2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Sedan
Benefits of Driving a 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Sedan
Mercedes-Benz is all about comfort, luxury, and refinement, and the 2008 CLS executes all of these exceedingly well. The CLS isn't a large vehicle and the word 'sedan' doesn't seem to fit this smallish car with four doors, so Mercedes-Benz calls it a four-door coupe. A computer-controlled seven-speed automatic transmission helps the CLS550 achieve 21 mpg on the highway, which is respectable for a big V8. The upper-level CLS63 will please performance enthusiasts with its very powerful 6.3L V8 engine that generates 507 horsepower. The brakes, suspension, wheels, and even steering wheel are designed by AMG. The result is a very comfortable performance coupe.
What's new for 2008?
After receiving more powerful engines and new trim designations in 2007, the two 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS 4-door 'coupes' undergo modest changes for 2008. The 18-inch wheels sport a new seven-spoke design, and Sirius satellite radio is now standard. The CLS550 base price increases $700 to $67,600, while the CLS63 AMG bumps up $1,000 to $93,200.
- Big car in a smallish package
- luxurious appointments
- mountains of power and performance.
Nobody executes the combination of performance and luxury like Mercedes-Benz, and the 2008 CLS-Class represents Mercedes-Benz' take on those two attributes in a mid-size sedan. The interior dimensions are on the small size--particularly in the rear seat--so Mercedes-Benz has elected to call it a 'four-door coupe.'