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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 Coupe vs 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo

Luxury coupes are held to high expectations and the Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe continues to raise the bar with its exhilarating performance, premium cockpit, and advanced technology. One of the CLS Coupe's main competitors is the BMW 6 Series. Check out this 2018 CLS 550 Coupe vs 2018 6 Series Gran Turismo comparison to see how they stack up.

Pricing for both the CLS 550 and the 6 Series Gran Turismo starts below $80,000, so both are well-priced for their segment. Don't shy from the CLS Coupe's higher starting price, however, as this indicates that the CLS has more to offer than the 6 Series. The CLS 550 is equipped with a more powerful powertrain system that delivers an impressive 67 more horsepower than the 6 Series and accelerates from 0-60 MPH in under five seconds as opposed to over five seconds for the 6 Series. The 6 Series does achieve better fuel economy--but you came looking for performance. The CLS Coupe is here to serve.

2018 CLS 550 in Silver vs 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 Coupe


2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo

Starting MSRP $70,200

4.7L V8 biturbo engine

Engine 3.0L 6-cylinder in-line engine (640i)

9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission

Transmission 8-speed Sport automatic transmission
402 horsepower Horsepower 335 horsepower
4.9 seconds 0-60 MPH Time 5.1 seconds
18 city / 26 highway Fuel Economy (MPG) 20 city / 28 highway

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, and registration. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead for details.

2018 CLS 550 Coupe Interior Features

Loaded with advanced technology and premium amenities, the 2018 CLS 550 Coupe has everything needed to provide an enhanced, connected driving experience. The CLS can be further customized with several package options including the Wheel Package, which adds 18" AMG 5-spoke wheels, brushed aluminum pedals, a 3-spoke sport steering wheel, and a manual shift mode for the transmission. 

We've highlighted some of the other 2018 CLS 550 Coupe's standard features below.

  • 8" freestanding audio display with a central controller
  • 14-way power front seats with memory
  • LOGIC7® digital sound system
  • Multi-color ambient lighting
  • Heated front seats
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • COMAND® Navigation
  • Rearview Camera