Research

2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class Styling

8.0
Styling
With an almost complete revision or improvement of the 2013 model lineup, Mercedes-Benz is working hard to keep its cars current. The 2013 CLS Class gets upgrades in several areas, but in terms of styling, carries forward from 2012.

The silhouette of the CLS Class is unmistakable, with a long, arching, coupe-like roof sloping into relatively short front and rear ends. At the front and sides, bold angles and character curves add definition to the once-smooth shape of the CLS. Strong trapezoidal themes, seemingly flared fenders, and an overall look of more masculine solidity defines the current CLS Class. In CLS63 AMG guise, the fast four-door coupe enters the realm of truly aggressive.

Inside, the story is much the same, though efforts to out-do the E Class lead to a degree of busy-ness that's not entirely welcome. While the interior is undeniably well-made and well-appointed, the proliferation of details, curves, and adornments can be distracting. That said, the materials are pleasing to both touch and eye, and the overall style is luxurious, modern, and rich.

Svelte despite its size, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class' design is elegant, sporty, and eye-catching.

Upgrading to the CLS63 AMG adds another layer of design, which in some cases means more bling. Nonetheless, the AMG's interior is among the most well-executed and attractive in the business short of the hyper-luxury class.

Research Other Topics

8.4
on a scale of 1 to 10
Styling
8.0
Expert Rating
Performance
8.0
Expert Rating
Comfort & Quality
8.0
Expert Rating
Safety
9.0
Expert Rating
Features
9.0
Expert Rating
Fuel Economy
6.0
Expert Rating
Looking for other models of the Mercedes-Benz CLS Class?
Read reviews & get prices
Compare the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class against the competition
Compare All Cars