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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 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
5-Door Wagon
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 14 19 $59,466 $63,600
4-Door Sedan 14 19 $59,466 $63,600
5-Door Wagon 14 19 $59,466 $63,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$67,053
$59,466
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$72,100
$63,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1202 / month
$1060 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Small Station Wagon
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Hip Room (in) 57.6 52.99
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 56.73
Second Head Room (in) 36.1 37.10
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 54.72
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 42.44
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.3 96.5
Front Hip Room (in) 58 53.74
Second Leg Room (in) 35 36.06
Front Head Room (in) 36.9 38.80
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.9 62.00
Length, Overall (in) 194.5 192.00
Height, Overall (in) 55.8 58.00
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.1 62.10
Wheelbase (in) 113.2 113.40
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.1 72.50
Min Ground Clearance (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.3 -
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) 12.6 14.70 x 1.10
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.2 15.00 x 1.26
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 18.00
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37 37.90
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.70
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P285/35ZR18 285/35R19
Rear Tire Order Code NA Q42
Front Tire Size P255/40ZR18 255/40R19
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA Q42
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4255 4398
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8.5 19 x 9.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 9.5 19 x 9.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Supercharged Gas V8
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 443 @ 1800 551 @ 3800
Engine Order Code NA LSA
Displacement 4.7 L/285 6.2L/376
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 402 @ 5000 556 @ 6100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 19
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 1.78
Trans Order Code NA MN6
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 2.66
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.47 3.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.30
Trans Type 7 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - - TBD -
Summary
Body Style Sedan 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Cadillac CTS-V Wagon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - 1.14
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - 0.94
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 (Est) 11.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 3
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 12.4
 
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