Conventional wisdom dictates that a coupe has two doors, occasionally three if you count a hatchback rear. Five doors, as boasted by the Mazda RX-8, is pushing things a bit but a quartet of doors is the one attribute that generally precludes entry to the coupe club. Possessed of four doors, you are usually a saloon. Saloons, as we all know, are often a bit staid, driven by middle management and chubby gentlemen the world over. The Mercedes CLS-Class broke that particular mould.
Call it brutish, muscular, whatever, but the MK2 model CLS isn't as distinctive as its Baroque predecessor. While it might not turn so many heads, it has become a massively improved car, helped in no small part by the amazing CLS 63 AMG at one end of the range and the diesel models at the other. This CLS is now a great used buy. Here's what to look for.