2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class  -  $72,175


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $72,175
Base Invoice: $67,184
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn CLS 550 RWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 20 | City: 17 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: CLS 550 Coupe
Transmission: 7-speed driver-adaptive electronic automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 4.6L bi-turbo 32-valve V8 engine

Pros

Strong turbo V8 engines; class-leading tech and safety features; superb cabin materials; high-speed poise; a sports coupe look in a 4-door package


Model News

The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has been entirely redesigned for 2012 for the first time since its introduction in 2006. The new model gets new proportions, a sportier stance, much-improved aerodynamics and an entirely new lineup of twin-turbo V8 engines. The CLS-Class also includes some of the latest safety and technology features from Mercedes-Benz.


Value Writeup

Mercedes-Benz calls the CLS-Class a coupe, but it's actually a 4-door sedan that's considerably more curvaceous than most sedans. It's also part of a growing group of models that are curvier than traditional luxury sedans--including the Audi A7 and Porsche Panamera. But while both of those other 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. Performance is another reason to pick the CLS-Class; with new twin-turbo V8s, it performs even better than before with better gas mileage. And there are also a number of tech firsts in the CLS-Class, including the world's first LED headlights.


Model Highlights

The all-new CLS-Class is offered in two different models for 2012: a CLS550, with a 402-horsepower, 4.6L V8, and a higher-performance CLS63 AMG with a 518-hp, 5.5L V8. Both engines have a twin-turbo setup, along with direct injection, and come with a 7-speed automatic, but the CLS63 comes with a special AMG multi-clutch technology (MCT) 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 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--and especially the accented rear wheel arches--can make the CLS-Class look like a muscle coupe, while from the side or up close it becomes clear that this is a sedan with an actual trunk. Mercedes-Benz has expanded the interior space of the CLS-Class a bit, but it remains 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 you in place in corners.

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 according to Mercedes-Benz are 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, 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 you follow at a safe distance and a PRE-SAFE emergency braking system that can spot slowdowns ahead and bring you to a full stop. Attention Assist studies movements of the steering wheel to spot times when you 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.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.2

EPA Classification
Compact

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
404.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
20 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
595.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
4.6L/285

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
402 @ 5000-5750

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
443 @ 1600-4750

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)
3.42/2.23

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.47

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
104.3 ft³

Front Head Room
36.9 in

Front Leg Room
42.1 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.1 in

Second Head Room
36.1 in

Second Leg Room
35.0 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.5 in

Wheelbase
113.2 in

Length, Overall
194.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.1 in

Height, Overall
55.8 in

Track Width, Front
62.9 in

Track Width, Rear
64.1 in

Trunk Volume
15.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4158 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Air Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Air Springs

Front Tire Size
P255/40R18

Rear Tire Size
P285/35R18

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 9.5 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
37.0 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
14.2 x 1.4 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x 1.0 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
23.8 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

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V533000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 06, 2012

Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH

Potential Number of Units Affected
23

Summary
Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2012 CLS550 and CLS550 4Matic vehicles, manufactured December 01, 2011, through December 13, 2011. The bolts that hold the hood's secondary latch striker may have been insufficiently tightened.

Consequence
The reduced torque of the striker bolts might lead to a loosening of the bolts. If two of the four bolts securing the striker became loose, the secondary hood latch function would become ineffective. If this problem combines with a failure of the primary hood lock or if the hood is not properly closed, the hood could open while driving, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will check and retighten the bolts as necessary. The recall campaign is expected to begin in December 2012. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.

Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V137000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 10, 2015

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected
30,141

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2015 CLS 400 and CLS 400 4matic, 2012-2015 CLS 550 and CLS 550 4matic, 2012-2013 CLS 63, 2014 CLS 63, and 2014-2015 CLS 63P. The affected vehicles have LED tail lights that may not light on the sides, reducing the rear side visibility of the vehicle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Consequence
Reduced rear side marker illumination may prevent other drivers from seeing the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the lighting controller software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. MBUSA's number for this recall is 2015030005.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V177000

Mfg's Report Date
March 14, 2017

Component
AIR BAGS, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
51

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016 AMG GT-S, GLC300, CLA250 and GLE300d 4Matic vehicles, 2013 C250, E350 BlueTec and G63 AMG vehicles, 2008-2014 C300 vehicles, 2013-2014 C300 4Matic and ML350 4Matic vehicles, 2009 C350 vehicles, 2014 CLS550, E350 4Matic, E350 Coupe 4Matic, E350 Wagon 4Matic, GLK350 and SL550 vehicles, 2012 CLS550 4Matic vehicles, 2012-2016 E350 vehicles, 2016-2017 GL450 4Matic vehicles, 2012-2014 ML350 4Matic BlueTec vehicles, 2015 S550, S550 4Matic and C300 4Matic Sedan vehicles, 2015-2016 C300 Sedan vehicles, and 2017 SL63 AMG vehicles. Various control units on these vehicles may have been updated with incorrect software, potentially affecting the correct deployment of the air bags in the event of a crash.

Consequence
If the air bags do not deploy as intended in the event of a crash, there would be an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update software in the affected control units, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

4.6L bi-turbo 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 3-link front suspension -inc: anti-dive control

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

AIRMATIC 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

18" 5-spoke aluminum wheels

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

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

Sport bodystyling

Bi-xenon headlamps

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 hands-free communication system, voice control, HD Radio, in-dash SD card reader, media interface, Gracenote media database w/10GB Music Register

harman/kardon Logic 7 surround sound system -inc: 610-watt, (14) speakers

SIRIUS satellite radio -inc: SIRIUS rear-time traffic service

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

Leather seat upholstery

Full-length center console

NECK-PRO active head restraints

Floor mats

Rubber-studded stainless-steel pedals

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

Electronic cruise control

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

Dual-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 system (BAS)

Electronic stability program (ESP)

Roll-over sensor

Driver-programmable daytime running lamps

Dual-stage front airbags

Front side-impact airbags

Front/rear side-impact curtain airbags

Driver/front passenger pelvic airbags

Driver/front passenger knee airbags

Night security illumination

mbrace in-vehicle services

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

 
BLACK
$0

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
CUPRITE BROWN METALLIC
$0

 
STORM RED METALLIC
$0

 
STEEL GREY
$0

 
IRIDIUM SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
PALLADIUM SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
DIAMOND WHITE METALLIC
$795

 
LUNAR BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
INDIUM GREY METALLIC
$0

 
DESIGNO MYSTIC BLUE METALLIC
$2,300

 
DESIGNO MOCHA BLACK METALLIC
$2,300

 
DESIGNO GRAPHITE METALLIC
$2,300

 
DESIGNO MAGNO ALANITE GREY MATTE
$3,950

 
DESIGNO MAGNO CASHMERE WHITE MATTE
$3,950

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
ALMOND/MOCHA, LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
ASH/BLACK, LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
BLACK, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$1,370

 
ALMOND/MOCHA, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$1,370

 
ASH/BLACK, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$1,370

 
BLACK, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$1,370

 
PORCELAIN/BLACK, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$1,370

 
SAND, DESIGNO LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
PLATINUM WHITE, DESIGNO LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
SAFFRON BEIGE, DESIGNO LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
AUBURN BROWN, DESIGNO LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
LIGHT BROWN, DESIGNO LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
JET BLACK, DESIGNO LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
DEEP WHITE, DESIGNO LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
MYSTIC BLUE, DESIGNO LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
CLASSIC RED, DESIGNO LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
PREMIUM I PKG
$4,390

 
LANE TRACKING PKG
$850

 
DRIVER ASSISTANCE PKG
$2,950

 
WHEEL PKG
$760

 
WHEEL PKG PLUS ONE
$1,260

 
ESPRESSO DESIGNO EDITION
$5,950

 
MANGO ALANITE DESIGNO EDITION
$7,600

 
MYSTIC BLUE DESIGNO EDITION
$5,950

 
PORTOFINO DESIGNO EDITION
$5,950

 
SATIN PEARL DESIGNO EDITION
$7,600

 
DESIGNO SAND INTERIOR ORDER CODE
$3,650

 
DESIGNO PLATINUM WHITE INTERIOR ORDER CODE
$3,650

 
DESIGNO SAFFRON BEIGE INTERIOR ORDER CODE
$3,650

 
DESIGNO AUBURN BROWN INTERIOR ORDER CODE
$3,650

 
DESIGNO LIGHT BROWN INTERIOR ORDER CODE
$3,650

 
DESIGNO JET BLACK INTERIOR ORDER CODE
$3,650

 
DESIGNO DEEP WHITE INTERIOR ORDER CODE
$3,650

 
DESIGNO MYSTIC BLUE INTERIOR ORDER CODE
$3,650

 
DESIGNO CLASSIC RED INTERIOR ORDER CODE
$3,650

 
19" 5-SPOKE ALLOY WHEEL
$500

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$140

 
TRUNKLID SPOILER
$400

 
ACTIVE MULTICONTOUR DRIVER SEAT
$660

 
SPLIT-FOLDING REAR SEATS
$440

 
3-SPOKE SPORT STEERING WHEEL
$0

 
WOOD/LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
$590

 
HEATED STEERING WHEEL
$490

 
BURL WALNUT WOOD TRIM
$0

 
BLACK ASH WOOD TRIM
$0

 
PIANO BLACK LACQUER WOOD TRIM
$0

 
ILLUMINATED DOOR SILLS
$800

 
COMFORT BOX
$290

 
REAR SIDE-IMPACT AIRBAGS
$420

 
NIGHT VIEW ASSIST PLUS
$1,780

 
PARKTRONIC W/ACTIVE PARKING ASSIST
$970

 
SPECIAL ORDER OPTION CHARGE
$250


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