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 2013
Since 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