2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS | new car review

Posted on Jun 19, 2009 by

When Mercedes launched the CLS Class they asserted that they were inaugurating a whole new class of automobile. Now, two years on, it is difficult to define a competitor. The CLS combines the elegance and dynamism of a coupé with the comfort and practicality of a sedan. Spaciousness and day-to-day practicality are at the level of a sedan, while the design lines possess the emotionally charged character of a coupé.

This is a Mercedes like no other. Distinctive in appearance, its appeal lies in a long raked rear window and a razor sharp coachline that runs from front wheel arch to the rear lights. The result is smaller rear side windows but lots more passenger space than you would expect to find in a car of this shape and size. Inside you will find all of the built-in creature comforts and safety features that define modern Mercedes.

For the driver, the CL comes with a range of engines that will suit most tastes and needs. The CLS 350, for instance, is equipped with a V6 engine that was newly developed for it and which has a best-in-class output of 272 bhp and delivers its maximum torque of 350 Newton metres at a mere 2400 rpm. The six-cylinder sedan-coupé accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h in seven seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 250 km/h. The lively V6 engine harmonises with the ’s seven-speed automatic transmission (7G-TRONIC), which comes standard. The CL500 is equipped with a significantly more powerful 5.5 litre V8, while the CLS63 AMG delivers stratospheric power from its 6.3 litre V12.

 

 

Body TypeSedan
Price (in AED)295,000-485,000
Engine Size (litre)3.55.56.3
Power (bhp)272388514
Torque (Nm)350530630
Transmission7A7A7A

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