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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
4-Door HB
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB GTS 16 23 $99,720 $111,000
4-Door HB 18 27 $68,085 $75,850
4-Door HB S 16 24 $82,035 $91,350
4-Door HB S Hybrid 22 30 $86,355 $96,150
4-Door HB 4 18 26 $72,225 $80,450
4-Door HB 4S 16 24 $86,535 $96,350
4-Door HB Turbo 15 23 $124,605 $138,650
4-Door HB Turbo S 15 23 $157,590 $175,300
4-Door HB Platinum Edition 18 27 $72,270 $80,500
4-Door HB 4 Platinum Edition 18 26 $77,580 $86,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$66,960
$68,085
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$72,000
$75,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1200 / month
$1264 / 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. The 2013 Porsche Panamera continues the success of the brand's unusual-looking fastback sport sedan.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Large Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.500 51.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.100 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.300 98.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.000 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 36.930 38.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.100 51.9
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Head Room (in) 36.140 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.750 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.100 65.4
Wheelbase (in) 113.150 114.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.060 76.0
Track Width, Front (in) 62.900 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 194.490 195.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.310 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 44.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 15.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.600 x 1.000 13.0 x 1.1
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 14.2 x 1.4
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 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.000 39.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.600 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 13.8 - 17.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P285/35R18 P275/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/40R18 P245/50R18
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4158 3880
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 402 @ 5000-5750 300 @ 6200
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 443 @ 1800-4750 295 @ 3750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.6L/285 3.6L/220
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.420/2.230 4.57
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.860 3.31
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.470 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.370 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.820 0.81
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.730 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.380 5.97
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.920 2.01
Trans Type 7 7
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Porsche Panamera
Body Style Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Air Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - N/A
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 - N/A
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 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 4
 
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