2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Consumer Review: Benz is back!

2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class - Consumer Review

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CLS500 Sedan (5.0L V8 7-speed Automatic)

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Benz is back!
By JimG on


2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class CLS500 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


This car is absolutely stunning, and with the seven speed transmission, 302 HP feels like 402! Less than 6 sec. to 60 in a first class luxury sedan is nothing to sneeze at. The build quality feels superb like previous generation Benzes when engineering came first and the price was set as an afterthought. Anyone looking at this level will be impressed with this car...if they can find one to see and drive. This makes my 7th Benz in 13 years and it is without question the best of the batch including my vaunted '92 S class. No car is perfect, but for me, this one comes very close.

Best Features

Exterior and interior design, and the quality of fit and finish. A high level of performance with decent mileage (18-20 mpg) even when driven aggressively, but 24 mpg on the highway at 70-80 mph!

Worst Features

Need a way to stop the constant reminder re keys with the Keyless Go...which is really neat! It wouldn't hurt to get the free maintenance for the warranty period reinstated.
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