2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550

Looking for an example of what makes Mercedes-Benz so special? Look no further than the sensational 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550. This sublime version of the CLS coupe offers stunning performance and stand-out styling, along with the features and safety options any luxury vehicle should have.

The second-generation CLS has been around since the 2011 model year, but the CLS 550 is as stunningly attractive now as it was when it was launched. The dramatic lines of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 are not only still completely contemporary, they also still make it one of the very finest interpretations of the four-door coupe to date.

The arching curve that defines the silhouette of the CLS is now found throughout much of the Mercedes-Benz range, and it's the same with the short front and rear overhangs that emphasize the sleek, coupe-like side view.

The sophisticated 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 at John Sisson Motors, Inc.

When a car looks this good, it inevitably creates some huge expectations for how it's going to perform. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 lives up to its billing. Much of the time, Mercedes engines define the trim level and that's the case here, with a 4.7-liter bi-turbo V-8 that's bigger than the 3.0-liter V-6 in the CLS 400 but not as aggressive as the handcrafted V-8 in the AMG® version. Its 402 horsepower gets you from a standing start to 60 mph in as little as 4.9 seconds with rear-wheel drive, or in a few tenths of a second more for all-wheel drive versions. An outstanding nine-speed automatic sends all that power to the wheels. 

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 parked by the ocean

You'd be right to expect a Mercedes-Benz of this level to come equipped with some of the most advanced features, equipment, and driver aids currently available in the auto industry, and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 doesn't disappoint. Standard features include: multicolor ambient lighting, dual-zone digital automatic climate control, COMAND® navigation with an 80GB hard drive, Collision Prevention Assist Plus, an 8.0-inch color high-resolution display, and too much more to mention.

Of course, there's always the opportunity to add more, with available options including the likes of a heated steering wheel, Surround View System, semi-aniline leather upholstery, a rear spoiler, and plenty of upgrade packages that can give you whatever you might want or need.

CLS 550 Redesign

The interior of the CLS was redesigned last year, and it's an incredibly welcoming environment for driver and passengers alike. The front bucket seats are roomy and comfortable with lots of adjustment available for drivers of all sizes. Despite the severely sloping roofline, only the very tallest passengers will have any issue with headroom in the back. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 is an inherently safe car with all the standard safety features you'd expect in this class. However, you can always go further by upgrading your CLS 550 with the likes of adaptive cruise control, PRESAFE® Brake with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitors, active lane-keep assist, active parking assistance and more.
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 Leather Upholstery
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 mbrace Connect Package

Leather Upholstery

Supple, richly grained double-stitched leather, hand-fitted to the seating surfaces and head restraints, comes standard.

mbrace® Connect Package

This package provides remote access to your car from your smartphone or computer for a complimentary five-year period.

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 ECO Start/Stop
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 NECK-PRO Front Head Restraints

ECO Start/Stop

Fuel-saving system automatically shuts off the engine at stoplights and other idle situations.

NECK PRO® Front Head Restraints

Specialty seats move forward and slightly upward to help reduce the possibility or severity of whiplash-type neck injuries.

Conclusion

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 is a luxury car that lives up to its name. You won't find this level of style, performance, luxury and staggering quality in any other brand, but it's well worth the luxury price tag as well. 

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