Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

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2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Pros

  • Majestic V8 engines
  • beautifully crafted interior
  • abundant safety and convenience features
  • excellent ride and handling balance
  • distinctive styling.

Cons

  • Two-person backseat with limited headroom
  • costs $10,000 more than the related Mercedes E550.

Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class for Sale

Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 2012 CLS550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
99,542 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
CLS550 4MATIC
List$24,881
Est.Loan: $453/mo
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Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 2012 CLS550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
96,389 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
CLS550 4MATIC
List$22,966
Est.Loan: $418/mo
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$300 Below Market
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You will instantly feel at home once you step into this Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. You will find yourself at ease knowing that this previous, and only owner took meticulous care of this beauty. This is one of the cleanest, low mileage CLS-Classs we have had in a long time and it definitely won't last at this price. The previous owner was a non-smoker, which is a definite plus. We believe in building consumer confidence and will stand by this belief through providing this full SERVICE HISTORY report. This car has passed a rigorous, MULTI-POINT INSPECTION and reconditioning process before being offered for sale. You will be completely satisfied with its quality. Safety is at the top of every vehicle buyer's list, and we here at Merlex Auto Group will verify that this car has never been in a wreck of any kind. This car can hold its own with its powerful 5.5L V8 DOHC 32V engine. Under the hood of this car rests a fuel efficient 5.5L V8 DOHC 32V engine that works to keep your wallet closed. The precision handling that the sports tuned suspension gives will straighten out even the curviest of roadways. You'll always be prepared for an adventure with the superior all-terrain suspension. You will feel completely pampered by all the luxurious amenities that this baby has to offer. Nothing was spared in outfitting this highly functional car. You will find every desirable feature accounted for. We have checked and double checked the mechanics of this car to make sure it is perfect. The flawless finish looks like it was just driven off the lot. The interior of this ride is nothing less than perfect and is a sign of the excellent care and attention that this car has seen since it was new. Our inspection of this car confirms that all major mechanical features are in great shape and ready to go. Appearance can mean a lot. This exterior is free of rust, dents, and dings but does have some minor blemishes barely noticeable to the naked eye. The interior is in sufficient condition for a used vehicle with no major damage like tears, rips, or stains. We provide a free CARFAX report without the run around and hassle on this vehicle and all others on our lot. By becoming a CARFAX CERTIFIED dealership we have thrown out the gimmicks and provided you with facts. We want you to buy with confidence. Check out the included CARFAX report which shows this car to be a one-owner vehicle. Buy from us with full confidence. Get a free AutoCheck report on this or any other vehicle that we have for sale. Our STANDARD WARRANTY on this car covers the drive train and more. Call us today or stop by for specific details. Optional EXTENDED WARRANTIES are available for purchase upon request. GUARANTEED FINANCING! Approval for Everyone! Call us now and get back on the road today! We offer great low monthly payments to qualified buyers with low money down and your clean used trade-in. Call us to day at (703) 685-9312 to find out more. Priced to sell and way below BLUE BOOK, this one is going to move fast. Customer Satisfaction is Job One ! ! !
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 2012 CLS550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
100,037 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
CLS550 4MATIC
List$21,533
Est.Loan: $392/mo
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Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 2012 CLS550 4dr Sedan (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
75,191 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
CLS550
List$22,888
Est.Loan: $417/mo
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$500 Below Market
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Visit Koons Automotive of Woodbridge online at www.koonsofwoodbridge.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 571-285-3277 today to schedule your test drive.
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 2012 CLS550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
78,185 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
CLS550 4MATIC
List$24,960
Est.Loan: $455/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! This 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS CLS 550 will not make it to the weekend!! Please call now to reserve your test drive appointment!! (240) 585-7300. 16/25mpg Prices subject to change without notice and do not include Title, License, Registration Fees, State or Local Taxes or Processing Fees, if any. Please contact seller first for vehicle availability
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 2012 CLS63 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
82,615 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
CLS63 AMG
JBA Chevrolet
47.4 mi away
List$31,285
Est.Loan: $570/mo
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Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 2012 CLS550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
71,365 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
CLS550 4MATIC
List$26,999
Est.Loan: $492/mo
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Dealer Notes
This 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS is Carfax certified with no damage history. Its in perfect condition and just passed a Maryland State Inspection where we completed an oil and filter change. Its well equipped with a backup camera, navigation, power sunroof, heated leather seats, power windows, power locks, power seats, bluetooth, cruise control, an owners manual plus so much more! Jones Junction is proud to announce that 2018 marks their 101st consecutive year as a family-run automotive business serving the Harford County and surrounding Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware communities. The Jones family believes their success lies in focU dedication to hard work and integrity. Their goal is not simply to sell a car; it is to create a lifelong partnership with their customers. All prices plus Taxes, Tags, and $300 Dealer Processing fee, not required by law, Feel free to visit us at WWW.JONESJUNCTION.COM, or come by today at 1713 Harford Rd Fallston, MD. 21047.
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 2012 CLS63 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
75,572 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
CLS63 AMG
List$29,966
Est.Loan: $546/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Rest assured, once you take this Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class home you will know you've made a solid investment. You will find yourself at ease knowing that this previous, and only owner took meticulous care of this beauty. This is one of the cleanest, low mileage CLS-Classs we have had in a long time and it definitely won't last at this price. If you are a non-smoker then you don't have to worry, this one was owned by a non-smoker too. It has also been meticulously maintained, and we have the complete SERVICE HISTORY to prove it. Driven by a determination to earn your confidence, we have taken this car through a painstakingly detailed MULTI-POINT INSPECTION to ensure your utmost satisfaction. The vehicle history report shows no history of ever having been wrecked and our careful inspection of the body confirms this. The powerful 6.2L V8 DOHC 32V engine accelerates strongly and more than holds its own in the toughest of traffic. The 6.2L V8 DOHC 32V will help keep your hard earned money in your pocket with its great fuel efficiency. Driving has never been so much fun than with this sports tuned suspension. Have fun enjoying the great outdoors with this off-road suspension. Feel like royalty in the luxury of this car. This Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class comes fully equipped at a great price. Come by and test drive it today. You won't find a mechanical difference between this car and the same car fresh off the factory floor. Looking at this car, and you will have 'love at first site.' Its exterior is impeccable and ready to show off. The condition of the interior will have you believing that you just bought a brand new car. Every major mechanical system has been inspected and found to be in good working order. Unless you plan on driving this one straight into a mud pit you won't have to worry about any exterior maintenance for quite some time. As with any used vehicle, a certain level of depreciation is expected but the interior of this car is still in beautiful condition. We have an optional extended warranty program available for an incredibly low price. Don't hesitate to ask. Leave your credit worries at the door and shop at ease with the knowledge that we offer true GUARANTEED FINANCING. We get you approved! Our job is to get you on the road, and if you have approved credit with us, we can make this transition easier by providing you with low monthly payments. With amazing deals at Merlex Auto Group, you will be sure to drive away smiling. We are conveniently located near Ashton.

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We're not sure if it makes financial sense, but the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is one of the most lustworthy sedans on the road today.

vehicle overview

A "four-door coupe" might be an oxymoron, but it is one that nevertheless has proved to be a popular concept. Mercedes pioneered this with the original CLS-Class for 2006, taking the underpinnings of its E-Class midsize sedan and wrapping them in a curvaceous body with the sleek, sloping roof line indicative of a coupe. It might not have been as spacious or practical as a regular sedan, but its style was well worth the compromise. Today, you can see this concept on display throughout the price spectrum, from the 2012 Audi A7 and 2012 Jaguar XJ to the Hyundai Elantra and VW CC.

Now there is an all-new 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class that must not only improve upon its predecessor but also compete against the very cars it inspired. It's a tough task to be sure, but like the rest of the recently redesigned Mercedes-Benz models, the new CLS has been significantly improved while costing considerably less.

Starting things off is a new engine lineup that's both more powerful and more fuel-efficient. Benz's new twin-turbo 4.7-liter V8 produces 402 horsepower in the CLS550, and if that's somehow not enough, the CLS63 sports a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 that dumps either 510 hp to the rear wheels or 550 hp if you pony up for the AMG Performance Pack. The 2012 CLS also handles and rides better thanks to a more rigid structure and further refinements of the Airmatic adaptive suspension. New electric-assist power steering does a good job of replacing the old hydraulic unit, providing good feedback and a variable-ratio action that helps make the big CLS feel smaller than it is.

Inside the cabin, the build quality is better and the controls are easier to use, showcasing the strides Mercedes-Benz has taken to once again be considered a standard for the world. Comfort and convenience features are in abundance even before you sample the options list, while the number of safety features is truly impressive. There are 10 airbags (12 if you get the optional side bags for the rear seat), along with a multitude of electronic aids designed to keep you on the road, in your lane and paying attention.

Of course, the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is not without its compromises. The twin, rear bucket seats are still tight on headroom, and the CLS550 still costs about $10,000 more than a similarly equipped E550. Then there's the styling, which is pretty much what made the old CLS such a popular pioneer. The 2012 version has added a touch of aggression and muscularity to the soft, feminine curves of the old car, while still being a sleeker, more curvaceous take on current Benz sedan styling. However, many folks aren't fans of current Benz styling treatment for its sedans, and the CLS isn't likely to win their favor, either.

So not everyone will like this Benz, but that's usually the case with bold stylistic steps. The 2012 CLS might not be the pioneer its predecessor was, but it's a better car overall that can definitely handle whatever copycats come its way.

Trim levels & features

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is a four-passenger, four-door sedan available in CLS550, CLS550 4Matic and CLS63 AMG trim levels.

The CLS550 and CLS550 4Matic come standard with 18-inch wheels, an adaptive air suspension, bi-xenon headlights, LED running lights, auto-dimming rearview and driver-side mirrors, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, 10-way power front seats with memory functions and four-way lumbar adjustment, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and leather upholstery. Electronics features include a navigation system, real-time traffic, voice controls, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a 14-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system with a six-CD changer, HD radio, satellite radio and digital music storage.

The CLS63 AMG adds a more powerful twin-turbo V8, a different transmission, 19-inch wheels, a sport-tuned adaptive suspension, a sport steering wheel with paddle shifters, upgraded leather upholstery, a power rear sunshade, a split-folding rear seat (optional for the CLS550) and an iPod/USB audio interface. The AMG Performance package adds additional power, a higher top speed, a more aggressively tuned suspension, a carbon-fiber engine cover and rear spoiler, and a sport steering wheel trimmed in faux suede. Forged alloy wheels, a limited-slip differential and carbon-ceramic brakes are stand-alone options.

Available on either model, the Premium 1 package adds adaptive LED headlights, automatic high beams, a rearview camera, a power trunk closer, keyless ignition/entry, and heated and ventilated front seats. On the CLS550, this package includes a power rear sunshade and an iPod/USB audio interface. The CLS63 version includes front seats with active bolsters and massage.

The Lane Tracking package adds a blind-spot warning system and a lane-departure warning system. The Driver Assistance package gets adaptive cruise control and enhanced, active versions of the Lane Tracking items. The Parktronic package includes front and rear parking sensors and an automatic parking system. Stand-alone options include an infrared night-view display and heated rear seats. The CLS550 can be equipped with a heated steering wheel and massaging front seats with active bolsters.

2012 Highlights

The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has been completely redesigned for 2012 with bold new styling, an upgraded cabin, a choice of twin-turbo V8s and a significantly cheaper price.

Performance & mpg

The CLS550 features a twin-turbo 4.7-liter V8 that sends 402 hp and 443 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic transmission. In Edmunds performance testing, the CLS550 went from zero to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds -- truly impressive performance for a V8-powered sedan of this size. Estimated fuel economy is 16 mpg city/24 mpg highway for the CLS550, while 4Matic drops these estimates by 1 mpg each.

The CLS63 AMG gets a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 that sends 518 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels through a specialized seven-speed automatic transmission. If that's not good enough, the AMG Performance Pack pumps output to 550 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. In Edmunds testing with the Performance Pack, a CLS63 hit 60 mph in an incredible 3.9 seconds. Estimated fuel economy with the regular CLS63 engine tune is 15/22/19.

Safety

Every 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class gets standard four-wheel antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front knee airbags, front side airbags (both torso and pelvic), full-length curtain airbags and Mercedes-Benz mbrace emergency telematics. Also standard is Attention Assist (a driver drowsiness and alerting monitor) and PreSafe (it anticipates an imminent crash and automatically takes measures to better secure occupants).

Options include rear side airbags, infrared night-view sensors and rearview parking sensors. The Driver Assistance package adds blind-spot and lane-departure systems; the active version of this package takes action should you fail to heed those warnings.

In Edmunds brake testing, a CLS550 with summer tires came to a stop from 60 mph in 108 feet, which is excellent but just a tad better than average for the class. The CLS63 actually took a bit longer at 113 feet, but that's still excellent.

Driving

Simply put, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 drives beautifully. The adaptive air suspension and variable dampers provide secure handling and an impressive ride quality. The new electrically assisted steering offers good feedback, loads up naturally and quickens the more you turn, making the CLS feel smaller than it actually is. Also helping that effort is a "base" engine that utterly flattens you into your seat with a simple brush of the pedal. It's hard to imagine needing any more power.

But then you drop yourself into the CLS63, brushits pedal and feel yourself melt at the glorious burbling roar of the bigger twin-turbo V8 at work. This is a truly majestic power plant, and it's complemented beautifully by a transmission that swaps gears with surgical precision. Though a manual mode with paddle shifters is included, Sport+ mode is so adept at downshifting one or two gears during braking (accompanied by the glorious bark of an engine blip) that we found ourselves never using the paddles.

Handling is also exceptional. Like the 550, the AMG's steering feels light, but there is an abundance of feel fed to your hands that rewards a delicate touch. The three-mode suspension system eliminates body roll and brings the big CLS around corners without breaking a sweat. It's quite firm even in its Comfort setting, however, so those looking for a sumptuous ride should stick with the comfier yet still composed CLS550.

Interior

As with the exterior, the CLS cabin takes the current Mercedes-Benz design aesthetic and makes it more organic and curvaceous. Materials are beyond reproach. The control layout is similar to the E-Class, though it swaps in an analog clock and the older knob-style climate controls in lieu of the newer toggle buttons. Stepping up to the CLS63 adds a chunky AMG wheel and fills the center console with AMG vehicle controls and the MCT transmission selector (complete with an embossed AMG crest) in lieu of the 550's electronic column shifter.

With its low, racy roof line and two-person backseat, the CLS isn't what we'd call the ideal people carrier. If you frequently ferry people around or have particularly tall friends, opting for an E-Class is probably a wiser idea. Trunk space is pretty generous, however, with 15.7 cubic feet available.


Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

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Best Car I have Ever Owned
travisesq,03/12/2012
I purchased this car two days ago, in palladium silver and black interior. So the only disclaimer for this review is that I have driven the car a total of 150 miles. Having owned several different models of Mercedes (including a 2011 E350, that I traded for this car), as well as BMWs and Porsches, I can honestly say that this is the finest vehicle I have ever driven. Power is more than abundant. Steering and handling are perfection. Exterior and interior build quality and styling give me goose bumps. Buy this car if you can.
Emotionally engaging, visually pleasing, and viscerally stunning
drbcr,02/04/2012
The safety features of a car are an important consideration for me. I decided to look into BMW, Audi and Mercedes. Currently, BMW does not offer a car that competes in this class (perhaps the 5 series Gran Turismo?) I was able to test drive the M-B CLS 4matic and the Audi A7. Audi did seem to have a sportier feel to it. Both cars have a wide array of technology and safety features, but M-B believes in taking a more pro-active role in terms of safety (Active Blind Spot Assist/Active Lane-Keeping Assist). The sensual sheet metal, safety features, exclusivity, and twin turbo 4.6L V8 with 4matic sold me on the M-B. I had no idea that a car could be so interactive, functional, & beautiful.
One of the Best Latest Efforts From Benz
4maticbenz,11/12/2011
This car has got it all: style, comfort, sportiness, oppulence, neck-snapping performance, build quality that reminds me of 1990's Mercedes, and the safety and security of AWD. I get countless compliments and stares while driving the car and the interior styling is quite impressive as well. Even with the airmatic suspension set in sport mode and the transmission engaged in its sport setting, everything is just buttery smooth. It's truely an outstanding car.
New level Benzing
clsowner,11/09/2011
I came out of an E500 and got into the 2012 CLS 550 and there is no comparison from the power to the technology I'm very impressed. I temporarily flirted with leaving mercedes and going with the maserati, or porsche panamera, but am thoroughly glad I saved the money (funny saying that about a mercedes) and went with the CLS. My only drawback is I have a newborn and didn't fully consider the crampness of the backseat especially with the rear entertainment system, which makes it very difficult to put her huge car seat in and out of the car, but that's my problem. Overall in comparison to my e500 there is none, this is new level Benzing at it's finest from bumper to bumper
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Features & Specs

MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 4
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
402 hp @ 5000 rpm
MPG
16 city / 25 hwy
Seats 4
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
402 hp @ 5000 rpm
MPG
16 city / 25 hwy
Seats 4
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
518 hp @ 5250 rpm
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Success can be awkward. When Mercedes-Benz unveiled the Vision CLS "concept" at the 2003 Frankfurt Auto Show, the response was overwhelmingly positive. An E-Class sedan never looked so good.

They called it a coupe. It wasn't. Nobody cared. It and the virtually identical-looking production CLS transcended any contrived monikers the marketing department could dream up.

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 is the company's sophomore follow-up to the stylistic smash hit of the original. For an automaker, that's a tough spot in which to find itself.

Balancing Familiar With Fresh
Here's the reason. Mercedes-Benz reckons that nearly two-thirds of European buyers of the first-gen CLS cite styling as the deciding factor in their purchase. This created something of a pickle for the designers of the second-generation car. Surely the company would have loved to capitalize on a strong family resemblance to the successful outgoing CLS, yet that car won hearts precisely for representing a dramatic departure from the norm. What to do?

Styled in Mercedes-Benz's U.S. design studio in Carlsbad, California, the new CLS nods at the old car and then goes its own way. It shares a similar crescent-shaped greenhouse profile and tapered, high-bustle rear with the outgoing car, but much of that car's feminine elegance is gone, particularly at the front.

A chunky, upright grille à la SLS AMG dominates the nose, lending the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 a much blockier and massive-looking presence. The rear haunches have swollen, and the outgoing car's gracefully arching character line that stretched from the front wheel arch to the taillight is now interrupted by a second crease that echoes the fenders of the 500K of the 1930s.

It's a look that will divide opinions. Maybe that's the idea.

Power House
U.S.-bound CLSs will offer one powertrain at launch as opposed to the cornucopia of offerings overseas. A new — largely new, anyway — 4.6-liter V8 boasts twin Honeywell GT2260 turbochargers and direct injection that join forces to create 402 horsepower, an increase of 20 compared to the outgoing normally aspirated 5.5-liter mill upon which it's based. The familiar seven-speed autobox is, predictably, the only transmission available.

Torque is what's for dinner in cars like the CLS, and that's a particular specialty of the force-fed bent-eight, as there are 443 pound-feet on tap from 1,600-4,750 rpm.

Fret not, fans of the non-boosted M273 lump. Lag in the new engine (engine code M278) is a nonissue so there's an immediate response when you flex your ankle. The plentiful torque is delivered seamlessly even from low revs, and yet the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 is said to be some 22 percent more efficient on the European drive cycle. EPA fuel-economy testing is yet to be completed.

Some of the efficiency improvement is due to a stop/start engine function that won't initially be available in stateside CLSs, as compliance of the system with U.S. emissions isn't finalized. Still, this engine is a win-win situation on all fronts. It even sounds terrific as it maintains an exhaust note that suggests ample meat lurks underhood.

A Smidge Larger, Slipperier, Stiffer. And Heavier
The new CLS is incrementally larger in every dimension than the outgoing CLS — about an inch longer, a half-inch higher and less than a half-inch wider. Wheelbase grows by 0.8 inch to 113.2 inches. There's fractionally more shoulder room inside, though the dramatically curved roof line still compromises rear headroom, kind of like a, um, coupe.

Despite the larger frontal area, drag has been reduced by 10 percent thanks to an improvement in the drag coefficient to a slippery 0.26. Static bending and torsional stiffness are up 28 and 6 percent, respectively. The beefier body shell adds weight — so although the new CLS boasts new all-aluminum doors, hood, deck lid and parcel shelf, it checks in about 140 pounds heavier than the old CLS.

Graceful Character
You'd never guess the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 grew heavier by the way it takes to the road. We sampled the CLS in the hills and dales of central Italy and, simply put, it drives beautifully. There's tidy handling and an absorbent ride from the air suspension and variable dampers, and the new electrically assisted steering is pretty transparent, if a bit too light at low speeds. It loads up naturally, however, and the mechanically variable ratio that quickens as you add lock is a real boon in helping the CLS drive smaller than it is.

Whereas the exterior styling is divisive, the cabin is gorgeous. It's a thoroughly modern, well-trimmed and attractive place that feels airy despite the apparently chopped roof line. Call it a sneaky styling trick. And in addition to every imaginable creature comfort short of a Mediterranean spa (though we hear they're working on that), there are new optional nannies aboard in the form of lane-departure and blind-spot correction systems.

New active all-LED headlights are said to be a world's first, too. Designed to last the life of the car, they automatically dip the cutoff and modulate the high beams in response to oncoming traffic and driving conditions. Very clever indeed. In action each headlight's central nodule eerily pivots around like some kind of sentient being.

Genuine Class
Expect the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 to stick close to a base price of $74,000 when it arrives in U.S. showrooms in May 2011. For that sum you get one highly accomplished sedan, possibly one of the best on the road.

In a twist of irony, the main attraction of the CLS is no longer its heart-stopping sheet metal but rather the substance beneath the skin.

Edmunds attended a manufacturer-sponsored press event to facilitate this report.

Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Overview

The Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is offered in the following submodels: CLS-Class Sedan, CLS-Class CLS63 AMG. Available styles include CLS550 4dr Sedan (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A), CLS550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A), and CLS63 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl Turbo 7A).

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Price comparisons for Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class trim styles:

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  • The Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class CLS63 AMG is priced between $29,966 and$31,285 with odometer readings between 75572 and82615 miles.
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