I actually have to disagree.No question, the S550 wins. It's an all around better car. I can't really think of anything that the CLS is better at, besides being overpriced and shorter. The S550 is at the top of the range and will hold its value better over time.
I agree, since back seat in my car is for occasional use only. The CLS is more stylish. I see plenty of both here, but still prefer the CLS.Depends what you need or what you're looking for. If you don't usually carry passengers or at least more than three at a time, I'd probably go with the CLS.
The CLS had held a better residual value over the W220 (S500), yes. But not the W221 (S550). The CLS is older. It is based on a vehicle that was introduced in 2003. S was 2007. They really don't compete. If you want an E class, then get an E class.I actually have to disagree.
Im my experience, cls prices have held up much better than S class prices.
Build numbers perhaps?
Agreed--I vote for CLS, unless you have 3 adults to regularly lug around. The CLS is just an awesome looking beast, but with a sporty edge.I have to admit that the CLS would be my choice for several basic reasons. The CLS is still a luxury car, but its a coupe and has that extreme sporty look. It still looks good rolling up to a business meeting but classy enough to roll up to dinner with. Then you can take her on long trips and still get through traffic with ease. It doesn't say, I'm young, or I'm old. It has a conservative look on certain angels and aggressive stance in the AMG veriation.
The S-Class is a super sweet ride but after seeing so many I would say it takes allot to make an S-Class sportier looking. The S-Class is bigger and says much more about some one driving it. The S-Class does put you in a different social playing field but the CLS puts you in that same playing field with some humble fun to it.