Compare 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs 2013 INFINITI M56

2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
2013 INFINITI M56
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4-Door Sedan RWD CLS550
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
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56 4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
37 4-Door Sedan RWD 18 26 $45,291 $48,700
37 4-Door Sedan AWD 17 24 $47,291 $50,850
35h 4-Door Sedan RWD Hybrid 27 32 $50,918 $54,750
56 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 24 $56,916 $61,200
56 4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $59,241 $63,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$66,960
$56,916
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$72,000
$61,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1200 / month
$1020 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
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.
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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 Leg Room (in)
42.100 44.000
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.300
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.300 103.600
Second Leg Room (in)
35.000 36.200
Front Head Room (in)
36.930 39.100
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.500
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.100 58.400
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.140 37.700
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.500 56.700
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.100 61.800
Wheelbase (in)
113.150 114.200
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.060 72.600
Track Width, Front (in)
62.900 62.000
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.900
Length, Overall (in)
194.490 194.700
Height, Overall (in)
55.750 59.100
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.310 14.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.600 x 1.000 12.100 x 0.600
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 12.600 x 1.100
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.130 20.000
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.600 3.090
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.900
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.000 36.700
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35R18 P245/50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/40R18 P245/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA T165/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
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 4028
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.500
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
443 @ 1800-4750 417 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA VK56VD
Displacement
4.6L/285 5.6L/339
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
402 @ 5000-5750 420 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.420/2.230 3.859
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.860 3.103
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.470 2.611
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.370 1.371
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.820 0.871
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.730 0.776
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.380 4.783
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.920 1.984
Trans Type
7 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Infiniti M56
Body Style
Sedan 4-Door Sedan
Suspension
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)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Air Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3 (2012)
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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