2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
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The original Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class revolutionized modern automotive design. Called a four-door coupe, the CLS-Class promised the sporty dynamics of a coupe with a dash of sedan practicality. The CLS-Class is available in two models: the CLS550, which can be had with 4MATIC® all-wheel drive, and the 518-horsepower high-performance CLS63 AMG®. One of its chief competitors is the Audi A7.
The CLS-Class exterior takes the look up a notch, incorporating elements from the SLS AMG® GT supercar including a deep grille and long hood. Exterior features include:
- 18-inch wheels standard, 19-inch optional
- Power tilt-folding sunroof
- Bi-xenon headlamps and LED daytime running lights
- Available full-LED adaptive headlights
- Available rear deck-lid spoiler
The coupe-like interior has room for four with front bucket seats and two rear seats separated by a full-length center console. There's real wood trim and the seats are finished in standard leather upholstery. Interior features include:
- Standard harman/kardon® Logic 7® premium stereo
- Standard COMAND® system with hard-drive-based navigation
- Available heated and ventilated front seats, active massaging optional
- Available heated steering wheel
- Available power rear sunshade
- Optional split, folding rear seats
Under the Hood
The CLS550 is powered by a 402-horsepower, twin-turbo 4.6-liter V-8 engine while the CLS63 AMG® features a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 that belts out 518 hp (550 hp with the AMG® Performance Package). Both engines have a seven-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Other mechanical features include:
- AIRMATIC® adaptive suspension
- Electromechanical steering
- Available 4MATIC® all-wheel drive (CLS550)
- Eco start/stop fuel-saving technology (CLS63 AMG®)
Standard safety features include ATTENTION ASSIST®, mbrace2™ in-car communication system, side-impact airbags for the front seats, front knee airbags, side curtain airbags, antilock brakes, an electronic stability system and active front head restraints. Optional safety features include:
- Side-impact airbags for the rear seats
- Blind spot warning system and lane departure warning and prevention
- Collision warning and mitigation system
- Night vision
- Backup camera
- Front and rear parking sensors
2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Coupe
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has been completely redesigned for 2012 with bold new styling, an upgraded cabin, and a twin-turbo V8.
One look at the long hood, frameless side windows, and flowing roofline reveals how it pays homage to the coupes of Mercedes-Benz past. Yet the transformed front end - sporting an aggressive, upright grille with integrated three-pointed-star -- emphatically points to the road ahead. Powerful contours slope rearward from the front wheel wells with newfound swagger, while flared wheel arches and massive air inlets with black grilles add further definition to its muscular appearance.
The all-new 2012 CLS-Class also boasts the world's first headlamps to offer full LED capability for all of its dynamic light functions--71 LEDs in all. Wraparound tail lights featuring LED technology close the luminously redesigned circle. One that extends inward, as well.
The exclusive, stitched dashboard now stretches all the way across the cockpit -- from the driver's door to that of the front passenger. Satin and high-gloss finishes join details such as a high-gloss-trimmed analogue clock. Painstaking details, that is, like hand-stitched and hand-fitted leather seat covers.
A new 402-hp 4.6-liter V-8 combines numerous advances and twin turbos to deliver noticeably more low-end torque. New rapid-multispark ignition can fire up to four times per millisecond, while high-pressure Direct Injection microscopically tunes the fuel spray to reduce emissions, fuel consumption and noise. A lightweight diecast-alloy block, quicker and more widely variable valve timing, reduced friction, and clever "on-demand" ancillary components like the alternator further boost efficiency.
The industry's first 7-speed automatic has been made even smoother, more responsive and more efficient. A wide range of closely spaced gear ratios delivers the ideal response in virtually every driving situation, for relaxed cruising, quick acceleration, and thanks to two overdrive ratios, better highway fuel efficiency. Adaptive logic monitors adjusts the shift points to match your driving style, while paddle shifters on the steering wheel let you enjoy manual-style control anytime you wish.
In any season or road condition, optional 4MATIC® all-wheel drive adds to your confidence and control. Always engaged and optimizing torque to every wheel, 4MATIC® integrates with our Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) for maximum effectiveness in corners and slippery conditions. It also incorporates our 4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4ETS®).
An advanced system of 10 air bags offers 12-way occupant protection. Dual two-stage front air bags, front side-impact air bags, front pelvic air bags, dual front knee air bags, and window curtain air bags for both seating rows are standard.
Above approximately 20 mph, the optional Active Blind Spot Assist can alert you to some unseen vehicles in the next lane. If radar sensors in the rear bumper detect a vehicle in the "blind spot" area to either side, an indicator lights up in the appropriate side mirror. If you activate a turn signal while a vehicle is detected, a warning sounds. And if you disregard the alerts and begin changing lanes, advanced active technology can apply the brake to a single rear wheel, to help guide the car back into its lane.
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