The Truth About Cars » CLS http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:54:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » CLS http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com 2016 Audi S7 Review – The Coupé With Too Many Doors [Video] http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2016-audi-s7-review-coupe-many-doors-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2016-audi-s7-review-coupe-many-doors-video/#comments Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:37:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1225561 Coupé-like styling is one of the biggest buzzwords at new car launch parties. Although this is more of a modern phenomenon, the root of the seemingly contradictory four-door coupé is older than you might think. In 1962, Rover dropped the rear roofline on its P5 sedan and dared to call it a four-door coupé. In 2004, Mercedes […]

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Coupé-like styling is one of the biggest buzzwords at new car launch parties. Although this is more of a modern phenomenon, the root of the seemingly contradictory four-door coupé is older than you might think. In 1962, Rover dropped the rear roofline on its P5 sedan and dared to call it a four-door coupé. In 2004, Mercedes […]

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Mercedes-Benz Has A Concept Car That Grows By Nearly 16 Inches http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/mercedes-benz-concept-car-grows-nearly-16-inches/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/mercedes-benz-concept-car-grows-nearly-16-inches/#comments Tue, 15 Sep 2015 18:30:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1172650 While it may or may not be the next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS-class (note: probably not), the automaker took the wraps off a transforming concept car that grows in length significantly at highway speeds to better cut through air. The Mercedes-Benz IAA concept (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile) was shown off Tuesday in Frankfurt and, according to the automaker, can grow […]

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While it may or may not be the next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS-class (note: probably not), the automaker took the wraps off a transforming concept car that grows in length significantly at highway speeds to better cut through air. The Mercedes-Benz IAA concept (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile) was shown off Tuesday in Frankfurt and, according to the automaker, can grow […]

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Audi A7 vs. Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class – Which One Wins The U.S. Sales Race? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/audi-a7-vs-mercedes-benz-cls-class-one-wins-u-s-sales-race/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/audi-a7-vs-mercedes-benz-cls-class-one-wins-u-s-sales-race/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 14:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1068130 With a broader product portfolio and extra decades of established premium status in the United States, Mercedes-Benz USA sells a lot more vehicles than Audi USA. Through the first four months of 2015, Mercedes-Benz sales were up 9% to 107,344, excluding Sprinter. Audi, globally favored, was up 12% to 56,925. But again, the comparisons are […]

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With a broader product portfolio and extra decades of established premium status in the United States, Mercedes-Benz USA sells a lot more vehicles than Audi USA. Through the first four months of 2015, Mercedes-Benz sales were up 9% to 107,344, excluding Sprinter. Audi, globally favored, was up 12% to 56,925. But again, the comparisons are […]

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Review: 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/review-2013-mercedes-benz-cls63-amg/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/review-2013-mercedes-benz-cls63-amg/#comments Mon, 03 Jun 2013 21:34:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=490290 My statement “BMW is the new Mercedes” may have ruffled the most feathers, but the second thing that gets thrown in my face is: “what then has Mercedes become?” I’m sorry if the forum fanboys can’t adjust to the new normal that is a softer, more civilized, more luxurious BMW that puts comfort over balls-out […]

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My statement “BMW is the new Mercedes” may have ruffled the most feathers, but the second thing that gets thrown in my face is: “what then has Mercedes become?” I’m sorry if the forum fanboys can’t adjust to the new normal that is a softer, more civilized, more luxurious BMW that puts comfort over balls-out […]

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Review: 2012 Mercedes CLS 550 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/review-2012-mercedes-cls-550/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/review-2012-mercedes-cls-550/#comments Sun, 18 Dec 2011 12:54:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=420675 I appreciate the novelty of a new design as much as the next guy, but have never understood the four-door-coupé. I mean, aren’t these terms mutually exclusive? A coupé can’t have four doors and a car with four doors can’t be a coupé? Mercedes started this conundrum with the CLS back in 2004, and then […]

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I appreciate the novelty of a new design as much as the next guy, but have never understood the four-door-coupé. I mean, aren’t these terms mutually exclusive? A coupé can’t have four doors and a car with four doors can’t be a coupé? Mercedes started this conundrum with the CLS back in 2004, and then […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: Five Door Coupe Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-five-door-coupe-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-five-door-coupe-edition/#comments Wed, 12 Oct 2011 18:28:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=414524 Ever since Mercedes lured its competitors into the “four door coupe” segment created by its 2004 CLS, we’ve been waiting for the next fad segment to mangle the definition of the word “coupe” beyond recognition. And here it is: a forthcoming “five-door coupe” that is essentially a wagon version of the CLS. This near-production mule […]

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Ever since Mercedes lured its competitors into the “four door coupe” segment created by its 2004 CLS, we’ve been waiting for the next fad segment to mangle the definition of the word “coupe” beyond recognition. And here it is: a forthcoming “five-door coupe” that is essentially a wagon version of the CLS. This near-production mule […]

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When Is A Coupe Not A Coupe? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/when-is-a-coupe-not-a-coupe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/when-is-a-coupe-not-a-coupe/#comments Tue, 09 Nov 2010 16:25:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=371959 Thought the idea of a four-door coupe was confusing? How about a five-door coupe? Or, is that a four-door shooting break? While the debate rages on, Mercedes has announced that it will produce a wagon version of its CLS four-door coupe, because, as the video above states Mercedes is committed to the development of the […]

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Thought the idea of a four-door coupe was confusing? How about a five-door coupe? Or, is that a four-door shooting break? While the debate rages on, Mercedes has announced that it will produce a wagon version of its CLS four-door coupe, because, as the video above states Mercedes is committed to the development of the […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: Four-Doors Recouped Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-four-doors-recouped-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-four-doors-recouped-edition/#comments Wed, 18 Aug 2010 14:12:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=363167 With the debut of Audi’s A7 Sportback, and a BMW four-door GranCoupe coming in 2012, it’s clear that the four-door coupe segment is here to stay. At least in Europe. This year Mercedes is coming back into the segment swinging, with an updated CLS shown here in the first leaked official images [via Autocar]. But […]

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With the debut of Audi’s A7 Sportback, and a BMW four-door GranCoupe coming in 2012, it’s clear that the four-door coupe segment is here to stay. At least in Europe. This year Mercedes is coming back into the segment swinging, with an updated CLS shown here in the first leaked official images [via Autocar]. But […]

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2012 Mercedes CLS: Don’t You Forget About Me http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/2012-mercedes-cls-dont-you-forget-about-me/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/2012-mercedes-cls-dont-you-forget-about-me/#comments Tue, 27 Jul 2010 17:38:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=361674 With Audi’s A7 four-door coupe making waves at its release yesterday, the segment-defining Mercedes CLS just had to remind the world that its successor is on the way. Accordingly, these photos of the 2012 CLS have hit Autoexpress, granting the internet its first look at the redesigned not-quite-coupe. And though there’s definitely some Audi-inspired headlight […]

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With Audi’s A7 four-door coupe making waves at its release yesterday, the segment-defining Mercedes CLS just had to remind the world that its successor is on the way. Accordingly, these photos of the 2012 CLS have hit Autoexpress, granting the internet its first look at the redesigned not-quite-coupe. And though there’s definitely some Audi-inspired headlight […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: Niché Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-niche-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-niche-edition/#comments Mon, 04 Jan 2010 19:03:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=340666 Having a hard time understanding the stream of inexplicable niche products coming out of the German automakers recently? Mercedes isn’t about to make things any easier. According to the latest print edition of Auto Motor und Sport, Mercedes has fallen so far down the segment-busting rabbit hole, it’s planning a “Shooting Brake” wagon version of […]

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Having a hard time understanding the stream of inexplicable niche products coming out of the German automakers recently? Mercedes isn’t about to make things any easier. According to the latest print edition of Auto Motor und Sport, Mercedes has fallen so far down the segment-busting rabbit hole, it’s planning a “Shooting Brake” wagon version of […]

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