Compare 2011 INFINITI M vs 2010 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

2011 INFINITI M
2010 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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4-Door Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
M37 4-Door Sedan AWD 17 24 $45,418 $49,200
M37 4-Door Sedan RWD 18 26 $43,438 $47,050
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4-Door Sedan CLS 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 550 14 21 $67,332 $72,400
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 63 AMG 12 18 $91,094 $97,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,418
$67,332
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,200
$72,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$820 / month
$1207 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Infiniti M pairs beauty with a beastly V-8 engine—and at last, Infiniti makes its marque in a class full of winners. The 2010 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is a drama queen of the nicest kind-only visibility and backseat space suffer in its presence.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4-door Large Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 36.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.6 104.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 56.0
Front Leg Room (in)
44.4 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 58.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 82.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 62.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
194.7 193.6
Height, Overall (in)
59.6 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 63.1
Wheelbase (in)
114.2 112.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 15.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.1 13.0 x 1.3
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)
12.1 x 0.6 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.5 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P275/35R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
T165/80R17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4063 4045
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 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)
150 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 5200 391 @ 2800 - 4800
Engine Order Code
VQ37VHR NA
Displacement
3.7L/226 5.5L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
330 @ 7000 382 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 14
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.36 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.78 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98 1.92
Trans Type
7 7
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.86 3.42 (R2 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.10 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4-door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Infiniti M37 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar 4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar 5-Arm Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3
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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