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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 21 32 $29,292 $30,545
4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line 21 32 $30,876 $32,195
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV R-Line 21 32 $30,876 $32,195
4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line 22 31 $31,929 $33,295
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV R-Line 22 31 $31,929 $33,295
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV Sport 21 32 $29,292 $30,545
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV Sport 22 31 $30,347 $31,645
4-Door Sedan DSG Sport 22 31 $30,347 $31,645
4-Door Sedan VR6 Executive 4Motion 17 25 $40,120 $41,835
4-Door Sedan Manual w/LEDs Sport 21 32 $29,696 $30,965
4-Door Sedan Manual w/LEDs PZEV Sport 21 32 $29,696 $30,965
4-Door Sedan DSG w/LEDs Sport 22 31 $30,751 $32,065
4-Door Sedan DSG w/LEDs PZEV Sport 22 31 $30,751 $32,065
4-Door Sedan Sport Plus 22 31 $31,642 $32,995
4-Door Sedan PZEV Sport Plus 22 31 $31,642 $32,995
4-Door Sedan VR6 Lux 17 27 $36,547 $38,110
4-Door Sedan Lux 22 31 $34,174 $35,635
4-Door Sedan PZEV Lux 22 31 $34,174 $35,635
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,292
$66,960
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,545
$72,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$509 / month
$1200 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Volkswagen CC sacrifices some practicality in the name of fashion, and feels like a luxury car in many respects. 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 21 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 37.300 35.000
Front Head Room (in) 37.400 36.930
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.000 57.100
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.600 104.300
Second Head Room (in) 36.600 36.140
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.700 56.500
Front Leg Room (in) 41.600 42.100
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.000 74.060
Track Width, Front (in) 61.100 62.900
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.000 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 188.900 194.490
Height, Overall (in) 55.800 55.750
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.400 64.100
Wheelbase (in) 106.700 113.150
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.200 15.310
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.300 x - TBD - 14.200 x 1.400
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) 11.100 x - TBD - 12.600 x 1.000
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.500 21.130
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.000 2.600
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.400 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.400 37.000
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/45R17 P285/35R18
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P235/45R17 P255/40R18
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3358 4158
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 9.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 180
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1700 443 @ 1800-4750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 4.6L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100 402 @ 5000-5750
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94/3.09 2.470
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.100 1.370
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.930 0.820
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.730
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.360 4.380
Clutch Size (in) N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.470 1.920
Trans Type 6 7
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.110 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.990 3.420/2.230
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.090 2.860
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Volkswagen CC Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut-Type MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Air Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Air Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.3 9.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 (2011) -
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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