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Mercedes-Benz CLS AMG review

2005 - 2010 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 54.0

At a glance

Price new £70,680 - £77,010
Used prices £3,215 - £10,062
Road tax cost £395 - £695
Insurance group 50
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 334 - 352 miles
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Pros & cons


Elegant and understated style, superb performance, wonderful engine sound


Not as driver focussed as some high performance four-door alternatives

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


The stylish CLS four-door ‘coupe’ was ripe for the AMG treatment and it’s sleek looks suit the high performance extras perfectly. It goes as well as it looks too with stunning performance and a 0-62mph time of less than five seconds. It was initially available with a supercharged 5.4-litre V8, but in July 2006 a more powerful 6.2-litre engine with 514bhp was introduced.

Besides its hand-built engine, the AMG version of the CLS comes with specially tuned brakes, stability control, suspension, plus AMG sports seats. It’s undoubtedly rapid, refined and desirable, but sadly not quite as driver-focussed as other high performance cars of a similar size.