I bought a 2010 CLS Grand Edition D a week ago now, "nice car" I thought "let me buy one". "It must be the same as the E class Sport I had which was a nice place to be and had enough power with the 3.0 V6 and 7 speed Auto box"..I sold that car and bought an E60 M5 actually ... Anyway, I am finding that I really look forward to seeing the CLS it in the mornings much more than I did the E class, and actually as much as the M5. I stand there for a minute or so looking at it in the morning and admiring the curves, and really look forward to that feeling of opening the door and hearing the window slightly wind down like a coupe window does. The car looks really cool and you notice a few people will still give it a second glance as you drive past them, but they have appreciative looks on their faces. Inside it is also very pleasant and I think the Dash and seats are really nicely done and feel quite special compared to the interior of the 211 E class I had. The interior is better looking than a current shape S class I used to own as well. I have had quite a few mercs actually and I think this is the one that I am actually most impressed with in terms of looks and feel. The car feels nice, solid and powerful as well with approx. 270bhp, when you put your foot down, it really gathers speed quickly and smoothly and the fuel needle seems to be stuck in the same position for days on end (probably because I am used to refueling an M5 every 2 hours of driving it. The computer is telling me around 35mpg driving mainly around London Zone 3-6. I am happy with that considering it is a large car. The car actually feels quite "cool" to get in and drive/ own and gets comments like "its very beautiful". I am quite surprised actually considering the design has been out since 2004/5. I am glad I did not miss out on owning this model, it seems to have all the positives and no real negatives (apart from no folding rear seats). If you have the budget to own one then I would really recommend it, I don't think you will regret the decision and the car does indeed feel really special. You don't really see many on the roads either. I notice perhaps 3-4 a day. All you CLS owners have been keeping this car too much of a secret, everyone should know what a special feeling car this is. I, am certainly happy owner so far as you can probably tell:bannana: I am not so sure about the 2011 CLS and it feels like MB has sold out to the US market in some way...I hope that owners of this latest CLS get the same feeling about their ownership experience. Steve.