2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class CLS 400 4MATIC

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The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, though lacking in outward revision, clearly boasts a feature-rich profile on all frontiers. Appearance, performance and safety is clearly valued above all else in this midsize luxury fastback, and these aspects are translated into tons of features that only work to enhance the vehicle as a whole. One of its biggest highlights is the safety suite, which includes an array of active and passive provisions that keep you engaged, assisted and alert while your driving this dangerously fast vehicle. These features are necessary, as there’s a seriously powerful 4.7-litre twin turbocharged V8 engine under the hood of the CLS550 that produces 402 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. Overall, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is a stellar vehicle that definitely competes with segment rivals like the Porsche Panamera S and Audi A7.




Full Review

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class boasts interior refinement and safety equipment as the biggest highlights across all models, with significant upgrades made in both areas. Although this years model lacks improvements to the vehicles exterior finish, this energy was instead redirected to lining the cabin with the most premium materials like leather and wood trim, and updating the touchscreen display to feature more modern components. There are also ample safety technologies, both active and passive, that are specifically designed to protect all occupants in your fast-moving vehicle. Under the hood of these models are also powerful engines that boast great acceleration and handling. As it stands, the CLS-Class is a worthy competitor with more strengths than weaknesses.

This four-door coupe highlights an all-around distinctive outer body that is sure to turn heads with minor modifications made primarily to the front end. The fascia is noticeably restyled with a larger, more ominous big-star grille and optional full LED headlamps. But for the most part, the new CLS-Class keeps its signature roofline and shapely cabin, coupled with a flowing, uninterrupted form that extends rearward. It’s a more muscular fastback profile, featuring more sharply sculpted bodylines that harbour in the coupe territory with a longer hood and shorter overhangs. Deservingly given the title of “four-door coupe,” this Mercedes is incredibly attractive and takes on many aesthetic aspects of typically seen in the smaller vehicle.

On the inside, however, is a surprisingly sporty design that results in less headroom and legroom, but overall contributes to the upscale vibe of this cabin. The interior is also distinctively lavish, exhibiting a great attention to detail in the realms of dash design, seat and door panel stitching, and the unique wood trim colours and textures that encompass occupants with style and grace. Standard leather seats are also heavily bolstered and designed for both sport driving and long-distance cruising.

Technology is also a big highlight in this comfortable cabin, as the center stack is designed specifically with the driver in mind and features tons of components that are sure to keep you engaged. Though the CLS400 only comes with an eight-inch audio display screen with minimal functionality, the CLS550 is outfitted with a navigation system and 14-speaker Harman-Kordon sound system for your enjoyment. There’s also multi-coloured ambient lighting that effectively sets the mood for your driving environment, depending on your preference. Optional features in the CLS-Class include heated and ventilated front seats, an electric trunk closer and a rear view camera.

Drivetrain varies by model, but across the lineup are powerful and incredibly dynamic engines that bring enjoyment and engagement to this midsize luxury fastback. Under the hood of the CLS400 is a 3.0-litre twin turbocharged V6 engine that produces 329 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. The unit is paired with standard seven-speed automatic transmission and runs on rear-wheel drive, offering 14.1 litres per 100 kilometres city and 9.4 litres per 100 kilometres highway. The CLS400 notably provides more power than entry-level models of the Audi A7 and BMW Gran Touring. Conversely, the CLS550 features a 4.7-litre twin turbocharged V8 engine that produces 402 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. Paired with rear-wheel drive and a nine-speed automatic transmission that comes new this year, this unit is likewise rated at 16.6 litres per 100 kilometres city and 10.9 litres per 100 kilometres highway. On this drivetrain, power delivery is smooth and constant and is matched with quick and seamless shifts. Across CLS models are powerful engines that make this vehicle very pleasant to drive.

Mercedes-Benz is especially known for its safety features and thus equips the CLS-Class with numerous provisions that are designed to assist and protect all occupants in this four-door coupe. Standard across models is the Attention Assist drowsiness monitor, which triggers an audible warning and display message when the system notices erratic steering. Optionally available are numerous driver-assist technologies such as Adaptive Highbeam Assist, Distronic PLUS cruise control, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Parktronic With Advanced Parking Assist, and Night View Assist PLUS with Pedestrian Detection.

As it stands, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is destined to please luxury car drivers seeking the best of both worlds within the four-door coupe fastback. With a smoothly refined outer body and a meticulously detailed interior cabin, along with some amazing powertrain options – it’s hard to find a better performance-oriented luxury vehicle than this. 

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
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Rating: 8.7 / 10



Trim / StyleMSRPEst. Monthly PaymentAverage PriceInvoice Price
CLS 400 4MATIC$77,100 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
CLS 550 4MATIC$88,400 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
CLS 63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC$125,900 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price

Latest Incentives

February 01, 2017 thru February 28, 2017
Cash
Trim / StyleMSRPCash Incentive before taxCash Incentive after tax
CLS 400 4MATIC$77,100$5,000$0
CLS 550 4MATIC$88,400$10,000$0
CLS 63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC$125,900$10,000$0
Finance
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
CLS 400 4MATIC$3,500$02.90%2.90%2.90%2.90%3.90%N/AN/A
CLS 550 4MATIC$7,000$02.90%2.90%2.90%2.90%3.90%N/AN/A
CLS 63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC$7,000$02.90%2.90%2.90%2.90%3.90%N/AN/A
Lease
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
CLS 400 4MATIC$0$0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
CLS 550 4MATIC$0$0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
CLS 63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC$0$0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

General Specs

Engine 3.0000 L
Horsepower @RPM329
Fuel TypePremium Unleaded
Body typeSedan
Number of Doors4
Passenger4
Drive Train4X4 Wheel Drive
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Power and Performance:

The CLS400 is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 engine that makes 329 horsepower and 354 lb-ft. of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission, and Mercedes' 4MATIC all-wheel drive system is available at an extra cost. Gas mileage checks in at 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The CLS550 is powered by an impressive 4.6-liter V8 that relies on twin turbochargers to make 402 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. Both rear- and all-wheel drive models shift through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The V8-powered CLS reaches 60 mph from a stop in less than five seconds. It returns 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.

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Interiors and Special Features:

Inside, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS coupe offers all the lavishness and technology one would expect at this price point. Elevated levels of detail can be found in the dash design, the intricate stitching on the seats and door panels, and the unique wood trim colors and textures. The CLS' cockpit is defined by near-perfect ergonomics and a solid, tactile feel. Seats are highly bolstered and designed for both spirited driving and long-distance cruising. However, don't look for matching comfort in the rear-seat area, where both headroom and legroom are in short supply.

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Safety features:

Available driver-assist technologies include Adaptive Highbeam Assist, Distronic PLUS cruise control, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Parktronic with Advanced Parking Assist, and Night View Assist PLUS with Pedestrian Detection. The CLS63 AMG S 4Matic can be equipped with carbon-ceramic brakes and Bang & Olufsen audio.

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Audio

9 speakers
MP3 player
6-disc DVD changer in dashboard
Remote audio controls: steering wheel mounted
Diversity antenna
Audio system with 6 CDs, AM/FM radio, digital radio, satellite radio and digital media card (reads MP3 format) and colour screen
Antenna
Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front and USB front

Body Exterior

Chrome/bright trim around side windows

Brakes

Electronic brake distribution
Hill holder
4 disc brakes (4 ventilated)
Brake assist with preview
Brake assist system
ABS

Bumpers

Painted front and rear bumpers
Front and rear bumpers

Cargo area

Load restraint: net

Charges

Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00
Delivery/freight charge: $ 2,075.00

Convenience

Cruise control
Vehicle start button
4 passenger assist handles
Parking assistance: Fully automatic for rear parking
Parktronic front radar parking distance sensors, parktronic rear radar & camera parking distance sensors
Internal Hard Drive : 80.00 GB storage
2 12V in front, 1 12V in rear, 1 12V in cargo area
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror
Driver modes includes engine mapping
WiFi network
Built-in Apps
Apps control
Text to speech / speech to text
DVD
Voice activating system; includes radio, phone and naviagtion system
Coming home device
SmartKey smart key: ; includes memory seat
Cargo area light
Front and rear reading lights
Garage door opener
Entertainment display screen located in front ; includes DVD 12.3
Front and rear ashtray
Bluetooth ; includes phone connection and includes music streaming
Remote control trunk/hatch release
HDD navigation system: 3D and voice info with traffic info ; includes 12.3-in. colour screen
Cigar lighter in front seats
Memorized adjustment: includes door mirror position and steering wheel position

Dimensions

External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,937, overall width (mm): 1,901, overall height (mm): 1,418, wheelbase (mm): 2,874, front track (mm): 1,598, rear track (mm): 1,628 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 11,551
Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 937, rear headroom (mm): 917, front hip room (mm): 1,472, rear hip room (mm): 1,464, front leg room (mm): 1,070, rear leg room (mm): 888, front shoulder room (mm): 1,450 and rear shoulder room (mm): 1,435
Cargo capacity(in litres): all seats in place: 520

Doors

Body colour exterior door handles
Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger and rear passenger : front hinged

Engine

Engine: 3.0L V 6 DOHC with VVT
Turbocharged
Start/Stop
Emissions data: CO2: 4,821 kg/yr

Engine Performance

Performance: maximum speed (km/h): 210 and acceleration 0-100 km/h (secs): 5.3
Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 12.1 ; highway= 8.5 ; combined= 10.5 ;
Power: 329 hp @ 5,250 rpm; 354 ft lb of torque @ 1,200 rpm

Fuel

Fuel: premium unleaded ( 91 octane)
Fuel tank: 80 litre capacity
Fuel system: gasoline direct injection

Instrumentation

Multi-function display screen 12.3 and 2
Main dashboard display
Tachometer
External temperature
Trip computer: includes avg speed, avg fuel econ, current fuel econ and fuel range
Compass
Low tire pressure monitor displays pressure
Service interval indicator

Interior Trim

Luxury trim: alloy/leather on shifter, wood/woodgrain on center floor console, wood/leather on doors, wood/woodgrain on dashboard and none
Floor covering: none
Floor mats
Carpet floor mats

Lights

Door entry light
LED brake lights, low beam, side indicator lights, day time running lights and rear lights
Daytime running lights
Directional headlight control with dusk sensor
Headlights: LED with projector beam lens halogen
Rear fog lights

Locks

Anti-theft protection
Remote keyless power locks ; includes power windows and automatic locking
Anti-theft protection includes: anti-lift
Immobilizer

Paint

Metallic paint

Roof

Remote glass sunroof ; includes tilting function, sliding function, sunshade and one-touch opening

Safety

Driver knee airbags
LATCH
Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag
Airbags 9
Active seatback front
2 active height adjustable head restraints for front seats ; power adjustable, 2 head restraints for rear seats
Front and rear side airbags
Hip airbag front
Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger
Lane departure warning
PRE-SAFE collision warning systemfeatures: seat belt activation, 0 km/h min speed activation and visual/acoustic warning
Overtaking sensor
Rear seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger
Front to rear curtain airbags

Seats

Seating: 4 passengers
Front driver seat and Front passenger seat : heated, bucket with 5 power adjustments ; details: memorized height, memorized lumbar, memorized tilt and memorized thigh support
Rear seat centre armrest
Rear seats: split-folding bench/sports with seating for two
Seat upholstery: leather
Front seat centre armrest

Service

Intermediate service 15,000 and 9,321

Steering

Vehicle speed proportional power steering type with variable rack
Alloy & leather multi-function steering wheel ; includes power adjustment, height adjustment, telescopic adjustment and easy entry

Storage

Refrigerated storage: ventilated compartment in glove box
Refrigerated storage: in glove box
Cupholders in front row and rear seats
Full floor console with covered storage

Suspension

Responsive suspensionfeatures: mechanical-control
Independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent rear multi-link suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs

Transmission

Electronic traction control
Transmission: 7G-TRONIC PLUS 7-speed automatic w/manual mode ; incl. paddle shifters
Electronic traction control (via ABS & engine management)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) stability control
2.650:1 axle ratio
Centre limited slip differential
4MATIC full-time 4WD drive

Ventilation

Ventilation system with cabin filter, automatic recirculation and active carbon filter
Passenger seat secondary ventilation controls
Air conditioning with automatic control, dual-zone

Version

Date introduced:
Trim level:
Data completeness
Version information 30 Jul 2015
Powertrain type : combustion
4-door coupe

Visibility

Rear window with defroster
Windshield wipers with automatic intermittent wipe and rain sensor
Front and rear power windows with 2 express
Heated washer
Laminated side windows
Tinted glass
Electrically foldable mirrors
Driver door mirror: auto-dimming, heated, body colour, power adjustable with indicator lights, passenger door mirror: heated, body colour, power adjustable with automatic tilting for reverse and indicator lights
Auto-dimming rear view mirror
Power electrically foldable mirrors

Warranty

Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Paint warranty: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Anti-corrosion warranty: 60 months/ Unlimited km
Warranty powertrain - Total: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Warranty powertrain - OEM 48, 80,000 and 49,710
Warranty whole vehicle - OEM 48, 80,000 and 49,710
Roadside assistance warranty: 48 months/ Unlimited km

Weights

Weights: published curb weight (kg): 1,835 and Manufacturer’s own

Wheels

Front conventional tires 255/40/Y, rear conventional tires 285/35/Y
Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim
Front alloy wheels: 18"x 8.5", rear alloy wheels: 18"x 9.5"

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