Compare 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
2011 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan CLS 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CLS 550 14 21 $68,820 $74,000
4-Door Sedan CLS 63 AMG 12 18 $92,116 $99,050
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2-Door Coupe RWD E 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD E 350 17 26 $45,430 $48,850
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury 17 24 $45,942 $49,400
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Sport 17 24 $45,942 $49,400
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury BlueTEC 22 33 $47,337 $50,900
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Sport BlueTEC 22 33 $47,337 $50,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 17 24 $48,267 $51,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Sport 17 24 $48,267 $51,900
2-Door Coupe RWD E 550 15 23 $51,568 $55,450
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 16 23 $52,266 $56,200
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Sport 16 23 $52,266 $56,200
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 350 17 25 $52,870 $56,850
4-Door Sedan RWD E 550 Luxury 15 23 $53,103 $57,100
4-Door Sedan RWD E 550 Sport 15 23 $53,103 $57,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 550 Luxury 15 23 $55,428 $59,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 550 Sport 15 23 $55,428 $59,600
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 550 15 22 $60,264 $64,800
4-Door Sedan RWD E 63 AMG 13 20 $81,468 $87,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$68,820
$45,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$74,000
$48,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1233 / month
$814 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan swings to the masculine side of the pendulum and sharpens its driving appeal in the process.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 40.4
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 48.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.0
Front Hip Room (in)
52.0 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 32.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 40.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 3.0
Length, Overall (in)
193.3 185.0
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 55.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 60.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.5 15.9
Brakes
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)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.7 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 22.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/35R19 P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/30R19 P255/40R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4023 3683
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.5L/333 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 6000 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
- TBD - SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 2800-4800 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.92
Trans Type
7 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.38
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
4-Link NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4

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