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2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class AMG CLS 53

MSRP range: $81,550

FAQ

Is the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 CLS-Class both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.3 out of 10. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the CLS-Class has 11.9 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class:

  • MBUX infotainment system and digital instrument panel now standard
  • Surround-view camera system and power rear sunshade standard on AMG CLS 53
  • Part of the third CLS generation introduced for 2019
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Is the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class reliable?

To determine whether the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the CLS-Class. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the CLS-Class's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 CLS-Class and gave it a 8.3 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 CLS-Class is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class?

The least-expensive 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class AMG CLS 53 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric mild hybrid 9A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $81,550.

Other versions include:

  • AMG CLS 53 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric mild hybrid 9A) which starts at $81,550
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What are the different models of Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class?

If you're interested in the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, the next question is, which CLS-Class model is right for you? CLS-Class variants include AMG CLS 53 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric mild hybrid 9A). For a full list of CLS-Class models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class AMG CLS 53 Overview

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class AMG CLS 53 is offered in the following styles: AMG CLS 53 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric mild hybrid 9A). The 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class AMG CLS 53 comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class AMG CLS 53 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class AMG CLS 53?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class AMG CLS 53 and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 CLS-Class AMG CLS 53.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Interior and trunk space are compromised by styling
  • More expensive than the related E-Class sedan

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class AMG CLS 53 and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 CLS-Class AMG CLS 53 featuring deep dives into trim levels including AMG CLS 53, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class AMG CLS 53 here.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class AMG CLS 53?

2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class AMG CLS 53 AMG CLS 53 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric mild hybrid 9A)

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class AMG CLS 53 AMG CLS 53 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric mild hybrid 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $82,600. The average price paid for a new 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class AMG CLS 53 AMG CLS 53 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric mild hybrid 9A) is trending $5,628 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,628 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $76,972.

The average savings for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class AMG CLS 53 AMG CLS 53 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric mild hybrid 9A) is 6.8% below the MSRP.

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Which 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class AMG CLS 53S are available in my area?

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Why trust Edmunds?

Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class AMG CLS 53 and all available trim types: AMG CLS 53. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class AMG CLS 53 include (but are not limited to): MSRP, available incentives and deals, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (interior and exterior color, upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, parking assistance, lane sensing, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy and MPG (city, highway, and combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (interior cabin space, vehicle length and width, seating capacity, cargo space). Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color.

What is the MPG of a 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class AMG CLS 53?

2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class AMG CLS 53 AMG CLS 53 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric mild hybrid 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
23 MPG compined MPG,
21 city MPG/26 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG23
Transmission9-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement3.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase115.7 in.
Length199.1 in.
WidthN/A
Height56.0 in.
Curb Weight4456 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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