The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class helped define the segment it now dominates.
For sure, the CLS-Class still looks great and has the ability to turn heads—in AMG guise, the CLS-Class has the ability to turn stomachs too.
Mercedes-Benz is slowly, but surely, moving its 9-speed automatic into more CLS-Class cars this year, although we haven't seen the fuel economy rewards that we'd like to.
In base CLS400 trim, the sedan is a great-looking car.
In top-of-the-line CLS63 AMG spec, it's a blisteringly fast package.
It's hard to go wrong on either side.
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|2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS ClassBrowse Used Listings||2016 Audi A7Browse Used Listings||2016 BMW 6-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2016 Jaguar XFBrowse Used Listings||2016 Porsche PanameraBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy|
|Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6||Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6|
|Compact Cars||Midsize Cars||Subcompact Cars||Midsize Cars||Large Cars|
|4-Door Sedan CLS 400 RWD||4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Prestige||2-Door Coupe 640i RWD||4-Door Sedan 35t Premium RWD||4-Door HB|
|Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs. 2016 Audi A7||2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs. 2016 BMW 6-Series||2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs. 2016 Jaguar XF||2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs. 2016 Porsche Panamera|