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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan CLS550 RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS550 16 25 $69,285 $74,500
4-Door Sedan RWD CLS550 17 25 $66,960 $72,000
4-Door Sedan RWD CLS63 AMG 16 25 $89,187 $95,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$66,960
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$296,000
$72,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$4933 / month
$1200 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line From billionaires to the merely wealthy, the 2013 Bentley Mulsanne provides the luxury, technology, and heritage a discerning buyer wants. Carrying forward 2012's more muscular looks with inimitable style, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class gets new high-tech options while keeping its surprising performance.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 11 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) - TBD - 35.000
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 36.930
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 57.100
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 104.300
Second Head Room (in) - TBD - 36.140
Second Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 56.500
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 42.100
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.0 64.100
Wheelbase (in) 128.6 113.150
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.8 74.060
Track Width, Front (in) 63.6 62.900
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 219.5 194.490
Height, Overall (in) 59.9 55.750
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.6 15.310
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 14.200 x 1.400
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.600 x 1.000
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25.4 21.130
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.600
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 37.000
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P265/45R20 P285/35R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P265/45R20 P255/40R18
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5699 4158
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x - TBD - 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x - TBD - 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 180
Engine
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas V8 Turbocharged Gas V8
Fuel System EFI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 752 @ 1750 443 @ 1800-4750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 6.75L/412 4.6L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 505 @ 4200 402 @ 5000-5750
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 13 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 11 17
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.860
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.470
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.370
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.820
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.730
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.380
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.920
Trans Type 8 7
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again w/Manual Shift NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.420/2.230
Summary
Body Style 4-Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Bentley Mulsanne Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Air w/Air Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Air w/Air Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 14.3 9.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 -
 
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