2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is not only full of luxury and performance, it stands out in its class because of the sleek and contemporary look. The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is a beautifully designed car. This coupe like sedans is based on previous-generation E-Class. It shares number of major components and the structure with the E-Class. If you are looking for a car with distinctive styling, strong performance and a luxurious interior, give the CLS a test drive.

The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is available in two trim level; CLS550 and CLS63 AMG. The Mercedes-Benz CLS550 is powered by a powerful 5.5-liter V8 engine that develops 382 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque. The Mercedes CLS63 AMG gets a more powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine rated at 507 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque.

Both engines are paired with a seven-speed gearbox with Sportronic manual-shift capability. The CLS-Class is a Four-Wheel-Drive vehicle but in normal condition only the rear wheels get power unless they are losing grip. Another version with 4.6L V8 engine is going to be added with the name “CLS550 4MATIC” in 2012 CLS-Class line up.

Inside the cabin, the interior is well finished with wood panels, chrome trim surrounds and premium materials with lots of details. Because of the coupe-like roof line on the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class the rear seats lacks head room, tall passengers might find their head touching the roof. Otherwise the cabin is full of comfort and luxury. The CLS-Class cars offer plenty of entertainment value to go along with their beautiful exteriors.

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The 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class features every convenience you’d expect from a premium luxury sedan including 10-way adjustable seats, glass sunroof, adjustable air suspension, four-zone climate control, LCD control center and Tele-Aid. Standard safety equipment includes electronic stability protection, an advanced electro-hydraulic braking system, front airbags, front-side airbags, rear-side and side-curtain airbags. The CLS63 AMG adds an AMG-engineered suspension and a number of exterior upgrades unique to the AMG brand.

The 15.9 cubic feet trunk of 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class offers almost the same space as the E-Class sedan. In terms of interior comfort, the CLS makes for a great four-passenger sedan.


2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Features

Trim: CLS550

CLS-Class Exterior, Design, Paint & Finish
– Chrome Located On Dual Exhaust Pipes
– Front and Rear Body Color Bumpers
– Sport Front Air Dam
– Sport Rear Air Dam
– Metallic Paint (If Selected)
– Sport Side Skirts

CLS-Class Instrumentation
– Maintenance Interval Indicator
– Analog Clock
– Voice Control Voice Activated Controls For Navigation System, Audio, Bluetooth(R) Wireless Enabled Devices
– Steering Wheel Mounted Controls For Audio, Instrumentation Display, Wireless Enabled Devices and Transmission
– Compass
– COMAND Centralized Control Instrumentation For Phone, Audio, Navigation and Telematics
– Tire Pressure Monitor
– Tachometer
– 3-Memory Adjustments For Driver Side Includes Exterior Mirrors, Seat and Steering Column; Passenger Side Includes Seat
– Trip Computer
– Cruise Control

CLS-Class Storage
– Underseat Storage
– Front and Rear Door Mounted Storage
– Lockable Glovebox
– Rear Covered Lower Console Storage Located On Floor
– 2 Front and 2 Rear Cupholders; 4 Cupholders Total
– Seatback Storage Pocket
– Front Covered Lower Console Storage Located On Floor

CLS-Class Interior, Design, Decor & Floor Covering
– Leather Located On Center Floor Console
– Rear Floor Mats
– Burl Walnut Genuine Wood Trim Located On Center Floor Console, Doors and Instrument Panel
– Carpet Located In Passenger Cabin and Trunk
– Leather Steering Wheel
– Front Floor Mats

CLS-Class Exterior Lighting
– Night Security Illumination Perimeter Lighting
– LED Daytime Running Lights
– Bi-Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlights
– Automatic Headlights

CLS-Class Safety
– Front Seatbelt Height Adjusters
– Front and Rear Crumple Zones
– Front Side Airbags
– L A T C H
– Crash Sensor Sends GPS Signal Included With mbrace In-Vehicle Technology
– Side Guard Door Beams
– Front Dual Knee Airbags
– Rollover Sensor
– Front and Rear Pretensioners With Force Limiters
– Passenger Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment
– Attention Assist Driver Drowsiness Monitor Accident Avoidance System
– Neck-Pro Front Active Head Restraints
– Trunk Anti-Trap Device
– First Aid Kit
– Front and Rear Side Head Curtain Airbags
– Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor
– Driver Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment
– Pre-Safe(R) Accident Preparation System
– Front and Rear 3-Point Seatbelts

CLS-Class Braking & Traction
– Brake Assist (BAS) Electronic Brake Assistance
– Brake Optimization System
– Electronic Brake Force Distribution
– Electronic Stability Program (ESP(R)) Vehicle Stability Control System Operated Via Engine Power Reduction
– Front Power 361-mm X 36-mm Ventilated Disc and Rear Power 320-mm X 25-mm Ventilated Disc Brakes
– Brake Drying
– 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
– Traction Control

CLS-Class Steering
– 3-Position Memory Steering Column
– Power Telescopic Steering Column
– Power Tilt Steering Column
– Automatic Tilt-Away Steering Column
– Electronic Power Speed Sensing Rack and Pinion Variable Assisted Steering

CLS-Class Engines & Emissions
– Extended Service Interval
– ULEV Emissions
– Twin-Turbochargers With Intercoolers
– Turbocharged 4.6-Liter Biturbo, 90-Degree V8, 32-Valve, DOHC, SEFI Engine; Front Mounted With Horsepower Of 402@5000, Torque Of 443@1800

CLS-Class Sunroof/Moonroof & Removable/Convertible Top
– Front Power Glass Tilt and Slide Sunroof

CLS-Class Remote Controls & Remote Releases
– Universal Garage Door Opener
– Remote Fuel Door Release
– Remote Decklid Release
– Panic Alarm
– Keyless Entry Operated Via Key Fob
– SmartKey Multi-Function Remote Operates Anti-Theft, Door Lock/Unlock, Illuminated Entry, Panic Alarm, Perimeter Lighting, Power Windows, Sunroof and Trunk

CLS-Class Anti-Theft & Locks
– Valet Lockout
– Locking Fuel Filler Door
– Power Trunk Lock/Unlock
– Vehicle Anti-Theft Via Alarm and Engine Immobilizer
– Programmable Power Door Locks Operated Via Remote and Internal Switch With Automatic Locking
– Child Safety Door Locks Located On Rear Doors
– Vehicle Anti-Lockout
– Selective Locking/Unlocking
– Vehicle Theft Tracking Notification Included With mbrace In-Vehicle Technology

CLS-Class Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
– Automatic Climate Control
– Interior Air Filter
– Rear HVAC Ducts
– Separate Driver/Front Passenger Climate Controls

CLS-Class Electrical
– Front Power Outlet
– Battery
– Delayed Power Retention
– Drive-By-Wire Control For Shifting and Throttle
– Rear Seat Power Outlet

CLS-Class Interior Lighting
– Front and Rear Reading Lights
– Additional 3-Color Interior Lighting
– Illuminated Entry
– Delayed Courtesy Lights
– Trunk Light

CLS-Class Entertainment, Communication & Navigation
– Front Auxiliary Audio Input Jack
– DVD Player Located In Front Row With 7-In. Screen Located In Front Dash
– Harman/Kardon(R) HD AM/FM Radio With 610-Watts, LOGIC7(R) Surround Sound and 14 Speakers Total; 6-Disc CD Changer; Sirius(R) Satellite Radio
– Sirius(R) Real-Time Traffic Information
– Hard Drive With 10GB For Music
– Wireless Communication Access For Bluetooth(R) Enabled Devices
– Subwoofer
– Vehicle Location System Included With mbrace In-Vehicle Technology
– Hard Drive With 40GB For Navigation
– GPS and Hard Drive Navigation Aid With Real-Time Traffic, 7-In. Screen, Voice Activation and Zagat Survey(R) Restaurant Guide
– Mercedes-Benz mbrace: Safety & Security, Navigation, Destination Planning & Convenience Services Via Vehicle, Online & Compatible Smartphones. More Info: www.MBUSA.com/mbrace
– In-Glass Radio Antenna
– SD Card Reader

CLS-Class Suspension
– Rear Stabilizer Bar
– Independent Multi-Link Rear Suspension With Air Springs and Shock Absorbers
– Independent Multi-Link Front Suspension With Air Springs and Shock Absorbers
– Front Stabilizer Bar
– AIRmatic Adaptive Damping System Interactive Adaptive Variable Suspension
– Front and Rear Automatic Load Leveling

CLS-Class Windows, Mirrors & Wipers
– Manual Sunshade Located On Sunroof
– Power Windows With One-Touch Up and One-Touch Down
– Power Window Lockout/Override
– Dual Body Color Folding Power Adjustable Heated Signaling Exterior Rearview Mirrors With Driver Side Electrochromic, 3-Position Memory and Passenger Side Automatic Tilt Down
– Tinted Glass
– Heated Washer System
– Electrochromic Interior Rearview Mirror
– Front Dual Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
– Rear Window Defroster
– Rain Sensing Intermittent Windshield Wipers
– Front Dual Sunvisors

CLS-Class Transmission
– 7-Speed Electronically Controlled Manually Interactive Adaptive Automatic Transmission With Overdrive and Steering Column Mounted Shifter
– Adaptive Automatic Transmission
– Manually Interactive Automatic Transmission


2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Specifications

Trim: CLS550

CLS-Class Engine
Standard Engine 4.6L V8
Standard Transmission 7 Speed Automatic
Cylinders 8
Horsepower @RPM 402@5000
Fuel Economy Cty/Hwy 16 / 24
Combined Fuel Economy Not Listed
EPA Class Compact
Number of Valves 32
Turbo (Yes/No) Yes
Overdrive Transmission Yes
Compression 10.5:1
Displacement 4663 / 285
Bore X Stroke 3.66×3.39
Power to Weight Ratio 10.3
Final Drive Ratio Yes
Valves Configuration Dual Overhead Cam / Twin Overhead Cam
Supercharged No

CLS-Class Brakes, Steering, Suspension and Tires
Brakes (Front) Disc
Brakes (Rear) Disc
Driveline Rear Wheel Drive
Driveline (Opt) N/A
Steering Rack & Pinion
Steering Diameter Left 37.0
Steering Diameter Right 37.0
Suspension (Front) Independent
Suspension (Rear) Independent
Tire Type Passenger
Tire Width 255 mm
Tire Aspect Ratio 40
Tire Construction Radial
Tire wheel Diameter 18 in.

CLS-Class Capacity and Volume
Fuel Capacity 21.1

CLS-Class Exterior Dimensions and Weight
Curb Weight AT 4158
Height 55.8
Length 194.5
Top Type (Standard) Hard Fixed
Track (Front) 62.9
Track (Rear) 64.1
Wheelbase 113.2
Width 74.1
Doors (Standard) 4
Doors (Maximum) 4

CLS-Class Interior Dimensions
Seating (Standard) 4
Seating (Optional) N/A
Headroom (Front) 36.9
Headroom (Rear) 36.1
Hiproom (Front) N/A
Hiproom (Rear) N/A
Legroom (Front) 42.1
Legroom (Rear) 35.0
Shoulder Room (Front) 57.1
Shoulder Room (Rear) 56.5
Seating (Maximum) 4

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  1. #1 by Tonny J on July 11th, 2011

    Is there any reason why the price dropped so much. The actual price should be 48,000 new and i just saw a 2008 model for 22,000.

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