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The Top Gear car review:Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
For:Crushingly capable all-rounder that looks good, too
Against:So-so interior doesn't feel special enough
What is it?
The second act in a niche-generating performance from Mercedes-Benz. It’s arguably not as dramatic as a result, but the Mercedes CLS is no less desirable – despite the fact it introduced the ridiculous ‘four-door coupe’ term into road-testing parlance. Swoopy and lithe, it’s a handsome four-door, and despite the curves it’s not overly compromised inside. Makes you wonder why you’d have a (now admittedly quite swoopy) E-Class, until you realise the CLS is a sizeable chunk of money more than its more conventional saloon sibling.