Compare 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs 2012 INFINITI M56

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
2012 INFINITI M56
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4-Door Sedan RWD CLS 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD CLS 550 17 25 $66,309 $71,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS 550 16 25 $68,634 $73,800
4-Door Sedan RWD CLS 63 AMG 16 25 $88,257 $94,900
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56 4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
37 4-Door Sedan RWD 18 26 $44,163 $47,700
37 4-Door Sedan AWD 17 24 $46,149 $49,850
35h 4-Door Sedan RWD Hybrid 27 32 $49,706 $53,700
56 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 24 $54,787 $59,200
56 4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $57,096 $61,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$66,309
$54,787
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$71,300
$59,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1188 / month
$987 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Still a fashionista at heart, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS is cut from a more masculine pattern book these days--especially in powerful AMG trim. The 2012 Infiniti M56 delivers the performance of a true super-sedan, plus impressive comfort, all in a assertive but graceful design inside and out.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.3 103.6
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 58.4
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 44.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
194.5 194.7
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 59.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
113.2 114.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 14.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x 1.4 12.6 x 1.1
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)
12.6 x 1.0 12.1 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P285/35R18 P245/50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/40R18 P245/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T165/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4158 4028
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 150
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
443 @ 1600-4750 417 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA VK56VD
Displacement
4.6L/285 5.6L/339
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
402 @ 5000-5750 420 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.47 2.61
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.87
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.78
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.98
Trans Type
7 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42/2.23 3.85
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.10
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class INFINITI M56
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Air Springs w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Air Springs w/stabilizer bar
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.2 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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