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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS

At a Glance

Pricing $64,900 - $86,600
Drive Types RWD
Engines 5.0l V8, 5.4l V8
Transmissions A5, A7
Fuel Economy 14-16 (city), 20-22 (highway)

Overview Information

Mercedes claims that the stylish CLS is a 4-door coupe, but four traditional full-sized door seem to indicate otherwise. The mid-sized CLS is based on the E-class platform. On the inside the CLS is every bit as swoopy as the outside. Two models offered: the 300hp CLS500 and the 469hp CLS55 AMG. The CLS500 paired with the industry's first 7-speed automatic transmission. As with most modern Mercedes-Benz offerings, a staggering list of electronic aids and features fill out the package.

What Changed:

All-new 4-door model is based on the E-series platform. Mercedes calls the CLS a 4-door coupe, but four traditional full-sized door seem to indicate otherwise. Two models offered: the 300hp CLS500 and the 469hp CLS55 AMG. The former being paired with the industry's first 7-speed automatic transmission.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
CLS500 5.0l V8 (302-bhp) A7 RWD 16/22/19 $64,900
CLS55 AMG 5.4l V8 (469-bhp) A5 RWD 14/20/17 $86,600