2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class  -  $76,175


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $76,175
Base Invoice: $70,995
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $1,300
Trim: 4dr Sdn CLS550
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 16 | City: 14 | Hwy: 21
Body Style: CLS550 Coupe
Transmission: 7-speed driver-adaptive electronic automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 5.5L DOHC SFI 32-valve V8 engine

Model News

For 2011, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class carries over largely unchanged, pending a complete redesign due in 2012.


Value Writeup

Mercedes-Benz is all about comfort, luxury, and refinement, and the 2011 CLS-Class executes all of these exceedingly well. The CLS-Class isn't a large vehicle, and the word "sedan" doesn't seem to fit this smallish car with four doors, so Mercedes-Benz calls it a 4-door coupe. A computer-controlled 7-speed automatic transmission is mated to a large V8 in the CLS550, while the upper-level CLS63 will please performance enthusiasts with its very powerful 6.3L V8 engine that generates 507 horsepower. The brakes, suspension, wheels, and even steering wheel on the CLS63 were designed by AMG. The result is a very comfortable--and very capable--performance car.


Model Highlights

Nobody executes the combination of performance and luxury like Mercedes-Benz, and the 2011 CLS-Class represents Mercedes-Benz' take on those two attributes in a mid-size sedan. The interior dimensions are on the small side--particularly in the rear seat--so Mercedes-Benz has elected to call it a "4-door coupe."

Both CLS-Class coupes are propelled by impressive engines. The 5.5L V8 in the CLS550 generates a more-than-respectable 382 horsepower, while the CLS63 AMG crams an amazing 6.3L V8 engine under the hood, capable of kicking out 507 horses. The transmission in both trims is Mercedes-Benz' 7-speed automatic.

Both CLS-Class models feature an air suspension system Mercedes-Benz calls Airmatic. The car floats on pneumatic spring-struts and variable-rate shocks. The driver can select both suspension sport mode and ride height. The CLS-Class will also automatically lower at speed to improve aerodynamic efficiency.

The interior is all Mercedes-Benz-style luxury. Both front seats are trimmed in leather, have 10-way power adjusters and feature 3-position memory settings. Climate control is capable of maintaining the temperature in no fewer than four discrete zones. A high-end harman/kardon stereo system is paired with Sirius satellite radio.

The Premium Package includes an iPod interface, a power trunk closer, Xenon headlights, a power-operated rear sunshade, ventilated seats and a clever curve-illumination feature that helps the driver "see" around bends in the road. Also included is Mercedes-Benz' Keyless Go system. An AMG Wheel & Sound Package adds a 705-watt surround sound stereo system with 12 speakers inside and 19-inch AMG alloy wheels outside.

Those looking for added performance on the CLS550 will be interested in the AMG Sport Package, which includes performance tires and steering-wheel shift paddles. Mercedes-Benz' adaptive Distronic cruise control system is an available option, as is the brand's Parktronic parking assist system.

The CLS63 is the bigger brother, but the only major difference is the engine, which is a hefty 6.3L V8. Handling is improved via larger stabilizer bars, 19-inch AMG wheels, and AMG 6-piston front brakes. The steering wheel is a special AMG design.

On the CLS63, the Performance Package includes a limited-slip differential, and a special AMG compound brake system.


Pros

Big car in a smallish package; luxurious appointments; mountains of power and performance.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6

EPA Classification
Large

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
21 MPG

Cruising Range - City
295.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
14 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
443.10 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
5.5L/333

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 2800-4800

Trans Type
7

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
104.3 ft³

Front Head Room
38.4 in

Front Leg Room
42.1 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.3 in

Front Hip Room
52.0 in

Second Head Room
36.4 in

Second Leg Room
35.0 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.0 in

Second Hip Room
53.0 in

Wheelbase
112.4 in

Length, Overall
193.3 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.7 in

Height, Overall
55.7 in

Track Width, Front
62.5 in

Track Width, Rear
61.8 in

Trunk Volume
17.5 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4023 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
4-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P255/35R19

Rear Tire Size
P285/30R19

Front Wheel Size
19 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.8 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4 Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.1 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
4

Corrosion Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Years
Unlimited

Emissions Years
7

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Miles/km
70,000

Emissions Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Emissions Years
2

Emissions Miles/km
24,000

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

Rear wheel drive

Independent 4-link front suspension -inc: anti-dive control

Independent 5-arm multi-link rear suspension -inc: anti-squat control

AIRMATIC semi-active air suspension w/adaptive damping system (ADS II)

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr 4-piston ventilated front & 1-piston ventilated rear disc brakes

Dual-circuit hydraulic braking system

Dual exhaust w/chrome tailpipes

Roll-over sensor

18" x 8.5" front/18" x 9.5" rear dual 5-spoke aluminum wheels

P255/40R18 front & P285/35R18 rear high performance tires

Pwr tilt/slide sunroof w/1-touch express open/close

Variable-focus halogen headlamps -inc: polycarbonate lenses, driver-selectable light-sensing, automatic lamp substitution

Halogen front foglamps

Single red rear foglamp in LH taillamp

Pwr heated mirrors -inc: auto-dimming driver mirror & memory, integrated LED turn signals

Variable intermittent rain-sensing windshield wipers

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

10-way pwr front seats w/3-position memory

Leather seat trim

NECK-PRO active head restraints

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

Pwr windows w/1-touch express up/down

Electrionic cruise control

High-Gloss Laurel wood trim

SmartKey system inc: Remote central locking system & anti-theft engine immobilizer

SmartKey infrared remote -inc: trunk open, opening/closing for windows & sunroof, panic alarm, fuel filler door & selective unlock all

Integrated HomeLink compatible (3) button garage door opener

Anti-theft alarm system w/engine immobilizer, panic remote

Four-zone automatic climate control

Rear window defroster w/auto shut-off based on time, driving speed & exterior temp

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

12V pwr outlet in rear seat storage compartment & illuminated cargo area

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist

Electronic stability program (ESP)

Driver-programmable daytime running lamps

Dual-stage front airbags

Front/rear side-impact airbags

Front/rear side-impact curtain airbags

Night security illumination

Driver knee airbag

mbrace telematics

Front 3-point seat belts -inc: pre-tensioners & force limiters

Rear 3-point seat belts -inc: pre-tensioners & force limiter

ISOFIX anchor & tether system

Universal LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children) system

Tire pressure monitoring system

Illuminated emergency interior trunk release

PRE-SAFE collision preparedness system

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$1,300

 
BLACK
$0

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
JADE GREEN METALLIC
$0

 
CAPRI BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
FLINT GREY METALLIC
$0

 
BAROLO RED METALLIC
$0

 
IRIDIUM SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
PALLADIUM SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
DIAMOND WHITE METALLIC
$795

 
INDIUM GREY METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CASHMERE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ASH, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PREMIUM I PKG
$4,070

 
8.5" X 19" FRONT/9.5" X 19" REAR AMG 5-SPOKE ALLOY WHEEL
$500

 
P255/35ZR19 FRONT & P285/30ZR19 REAR HIGH PERFORMANCE TIRES
$0

 
(4) CHROME DOOR HANDLE INSERTS
$90

 
DISTRONIC CRUISE CONTROL
$2,300

 
ILLUMINATED DOOR SILLS
$700

 
PARKTRONIC
$1,180


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