2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS550
2014 Mercedes Benz CLS550 4Matic
- 4.6L V8
- Automatic Transmission
- Black Over Black Interior
- Always Dealer Serviced
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“...the CLS is easily one of the most attractive luxury sedans on the market, and it's one of those cars that looks even better in person than in photos.” –Edmunds
The KBB automotive resource provided more detail on the car's “exhilarating” driving experience: “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.”
The KBB testers were also impressed with the interior appointments: “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.”
The black-on-black 2014 Mercedes CLS550 offered here is a striking three-owner, all-wheel-drive example. Originally delivered in New Jersey, the car has accumulated just under 81,000 miles, or roughly a below-average 13,500 miles per-year. The car has benefitted from regular, routine maintenance, many services performed by Mercedes dealerships. The Carfax report (available via a link on the GarageKeptMotors site) shows two minor, likely cosmetic repairs to the front end, in all likelihood from parking-lot incidents.
The paint across the sumptuous lines of the car's exterior shows no obvious flaws, and the body is free of dents or damage. The incidents mentioned above have been professionally corrected with no sign of any difference from stock condition. Indeed, the surfaces across the entire front of the car—including the complex LED lighting, the grille with its large Mercedes center logo emblem (and smaller hood emblem), lower air intakes, and integrated lip spoiler—is exemplary. The bright trim (used in tastefully restrained amounts on the body), the cabin glass (including on the sunroof), rear emblems, LED taillights, and the 5-spoke wheels with Mercedes-logo centercaps (and Pirelli P Zero 19-inch performance tires) all show no wear or signs of fading.
Inside, it's clear the car has been adult-owned and used with utmost care. The elegance of black leather, piano-black trim, and Mercedes design touches in the instruments and controls make for a satisfying, driver-oriented cockpit. The restrained use of aluminum on controls, vents, and console-mounted automatic-transmission control knob (as well as on the pedals) provides visual interest. Virtually all surfaces are free of damage with only minor creasing on some leather seating surfaces due to age. Instruments—including the center-dash analog clock—are clear and free of scratches. Carpeting throughout is like new.
Under the hood, the twin-turbocharged V8 producing 402 horsepower resides in a complete—and distinctly clean and properly ordered—engine bay. There is no sign of any modification from stock. Beneath the car, the chassis is orderly with no sign of abuse or damage to the dual exhaust system or driveline. Very minor surface rust is present on some unprotected bits of hardware.
The exceptional condition of this Mercedes CLS550 4Matic is faithfully presented from every angle (including from below) in the more than 50 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available at the GarageKeptMotors site. That said, we always encourage in-person, up-close inspections by interested parties at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. We ask only that advance appointments be made by phone or email so that we can devote our full attention to our visitors and this lovely Mercedes “4-door coupe.” Our showroom is not open to the public.
The time-tested advice to “buy the best one you can find” certainly applies here. Especially if, like us, you think Mercedes luxury automobiles in black are something special.