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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 RWD CLS550 18 27 $67,053 $72,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS550 18 25 $69,378 $74,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS63 AMG 16 22 $92,535 $99,500
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS63 AMG S-Model 16 22 $99,045 $106,500
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium Plus
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium Plus 18 28 $59,987 $64,500
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Prestige 18 28 $59,987 $64,500
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 TDI Premium Plus 24 38 $62,218 $66,900
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 TDI Prestige 24 38 $62,218 $66,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$59,987
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$64,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1075 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS retains its fashion-forward look, while adding efficiency and, in AMG form, even more impressive performance. The basic 2014 Audi A7 is gorgeous, yes--but you'll swoon from the heady mix of raw sex appeal and torrid performance in the S7 and RS 7.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 36.9 36.9
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Hip Room (in) 57.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 57.2
Second Head Room (in) 36.1 36.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.3 -
Front Hip Room (in) 58 -
Second Leg Room (in) 35 37
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.9 64.7
Length, Overall (in) 194.5 195.6
Height, Overall (in) 55.8 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.1 64.4
Wheelbase (in) 113.2 114.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.1 75.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 4.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 24.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.2 14
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) 12.6 13
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 19.8
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37 39
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P285/35ZR18 P255/40HR19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/40ZR18 P255/40HR19
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4255 4200
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 9.5 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8.5 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 210
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 402 @ 5000 310 @ 5500
Engine Type Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 443 @ 1800 325 @ 2900
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.7 L/285 3.0 L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 21
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 3.14
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.47 2.85
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 2.11
Trans Type 7 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.84
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Summary
Body Style Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Audi A7
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 (Est) 8.5
 
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