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2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 4dr Sdn CLS550

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Price with options: $74,000

MSRP: $74,000

Base Invoice: $68,820

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2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Pros

For 2015, Mercedes-Benz adds a new model to the CLS-Class family -- the CLS400. It features a twin-turbocharged V6 that makes 329 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. All CLS models have refreshed styling inside and out, while the rear-wheel-drive CLS550 now features a 9-speed transmission.

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Model Highlights

The CLS-Class is offered in three models for 2015. The new CLS400 features a 3.0L V6 that makes 329 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. The CLS550 has a 402-horsepower 4.6L V8 with 443 pound-feet of torque, while the CLS63 AMG boasts a 5.5L V8 with 577 horsepower and 590 pound-feet. Mercedes claims the AMG will do 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. All three engines are twin-turbocharged and feature direct injection.

Both the CLS400 and CLS550 are standard in rear-wheel-drive, with 4MATIC all-wheel drive optional, while the CLS63 only comes with 4MATIC. A 7-speed automatic transmission is standard on the CLS400 and CLS63, as well as the 4Matic CLS550; the rear-drive CLS550 features a new 9-speed automatic. The CLS63's gearbox differs from that of the other cars with an AMG multi-clutch transmission that uses a clutch instead of a torque converter for better responsiveness, quicker shifts and a more direct feel during high-performance driving. The CLS400 returns an EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined in rear-wheel-drive models and 22 mpg combined in 4MATIC all-wheel-drive models.

The CLS-Class is referred to as a coupe by Mercedes-Benz, and when viewed from a front or rear angle, it's easy to see why. The arched roofline and heavily sculpted flanks -- especially the accented rear wheel arches -- can make the CLS-Class look like a muscle car, while from the side or up close it becomes clear that this is a sedan with an actual trunk.

The CLS-Class is primarily stylish transport for two, with a smaller-than-usual backseat just large enough for two adults when needed. It's furnished with a truly high-end look and feel, including natural-grain leathers and real wood trim. Despite the CLS-Class' performance flavor, it includes a wide range of noise insulation and vibration damping. Nicely contoured front seats will provide great long-distance comfort, but the CLS63 upgrades to even more supportive sport seats plus more contoured rear seats. Active ventilated seats are available to keep occupants warm or cool, and a driver's multi-contour seat inflates to provide special support as well as help hold the driver in place when cornering.

On the CLS63, many of the interior trims are upgraded. In addition to the sport seats, there are special AMG door sill panels and brushed stainless-steel pedals, along with expanded leather trim. There's also a special E-Select shift lever, as well as a "Race" mode that can record lap times.

Bi-xenon headlamps are standard on the CLS-Class, and they come supplemented with what Mercedes-Benz is calling the world's first active LED headlamps. The setup includes active-curve lamps that help illuminate up to 15 degrees into an upcoming corner, as well as lower-speed cornering lamps. The tail lamps also use LED lamps, and the headlights have an Adaptive Highbeam Assist feature that can detect traffic coming from ahead or behind. City dwellers might also find Parktronic useful; it uses sonar sensors to show nearby obstacles. Active Park Assist will actually steer the vehicle into a parking space at speeds below 7 mph.

All CLS-Class models include COMAND, the Mercedes-Benz screen-based interface, navigated by a rotary controller, to access audio, climate, and navigation functions. Also of note is the available Harman/Kardon Logic 7 surround-sound system, which has 14 speakers, a 610-watt amplifier and a subwoofer for a studio-quality experience.

Both of the CLS-Class models include electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist, a Distronic Plus cruise control system that lets drivers follow at a safe distance, and a Pre-Safe emergency braking system that can spot slowdowns ahead and bring the car to a full stop. Attention Assist studies movements of the steering wheel to spot times when drivers might be falling asleep, sounding a chime and displaying a coffee-cup symbol. Rain-sensing wipers even feature a heated washing system and headlight cleaners.

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Model News

Mercedes-Benz calls the CLS-Class a coupe, but it's actually a 4-door sedan that is considerably curvier than most sedans. It occupies a segment that also includes the Audi A7 and Porsche Panamera. While both of those models come with hatches, the CLS-Class has a trunk. For many shoppers, the relative rarity of the CLS-Class is a selling point; it looks like no other car out there. There are a number of tech firsts in the CLS-Class, including the implementation of the world's first LED headlights.

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Value Writeup

Strong turbocharged V6 and V8 engines; class-leading tech and safety features; superb cabin materials; available all-wheel drive

Brakes
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel
Brake Type Pwr
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )  
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x - TBD -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)  
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180
Engine
Displacement 5.5L/333
Engine Order Code  
Engine Type Gas V8
Fuel System - TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 382 @ 6000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 391 @ 2800-4800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A) 16
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)  
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
Trans Description Cont. Again  
Trans Order Code  
Trans Type 7
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4023
ENTERTAINMENT
COMAND cockpit management & data system w/in-dash 6-disc CD/DVD changer -inc: 40GB hard-drive GPS navigation w/Bluetooth interface, voice control 12-speaker harman/kardon LOGIC7 surround system w/Dolby Digital 5.1, HD Radio, in-dash SD card reader, media interface & SIRIUS satellite radio
EXTERIOR
18" x 8.5" front/18" x 9.5" rear dual 5-spoke aluminum wheels
Halogen front foglamps
P255/40R18 front & P285/35R18 rear high performance tires
Pwr heated mirrors -inc: auto-dimming driver mirror & memory, integrated LED turn signals
Pwr tilt/slide sunroof w/1-touch express open/close
Single red rear foglamp in LH taillamp
Variable intermittent rain-sensing windshield wipers
Variable-focus halogen headlamps -inc: polycarbonate lenses, driver-selectable light-sensing, automatic lamp substitution
INTERIOR
10-way pwr front seats w/3-position memory
12V pwr outlet in rear seat storage compartment & illuminated cargo area
Anti-theft alarm system w/engine immobilizer, panic remote
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Electrionic cruise control
Four-zone automatic climate control
High-Gloss Laurel wood trim
Integrated HomeLink compatible (3) button garage door opener
Leather seat trim
Leather-trimmed pwr 4-way tilt/telescopic multifunction steering wheel -inc: 3 position memory steering column
Multi-function display in center of speedometer -inc: trip computer, exterior temp gauge, maintenance system, oil level check, digital speedometer, reminder & malfunction messages, driver-programmable settings, cruise control, audio status, navigation route guidance
NECK-PRO active head restraints
Pwr windows w/1-touch express up/down
Rear window defroster w/auto shut-off based on time, driving speed & exterior temp (2010)
SmartKey infrared remote -inc: trunk open, opening/closing for windows & sunroof, panic alarm, fuel filler door & selective unlock all
SmartKey system inc: Remote central locking system & anti-theft engine immobilizer
MECHANICAL
5.5L DOHC SFI 32-valve V8 engine
7-speed driver-adaptive electronic automatic transmission w/OD -inc: sport & comfort shift modes, steering wheel shift paddles
AIRMATIC semi-active air suspension w/adaptive damping system (ADS II)
Dual exhaust w/chrome tailpipes
Dual-circuit hydraulic braking system
Front/rear stabilizer bars
Independent 4-link front suspension -inc: anti-dive control
Independent 5-arm multi-link rear suspension -inc: anti-squat control
Pwr 4-piston ventilated front & 1-piston ventilated rear disc brakes
Rear wheel drive
Roll-over sensor
Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
PROCESSING-OTHER
**ALL STANDARDS ARE 2011 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED**
SAFETY
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist
Driver knee airbag
Driver-programmable daytime running lamps
Dual-stage front airbags
Electronic stability program (ESP)
Front 3-point seat belts -inc: pre-tensioners & force limiters
Front/rear side-impact airbags
Front/rear side-impact curtain airbags
Illuminated emergency interior trunk release
ISOFIX anchor & tether system
mbrace telematics
Night security illumination
PRE-SAFE collision preparedness system
Rear 3-point seat belts -inc: pre-tensioners & force limiter
Tire pressure monitoring system
Universal LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children) system (2010)