Used 2014 Mercedes‑Benz CLS‑Class Coupe
Mercedes‑Benz CLS‑Class Coupe
It’s a coupe and a 4-door sedan. It’s a performance legend and the car of your dreams. It’s the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 and CLS63 AMG.
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Despite the four clearly visible door handles, Mercedes-Benz affixes a coupe designation to its CLS for 2014, primarily due to the car’s long hood, narrow side windows and racy fastback rear end. Indeed, the CLS is a head turner, and although it now faces competition from both BMW and Audi, it’s not an easy benchmark to beat. In the CLS, buyers will find a combination of style, performance and that elusive sense of exclusivity that escapes so many rival brands. With 402 horsepower under the hood, the CLS550 is no slouch. But, if only the best will do, the 577-horsepower CLS63 AMG S performance variant is the brass ring to grab. 4Matic all-wheel drive (AWD) offers a boost to both dry-pavement performance and snow-covered sojourns.
You'll Like This Car If...
Those who desire the individual styling only a coupe can provide, but who must also occasionally usher family or clients will find much to like in the 2014 Mercedes Benz CLS. A lofty sticker price should ensure you’ll be part of a small, elite club.
You May Not Like This Car If...
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS doesn’t come cheap, and despite its 4-door layout, rear seat space is rather cramped. An Audi A7 or BMW 6 Gran Coupe might be a better choice, as might a less expensive car, such as the Volkswagen CC.
What's New for 2014
Changes to the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS are limited to the AMG model, which gains more horsepower, standard 4Matic all-wheel drive and a new 577-horsepower high-performance S trim.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 is a true driver’s car. Power comes from a hearty 402-hp 4.7-liter twin-turbo V8 that allows the sedan to launch strong from the line and accelerate effortlessly in mid-sprint. Passing power is in abundance, to say the least. If, however, you feel the need for more power, look to the 550-hp CLS63 AMG or the more potent 577-hp CLS63 AMG S models, both of which can produce 60 mph runs in less than four seconds. Both models offer steering that is laser-precise, putting the CLS in the same league as BMW’s 6 Series Gran Coupe. The CLS inspires confidence through hard cornering and high-speed lane changes, and it feels smaller than it actually is. But when you’re not pushing it hard, the 2014 CLS assumes a relaxed personality, offering a fairly civilized ride so long as the pavement remains smooth.
ADAPTIVE HIGH-BEAM ASSIST
This innovative camera-based system can detect oncoming vehicles and automatically dip one or both headlight beams, while also adjusting their range, in order to create the ideal lighting conditions for both you and the oncoming driver. Also enhancing the Mercedes CLS550’s lighting package are optional full LED headlights.
ELECTROMECHANICAL DIRECT-STEER SYSTEM
Responsive and precise, it is one of the primary reasons for the 2014 Mercedes CLS’s impressive driving dynamics. Beyond its sporting nature, the system contributes to the vehicle’s overall efficiency by drawing energy only when actual steering is taking place.
Inside, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS offers all the lavishness and technology one would expect at this price point. Elevated levels of detail can be found in the dash design, the intricate stitching on the seats and door panels, and the unique wood trim colors and textures. The CLS’ cockpit is defined by near-perfect ergonomics and a solid, tactile feel. Seats are highly bolstered and designed for both spirited driving and long-distance cruising. However, don’t look for matching comfort in the rear seat area, where both headroom and legroom are in short supply.
For 2014, the Mercedes-Benz CLS is as distinctive as ever. Its signature roofline and shapely greenhouse give the car a flowing, uninterrupted form that extends rearward to a sleek fastback profile. But, unlike Mercedes’ other sedans, the CLS takes on a harder-edged personality, exuding a nice shot of performance character. It is spearheaded with a larger, more ominous big-star grille, flanked by optional full-LED headlights. Body lines are sharply sculpted, and the Mercedes CLS moves further into coupe territory with its longer hood and shorter overhangs. Overall, the new CLS is simply a more aggressive-looking package than you’ll find on an E- or S-Class.
Notable Standard Equipment
In addition to a 4.7-liter twin-turbo V8 mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission, every 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 features an adjustable air suspension. Inside, you’ll find a navigation system, 14-speaker harman/kardon sound system, 14-way power front seats, and many of the other amenities you’d expect in a 2014 luxury car. In the name of safety, the Mercedes CLS provides 12 airbags, Attention Assist drowsiness monitor, Electronic Stability Program and bi-xenon headlights.
Notable Optional Equipment
Top options on the Mercedes CLS550 include full LED headlights, a rearview camera, heated and ventilated front seats, iPod interface, split-folding rear seats and an electric trunk closer. Available driver assist technologies include Adaptive Highbeam Assist, Distronic PLUS cruise control, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Parktronic with Advanced Parking Assist, and Night View Assist PLUS with Pedestrian Detection. The CLS63 AMG 4Matic and AMG S 4Matic can be equipped with carbon ceramic brakes, Bang & Olufsen audio and a limited-slip rear differential (standard on AMG S).
Under the Hood
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 is powered by a 4.7-liter twin-turbocharged V8 producing 402 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. Power delivery is smooth and full-bodied, matched with quick, seamless shifts. It’s always a joy to have that much brute force at one’s disposal. Of course, it’s twice as much fun when you step into the CLS63 AMG, because it is equipped with a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 good for 550 hp and 531 lb-ft of torque. The CLS63 AMG S bumps output to 577 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. Top speed for the 63 AMG is limited to 155 mph, while the S tops out at 186 mph.
4.7-liter twin-turbocharged V8 (CLS550)
402 horsepower @ 5,000-5,750 rpm
443 lb-ft of torque @ 1,800-4,750 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/27 mpg (rear-wheel drive), 18/25 mpg (AWD)
5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8 (CLS63 AMG)
550 horsepower @ 5,250 rpm
516 lb-ft of torque @ 1,750-5,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: NA
5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8 (CLS63 AMG S)
577 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
590 lb-ft of torque @ 2,000-4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: NA
For 2014, the Mercedes-Benz CLS550 has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting around $73,000. That's a $20,000 leap over the equally desirable E550 coupe. Mercedes’ 4Matic AWD bumps the price up by another $2,500. The CLS63 AMG 4Matic starts just north of $100,000 while the S trim starts around $107,000 and when fully loaded, tops out close to $150,000. Although there are not many direct competitors to a Mercedes CLS, it will be cross-shopped against the 2014 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe and Audi A7. To see what others in your area are paying for CLS models, check out the Fair Purchase Price on KBB.com. As with past Mercedes CLS models, the new CLS-Class is expected to hold strong long-term residual values, on par with the rest of the Mercedes brand.
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Consumer Reviews
November 10, 2018
Cool looking and fast
I got this '15 CLS550 4Matic at the end of 2017, mostly for its style. It's a head turner. MSRP was $87K - I bought it at a dealer for...
August 11, 2017
A Great Driving Experience
This is an outstanding vehicle with all the power you would ever need to accelerate when you need it. It has been a thrill to drive and...
May 11, 2016
Nicest High end car I have owned.....
This car has most everything I was looking for....power, comfort and amenities. The phone system in the car is a drawback as it is not...
February 17, 2016
this is my third CLS, but this time I went for the S model AMG, and its unbelievable, although the 550 is crazy on its own, but CLS63 s...
November 08, 2015
She's a brick house...
I never thought a car could be this much fun to drive. She's solid, holds the road like a big cat and her power will knock your socks...
September 07, 2015
Most amazing vehicle I've ever driven
First of all the car is drop dead gorgeous. The deep red with the saddle/black interior looks awesome. I can't tell you impressed I am...
August 08, 2015
CLS63 AMG is Number 5 of the Mercedes-Benz line. I am permanent & total disabled no complaints, Overall a #10 for a Grand vehicle.
August 03, 2015
outstanding in every way
Most fun car I have ever owned, it will do everything I ask of it.
July 15, 2015
Best car I have ever owned.
Better than other MB models I have owned, my current is a 2013 and I recenely ordered a new 2016 to be delivered next week.
October 05, 2014
Great car. Most compliments I have ever rec'd!
This car is a pleasure to drive and the appearance is w/out question. I love to drive it, the power, comfort, handling. This car has...