The 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class is comprised of the 5.5-liter Sedan or the 6.2-liter AMG Sedan. Both are four door luxury Sedans offering the finest in styling, handling and performance – attributes for which Mercedes-Benz has long been known. What’s even more interesting is the car’s Coupe-like stance, even with four doors. Two trim levels are offered in this class – the CLS550 or the CLS63 AMG. The CLS550 comes equipped with a 382 horsepower 5.5-liter V8 with 391 lbs.-ft of torque while the CLS63 AMG gets more oomph with its 507 horsepower 6.2-liter V8.Read more Read less
After receiving more powerful engines and new trim designations in 2007, the two 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS 4-door "coupes" undergo modest changes for 2008. The 18-inch wheels sport a new seven-spoke design, and Sirius satellite radio is now standard. The CLS550 base price increases $700 to $67,600, while the CLS63 AMG bumps up $1,000 to $93,200.
Big car in a smallish package; luxurious appointments; mountains of power and performance.
Mercedes-Benz is all about comfort, luxury, and refinement, and the 2008 CLS executes all of these exceedingly well. The CLS isn't a large vehicle and the word "sedan" doesn't seem to fit this smallish car with four doors, so Mercedes-Benz calls it a four-door coupe. A computer-controlled seven-speed automatic transmission helps the CLS550 achieve 21 mpg on the highway, which is respectable for a big V8. The upper-level CLS63 will please performance enthusiasts with its very powerful 6.3L V8 engine that generates 507 horsepower. The brakes, suspension, wheels, and even steering wheel are designed by AMG. The result is a very comfortable performance coupe.