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2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Sedan Consumer Reviews

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Hold on to your ankles
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By J.R.
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2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Sedan CLS550 4dr Sedan (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)


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Everyone knows that owning a Mercedes-Benz is a costly ordeal. But my experience went even deeper into my pockets. For the first 3 to 4 years the car was solid! No real mechanical issues. Only the yearly maintenance, tires, and a fuel pump which warranty covered. Within 3 months of the warranty running out the whole air suspension went out. (1400.00 repair dealer cost) 2 months later power steering pump goes (700 repair dealer cost) Within the next visit I needed new pads/rotors. (1500 repair dealer cost) Then upon trying to sell/trade the vehicle in the resale value is less then HALF of what I bought the car for! On top of that my particular model has a recall that has no repair yet so not even Mercedes Benz dealerships will take the car for a trade in. For that kind of money the service is unacceptable. Don't mind spending good money for a quality product. I just believe they don't make one anymore.


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CLS 550 4 Matic AMG
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Claude O'Connor
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2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Sedan CLS550 4dr Sedan (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)


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Styling is superb. Car does not get dated with age. Performance is fantastic for a 4 door sedan! Update after 5 years of ownership...car still turns heads but some quirky electronics issues with various programs are starting to lessen my experience with the CLS.


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Without qualification of any kind it is absolutely the best car I have ever owned.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By fordicci
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2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Sedan CLS550 4dr Sedan (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)


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Handles and responds like a much smaller car.
Comfort of a large sedan with the power of a sports car.
Everything about this car is outstanding.


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Smartly Delivers Mutually Exclusive Qualities
14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By rhut
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2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Sedan CLS550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)


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luxurious ride yet sharp handling, smooth and powerful yet efficient engine, efficient all wheel drive, craftmanship and styling;
Incredible engineering achievement that grows on you with every mile and challenging road traveled; able to deliver traditionally mutually exclusive qualities:
adaptive air suspension gives you flat cornering and sports car like reflexes with an S-class like ride quality; biturbo V8 engine pulls, revs, and hangs at the throttle like a sports car engine yet delivers routinely real world 28 mpg on spirited long distance highway/country road driving in a 4wheel drive 4200 pound car;
the most impressive Mercedes in a generation !


Best Features

V8-engine air suspension interior and exterior design solidity, heft and agility full LED lights and adaptive high beam make night drives a breeze; Cooled/heated active multicontour seats Attention assist


Worst Features

a little head bending required to get into rear seat for 6 footer, once there no problem; small price to pay for beauty;


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Best Car I have Ever Owned
20 of 20 people found this review helpful
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By travisesq
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2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Sedan CLS550 4dr Sedan (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)


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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.


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