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2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Review
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Vehicle OverviewThere's a price to pay for beauty and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class embodies that. The base 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 will set you back an even $72,000 while the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 4MATIC starts at $74,500. If you want the AMG-ified version of the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, also known as the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG, you're going to have to drop some serious cash, to the tune of $95,900. When you think of some other vehicles you could get for that kind of money, it may be better to stop what you're doing, take a deep breath, and think really hard if this is the vehicle for you. If you do decide to pull the trigger, don't fret, as you just picked up one of the most uniquely styled vehicles on the road today.
With that price tag, not only do you get an unmistakable vehicle in the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, but you get sharp handling and a comfortable ride, too. Acceleration is quick to the punch and both engines offered, a twin-turbo 4.7-liter V-8 rated at 402 horsepower and a twin-turbo V-8 that produces 518 horsepower (AMG offering), are stout in their own right. The 4.7-liter V-8 engine is EPA certified at 17 mpg city, 25 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined while AMG's V-8 sips fuel at a rate of 16 mpg city, 25 mpg highway, and 19 mpg combined. But, again, with a price tag of over $70,000 and topping out at just under $100,000, the number of times you have to stop at the pump aren't a huge concern.
New for 2013Since it went under the knife for a full-blown redesign in 2012, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class doesn’t get a ton of new features for the latest model year. The two notable tweaks to the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class include an optional Bang & Olufsen audio system and minor updates to the mbrace2 system.
- Beefy V-8 engine
- Build quality
- Unique styling
You Won't Like:
- Price tag
- Cramped backseat and headroom
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