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Why Lease The CLS Coupe?

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Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe Review 2023

The Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe is the epitome of luxury and performance combined in a sleek and stylish package. This premium four-door coupe, known for its distinctive design, continues to impress with its latest iteration.

Rivals to the Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe include the Audi A7 and BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe.

Our Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe review covers:

Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe Key Features

  • Striking front fascia with a prominent grille, sleek headlights and a long sweeping roofline
  • Luxurious and well-crafted interior
  • 475 litres of boot space
  • Range of potent engines, delivering impressive power and performance
  • Two trim levels are available: AMG Line Night Edition and AMG Night Edition

Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe Pros and Cons:


  • Stunning Design
  • Luxurious Interior
  • Strong Performance


  • Expensive 
  • Boot space
  • Limited engine options

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

The design of the Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe is one of its standout features. It embodies a sleek and elegant aesthetic, blending the sportiness of a coupe with the sophistication of a luxury sedan. Key design elements include a distinctive diamond radiator grille, LED headlights, a long, sloping roofline that defines its coupe profile, and sculpted lines that contribute to an aerodynamic and dynamic appearance. The interior design is equally striking, with high-quality materials, premium finishes, and a focus on providing a luxurious and comfortable ambience for both the driver and passengers.

Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe Exterior

While the CLS Coupe is primarily focused on delivering a stylish and performance-oriented driving experience, it does offer a reasonable level of practicality. The four-door configuration enhances accessibility to the rear seats, making it easier for passengers to enter and exit compared to traditional coupes. However, due to its coupe design, rear headroom might be slightly compromised, particularly for taller individuals. The seating layout and interior space are designed to provide a balance between sporty elegance and functional use.

The Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe, like many coupes, tends to prioritize design and performance over cargo space. The sloping roofline does impact the available boot space. As of my last update, the boot space in the CLS Coupe is reasonable for a coupe, but it's not as capacious as the trunks in some luxury sedans or SUVs. The capacity is 475 litres allowing for the storage of luggage and everyday items. The rear seats can be folded down to further extend the cargo area for accommodating larger or longer items.

Interior and Trims

The interior of the Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe is a blend of luxury, comfort, and cutting-edge technology. It's crafted with high-quality materials and boasts a modern and sophisticated design. The cabin is designed to provide a premium and comfortable environment for both the driver and passengers. Mercedes-Benz often incorporates customizable ambient lighting in the CLS Coupe, allowing occupants to personalize the cabin ambience with a choice of colours and intensity levels.

High-grade materials, including top-quality leather upholstery, wood trims, and metal accents, are used throughout the interior to enhance the luxurious feel. The finishes are meticulously executed, emphasizing attention to detail and elegance. The seating is comfortable and supportive, offering a range of adjustment options to accommodate various body types. The front seats typically come with features like heating, ventilation, and massage functions, providing a luxurious experience for the driver and front passenger.

The CLS Coupe is equipped with the latest infotainment system from Mercedes-Benz, featuring a high-resolution display, intuitive controls, and a user-friendly interface. It supports smartphone integration, offering features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Various connectivity options, navigation, voice control, and a premium audio system contribute to an enhanced in-car experience.

Two trim levels are available: AMG Line Night Edition and AMG Night Edition.

The large 20-inch alloy wheels accentuate the sleek and elongated appearance of the vehicle, complemented by the AMG body kit that adds to its stylish allure. Within the interior, notable features include a slide and tilt glass sunroof along with privacy glass. The vehicle is equipped with convenient automatic lights, wipers, cruise control, and advanced multibeam LED headlights, offering a holistic and modern driving experience.

The 20-inch alloy wheels impart a strong visual impact, while the Multibeam Intelligent Light system ensures excellent visibility during nighttime drives. Automated lighting and wipers, coupled with cruise control and self-dimming mirrors, significantly enhance the convenience and ease of every journey.

Power and Performance

From behind the wheel, the CLS demonstrates its prowess as a secure and comfortable high-speed cruiser, effortlessly covering extensive distances with minimal strain on the engines. It truly shines on motorways and primary routes, leveraging its strengths. However, those expecting sports car-like performance on winding B-roads may find it falling short of expectations. Ultimately, it's evident that this is a substantial vehicle.

Overall, the new Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe is an impressive blend of luxury, performance, and advanced technology. Its eye-catching design, sumptuous interior, powerful engine options, and a host of features make it a desirable choice in the luxury coupe segment. If you're in the market for a vehicle that combines style, comfort, and performance, the CLS Coupe is undoubtedly worth considering.

Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe Interior

While large cars usually face challenges in urban settings, the C5 X compensates for its size with exceptional comfort. Its soft suspension system ensures a remarkably comfortable experience for both the driver and passengers, even in city driving conditions.

On the motorway, the C5 X excels in providing a tranquil and comfortable ride. It effectively minimizes wind and road noise, maintaining a serene environment within the cabin even at 70mph. Tire noise is also well managed, even on rougher road surfaces.

Despite its plush and cushioned suspension, the C5 X surprises with its agility on winding roads. While not as sporty as some counterparts like a Cupra Formentor, it handles corners well, demonstrating controlled roll and good grip. The steering, although light, lacks feedback but becomes familiar with use.

Leasing vs Buying

The Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe is now available for purchase at a starting on-the-road price of £73,635.00*, or it can be leased with monthly payments starting from Price On Request.

If you're considering leasing a Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe, we proudly offer excellent car leasing services in the UK. Our leasing deals include a manufacturer's warranty, road tax, breakdown insurance, and free delivery to most areas of the UK mainland (excluding specific regions).

Leasing a Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe can often be a more financially advantageous option compared to purchasing outright, thanks to the fixed monthly payments, variable mileage options, low initial rental, and flexible contract durations.

It's important to note that the 'on-the-road' price mentioned includes a year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee, and a number plate fee. Please be aware that this price is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to change. To get the most up-to-date information, we recommend contacting your nearest retailer.