2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS Values

Select a 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS trim level

2016 model year changes

The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class remains mostly unchanged for 2016. All-wheel drive CLS550 models now get the same 9-speed automatic as the rear-wheel drive versions. Mercedes-Benz has also ditched their proprietary smartphone plug, in favor of a more conventional USB interface going forward.

Competitive comparison

Strong turbocharged V6 and V8 engines; class-leading tech and safety features; superb cabin materials; available all-wheel drive

Special features for 2016

Mercedes-Benz calls the CLS-Class a coupe, but it's actually a 4-door sedan that is considerably curvier than most sedans. It occupies a segment that also includes the Audi A7 and Porsche Panamera. While both of those models come with hatches, the CLS-Class has a trunk. For many shoppers, the relative rarity of the CLS-Class is a selling point; it looks like no other car out there.
The four-door Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class can seat four passengers and leads in its class of luxury midsized sedans, offered in several trim levels. Standard outfitting includes: 18” premium alloy wheels, automated LED headlamps, LED daytime running lights, two-zone climate control (automated), powered and heated front seating, powered tilt and telescope steering wheel, Bluetooth/iPod/USB integration, GPS, HD radio, and standard audio system. Upgrades can add a ton more features, including things like: powered-folding side mirrors, remote entry/start, powered trunk lid, ventilated seating, 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, LED headlamps, powered rear sunshade, night vision, collision mitigation system, sport-tuning, larger wheels, and much, much more. Under the hood are several engine options, with the standard engine being a peppy 3.0-liter V6 that gets 329 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque; upgradable to as much as a 4.7-liter V8 that makes 402 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque.