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2014 (64) Mercedes-Benz ClsCLS 350 BlueTEC AMG Line Pre Plus 4dr 9G-Tronic

Mercedes-Benz of Inverness
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active park assist with parktronic systemAttention assist
Bluetooth interface for hands free telephoneCollision prevention assist
COMAND online HDD Nav with media interface, radio/CD/DVD/MP3, 8" screen, linguatronic voice control, 10GB music register, memory card slotMulti function trip computer
Outside temperature gaugeRemote boot release
Service indicator (ASSYST PLUS)Speed sensitive power steering
Speedtronic cruise control 


DAB Digital radioHarman Kardon sound system with 14 speakers and amplifier
USB/aux input socket 

Exterior Features

AMG bodystylingAuto dimming door mirrors
Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic headlights with high beam assist
Body coloured bumpersElec heated + adjust door mirrors
Electric folding door mirrorsElectric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinch
Electric glass sunroofHeadlight 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
Tinted glassVisible twin exhaust tailpipe in bumper

Interior Features

2 rear head restraints3 spoke flat bottom AMG steering wheel in nappa leather
Adjustable lumbar supportAmbient lighting
AMG floormatsAuto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
Centre armrest and door handle illuminationCourtesy light switch-on with door unlocking
Dual zone climate controlEasy-pack folding rear seat backrests
Front centre armrest with storage compartmentFront cupholders
Front height/angle adjust neck pro active head restraintsHeated front seats
Height/reach adjust steering wheelInterior rear light/integral reading lights
Isofix rear child seat fasteningsMulti function steering wheel
Rear armrest with storage + cupholdersSports pedals with stainless steel surfaces and rubber studs
Steering wheel gearshift paddlesSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors


Memory pack A - CLS 


ABS with Brake AssistAdaptive brake system
Brake calipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering + perforated brake discsDrivers 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


Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliserKeyless Go access/ignition system
Locking wheel boltsRemote central locking


Diesel particulate filter 


Tyre 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

CO0.402CO2 (g/km)142
HC+NOx0.087Noise Level dB(A)72
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2987Compression Ratio15.5:1
Cylinder LayoutV6Cylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)83Cylinders - Stroke (mm)92
Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTHFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears9 SPEEDNumber of Valves24

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)52.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)58.9EC Urban (mpg)44.1


AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC3.0
Badge Power258Coin DescriptionBlueTEC
Coin SeriesAMG Line [Pre Plus]Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0748A
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage15500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 


0 to 62 mph (secs)6.5Engine Power - BHP258
Engine Power - KW190Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3600Engine Torque - LBS.FT457
Engine Torque - MKG63Engine Torque - NM620
Engine Torque - RPM1600Top Speed155


Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front255/35 R19Tyre Size Rear285/30 R19
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleAMG 10 SPOKE
Wheel Type19" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)2075 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)59Gross Vehicle Weight2330
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)475Max. Loading Weight485
Max. Roof Load100Minimum Kerbweight1845
No. of Seats4Turning 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 Jonathan Crouch


Let's see if this is you. You've done pretty well in life and you've earned the right to a prestigious executive car. You'd rather like a Mercedes-Benz - but not a dull-looking one like the guy over the road drives. If that three-pointed star could be mounted on the bonnet of something that cuts more of a dash - something a little more cutting edge - you'd be interested. And you'd be Mercedes CLS-Class target market. A cross between saloon and a coupe, this model has long pioneered an appealing niche within the executive sector as a highly distinctive proposition with comfortable room for four but styling that suggests otherwise. Though extremely refined and silky smooth on the road, it also has a subtly sportier flavour than the E-Class on which it's based, especially in the faster, more efficient and more sophisticated improved second generation form we look at here as a potential used buy.


It sounds a simple concept: combining the elegance and dynamism of a coupe with the comfort and functionality of a saloon. This car though, was the first to perfect it - the Mercedes CLS-Class. It's been around since 2004, with this second generation version launched in 2011, before being further perfected in the improved form we're going to look at here, which was introduced in 2014. It sold until the new MK3 version arrived in early 2018 and buyers were offered four-door coupe and 'Shooting Brake' estate body styles.

What You Get

There's a choice of either a booted four-door 'Coupe' bodystyle or the avant garde 'Shooting Brake' estate version. Either way, under the skin, the CLS remains essentially a conventional Mercedes E-Class executive model beneath sweeping bodywork that leaves it slightly lower and longer. In MK2 guise, its proportions stayed the much same as before, the original version's distinctive long bonnet, narrow-look side windows and dynamic roofline sweeping back towards the rear all being carried over. Yet at the same time, Mercedes changed quite a lot for this second generation version, these improvements relating not only to style but also to substance. Many of the panels on the MK2 CLS are crafted from aluminium, not just to copy the rival Audi A7 Sportback but primarily to achieve the lightness necessary for this car to be faster, yet more frugal than its predecessor. Actually, as it happens, it's almost exactly the same weight as the original 2004-vintage version, but given that this second generation model is not only longer and wider but also packed with extra hi-tech equipment, that's no mean feat. Significant in their contribution here have been the frameless aluminium doors, a full 24kgs less hefty than those of the MK1 model, which means they can be opened and closed more easily, especially on an incline. With all this going on outside, you could perhaps have excused Mercedes for taking the easy way out and simply sticking an E-Class interior in the cabin. In the first generation CLS, they probably should have done just that, for the vast plank of wood that ran across its dashboard wasn't the car's most appealing feature. Here though, a much classier result has been achieved that fully justifies the high prices being asked, a cabin even the crassest vulgarian wouldn't be able to ruin with extrovert choices from the endless options list. As for luggage space, well Mercedes is well aware that this car's closest competition comes from Audi A7 Sportback and BMW 5 Series GT models, hence the availability I mentioned earlier of a 'Shooting Brake' estate version to complement this booted model. This four-door offers 475-litres of space, a total you can improve if you've paid extra for a split folding rear backrest. You can also make more of if you specify a 55-litre Easy-Pack boot box which folds away under the parcel shelf and can be extended to various depths. If that's not enough, then the 'Shooting Brake' models offers 590-litres - or 1,550-litres with the backrest folded flat.

What to Look For

Insist on a full Mercedes dealer service history, especially for the most recent models whose lengthy warranty - effectively for the life of the car - is dependent on proper servicing by an authorised agent. Check that all the accessories work and watch out for cosmetic damage which can be expensive to correct. These are popular family cars, so check for wear and tear in the rear. Also look for the usual signs of wheel kerbing and poorly repaired accident damage.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2014 CLS 220 BlueTEC - Ex Vat) An air filter costs around £30-£38, an oil filter costs in the £6 to £11 bracket and a fuel filter costs around £20, though you could pay up to £82 for a pricier brand. Front brake pads sit in the £30 to £70 bracket for a set, while rear brake pads cost around £27-£44 for a set. Rear brake discs can cost as little as £54-£88. You'll pay around £205 for a front brake calliper and in the £315 bracket for a rear lamp. Wiper blades cost around around £10.

On the Road

On the road, the exact CLS experience you get will depend on whether you opt for a version with standard suspension. Or one with the extra-cost Airmatic air-suspended set-up. The basic steel spring system actually offers a very good blend of ride comfort and body control. Original buyers specifying your car could have this 'Direct Control' suspension in either softer 'Comfort' or tauter 'Sport' guises. The 'Airmatic' set-up though, really delivers the full CLS experience. Here, the ride can adjust itself to the way the car's being driven, reducing body roll if you're at speed on a twisty road but softening up the suspension and lowering the body if it senses you're racking up the motorway mileage that really represents this car's comfort zone. But it's the standard Multibeam LED headlamps that we think we like most. These are made up of 24 individual LED units dimmable in an astonishing 255 stages and controlled by a stereo camera mounted in the windscreen that also receives information about approaching road conditions from the sat nav system. The lights can stay in permanent main beam mode while adjusting their beam length to ensure that oncoming traffic isn't dazzled. They also include an advanced cornering feature that allows the light beam to swivel in anticipation of an approaching bend. On roundabouts, the headlamps also activate left and right-hand cornering modes so that both edges of the road are illuminated. It's all very 21st century. Time to talk about engines. All the ones on offer are reasonably pokey - even those of the two mainstream BlueTEC diesel variants that almost all CLS customers choose. The entry-level 2.1-litre four cylinder unit powerplant was cleaned up for this facelifted MK2 model and de-tuned from 204bhp to 177bhp - hence the badging change from 'CLS 250 CDI' to 'CLS 220 BlueTEC'. It's still quite acceptably rapid though, 400Nm of torque enough to deal with the 0-62mph sprint in 8.5s en route to 140mph. On to the six cylinder diesel option - the CLS 350 BlueTEC model we'd recommend. This powerplant arguably suits this car much better, with 258bhp on tap and, more importantly, over 50% more pulling power that wafts you to 62mph in just 6.6s and would demolish a long autobahn trip hovering at or hear its 152mph maximum. One of the key reasons for stretching to this variant though lies not with its extra grunt but with its gearbox. This was the only one of the improved second generation CLS-Class models that got the '9G-TRONIC' nine-speed auto transmission that Mercedes developed for this car.


There wasn't much wrong with the original second generation CLS-Class model, so with the mid-term update in 2014, not too much needed to be done to fix it. The introduction of the class leadingly-efficient CLS 220 BlueTEC version was probably the key change. A car of this kind that can manage over 56mpg in regular use and return under 130g/km of CO2 will certainly be tempting for many executives. Doubtless it would be more efficient still if Mercedes had engineered that particular variant to take the other key development made for this revised MK2 model CLS-Class range - the 9G-TRONIC nine-speed auto gearbox. Unfortunately, provision of that was limited to the impressive six cylinder CLS 350 BlueTEC diesel variant. Ultimately then, this is a very complete car indeed, provided you can afford its significant price premium. Once upon a time, people 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.


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.

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Monthly payment£329.66
Term (months)36
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£20,998
Credit amount£18,898
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£11,291
Total amount payable£24,930.10
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage24,000
Excess mileage charge6.72p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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