CLS versus E Class Coupe

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  1. wivenhoe

    wivenhoe Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I have just changed my E Class 350CDI AMG Sport Coupe for a new CLS 350CDI AMG Sport. I would appreciate your thoughts on which you would prefer ?
     
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    -unless one requires 5 doors, in which case CLS...
     
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    They are off different platforms.

    Coupe off C Class

    CLS off E Class.

    I'd expect the CLS to be better equipped and more refined.

    CLS for me.
     
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    CLS - much the better bet.
     
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    What are your thoughts...you're the one who's made the swap?
     
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    wivenhoe Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I find them to be totally different cars despite both being Coupe's. The CLS is much more refined but I think it still looks a coupe. I was very happy with my E Class Coupe but the dealer made the CLS offer too good to miss. I got a fair price for the E Class (£26k) and £12k+ off the CLS - I realise the CLS will be facelifted soon but thought £12k discount would more than cover the extra loss in residual.

    Despite being an AMG Sport (not a real AMG then) the CLS is far more comfortable on our unforgiving roads - I found the E Class AMG Sport to be jarring over the pot holes. I won't throw the CLS about as much as the E Class so won't miss the tighter suspension.

    Out of interest and rather predictably, younger friends seem to prefer the E Class and us wrinkley's the CLS.

    One thing I will not miss is the oversize doors on the E Class - getting in and out at the station was a real challenge and despite the CLS being 100mm wider it is far easier with the 4 doors.
     
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  9. regbuser

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    good choice wivenhoe :thumb:
     
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    but they are so different & one cannot really say that the CLS is a coupe with 5 doors. coupe style maybe. its a huge barge!
    yes, the E coupe has the C class platform, but it is built to the E class spec, so comparable to E classes, rather than Cs.
    The CLS is arguably a little above an e class so may be slightly more refined, but not quite got the handling of the smaller car.
    Ultimately they are for different jobs: the e is a coupe; the CLS is a saloon but with a bit more style.

    on a tangent; the CLS brake is based on E estate, & whilst more stylish(?) it is far less versatile & spacious than the E
     

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