2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

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The first CLS-Class to arrive in the U.S. is the CLS500, powered by a 302-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 combined a 7-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment includes Airmatic air suspension for the ideal combination of comfort and sporty ...
The first CLS-Class to arrive in the U.S. is the CLS500, powered by a 302-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 combined a 7-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment includes Airmatic air suspension for the ideal combination of comfort and sporty suspension settings, as well as electro-hydraulic braking, ABS with brake assist, traction control, and ESP stability control. The CLS500 will be followed by the high-performance CLS55 AMG powered by a supercharged 5.5-liter V8 engine that produces 469 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque.
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Quick Facts
  • Engine: 302 - 469 horsepower
  • Seating: 4 passengers
  • Driving Range: 295 - 464 miles
  • Drive: Rear-Wheel Drive
  • Cargo Capacity: 15.9 cu. ft.
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class reviews by MSN Autos

User Reviews

The community thinks...
  • Styling9.7
  • Performance9.3
  • Interior9.3
  • Quality8.8
  • Recommendation9.0
Owner
  • Styling10
  • Performance8.0
  • Interior9.0
  • Quality4.0
  • Recommendation7.0
Do your homework on this one by An MSN Autos Consumer on 08/03/2009. Trim: 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class CLS500, Owned 3 years.
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Pros: The styling is what drew me to this car, which I bought new. It truly is a great car to drive.
Cons: Make sure you do your homework on this one with respect to service bulletins etc. My vehicle, within the first 18 months of owning it, had numerous transmission issues (including hard shifting), brake issues (which occurrs to this day with no resolution), the COMMAND center dropping out, stability control issues, mold smell from the compressor...and the list goes on. Some of the problems I mention are still occurring. The brake issue by far is the most annoying. I've complained about brake noise since 7K miles (car now has 54K miles on it). Nobody can figure out what this issue is as it only comes from the right front wheel (even when the brakes are new and the TSB has been satisfied).
Overall review: Beautiful car; spotty reliability. I've talked to a bunch of owners who have experienced the issues I have except that they didn't realize some of these things were issues. I wanted to make sure it just wasn't me alone experiencing some of this stuff.
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