Ad closing in a few seconds...

This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe review.

View all Mercedes-Benz CLS reviews
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe (05-10) - rated 4 out of 5
Enlarge 58 photos

PROS

Unique styling, extremely comfortable and refined

CONS

Compromised space for a four-door saloon, not as good to drive as the styling suggests

PROS

Unique styling, extremely comfortable and refined

CONS

Compromised space for a four-door saloon, not as good to drive as the styling suggests

Other Mercedes-Benz CLS (2005 - 2010) models:

Verdict

It's not immediately obvious where the CLS fits into the Mercedes-Benz line-up. The styling is similar to the CLK coupe, but its four-doors and sheer size make it more akin to an executive saloon. In essence the CLS is pretty unique and has few obvious rivals - but think of it as a four-door alternative to the likes of the BMW 6-Series and you're pretty much on the right track.

There's little that can match the dramatic looks while the sumptuous cabin is well built and supremely comfortable. On the road it is composed and although there's a little body roll in corners it is wonderfully refined and will effortlessly cross continents.

Next steps