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2016 (16) Mercedes-Benz ClsCLS 63 S 4dr Tip Auto

Mercedes-Benz of Aberdeen
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active park assist with parktronic systemAMG instrument cluster
AMG speed sensitive sports steeringAttention assist
Bluetooth interface for hands free telephoneCollision prevention assist plus
COMAND online HDD Nav with media interface, radio/CD/DVD/MP3, 8" screen, linguatronic, 10GB music register, memory card slot, smartphone integrationOutside temperature gauge
Remote boot releaseService indicator (ASSYST PLUS)
Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto 

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioSD card slot
USB/aux input socket 

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsAMG bodystyling
AMG boot lid spoiler in body colourAMG radiator grille in silver chrome with twin louvre
AMG spoiler lipAMG sports exhaust system with two twin chrome tailpipes
Auto dimming door mirrorsAuto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic headlights with high beam assistBody coloured bumpers
Elec heated + adjust door mirrorsElectric folding door mirrors
Electric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinchElectric glass sunroof
Headlight washersHeated windscreen wash system
Intelligent LED headlight system with active cornering lightsLED daytime running lights
LED rear lightsRain sensor windscreen wipers
Tinted glass 

Interior Features

1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats2 rear head restraints
Ambient lightingAMG alcantara/leather steering wheel
AMG aluminium gear shift paddlesAMG brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs
AMG floormatsAMG illuminated door sills
AMG passion leather upholsteryAMG sports seats in nappa leather with AMG badging on the front seat backrests
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensorCourtesy light switch-on with door unlocking
Easy-pack folding rear seat backrestsFront 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 wheelInterior rear light/integral reading lights
Isofix rear child seat fasteningsLeather gear knob
Lockable gloveboxLuggage net for passenger footwell
Luxury 3 zone climate control with digital displayMulti function steering wheel
Rear armrest with storage + cupholdersSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

Packs

Memory pack - CLSMulti-contour seat pack A - CLS

Safety

ABS with Brake AssistAdaptive brake system
AMG high performance braking systemAMG tuned ESP + ASR
Brake calipers in redChild proof door locks
Drivers knee airbagDual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
Front and rear curtain airbagsFront side airbags
Hill start assistPre-Safe anticipatory safety system
Rear seatbelt warning indicatorSilver seat belts
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

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

Technical

AMG rear axle limited slip differential lock
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.295CO2 (g/km)230
HC0.074Noise Level dB(A)74
NOx0.054Particles0.0004
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

Catalytic ConvertorTrueCC5461
Compression Ratio10.0 : 1Cylinder LayoutV8
Cylinders8Cylinders - Bore (mm)98
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90.5Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryTWIN TURBOGears7 SPEED
Number of Valves32TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)28.5EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)37.2EC Urban (mpg)20.2

General

Badge Engine CC5.5Badge Power585
Coin DescriptionSCoin SeriesAMG
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0748EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage12500Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)4.1Engine Power - BHP585
Engine Power - KW430Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT590
Engine Torque - MKG82Engine Torque - NM800
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed155

Tyres

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

Height1411Length4967
Wheelbase2874Width1881
Width (including mirrors)2075 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)80Gross Vehicle Weight2390
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)520Max. Loading Weight520
Max. Roof Load100Minimum Kerbweight1870
No. of Seats4Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.25
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

Introduction

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.

History

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.

Overall

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.

Performance
80%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
90%
Value
60%
Equipment
90%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
50%

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£550.80
Deposit£3600
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£35,998
Credit amount£32,398
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£14,728
Total amount payable£44,216.60
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge12.48p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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