2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class CLS550 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
Now, I'm a very proud owner of a real beauty, the Mercedes Benz CLS-Class. I traded in my 5-series for a new '08 CLS this week. My 5-series had very good driving dynamics, but was simply no match for this Mercedes in terms of beauty, luxury and prestige. The CLS puts an high emphasis on syle, but it also nicely blends in great performance and an acceptable level of sedan-utility. Pound-for-pound, the CLS may be more expensive than any other mass-production cars today (including its younger brother, E-Class), but for that extra that you pay, you get a chance to own one of the most beautiful cars made today.
Exterior looks that kill. Powerful torque-rich V8 engine (382 hp/391 lb-ft). It's a drop dead gorgeous Mercedes!
A few plasticky/cheap interior/exterior materials. High tech gadgets barely on par with competitors. Not so great reliability history