suspension
    Four-wheel
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
    Yes


Wheels

Wheels

  • Tire Type
    Performance
  • Rear Tire Width
    285
  • Rear Tire Profile
    30
  • Front Tire Width
    255
  • Front Tire Profile
    35



Safety

Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
    Yes
  • Head Airbags
    Front And Rear
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation
    Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Side Airbags
    Dual Front
  • Knee Airbags
    Dual Front


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    Yes
  • Audio System Memory Feature
    Includes Audio System
  • Total Number Of Speakers
    14
  • Cd Player
    6 CD/DVD
  • Digital Audio Input
    USB With External Media Control
  • Cd Mp3 Playback
    Yes
  • Radio
    AM/FM HD Radio
  • Watts
    610
  • Subwoofer
    1


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Entry Lights
    Exterior Entry Lighting
  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Power
  • Heated Exterior Mirrors
    Yes
  • Turn Signal Side Mirrors
    Turn Signal In Mirrors
  • Auto Dimming Side Mirrors
    Electrochromatic


Interior

Interior Features

  • Rear Heat
    Rear Ventilation Ducts
  • Sun Sensor
    Yes
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones
    Dual
  • Front Air Conditioning
    Automatic Climate Control
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration


Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    3.0l
  • Front Suspension
    independent
  • Rear Suspension
    independent
  • Fuel Capacity
    21.1 galons
  • Brake Drying
    Yes
  • Rear Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

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Vehicle Performance

4MATIC Sedan / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    5.1 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    13.7 sec @ 102.5 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

4MATIC Sedan / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    5.1 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    13.7 sec @ 103 mph
  • Source
    Car and Driver

True Market Value

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edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $50,185
  • Private Seller Price
    $53,019
  • Dealer Price
    $55,156
  • Original MSRP
    $69,400


2016 Mercedes Benz CLS Class Problems Report:


  • 2016 Mercedes Benz CLS Class Top 10 Complaints
  • 2016 Mercedes Benz CLS Class Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 Mercedes Benz CLS Class Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 Mercedes Benz CLS Class Reviews
  • 2016 Mercedes Benz CLS Class Defects

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2016 Mercedes Benz CLS Class Features


Fuel Efficiency

  • CITY
    19 mpg
  • HIGHWAY
    26 mpg
  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    Federal Tier 2 Bin 5
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    5
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2016 Mercedes Benz CLS Class Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    4 years / 50,000 miles
    3 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    4 years / 50,000 miles
    3 years
  • CORROSION
    4 years / 50,000 miles
    3 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    Unlimited

2016 Mercedes Benz CLS Class Key Factors

Data provided by Edmunds

Pros

  • Excellent ride and handling balance
  • Distinctive styling.
  • Potent engines
  • Beautifully crafted interior
  • Abundant safety and convenience features

Cons

  • Two-person backseat with limited headroom.


2016 Mercedes Benz CLS Class True Cost Of Ownership

Data provided by Edmunds

The TCO® is the total five-year costs of owing a vehicle. Seven cost categories make up the TCO® (depreciation, insurance, financing, taxes & fees, fuel, maintenance and repairs), also take into account any applicable federal tax credit.

ITEMS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 5 YEAR TOTAL
Insurance$1,507$1,560 $1,614$1,671 $1,729$8,081
Maintenance$281$690 $967$4,825 $5,567$12,330
Repairs$0$0 $0$1,341 $2,059$3,400
Taxes & Fees$9,797$598 $517$445 $382$11,739
Financing$3,333$2,642 $1,927$1,189 $424$9,515
Depreciation$24,644$12,529 $11,022$9,768 $8,766$66,729
Fuel$2,699$2,780 $2,863$2,949 $3,038$14,329
True Cost To Own ®$42,261$20,799 $18,910$22,188 $21,965$126,123

*Warranty’s Cover 75% Of Anticipated Maintenance And Repairs.

**Prices provided by Edmunds True Cost to Own® (TCO®)







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The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class trades some backseat space for a lot of extra style. There are three models available for the 2016 Mercedes CLS-Class that correspond to engine type (CLS400, CLS550 and AMG CLS 63), all of which boast excellent performance, ample feature content and superior build quality.

The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has been a trendsetter since it first appeared on the scene. A decade ago, it ushered in the concept of a four-door car with a coupelike roof line, and that design has since spread throughout the automotive industry in the form of dedicated "four-door coupes." Several of those compete with the CLS directly, and it's fair to say that the CLS has influenced the design of regular old four-door sedans as well. Boxy is no longer acceptable, sleek is the new norm and the CLS can take much of the credit.

It's also fair to say that the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, which belongs to this model's second generation, is not such a trendsetter. It's simply following the formula established by its predecessor. But its diminished novelty has detracted little from its appeal. A Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress can still be fashionable even though it's no longer considered a new trend.

As always, the CLS provides the quality, features content, performance and driving experience of the superlative Mercedes-Benz E-Class, but with far sleeker styling that continues to stand out among the many conservatively styled luxury sedans plying the roadways. If you're looking for something distinctive to park in your driveway, the CLS-Class delivers.

At the same time, like wearing high heels to a day-long party, opting for style over function has its drawbacks. Space would be the main one, as there is significantly less rear seat headroom, and seating for four occupants only. Outward visibility is also a bit claustrophobic given the fast-rake pillars and tall window sills.

You also have to pay more than for an equivalent E-Class, but that's typical for the class. Popular coupe-styled rivals include the Audi A7 (and high-performance Audi S7 and RS 7) and the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe and go-faster BMW M6 Gran Coupe. The CLS actually undercuts those four-door coupe rivals on price while being every bit as competitive and appealing from an objective, automotive perspective. However, cars like these are all about style and speaking to your automotive fashion sense. And even if the CLS is no longer a trendsetter, it's still plenty fashionable.

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2016 Mercedes Benz CLS Class Problems Report:


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  • 2016 Mercedes Benz CLS Class Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 Mercedes Benz CLS Class Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 Mercedes Benz CLS Class Reviews
  • 2016 Mercedes Benz CLS Class Defects

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