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8.0
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On Styling
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On Styling
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class combines the best of sleek coupe style with full-size sedan presence.
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The CLS550's styling is polarizing, but we love it even if the headlights are overwrought and it looks a little too much like every other new Mercedes from the front.
Motor Trend

The three-pointed star adorning the CLS's massive grille is the size of a gladiator's belt buckle.
Automobile

the new CLS nods at the old car and then goes its own way. It shares a similar crescent-shaped greenhouse profile and tapered, high-bustle rear with the outgoing car, but much of that car's feminine elegance is gone, particularly at the front.
Edmunds

Especially looking dead-on at the rear end, all the drawn lines of the trunk, rear fenders, new lighting elements, bumper, etc. come off both pinched and pudgy at the same time.
Edmunds

The body looks milled from a solid chunk of steel and makes the still-beautiful departing model look positively dated by comparison. And that's just the outside.
Autoblog

Almost completely revised for the 2012 model year, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS sees no major aesthetic updates. Fortunately, it's far enough fashion-forward in its basic premise that it's still fresh and sophisticated.

The CLS Class' silhouette is unmistakable, drawing a long, arching curve from nose to tail, with short front and rear ends that enhance the sleek, coupe-like profile.

At the nose, bold angles and a strong grille stand out, carving more masculine lines than the first-generation CLS. In CLS63 AMG form, these aspects are highlighted, with more aggressive aerodynamic elements marking it out as the brawny version of the CLS.

The theme continues inside, with dramatic styling statements that border on busy at times, though curves and expansive surfaces help mitigate the proliferation of detail. Materials are as pleasing to the eyes as the hands, yielding a rich, luxurious atmosphere.

For those opting to enter AMG territory, the experience becomes even richer--if also somewhat busier. Customization and options expand in the CLS63 AMG as well, though even the standard AMG interpretation puts the car in company of some of the greatest luxury sedans outside of the Rolls Royce and Bentley realm.  

Conclusion

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class combines the best of sleek coupe style with full-size sedan presence.

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