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FEATURES | 8 out of 10
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Kelley Blue Book
a few more standard options
COMAND is “largely unintuitive”
Drivers and passengers alike will find the 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS features useful and enjoyable.
Kelley Blue Book reports the CLS550 offers "all the [standard] equipment you might expect of a sedan costing around $70,000." The list includes a sunroof, four-zone climate control, an LCD control center, and Tele Aid, which provides emergency and directional services (similar to OnStar). Cars.com notes that for 2008, Mercedes-Benz offers "a few more standard options, including satellite radio and larger wheels."
One feature of the 2008 Mercedes-Benz that is not terribly helpful, according to many sources noted by the experts at TheCarConnection.com, is the Mercedes-Benz COMAND system--Cockpit Management and Navigation Device system--which Edmunds reports is "largely unintuitive." The wheel-driven controller that operates the navigation, climate, and audio controls is one of a generation of similar controls from Audi and BMW that have met with universal dislike in reviews read by TheCarConnection.com.
"Noteworthy options" in the Mercedes-Benz 2008 CLS, according to ForbesAutos, are a power trunk closer and an interface allowing users to link Apple's iPod MP3 player to the car's audio system. Kelley Blue Book lists more options, including "active HID headlamps, adaptive radar cruise control, front/rear park assist, heated and ventilated front seats, [and] air support front seats." They also mention that the Mercedes-Benz 2008 CLS can be loaded with a "harman/kardon digital surround-sound system, six-disc CD changer, hands-free voice control system, Keyless Go unlock and start and a rear-window sunshade."
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS caters to the most avid and demanding technophile.