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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan CLS550 RWD
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Trim

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
4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
5-Door Wagon 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
4-Door Sedan 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
Pricing
Invoice Price
$66,960
$59,106
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$72,000
$63,215
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1200 / month
$1054 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line 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. If you're looking for Corvette fun wrapped in Cadillac luxury and comfort, with an added dose of practicality, the 2013 CTS-V is your answer.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.74
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.300 98.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.000 36.06
Front Head Room (in) 36.930 38.80
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.99
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.100 56.73
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Head Room (in) 36.140 37.20
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.500 54.72
Front Leg Room (in) 42.100 42.44
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.100 62.10
Wheelbase (in) 113.150 113.40
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.060 72.50
Track Width, Front (in) 62.900 62.00
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 194.490 191.30
Height, Overall (in) 55.750 57.30
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.310 13.60
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.200 x 1.400 15.00 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.600 x 1.000 14.70 x 1.10
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.130 18.00
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.600 2.80
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.000 37.90
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P285/35R18 P285/35YR19
Rear Tire Order Code NA Q42
Front Tire Size P255/40R18 P255/40YR19
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA Q42
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4158 4220
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5 19 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 19 x 9
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 12.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 443 @ 1800-4750 551 @ 3800
Engine Order Code NA LSA
Displacement 4.6L/285 6.2L/378
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 402 @ 5000-5750 556 @ 6100
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 14
Transmission
Trans Order Code NA MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.470 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.370 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.820 0.79
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.730 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.380 4.15
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.920 1.53
Trans Type 7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.420/2.230 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.860 2.33
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Cadillac CTS-V Sedan
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 1.00
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Air Springs w/Magnetic Ride Control
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Air Springs w/Magnetic Ride Control
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.1 11.4
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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