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2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-ClassReview
Guru9W1ZNY writes:
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Car is not 4Matic as advertised. It was a waste of time for me and unnecessary excitement.

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GuruTZPY3 writes:
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Great car, fast and sporty. I love the body style

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Tkctkc writes:
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It is what it is... Mercedes at its Best!

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DUB1962 writes:
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Extreme power, luxurious and sporty at the same time...

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Dalfan75 writes:
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Gorgeous car...just worried about a car that old and expensive to maintain.

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2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class CLS 550 4MATICReview
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I'm In Love. — This car is a work of art. People drool over and it brings a smile to my face daily. MBZ did it right. The colors are rich, the wheels complimentary, the interior a masterpiece. There's a subtle growl from the exhaust that reminds you that there is power to play.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: It is such a gorgeous car. Compliments on it all the time.

Cons: A little blind spot here and there :-)

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2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class CLS 550Review
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Awesome — This car is luxurious while being a great performance car. One can relax and cruise the boulevard or stiffen the suspension and take on a Mustang for a drag race. This one of the best cars I've ever owned. I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: luxury, performance, looks !!! all around fantastic car !

Cons: gas mileage not great but not that bad either

6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class CLS AMG 63Review
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The Mb Cls63 Amg Is The Best Bargain On The Market If You Want Style Plus Monster Power. — The Mercedes Benz CLS63 AMG looks great, sounds greater, and combines style, power, handling, and reputation into the best bargain on the road. If you have $115,000 to spend on a new one, save some money and buy a low-mileage used certified pre-owned CLS. You will save a ton and still have a car that will more than impress you. Try to find one with the performance package. That boosts the HP to 550 and the torque to 590 lb/ft. You will not believe the acceleration and top speed. This car turns heads and you just feel better when you drive it around. You will find yourself making up reasons to take a trip!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Incredible car to own and drive.  Stylish is an understatement.  I have noticed several times people stopping in parking lots to look at my CLS.  Amazing power, superb handling, quiet ride, but the fantastic sound of the engine reminds you that you are driving a rocket.  Safety and convenience features make this the car that I selected over the Aston Martin DB9 and the Maserati Gran Turismo.  My best advice is to buy a certified pre-owned vehicle and spend the additional $4,500 to extend the CPO warranty the additional 2 years and to a total of 135,000 miles.  That makes the car a better deal than a new one.  Especially considering that you will be able to get a 2 year old car that looks and is just as good as a new one for at least $30,000 less than a new one.

Cons: Gas mileage was not as advertised.  It is rated at 25 mpg highway.  I get 22.6.  Due to the high torque, you will need new rear tires twice as often as front tires.  Even if you don't do any burnouts, the rear tires last only about 15,000 miles.  Lastly, I wish the front passenger seat had the same extra features as my driver seat (especially the shiatsu massage!).

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2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class CLS AMG 63Review
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Sleeper Luxury Car — The 2012 Mercedes AMG CLS 63 adopted a new power plant in year model. They abandoned the 6.3 liter normally aspirated for a new 5.5 biturbo. The motor with the performance package develops 550hp and 590 pound feet of torque. This allows the 4400 pound sedan to produce 0-60mph time in the 3.6 second range. This possible due to the 20 millisecond shifts from the Mercedes MCT 6 speed transmission. This twin wet clutch transmission shift so fast and hard it is no surprise why they are the standard in racing today. Mercedes when compared to its contemporaries are more luxurious and have more technology incorporated into their design which often times make their cars heaver than others. Mercedes has lead the field in horsepower with its AMG line, but horsepower can overcome weight in a straight line, but on the track they often fall behind BMW and the likes. Overall one of my favorite cars. Nothing sounds like an AMG Merc.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great styling with lots of horsepower. A four door with Coupe styling.

Cons: Back seat only seats 2 people due to the console

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2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class CLS AMG 63Review
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Great Car And Well Positioned In The Mercedes Line Up. — Really nice version 4 door with coupe styling. Only seats 4 people because of console in rear seat. 0 to 60 times with Mercedes p30 option at 3.8 seconds. Standing mile top speed at 178.8mph. top speed rated at 186mph but you would have to be on a 10 mile long road to get there. Very well built. heavy car for 4400 lbs. Have runs some track day/autocross and the car is pretty heavy thru the course but a lot of fun when you turn off the traction control and let the 5.5l biturbo produce its full 550 hp.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: AMG versions of the Mercedes line are great performers.  In most cases they are packed with more horsepower and luxury items than their contemporaries but do not handle as well due to added weight.

Cons: I hate nothing about this car.  I wish they had designed the rear seat to accommodate 3 passengers.

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