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Mercedes-Benz CLS550 Overview

When it comes to shaking up the luxury car world, no amount of power, technological sophistication or supple leather in the cabin can top an alluring design. More stunning in person than even the most flattering photography might suggest, the coupelike Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has a visual presence that few other luxury sedans can match. And that is something that's not likely to change for some time to come. Although the CLS makes use of a number of unique mercedes cls accessories throughout, much of the underlying structure and hardware comes from the well-regarded E-Class. The engines in the CLS550 and CLS63 AMG, for example, are shared with the E-Class and are connected to Mercedes' familiar seven-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift capability.

Mercedes-Benz CLS550 Features

MECHANICAL

  • 5.5L DOHC SFI 32-valve V8 engine
  • 7-speed driver-adaptive electronic automatic transmission w/OD -inc: touch shift, optimum gear programming, comfort mode
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Independent 4-link front suspension w/anti-dive geometry
  • Independent 5-arm multi-link rear suspension -inc: aluminum links, wheel-hub carriers, anti-squat geometry, alignment 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 chrome trapezoidal exhaust tips

EXTERIOR

  • 18" x 8.5" front/18" x 9.5" rear dual 5-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P245/40R18 front & P275/35R18 rear high performance tires
  • Pwr tilt/slide tinted glass sunroof w/1-touch express open/close
  • Silver grille w/(4) chrome ribs
  • 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
  • Blue tinted glass
  • Variable intermittent rain-sensing dual aero-blade windshield wipers w/heated washer nozzles

INTERIOR

  • 10-way pwr front seats w/3-position memory/driver adjustable lumbar/pwr height adjustable active head restraints
  • Leather seat trim
  • Retractable outboard rear head restraints
  • Floor mats
  • Leather-trimmed pwr 4-way tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/memory/driver-programmable easy-exit/audio & multi-function display controls
  • Instrumentation -inc: electronic analog speedometer, tachometer, digital odometer, touch shift, mode selections, quartz clock, electronic bar-graph fuel, coolant temp gauges
  • 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
  • Mercedes-Benz maintenance system plus display -inc: distance remaining to next maintenance, type of service due, reminders, brake-pad wear
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch express up/down
  • Cruise control
  • High-Gloss Laurel wood trim
  • SmartKey system w/remote central locking system/anti-theft engine immobilizer/drive away auto locking
  • SmartKey infrared remote w/trunk open, opening/closing for windows & sunroof/panic alarm/fuel filler door/selective unlock all
  • Hard drive-based GPS navigation system
  • Integrated HomeLink compatible (3) button garage door opener
  • Anti-theft alarm system w/engine immobilizer, panic remote
  • Digital dual-zone automatic climate control -inc: electrostatic dust/pollen filter, humidity/dewpoint/sun sensors, activated charcoal filter w/smog sensing automatic filtered air recirculation
  • Rear window defroster w/auto shut-off based on time, driving speed & exterior temp
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Locator lighting
  • Leather-trimmed shift knob
  • 12V pwr outlet in rear seat storage compartment & illuminated cargo area
  • Night security illumination

SAFETY

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist
  • Electronic stability program (ESP)
  • Driver-programmable daytime running lamps
  • Dual-stage front airbags w/front passenger adaptive feature, occupant classification system
  • Front/rear side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side-impact curtain airbags
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Tele Aid global positioning system (GPS) satellite system -inc: stolen vehicle recovery, remote door unlock service, automatic alarm & collision notification
  • Front 3-point seat belts w/tensioning device/adaptive belt force limiter/shoulder belt height-adjusters
  • Rear 3-point seat belts w/emergency tensioning device/belt force limiter
  • Universal LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children) system
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Illuminated emergency interior trunk release
  • PRE-SAFE collision preparedness system

Mercedes-Benz CLS550 Specification

VEHICLE
EPA Classification Compact
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 (Est)
ENGINE
Engine Type Gas V8
Displacement 5.5L/333
Fuel System SPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 382 @ 6000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 391 @ 2800 - 4800
TRANSMISSION
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Type 7
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
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 (R2 2.23)
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73
MILEAGE
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 (Est)
ELECTRICAL
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD -
COOLING SYSTEM
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
WEIGHT INFORMATION
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4045
TRAILERING
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
SUSPENSION
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 5-Arm Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
BRAKES
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.3
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.9
TIRES
Front Tire Size - TBD -
Front Tire Size P245/40R18
Front Tire Size P255/40R18
Rear Tire Size P275/35R18
Rear Tire Size P285/35R18
Rear Tire Size - TBD -
Spare Tire Size - TBD -
WHEELS
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD -
STEERING
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
FUEL TANK
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase (in) 112.4
Length, Overall (in) 193.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 82.9
Height, Overall (in) 55.7
Tread Width, Front (in) 62.5
Tread Width, Rear (in) 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
CARGO AREA DIMENSIONS
Trunk Volume (ft3) 15.9
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Passenger Capacity 4
Passenger Volume (ft3) 104.3
Front Head Room (in) 36.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3
Front Hip Room (in) 58.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.1
Second Leg Room (in) 35.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.0
Second Hip Room (in) 57.6