Does The Mercedes AMG CLS53 Have The Best Car Seats In The World? | Real Reviews

Does The Mercedes AMG CLS53 Have The Best Car Seats In The World? | Real Reviews


All righty. Gonna get through a corner here. They perfectly calibrated this feature. It’s somewhere between a firm cuddle and a deliberate squeeze. Today, we’re testing out
Mercedes’ newest AMG, the CLS 53. I’m Matt DeBord. I get behind the wheel of the hottest cars and test them in real-world scenarios. Today, I’m testing the high-tech seats in the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53, and, along the way, I’ll give
a full review of the car. This is Real Reviews from Cars Insider. Mercedes has been making and improving its multicontour
seats for a while now. They’re heated and cooled, and they’re almost infinitely adjustable. But the most interesting feature
is the active bolstering. The bolsters on the left
and right side of the seat inflate when the wheel is turned to hold the driver and passenger in place around tight turns and
through hard cornering. That means if you have to
swerve or avoid an obstacle in the CLS 53 at the last minute, the seats will hold you
firmly in an upright position. I’m gonna go try this out
on some windy roads now to see how it works in real life. Let’s get to it. All righty. Gonna get through a corner here. We can have a little bit of fun with this active seat bolstering,
dynamic seat bolstering. Right here would be good. Argh, coming into the corner, second gear, little squeeze to the right. And just wiggling back and
forth will activate it. So, any lateral g-force makes the dynamic seat
bolstering do its thing. It’s somewhere between a firm cuddle and a deliberate squeeze. I’m sort of wondering if the AMG engineers really sat in the car
and worked out how much dynamic-bolstering squeezing to have in the process. I mean, I’ve got it on two. So it’s, I’m really feeling it. If it bothers you, you can put it on one for a little less of a squeeze, but seems to me like if
you’re gonna get squeezed, you might as well really get squeezed. They perfectly calibrated this feature. I can only imagine what
this is like on a racetrack when you’re really going fast and you’re slamming on the brakes and you’re hooking around curves. I mean, it must be extremely cool. Oh, here it is again. But the seat isn’t the
only impressive feature in the interior. The cabin is very, very premium. Mercedes has the best interiors
among the luxury brands that aren’t in the Bentley,
Aston Martin realm. They can be kind of blingy, but in the best possible way. I warmed up to the seat-massage options, and I really liked the presets that combined massage,
lighting, and music. Speaking of ambient lighting, while it might seem over the top, I appreciated the show at night. If you’re a tall person, the coupé roofline makes
for a lack of rear headroom, but it’s not impossible for the AMG CLS 53 to serve as a high-performance limo. In the end, this car’s
interior nails a sweet spot between luxury and sportiness. That is second gear. Throw it in the corner. Dynamic bolstering holds you even at slow speeds. So, you know, obviously
very useful at high speed, but at slow speeds like this, it’s also quite reassuring. You know, another thing too
is it relaxes your driving, the dynamic seat bolstering. It relaxes your driving
because a lot of times, even if you have well-bolstered seats and you’re coming in to attack a corner, you stiffen up and you
brace for the corner. But if you know the seat’s gonna hold you, it’s almost like having,
I don’t know, a spotter if you’re lifting weights
or something like that. You’re gonna have a good time with your dynamic seat bolstering, and you’re shifting gears
from second to third just toggling, basically
toggling back and forth. The dynamic seat bolstering
is a really cool feature, and I’m glad AMG included it because it’s something
that those customers are really interested in. They’re the ones that are
gonna thrash the car around. But I’m glad you can switch it off, too. Because, you know, you don’t
want to be squeezing yourself every single time you go through a corner, and you don’t want to be
squeezing your passengers, either. I have to say, I really like it. It’s a nifty feature, and it’s quite useful if
you have any aspirations to driving your Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 in a performance-oriented way. Moving on to the infotainment system, Mercedes calls theirs MBUX. On all new Mercedes, it’s part of a screen that
fills half the dashboard. I found it to be pretty
spectacular as far as looks go, but it’s a bit difficult to use. It has a selector knob,
which I tended to use, and a track pad that’s almost unusable. The system itself is filled with submenus inside of submenus. I found the whole thing
to be overwhelming. This system really benefits an owner who wants to go deep into all
the decision trees and options to set up their vehicle
exactly the way they want. But in the end, it’s a
little difficult to use. OK, so, I’ve been driving around in the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53
for a couple of days now, and I am impressed. I expected to be; my recent experience with
Mercedes has been exceptional, but this car takes it
to a whole new level. It’s loaded with luxury. It’s crammed with technology. But, you know, the car is more than that. It’s a freeway cruiser, perfectly capable freeway cruiser that can go to being a
ferocious sports sedan at the flick of a switch. That’s not easy. This is a big car that
feels like a big car. But it can also handle like
a small car when it needs to. I mean, zero to 60 in 4 1/2 seconds, for a car that weighs 2 tons? Come on. What a brilliant machine. At the end of the day, the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 is a luxury sedan for customers who expect exceptional comfort and
bonkers performance. Mercedes is doing a great job with all of its vehicles right now. But the CLS 53 really stands out. I wasn’t really prepared to like the dynamic
bolstering in the seating until I actually got to drive the car around for a little while, and now I think it’s one
of the coolest features I’ve tested all year on a vehicle. The infotainment system
looks absolutely gorgeous, but it’s a little bit fiddly
and kind of hard to use. Performance, on the other
hand, is picked up noticeably by the EQ Boost feature, which adds 21 horsepower to an already impressive
430-horsepower engine. Quite frankly, for $112,000, the AMG CLS 53 is one of the best luxury sports sedans money can buy.

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73 Comments

  1. Why was this video reuploaded after 24 hours? Did you upset Mercedes by not including certain key marketing terms they wanted used in this review?

  2. Um I think this is a mistake this is Buissness insider not Cars Insider, Insider what are you doing you have a specific channel for cars why didn't you upload on that🤦‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

  3. Small side note: The infotainment system in the CLS isn't MBUX, it's still the old version. Otherwise good video.

  4. No it doesn't. It is a silly looking car with seats that are too hard and have a lot of useless gimmicks that will go wrong very soon and will cost a lot of money to fix. Why did Mercedes stop building comfortable and reliable cars and started doing cars with non existing tyres and hard suspensions for racers that have never seen a racetrack and are only worried about looks… Bring back real cars for real people…

  5. Lol I can't believe you are asking if it has the best seats in the world lmao they have a history for terrible seats 😂😂

  6. I’ve seen people writing about Rolls-Royce seats but how many of them had actually sat in any RR? If they have and thing that these cars have the best seats, it’s time to sit in BMW 7-Series with comfort pack seats.

  7. this has nothing to do with business, you guys own this channel @Cars Insider, but decide to post it here, what the hell?

  8. Can this man review cars for like half the price and try the seats? Review paper towel that’s supposed to shove up your arse. Like literally, try out a BMW, Audi or a second-hand Lexus. It’d actually even better..

  9. 1. If this guy mentions Aston Martin as a luxurious and extremely well designed interior, it means he has ZERO knowledge about cars. 2. This feature is available in Mercedes cars since like 2006?

  10. Business Insider still has a long way to go if they are hoping to present more cars better. I guess as Brian Cooley would say "ugly doesn't comes at a extra cost".

  11. this seat bolstering is not a new Mercedes option! This active seat has been around for over 15 years with mercedes benz

  12. No Volvo has the best seats. They are hand crafted leather seats that were designed by an orthopedic surgeon and Volvo spent 6 years developing them.

  13. it made me think like others.. that he is a bad driver and zero knowledge about what cars are about…. then i watched this.. god.. skip and unsubscribed..

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