2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class  -  $75,405


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $75,405
Base Invoice: $70,190
Destination Charge: $905
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn CLS 550 4MATIC
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 19 | City: 16 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: CLS 550 4MATIC Coupe
Transmission: Driver-adaptive 7-speed automatic transmission w/steering wheel shift paddles inc: sport & economy shift modes
Engine: 4.6L bi-turbo 32-valve V8 engine

Pros

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


Model Highlights

The CLS-Class is offered in two different models for 2013: 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 turbos 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 car, 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 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, 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.


Model News

After a total redesign in 2012, Mercedes-Benz has left the CLS-Class virtually unchanged.


Value Writeup

Mercedes-Benz calls the CLS-Class a coupe, but it's actually a 4-door sedan that's considerably more curvy than most sedans. It's also part of a growing group of models that are more styled than traditional luxury sedans--including the Audi A7 and Porsche Panamera. 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; featuring twin-turbo V8s, it performance is quite good. There are also a number of tech firsts in the CLS-Class, including the world's first LED headlights.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6

EPA Classification
Compact

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
338.08 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
19 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
528.25 mi

Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas V8

Displacement
4.6L/285

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
402 @ 5000-5750

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
443 @ 1800-4750

Trans Type
7

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.380

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.860

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.920

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.370

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.820

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.420/2.230

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.470

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.730

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
104.300 ft³

Front Head Room
36.930 in

Front Leg Room
42.100 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.100 in

Second Head Room
36.140 in

Second Leg Room
35.000 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.500 in

Wheelbase
113.150 in

Length, Overall
194.490 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.060 in

Height, Overall
55.750 in

Track Width, Front
62.900 in

Track Width, Rear
64.100 in

Trunk Volume
15.310 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4268 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)
2.600

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.000 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
14.200 x 1.400 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.600 x 1.000 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.130 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
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
15V088000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 12, 2015

Component
STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD

Potential Number of Units Affected
147224

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 E350 Sedan, E350 4Matic Sedan, E350 4Matic Station Wagon, E400 Hybrid Sedan, CLS 550 CGI, and CLS550 4Matic, 2013-2014 E550 4Matic Sedan, 2013 E63 Sedan, E63 Station Wagon and CLS63, 2014-2015 CLS63 4Matic, E63 4Matic Sedan, E63 4Matic Sedan "S", and E63 4Matic Station Wagon, 2015 CLS400, 2015 E400 Sedan, E400 4Matic Sedan and CLS400 4Matic and 2014 CLS63 "S". The affected vehicles have a rubber seal at the back of the engine bay that may temporarily stick to the hood when it is opened and then may fall into the engine bay when the hood is closed.

Consequence
If the rubber seal falls into the engine compartment, it may contact parts of the exhaust system, increasing the risk of a fire.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will attach four additional retaining clips to the rubber seal, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by mid-March 2015. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-201-573-5339. MBUSA's number for this recall is 2015020001.

Dates of Manufacture
JUL 01, 2012 to NOV 30, 2014

Manufacturer Recall No.
2015020001

4.6L bi-turbo 32-valve V8 engine

Driver-adaptive 7-speed automatic transmission w/steering wheel shift paddles inc: sport & economy shift modes

4MATIC all-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, 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

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

Heated 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 -inc: stolen vehicle recovery, remote door unlock service, automatic alarm & collision notification, (6) months Hughes Telematics service

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 brake

 
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

 
PEARL BEIGE METALLIC
$0

 
DESIGNO MYSTIC BLUE
$2,300

 
DESIGNO MOCHA BLACK
$2,300

 
DESIGNO GRAPHITE
$2,300

 
DESIGNO MAGNO ALANITE GREY
$3,950

 
DESIGNO MAGNO CASHMERE WHITE
$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

 
PREMIUM I PKG
$4,390

 
LANE TRACKING PKG
$850

 
DRIVER ASSISTANCE PKG
$2,950

 
WHEEL PKG
$760

 
WHEEL PKG PLUS ONE
$1,260

 
19" 5-SPOKE ALLOY WHEEL
$500

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$140

 
TRUNKLID SPOILER
$400

 
ACTIVE MULTICONTOUR DRIVER SEAT
$660

 
SPLIT-FOLDING REAR SEATS
$440

 
WOOD/LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
$590

 
HEATED STEERING WHEEL
$490

 
BURL WALNUT WOOD TRIM
$0

 
ILLUMINATED DOOR SILLS
$800

 
REAR SIDE-IMPACT AIRBAGS
$420

 
NIGHT VIEW ASSIST PLUS
$1,780

 
PARKTRONIC W/ACTIVE PARKING ASSIST
$970

 
SPECIAL ORDER OPTION CHARGE
$250

 
HEATED REAR SEATS
$625

 
BLACK ASH WOOD TRIM
$0

 
BANG & OLUFSEN SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM
$6,400


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