Based on 17 Ratings for the 2012 - 2014 models.Review this car
By Mike on Saturday, June 30, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Fun to drive, solid and safe, comfy yet sporty"
Cons: "They don't give them away (expensive)"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"After 6 BMWs, I fell in love with the new CLS and had to have one. It does it all superbly -- comfortable, quiet but with a great V-8 exhaust note, handles great on corners but also a great cruiser, fast, looks fabulous, all the great options. I've only had it a short time, but already find the quality better than BMW (plus it doesn't have those horrible run-flat tires)."
10 people out of 12 found this review helpful
By Jackrabbit on Friday, March 16, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,500overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Too pricey, but worth every penny when you push it"
Cons: "Some fit and finish issues. 50 MPH spare."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"I have owned this car for almost a year. Where it shines is in high speed passing on the highway. Its handling is not on a par with the BMW M3, but what is? Or even the Lincoln LS, which is much more positive in tight turns. But the CLS 550 is a BLAST to drive. Just don't push it too hard into corners, and you will have the drive of your life. The electronics on the car are even more quirky than the "My Ford" electronics, and I still have not mastered all the features. The suspension is quick to bottom out, especially in the sport mode. The tires are not good for anything but smooth pavement, and I have broken two tires on mild potholes. The M-Brace system works great as long as you are near civilization, but watch out if you are 200 miles or more from a dealer. You are on your own."
18 people out of 20 found this review helpful