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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan CLS550 RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD CLS550 17 25 $66,309 $71,300
4-Door Sedan RWD CLS63 AMG 16 25 $88,257 $94,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS550 16 25 $68,634 $73,800
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 16 23 $48,760 $53,000
4-Door Sedan Portfolio 16 23 $54,280 $59,000
4-Door Sedan Portfolio w/Sport Pkg 16 23 $54,280 $59,000
4-Door Sedan Supercharged 15 21 $62,652 $68,100
4-Door Sedan XFR 15 21 $75,440 $82,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$66,309
$48,760
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$71,300
$53,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1188 / month
$883 / month
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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. Scorching acceleration, nimble handling, and true luxury-car refinement complement style and fashion to swoon over in the 2012 Jaguar XF; backseat space remains its only reality check.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 56.9
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Head Room (in) 36.1 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 56.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.3 95.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.0 36.6
Front Head Room (in) 36.9 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.1
Length, Overall (in) 194.5 195.3
Height, Overall (in) 55.8 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.1 63.2
Wheelbase (in) 113.2 114.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.1 75.6
Track Width, Front (in) 62.9 61.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.3 17.7
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) 12.6 x 1.0 12.8 x - TBD -
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) 14.2 x 1.4 14.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 18.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.0 37.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/40R18 P245/45R18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P285/35R18 P245/45R18
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) 4158 4067
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 130
Engine
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.6L/285 5.0L/305
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 402 @ 5000-5750 385 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 443 @ 1600-4750 380 @ 3500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.52
Trans Type 7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42/2.23 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.34
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.47 3.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.14
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.17
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Jaguar XF
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.22
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Air Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.54
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Air Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.2 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 3
 
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