CLS Class

Mercedes-Benz CLS-Derived Brabus Rocket 800 Is a 230 mph Monster

There’s no denying that even straight off the showroom floor, the new-for-2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS—the automaker’s supremely stylish “four-door coupe”—is a prodigious performer. The 402 hp CLS550 will sprint to 60 mph in a spirited 5.1 seconds, and the beastly CLS63 AMG, with its 518 hp twin-turbo V-8, will make the trip in sports-car-like 4.4 seconds. […]

Best of the Best 2011: Sedans: Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG

The new Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG ( appears only slightly different from the previous version of the midsize sedan; the big changes were made under the hood. Mercedes-Benz replaced a normally aspirated 507 hp V-8 with a new V-8 and a pair of turbochargers that increase horsepower to 518. The old CLS63 AMG accelerated from zero […]

Wheels: Efficiency Gains

Our introduction to the new Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG took place this winter in the mountains of Southern California, where broad interstates leaving San Diego become two-lane byways. We dawdled past avocado farms, blasted along straight and empty roads between small towns, and challenged the brakes and suspension by taking 25 mph corners at twice that […]

Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake Concept Is Production Bound

Proof that where there’s a will, there’s a niche, Mercedes-Benz (which already offers 16 model lines in the United States) plans to extend its family tree once again with a production version of the recent CLS Shooting Brake concept car. Unveiled during April’s Auto China motor show, the car builds on dramatic proportions of the […]

Mercedes-Benz Unveils the Second-generation CLS 63 AMG

Over the past two years, there has not been a more popular car style than the four-door coupe. The latest model offerings from Aston Martin, Porsche, and Audi all prove that this segment is much more than a passing trend. At the forefront is the Mercedes-Benz CLS class, which first debuted more than five years […]

Car of the Year 2006: Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG

What a difference $22,000, a supercharger, some transmission reprogramming, bigger wheels, beefier brakes, tighter suspension, classier trim, and a couple of discreet AMG badges will make. They transform a CLS500—ostensibly a Mercedes E-Class with bold architecture that makes the four-door look like a two-door—into the CLS55 AMG, from the performance division of Mercedes-Benz that routinely […]