2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Review

  • Performance
    4.3 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    3.5 of 5.0
  • Interior
    3.9 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    4.0 of 5.0
05 Jul 2014

Mercedes is one of the best luxury car manufacturers in the world. Their cars provide the perfect blend of luxury and performance. Their latest car, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is truly a marvel to just look at.

Engine Specifications

In essence the 2014 Mercedes-Benz-CLS Class is a luxury car. However, it can easily double as a high performance car. All you need to do is take it to a track and unleash the beast lurking under the hood. There are two engine variants of the CLS-Class. The first engine variant is slightly smaller.

It is a V-type engine with 8 cylinders. The capacity of this engine is 4.7-L. This is without a doubt a powerful engine. However, the second engine variant really packs a punch. If you are looking for immense power this is what you should go for. This engine is also a V-8, but the capacity of this engine is 5.5-L.


Most luxury cars are mistaken for poor performers on the track. However, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is sure to surprise those who undermine luxury cars in this regard. Both engine variants of this Benz are immensely powerful. The first engine variant, which is the 4.7 liter V-8, is a snappy performer.

It emits an amazing 402-horsepower and 443 pounds of torque per feet. What really gives a snappy performance to the engine is the fact that it is a twin-turbo. The performance is further enhanced by the direct injection system.

If you think this engine is powerful, the 5.7-L engine will blow you away. This engine generates a stunning 550 ponies and 531 pounds of torque. This engine also runs on a direct injection system and is twin turbocharged.

Transmission Options

The transmission and drive train of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class also come in different variants. Each variant is more impressive than the other. First and foremost, the drive train comes in two variants. If you want an all rounder that can provide you with a superb handling on the track and road, you can go for the all wheel drive.

It is sure to provide you with a unique and safer handling experience. On the other hand if you really enjoy driving and the adrenaline rush, you can opt for the rear wheel drive. The transmission also has two variants. Both variants are 7-speed. The first is a 7G-TRONIC Plus. The transmission adapts itself according to the driver’s driving habits.

It has different modes for varied performance which include a sport mode and economy mode. The transmission comes complete with steering wheel shifters for the ultimate driving experience. The second variant is simpler, but it provides the same incredible performance. This is a 7-speed automatic. This transmission is equipped with AMG SPEEDSHIFT technology.

Interior Design

One of the best things about a Mercedes’ interior is that you can expect only the best from it. Of course the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class offers just that. The interior is not only spacious, but it is rather comfortable. It is the complete opposite of the engine type that powers this fabulous piece of engineering. Each aspect of the interior boasts class and elegance.

Exterior Design

The exterior design of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is rather unique. The design is a unique blend between a high performance sports car and a luxury sedan. The front end looks aggressively-styled and the rear end is mellowed down and elegant. Each and every aspect of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is designed carefully.