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2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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AMG CLS 53 4MATIC+ Coupe
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10 Years Edition RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Panamera 10 Years Edition RWD 19 27 N/A $103,300
Panamera 4 10 Years Edition AWD 19 26 N/A $107,500
Panamera 4 AWD 19 26 N/A $91,800
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid 10 Years Edition AWD N/A N/A N/A $116,900
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid AWD N/A N/A N/A $103,800
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive AWD N/A N/A N/A $108,300
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo AWD N/A N/A N/A $107,800
Panamera 4 Executive AWD 19 26 N/A $98,500
Panamera 4 Sport Turismo AWD 19 26 N/A $98,000
Panamera 4S AWD 18 26 N/A $105,000
Panamera 4S Executive AWD 18 26 N/A $116,300
Panamera 4S Sport Turismo AWD 18 24 N/A $111,200
Panamera GTS AWD 16 23 N/A $129,300
Panamera GTS Sport Turismo AWD 15 22 N/A $135,500
Panamera RWD 19 27 N/A $87,200
Panamera Turbo AWD 18 25 N/A $153,000
Panamera Turbo Executive AWD 18 25 N/A $163,400
Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid AWD N/A N/A N/A $187,700
Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive AWD N/A N/A N/A $198,100
Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo AWD N/A N/A N/A $191,700
Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo AWD 18 23 N/A $157,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$76,328
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$81,200
$103,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1353 / month
$1722 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is graceful and serene with impressive performance available. It’s expensive, but the Porsche Panamera proves that old saw about getting what you pay for.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
58.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 -
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 -
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
58.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35 -
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.8 65.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
199.1 198.8
Height, Overall (in)
56 56
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 65
Wheelbase (in)
115.7 116.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.6 76.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 47.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 17.6
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)
14.2 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.6 13.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 23.7
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.1 39
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR19 P275/35VR21
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
R02 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/35ZR19 P315/30VR21
Rear Tire Order Code
R02 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4447 4157
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 21 X 11.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 21 X 9.5
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
384 @ 1800 330 @ 1340
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
429 @ 6100 330 @ 5400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.53
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.80 5.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.24 3.24
Trans Order Code
421 G1F
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.64 1.42
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.68
Drivetrain
All Wheel Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.35 5.97
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.36
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.25 2.08
Trans Type
9 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.05
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLS Porsche Panamera
Body Style
4MATIC+ Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 8.1
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