2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Pricing


  • Powerful engines for decisive acceleration
  • Pleasing balance of handling performance and comfort
  • Long list of available advanced safety features
  • Sleek exterior and impeccable interior


  • Lacks the features of current Mercedes vehicles
  • Rear headroom is limited by the sloping roofline

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Features & Specs

CLS 550 4dr Sedan (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 9A)CLS 550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 9A)AMG CLS 63 S 4dr Sedan AWD (5.5L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
Starting MSRP$75,150$77,650$108,900
Transmission9-speed shiftable automatic9-speed shiftable automatic7-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower402 hp @ 5000 rpm402 hp @ 5000 rpm577 hp @ 5500 rpm


Our experts’ favorite CLS-Class safety features:

Collision Prevention Assist Plus

Warns if a front collision is imminent and will apply the brakes if the driver doesn't react in time.
Active Blind Spot Assist

Alerts you if a vehicle is in your blind spot and beeps if you signal in that direction. It also steers you away if you drift toward it.
BAS Plus With Cross-Traffic Assist

Warns if side collisions are imminent when approaching intersections and supplies maximum braking force to the driver.

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14 Speakers, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, ABS brakes, Adaptive suspension, Air Conditioning, AM/FM radio: SiriusXM, Anti-whiplash front head restraints, Auto tilt-away steering wheel, Auto-dimming door mirrors, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, Auto-leveling suspension, Automatic temperature control, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, Burl Walnut Wood Trim, CD player, Child-Seat-Sensing Airbag, Delay-off headlights, Door auto-latch, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, DVD-Audio, Electronic Stability Control, Emergency communication system, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Four wheel independent suspension, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest, Front dual zone A/C, Front reading lights, Fully automatic headlights, Garage door transmitter, Genuine wood console insert, Genuine wood dashboard insert, Genuine wood door panel insert, Headlight cleaning, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, Heated Power Bucket Seats, HVAC memory, Illuminated entry, Knee airbag, Leather Upholstery, Low tire pressure warning, Memory seat, Navigation system: COMAND, Occupant sensing airbag, Outside temperature display, Overhead airbag, Overhead console, Panic alarm, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Power adjustable front head restraints, Power adjustable rear head restraints, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Power moonroof, Power passenger seat, Power steering, Power windows, Premium audio system: COMAND, Radio data system, Radio: Navigation System w/HD, Rain sensing wipers, Rear air conditioning, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear dual zone A/C, Rear reading lights, Rear seat center armrest, Rear window defroster, Remote keyless entry, Seatbelt memory, Security system, Speed control, Speed-sensing steering, Steering wheel memory, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Trip computer, Turn signal indicator mirrors, Variably intermittent wipers, Weather band radio, and Wheels: 18 5-Twin-Spoke. *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, $925 freight (all new Mercedes-Benz models), any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS has strong appeal for its unique style and luxurious interior. It does, however, sacrifice some rear headroom for the sweeping roofline. And with a fully redesigned CLS set to go on sale later this year, that appeal is waning.

Even though Mercedes-Benz refers to the CLS as a coupe, it is, in fact, a four-door sedan with a coupelike silhouette. The CLS 550 models are powered by a 402-horsepower turbocharged 4.7-liter V8 mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. All-wheel drive is available with the CLS 550 4Matic.

Standard feature highlights include 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, a sunroof, auto-dimming mirrors, an adaptive air suspension, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, an 8-inch infotainment screen, Bluetooth, a navigation system and a 14-speaker sound system.

The Premium 1 package adds keyless entry and ignition, adaptive headlights, automatic high beams, power-folding mirrors, a power trunklid, ventilated front seats, an active multicontour driver seat, a power rear sunshade, and a premium audio system. Other bundled options include the Lane Tracking package (blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warning), the Driver Assistance package (adaptive cruise control, steering assist, forward collision mitigation, rear-end collision cabin preparation, active blind-spot assist, active lane-keeping assist and frontal cross-traffic collision mitigation), and the Parking Assist package (a surround-view monitor, front and rear parking sensors, and an automated parallel parking system).

Stand-alone options include a rear spoiler, an illuminated Mercedes logo in the grille, a wood-trimmed steering wheel, a heated steering wheel, split-and-folding rear seats, a premium Bang & Olufsen audio system, and a retractable/removable trunk bin.

The AMG CLS 63 S gets a 577-hp turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 that is paired with a performance-focused seven-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard. In addition to the CLS 550's standard features, it also receives 19-inch wheels with summer tires, upgraded brakes, a limited-slip differential, a sport exhaust system, unique styling elements, the automated parking system, the adaptive LED headlights, special gauges and interior trim, a sport steering wheel, an IWC analog clock, sport seats, the power rear sunshade and upgraded leather upholstery. Most option packages are available and similar in content to the CLS 550. Carbon-ceramic brakes are a stand-alone option.

Compared to the Audi S7, which is also set for a full redesign this year, and the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, the CLS 550 pricing starts about $5,000 less. When the models are compared with similar features, the price difference narrows, and this holds true as options are added across the board. The Porsche Panamera is more expensive than all of these vehicles, with a gap that widens with more generously appointed models.

As much as we like this generation of Mercedes-Benz CLS sedans, we suggest waiting for the fully redesigned 2019 model that will have all of the style and grace of the current CLS, along with the latest design and features from Mercedes. To help you decide which vehicle is right for you, use all of the tools available to you on Edmunds.

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Overview

Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class models are available with a 4.7 L-liter gas engine or a 5.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 577 hp, depending on engine type. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class comes with rear wheel drive, all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic, 7-speed shiftable automatic.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Gas Mileage

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class CLS 550 4dr Sedan (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
21 compined MPG,
18 city MPG/26 highway MPG

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class CLS 550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
20 compined MPG,
17 city MPG/25 highway MPG

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class AMG CLS 63 S 4dr Sedan AWD (5.5L 8cyl Turbo 7A), 7-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
18 compined MPG,
16 city MPG/22 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG21
Transmission9-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainrear wheel drive
Displacement4.7 L
Passenger Volume103.0 cu.ft.
Wheelbase113.2 in.
Length194.5 in.
Height55.8 in.
Curb Weight4233 lbs.