When it comes to four-door coupes, respect has to be given to the car that reignited the trend - the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. Now in its third generation, the CLS solidifies its place as the one who started it all. Truly sensual and fluid in looks, it strikes a stronger four-door coupe silhouette than before.

The futuristic cabin is also something to note, which feels premium and upmarket even in the base CLS350 variant. Plus, it is more practical than ever, with a rear bench that can seat three for the first time. With its combination of good looks, good feelings and good four-door practicality, the new CLS has refined the formula once more.
The winner this year goes to the car that started the four-door coupe trend – the Mercedes-Benz CLS.

Truly a car that encompasses the brand's design language of sensual purity, the CLS carries a strong yet fluid coupe-like silhouette, and is highly appealing.

It is just as appealing on the inside. The CLS offers a very premium interior that is technologically advanced. The two 12.3-inch displays are a visual treat, and offer various infotainment functions that can be customised to your liking.

Elsewhere, there is a high level of attention to detail. Fit and finish is superb, and combined with the 64-colour ambient lighting, the CLS is perhaps one of the nicest cars to be in. There is a higher level of practicality in the new CLS, with a rear bench that can now sit three compared to two in the last generation.

Plus, it has the pace to match its looks. The CLS450's turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six pushes out a healthy 362bhp and 500Nm of torque to all four wheels, offering a brisk 4.8 second century sprint timing. And with a mild-hybrid EQ Boost system, up to 250Nm of torque can be dispatched immediately, without any lag.

The Mercedes-Benz CLS is very much a car that is about looking and feeling good. In this new generation, it adds practicality and performance, without losing its appeal as a pretty sweet four-door coupe.