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Brand New 18 Mercedes-Benz ClsCLS 350d 4Matic AMG Line 4dr 9G-Tronic

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From £58,820
£5999 deposit
£639 per month
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active park assistAnalogue clock
Attention assistBrake wear warning light
Cockpit display 12.3" widescreen digital instrument clusterCollision prevention assist plus
Cruise control + speed limiterDYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)
Front and rear parking sensorsMercedes connect me
Multi function trip computerOutside temperature gauge
Remote boot releaseReversing camera
SD card satellite navigation systemService indicator (ASSYST)
Speed limit assistSpeed sensitive power steering
Status display for rear seat belts in instrument clusterStop/start button
Touchpad with control wheel 

Entertainment

2 USB ports in centre consoleAudio 20 with USB, touchpad and control wheel with Media Interface with Bluetooth interface and hands-free function
DAB Digital radioHigh resolution 12.3" multimedia colour display
SD card slot 

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsAMG bodystyling front and rear aprons and side skirts in polished aluminium
Body colour door mirrorsBody coloured bumpers
Chrome door handlesElectric adjustable heated door mirrors
Electric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinchHeadlight washers
Heated windscreen wash systemLED daytime running lights
LED rear lightsMulti beam intelligent light system with adaptive high beam assist plus and ultra range high beam
Polished aluminium waistlinePre-installation for roof rail systems
Radiator grille with integral star and 1 louvre in matt iridium silver with chrome trimRadio aerial in rear window
Rain sensor windscreen wipersSide windows surround in polished aluminium
Sports tyres with noise reducing absorberTinted glass
Visible twin exhaust tailpipe in bumper 

Interior Features

2 way rear head restraints3 rear seats
3 spoke flat bottom multi function steering wheel trimmed in black nappa leather with touch control buttons4 way adjustable front head restraints
40/20/40 split folding rear seats64 colour Ambient lighting
AMG floormatsAMG sports seats
Artico leather upper dash trim with contrast stitchingAuto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
Black roof linerCentre armrest and door handle illumination
Chrome door pinsDual zone climate control
Front and rear door pocketsFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Front cupholdersHeated front seats
Height/reach adjust steering wheelInterior rear light/integral reading lights
Isofix rear child seat fasteningsLeather gear knob
Leather upholsteryLockable/illuminated air conditioned glovebox
Multi function steering wheelOverhead console with sunglasses holder
Partial electric front seatsRear armrest with storage + cupholders
Rear courtesy lightsSeat occupancy sensor for front passenger seat
Sports pedals with stainless steel surfaces and rubber studsSteering wheel gearshift paddles
Steering wheel touch control buttons for audio and onboard settingsStorage compartment under load area floor
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsWelcome lighting

Packs

Mirror pack - CLSSeat Comfort Pack - CLS
Stowage Pack - CLS 

Safety

3 point seatbeltsABS
Active bonnet pedestrian safety measureAdaptive Brake System with HOLD function and brake drying in the wet
Brake callipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering + perforated brake discsChild proof door locks
Crash sensor (auto door unlocking)Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbagElectronic parking brake
Electronic Stability ProgrammeFront and rear curtain airbags
Front side airbagsHill start assist
Pre-Safe anticipatory safety systemRear seatbelt warning indicator
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle and first aid kit
Window airbags 

Security

Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliserChrome surround electric key
Keyless Go access/ignition systemLocking wheel bolts
Remote central locking 

Technical

25 litre AdBlue tank66 litre fuel tank
Agility control lowered suspension with selective damping systemDiesel particulate filter
Incorrect fuelling protection 

Trim

Open pore grey ash wood centre consoleOpen pore grey ash wood dashboard and door trim
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.117CO2 (g/km)156
HC+NOx0.065Noise Level dB(A)70
NOx0.048Particles0.002
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2925Compression Ratio15.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)92.3
Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTHFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears9 SPEEDNumber of Valves24
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)48.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)54.3EC Urban (mpg)41.5

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC2.9
Badge Power286Coin Descriptiond 4Matic
Coin SeriesAMG LineInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0749E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage15500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)5.7Engine Power - BHP286
Engine Power - KW210Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4600Engine Torque - LBS.FT443
Engine Torque - MKG61.2Engine Torque - NM600
Engine Torque - RPM1200Top Speed155

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front245/40 R19
Tyre Size Rear275/35 R19Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleAMG 5 TWIN SPOKEWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1436Length4996
Wheelbase2939Width1896
Width (including mirrors)2069 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)66Gross Vehicle Weight2545
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)520Max. Loading Weight610
Max. Roof Load100Max. Towing Weight - Braked1900
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1935
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.9
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Mercedes-Benz CLS

The MK3 model Mercedes CLS is a four-door coupe that offers a more desirable alternative to that full-sized executive saloon you might have been considering. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The Mercedes CLS was the original 'Gran Turismo'-style four-door coupe model in the full-sized Executive segment and its always been the only choice if you only want four doors in a model of this sort. This third generation version reprises much of the style of the original and showcases the brand's most cutting-edge engine technology.

Background

There are some cars that don't need to try very hard to justify their place in the overall scheme of things. Other rivals might do things better when you examine the numbers, but this rare cadre of vehicles thrive merely because they're beautiful things to own. On the face of it, there's nothing a Mercedes-Benz CLS does that's significantly superior to a garden-variety E-Class, but just look at the thing. It's a car most would love to own. The first generation CLS appeared in 2003 and lasted for eight years, pioneering the 'Gran Turismo' part of the executive segment later taken up by five-door rivals like the Audi A7 Sportback and the BMW 5 Series GT. The second generation CLS model launched in 2011 didn't look quite as extreme, but was better in virtually every other regard. The pace of development at Mercedes is utterly breathtaking and many of the systems developed for the latest C, E and S-Class models now find their way into this MK3 model CLS-Class line up.

Driving Experience

As expected, both the 350d and 400d CLS models both come with the new in-line six-cylinder diesel engine that Mercedes first launched in the revised S-Class saloon. It produces 286bhp and 600Nm of pulling power in the 350d and 340bhp and 700Nm of torque in the 400d. The 350d variant can sprint from rest to 62 mph in 5.7 seconds, while the 400d takes five seconds. Both have an electronically limited top speed of 155mph. The CLS 350 features a four cylinder petrol unit putting out 299hp and 400Nm using the brand's clever EQ Boost technology, consisting of a 48 volt inline starter generator. Next up is the CLS 450, which uses a six cylinder engine, this one a 3.0-litre in-line biturbo petrol unit also with EQ boost. It has an output of 367bhp and 500Nm of torque, with an extra 250Nm and 22bhp available thanks to the EQ system. It can travel from standstill to 62mph in 4.8 seconds and has a top speed of 155mph. 4MATIC all-wheel-drive comes as standard across the range. Plus you can have 'AIR BODY CONTROL' air suspension. More technology is provided by the optional autonomous driving set-up that when activated, allows the car to pretty much drive itself, working with the adaptive cruise control and active steering systems to keep this CLS rolling in its chosen lane at any chosen speed up to 130mph.

Design and Build

There was a certain delicacy to the styling of the first CLS. It was almost as if a basic shape was decided on early in the design process and then all the details and extraneous gewgaws were pared back. Less really was more. The second generation model decided that more was, after all, more. The styling was busier with a more muscular bulge to its wheel arches and a front end that was more pit bull than its slightly feline predecessor. This MK3 model is classier and more desirable, its character marked by a forward-slanting front section and a grille contour that widens towards the base. Other features include wide, low-set headlamps and two-section tail lights. At first glance, you'll take in the arching waistline, the flat side window lines and low roofline, all contributing to a Cd value of 0.26 that's positive proof of this design's sleek aerodynamics. Inside, it feels more spacious than the previous model and, as with the latest E-Class and -Class models, the brand delivers a 'widescreen cockpit' design that sees two 12.3inch displays arranged beneath a shared, continuous glass cover. Move to the back and you'll find that this CLS Coupe is a five-seater for the first time. When required the backrests can be folded down in a 40/20/40 ratio, expanding the generous 520litre luggage compartment.

Market and Model

Prices start from around £57,500 for the entry-level CLS 350d 4MATIC 'AMG Line' variant. The CLS 400d 4MATIC 'AMG Line' derivative is priced from around £60,500, while the petrol-powered CLS 450 4MATIC 'AMG Line' costs just over £57,500. 'AMG Line' is the only trim level available and comes with comprehensive standard equipment including 19-inch alloy wheels, a parking package including a reversing camera, full leather upholstery and 40:20:40 split folding rear seats. Up-front, there's a 12.3-inch infotainment screen with 'Audio 20' multimedia monitor and a fully digitalised 12.3-inch cockpit display. Plus you get ambient lighting with a choice of 64 colours, Agility Control suspension and of course a DAB radio. Most buyers will probably go for the 'Premium Plus' equipment line for just under £4,000 more that gives you keyless entry, a seat memory package including electrically adjustable front seats and steering wheel, a Burmester surround sound system, a 360?? camera, the 'Comand Online' infotainment system and an electric sliding sunroof. A 'Driving Assistance Plus' package is optionally available for around £1,700 if you want the elements of semi-autonomous driving that Mercedes can now offer. That includes route-based speed adaptation - meaning the vehicle can detect upcoming junctions and roundabouts and adjust its speed accordingly.

Cost of Ownership

The CLS has often been chosen by those looking for a sleek and powerful-looking car that won't break the bank to run. The reason why? You can get some very economical diesels and these days the CLS 350d offers the best economy of any CLS model to date. Compare it to the original MK2 model CLS 320 CDI and it's a bit of a revelation. Where the original CLS diesel returned 37mpg on the combined cycle and emitted 200g/km, this one nets you 48.7mpg (combined) and emits 156g/km of CO2. The 400d CLS variant delivers 47.9mpg and emits 156g/km of CO2. Even the 367bhp CLS 450 petrol model returns a creditable 36.2mpg, with emissions rated at a modest 184g/km. The desirability of the CLS helps it perform strongly on the used market and the diesel-engined cars are the most sought after. Comparatively rare cars with evocative styling rarely fall out of bed by the time owners come to sell them on and this is no exception. Servicing is not cheap however and the car's coupe status hardly encourages generosity from the insurance industry.

Summary

There wasn't much wrong with the previous second generation CLS, so not too much needed to be done to fix this MK3 model. The introduction of class leadingly-efficient six cylinder engines represents the key change. That and styling that rests a good deal easier on the eye than it did before. Ultimately then, this is for self-made business people an appropriate reward for a lifetime's endeavour - and a very complete car indeed, provided you can afford its significant price tag. Once upon a time, people like this could admire a Mercedes, aspire to ownership, or respect what it did but they rarely formed an emotional bond with one. But then the CLS arrived and changed all that. As it still does.

Performance
80%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
90%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
80%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
60%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£639
Deposit£5999
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate5.3%
Cash price£58,820
Arnold Clark deposit£7107.53
Credit amount£45,713.47
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£22,400
Total amount payable£66,188.53
Contract mileage40,000
Excess mileage charge20.0p per mile
Representative APR5.4%
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