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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 RWD CLS550 17 25 $66,960 $72,000
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS550 16 25 $69,285 $74,500
4-Door Sedan RWD CLS63 AMG 16 25 $89,187 $95,900
5-Door Wagon
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
4-Door Sedan 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
5-Door Wagon 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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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 Small Station Wagon
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Head Room (in) 36.140 37.10
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.500 54.72
Front Leg Room (in) 42.100 42.44
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.74
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.300 96.5
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 194.490 192.00
Height, Overall (in) 55.750 58.00
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
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.310 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 58.00
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 25.40
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
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) 12.600 x 1.000 14.70 x 1.10
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) 14.200 x 1.400 15.00 x 1.26
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.130 18.00
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.600 2.70
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P255/40R18 255/40R19
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA Q42
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P285/35R18 285/35R19
Rear Tire Order Code NA Q42
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4158 4396
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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 9.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 12.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 4.6L/285 6.2L/376
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 402 @ 5000-5750 556 @ 6100
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas V8 Supercharged Gas V8
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 443 @ 1800-4750 551 @ 3800
Engine Order Code NA LSA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.920 1.30
Trans Type 7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.420/2.230 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.860 1.78
Trans Order Code NA MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.470 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.370 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.820 0.63
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.730 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.380 2.66
Summary
Body Style Sedan 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Cadillac CTS-V Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Air Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.94
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Air Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
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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