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2016 (16) Mercedes-Benz ClsCLS 220 BlueTEC AMG Line 5dr 7G-Tronic

Mercedes-Benz of Aberdeen

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active park assist with parktronic systemAttention assist
Automatic tailgate openingBluetooth interface for hands free telephone
Collision prevention assist plusCOMAND online HDD Nav with media interface, radio/CD/DVD/MP3, 8" screen, linguatronic voice control, 10GB music register, memory card slot
Multi function trip computerOutside temperature gauge
Service indicator (ASSYST PLUS)Speed sensitive power steering
Speedtronic cruise control 

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioSD card slot
USB/aux input socket 

Exterior Features

AMG bodystylingAuto dimming door mirrors
Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic headlights with high beam assist
Body coloured bumpersChrome door handles
Elec heated + adjust door mirrorsElectric folding door mirrors
Electric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinchHeadlight washers
Heated windscreen wash systemIntelligent LED headlight system with active cornering lights
LED daytime running lightsLED rear lights
Radiator grille with integral star and 1 louvre in diamond designRain sensor windscreen wipers
Rear wiperTinted glass
Visible twin exhaust tailpipe in bumper 

Interior Features

3 rear headrests3 spoke flat bottom AMG steering wheel in nappa leather
Adjustable lumbar supportAmbient lighting
AMG floormatsAMG sports seats
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensorCentre armrest and door handle illumination
Courtesy light switch-on with door unlockingDual zone climate control
Front and rear door pocketsFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Front cupholdersFront height/angle adjust neck pro active head restraints
Front seat back map pocketsHeated front seats
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated glovebox
Interior rear light/integral reading lightsIsofix rear child seat fastenings
Leather gear knobLoad compartment cover
Lockable gloveboxMulti function steering wheel
Partial electric front seatsRear armrest with storage + cupholders
Sports pedals with stainless steel surfaces and rubber studsSteering wheel gearshift paddles
Storage compartment under load area floorSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS with Brake Assist
Adaptive brake systemBrake callipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering + perforated brake discs
Child proof door locksDrivers knee airbag
Dual stage Driver/Passenger AirbagsESP with ASR
Front and rear curtain airbagsFront side airbags
Hill start assistPre-Safe anticipatory safety system
Rear seatbelt warning indicatorSports braking system
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliserLocking wheel bolts
Remote central locking 

Technical

Diesel particulate filterSelf levelling rear air suspension

Wheels

19" AMG multi spoke alloy wheels titanium greyTyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.143CO2 (g/km)132
HC0.045HC+NOx0.058
Noise Level dB(A)73NOx0.043
Particles0.001Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2143Compression Ratio16.2:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)83Cylinders - Stroke (mm)99
Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTHFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears7 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)56.5EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)64.2EC Urban (mpg)46.3

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC2.1
Badge Power177Coin DescriptionBlueTEC
Coin SeriesAMG LineInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0737E
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)8.8Engine Power - BHP177
Engine Power - KW130Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3200Engine Torque - LBS.FT295
Engine Torque - MKG41Engine Torque - NM400
Engine Torque - RPM1400Top Speed133

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front255/35 R19
Tyre Size Rear285/30 R19Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleAMG 10 SPOKEWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1419Length4953
Wheelbase2874Width1881
Width (including mirrors)2075 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)59Gross Vehicle Weight2370
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1550Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)590
Max. Loading Weight525Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2100Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1845No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.18
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

BY ANDY ENRIGHT

Introduction

When it comes to buttoned-down saloon car rectitude, Mercedes-Benz has the market taped. Leave aside the gut-wrenchingly rapid AMG models and it has to be said that the C-Class, E-Class and S-Class models are about as straight as they come. It's easy to imagine senior suits in Stuttgart intoning that "For the saloon car, we have a procedure. The procedure must not be deviated from. Deviation will not be tolerated." Quite how the CLS slipped through the net is anyone's guess, but here's a car that takes the saloon car book of conventions, rips it to shreds and dances on the tatters. As a used buy, it's one of the most interesting saloon choices around.

History

The underpinnings of the CLS are never quite as radical as the banana styling would suggest, being ostensibly an E-Class chassis down below. This is no bad thing, the E-Class having improved beyond measure prior to the emergence of the CLS, but it's also a very clever piece of marketing from Mercedes. Ask most potential purchasers - and a good few owners - of the CLS and they'd take the S in the title as suggesting it's built on the bones of an S Class. Close, but no cigar. The basic CLS shape was first displayed at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show, dubbed the Vision CLS Concept. Mercedes was swamped with requests and speculative letters of intent should they ever decide to put the car into production. The hopes of enthusiasts were realised in 2004 when the car was displayed in virtual production-ready form at the New York Auto Show. Later that year, the CLS55 AMG hot rod was unveiled at Paris and the cars arrived in dealers in late April 2005. The range comprised the CLS350, the CLS500 and the CLS55 AMG petrol models as well as the CLS320CDI diesel. The racy CLS55 AMG was not long for this world, replaced in short order by the big capacity, naturally-aspirated CLS63 AMG in July 2006.

What You Get

Walk around a CLS and - if you're a student of automotive design - you may well feel a gnawing sense of unease. What is it about this car that's so unusual? Yes, a four-door coupe isn't exactly conventional but that isn't it. After a while the realisation dawns that the CLS just plain doesn't seem like a German car. History has taught us that German cars feature clean, pragmatic styling. Even the more extrovert and successful German designs, such as Audi's TT, have a pared-down industrial hygiene about their bodywork. The CLS is different insofar that it is unashamedly Baroque, with an attention-seeking ostentation suffused throughout it. In short, this car looks American. The suspicion is well-founded, the CLS being largely the work of American stylist Michael Fink. It almost looks like an evolution of a Los Angeleno low rider from the late fifties and was always destined to be a very hot ticket in Mercedes' biggest export market. It's difficult to take in all of the details of the CLS styling at one go. The way the twin swage lines that run along the flanks become the leading edge of the front wheelarch is beautifully resolved and the big L-shaped front lights mark a welcome departure from the gawky 'peanut' headlamps seen on so many contemporary Benzes. Even the door handles look like something from an Art Deco design exhibition. Open the door and the surprises continue. In true coupe fashion, the CLS features frameless glass, the windows dropping a centimetre or so as you pull the handle. It's also a long way down to the driver's seat. Stand next to the CLS and you'll soon realise that it's a good deal lower than either a CL or a CLK coupe, the two big hitters of Mercedes' coupe range. The cabin is like no Benz currently offered, the fascia being particularly reminiscent of modern Jaguars. A vast plank of wood runs across the dashboard, punctuated by the ventilation controls and a deeply sunk instrument binnacle. If imitation truly is the sincerest form of flattery, then Jaguar should be coyly blushing.

What to Look For

Trade pundits advise buyers to seek out AMG alloys and leather upholstery while avoiding dull non-metallic colours for easy selling on. White cars have staged a bit of a recovery of late but don't be tempted for a white CLS - they look dreadful. Yellow should also be given a wide berth unless you want your car to look like a ballistic banana. Buying from a franchised dealership is undeniably expensive, but the selection will be good and this route should take the worry out of purchasing a CLS. Going this route also entitles you to Mercedes' helpful PCP finance scheme and an impressive back-up package of after-sales benefits.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on an 2005 CLS350) A starter motor will be about £265 and a radiator around £275 while an alternator is around £325. Brake pads are about £86 for the front and £55 for the rear. A replacement headlamp is £440.

On the Road

The CLS is a four-seater only, with a chunky transmission tunnel dividing the two rear seats. It's easy to forget that there's an additional set of doors at the back, despite Mercedes not adopting Alfa Romeo's clever hidden handle feature. Once opened, taller passengers will have to watch their heads as they climb in, but the legroom isn't bad at all. Compared to its closest rival, BMW's 6 Series, the CLS is a far more practical proposition. Headroom in the back is 37mm down on the E-Class saloon but is far from problematic although the high waistline gives a slightly claustrophobic feel. The fact that it's easy to get in and out of the back helps here. The smallest petrol powerplant is no slouch, being a 268bhp 3.5-litre V8. This has proved the most popular model and although Mercedes claimed to be aiming at 30,000 CLS sales across the globe in 2005, company insiders claim that the car actually shifted more than 50,000 units. The CLS350 will get to 60mph in under 7 seconds and run on to an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph, which means that it's quick enough to keep a BMW 630i honest. The CO2 emissions are pegged at a relatively saintly 217g/km and a combined fuel figure of 31mpg is good news for those who don't want to be saddled with a gas-guzzler. If you've got a little more money to throw at a CLS, you may well be tempted by the V8-engined CLS500. Here you get a couple of extra cylinders, a fraction better refinement and acceleration which seems a rather questionable return on what is the thick end of a £10,000 premium. If you really hanker after a CLS that will lift its skirts and fly, best go for the CLS63 AMG version. The sole diesel option, the 224bhp 320CDI, can hit 60mph in under 7s and with 540Nm, it feels quicker in real world driving than the 350. Fuel economy of 37.2mpg is not to be sniffed at.

Overall

There aren't too many saloon cars - even in this price bracket - that give you a real buzz of excitement to own. Yes, there are quicker saloons that rely on brute force to supply the thrills but the Mercedes CLS operates on a subtler plane. As a used buy, it may still be a year or two before it starts to attain true bargain status but an '04 CLS350 would make a very tempting alternative to something newer but less charismatic.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
50%
Styling
80%
Build
60%
Value
60%
Equipment
60%
Economy
60%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
60%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

** 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.

Mercedes-Benz of Aberdeen

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