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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 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
56 4-Door Sedan RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
35h 4-Door Sedan RWD Hybrid 27 32 $50,918 $54,750
37 4-Door Sedan RWD 18 26 $45,291 $48,700
37 4-Door Sedan AWD 17 24 $47,291 $50,850
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
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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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Leg Room (in) 42.100 44.000
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
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.600 x 1.000 12.100 x 0.600
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
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 150
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
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 16
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
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Air Springs w/Coil Springs
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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