2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Sedan
Benefits of Driving a 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Sedan
Mercedes-Benz is all about comfort, luxury, and refinement, and the 2009 CLS-Class executes all of these exceedingly well. The CLS-Class 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 7-speed automatic transmission is mated to a large V8 in the CLS550, while 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 car.
What's new for 2009?
The two Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 4-door 'coupes' undergo modest changes for 2009. The CLS550. Bluetooth is now standard on both models. The two Designo packages and the P02 package, all offered in 2008, are no longer available. The P01 Package's contents have been reworked to include an iPod interface, a power trunk closer, xenon headlights with curve illumination, Keyless Go, a power-operated rear sunshade, and ventilated seats.
- 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 2009 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 '4-door coupe.'