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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Every CLS comes with a sophisticated electronic stabilisation programme, powerful brakes, six airbags, and LED brake lights (for faster illumination). Also standard across the range is Presafe - the company's pre-crash safety system already fitted to the S-Class. It senses an impending skid and ensures the passenger seat is returned to a safe position, closes any open windows and tightens the seatbelts.

As well as the convenience of four-doors, the CLS also offers a large boot (up to 505 litres depending on engine derivative and spare-wheel package chosen). It will carry four people and their luggage comfortably. There's no middle seat in the back however - this is taken up by the central console which features a storage box. There's decent stowage up front though with good sized door pockets and a large central cubby between the front seats.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe (05-10).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric mirrors
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

CLS equipment

CLS standard equipment
  • Electric mirrors
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
CLS optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav