2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS 4dr Sdn CLS 400 4MATIC

4dr Sdn CLS 400 4MATIC

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Price with options: $69,400

MSRP: $69,400

Base Invoice: $64,542

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City: 19 - Hwy: 26

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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS Pros

The Mercedes CLS returns for 2018 mostly unchanged after the minor refresh last year. The only big change is the addition of a standard backup camera across all models.

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS Model Highlights

The CLS 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 -- especially the accented rear wheel arches -- makes it clear that this is a 4-door sedan with an actual trunk.

The CLS is offered in two models for 2018. The CLS550 features a twin-turbo 4.7L V8 that makes 402-horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque, while the AMG CLS63 boasts a 5.5L turbocharged V8 making 550 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque.

While the CLS550 comes with rear-wheel-drive as standard, 4MATIC all-wheel drive is optional, while the CLS63 only comes with 4MATIC. A 9-speed automatic transmission is the only available transmission on all CLSes. The 550 returns an EPA-estimated 21 mpg combined in the rear-wheel-drive model and 20 mpg combined in the 4MATIC.

The CLS works hard to blend performance with luxury, and includes strong insulation and vibration damping. Nicely contoured front seats will provide great long-distance comfort, and the AMG CLS63 upgrades to even more supportive sport seats all around. 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, 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.

All CLS models include COMAND, the Mercedes-Benz screen-based interface, for audio, climate and navigation functions. Also of note is the available Harman/Kardon Logic 7 surround-sound system, which features 14 speakers, a 610-watt amplifier and a subwoofer for a studio-quality experience.

Both of the CLS 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. Active Park Assist will actually steer the vehicle into a parking space at speeds below 7 mph.

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS Model News

Mercedes-Benz calls the CLS a "4-Door Coupe," but it's actually a sedan whose curves suggest a sporty coupe-style body shape. It occupies a segment that also includes the Audi A7, the BMW 5-series Gran Turismo and Porsche Panamera. While all of these models feature strong blends of luxury and performance with coupe-like design, the CLS offers about 70 more horsepower over the competition as well as a standard 9-speed transmission.

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS Value Writeup

Strong pair of turbocharged V8 engine options; class-leading tech and safety features; superb cabin materials; available all-wheel drive

Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )  
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.7
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)  
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180
Engine
Displacement 3.0 L/183
Engine Order Code  
Engine Type Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 329 @ 5250
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 354 @ 1600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A) 22
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Again  
Trans Order Code  
Trans Type 7
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4365
ENTERTAINMENT
1 LCD Monitor In The Front
610w Regular Amplifier
8 Speakers
Audio Theft Deterrent
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Single CD, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation, Radio Data System and 10 Gb Internal Memory
Radio: Navigation System w/HD Radio -inc: COMAND system w/GARMIN? MAP PILOT? SD-card navigation, featuring AM/FM/WB radio, in-dash CD player, in-dash memory card slot, auxiliary input jack and Bluetooth interface for hands-free calling
Window Grid Diversity Antenna
EXTERIOR
Body-Colored Front Bumper
Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Driver Auto Dimming, Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
Body-Colored Rear Bumper
Chrome Door Handles
Chrome Grille
Chrome Side Windows Trim
Clearcoat Paint
Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
Cornering Lights
Door Auto-Latch
Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led Low Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps w/Washer and Delay-Off
Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
LED Brakelights
Light Tinted Glass
Perimeter/Approach Lights
Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets
Steel Spare Wheel
Tires: P255/40ZR18 Front & P285/35ZR18 Rear -inc: All season
Trunk Rear Cargo Access
Wheels: 18" 5-Twin-Spoke
INTERIOR
2 Seatback Storage Pockets
3 12V DC Power Outlets
Air Filtration
Analog Display
Anti-Whiplash w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Power w/Tilt Rear Head Restraints
Ashtray
Bucket Front Facing Rear Seat
Bucket Seats -inc: 14-way power front seats w/lumbar support and 3-position memory
Cargo Space Lights
Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
Cruise Control
Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
Delayed Accessory Power
Door Mirrors, Steering Wheel, HVAC and Seatbelts
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
Driver Foot Rest
Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
Engine Immobilizer
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Sunroof/Convertible Roof
Front And Rear Map Lights
Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Storage
Front Cigar Lighter(s)
Front Cupholder
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
Full Cloth Headliner
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console, Rear Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
Garage Door Transmitter
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Residual Heat Recirculation and Console Ducts
Illuminated Locking Glove Box
Interior Trim -inc: Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents and Leather Upholstered Dashboard
Leather Door Trim Insert
Leather Upholstery
Outside Temp Gauge
Perimeter Alarm
Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
Power Rear Windows
Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only
Rear Cupholder
Redundant Digital Speedometer
Refrigerated/Cooled Box Located In The Console, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins and 1st Row Underseat Storage
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access
Seats w/Leather Back Material
Selective Service Internet Access
Smart Device Integration
Sport Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away
Systems Monitor
Tracker System
Trip Computer
Urethane Gear Shift Knob
Valet Function
MECHANICAL
100-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery
180 Amp Alternator
21.1 Gal. Fuel Tank
4-Corner Auto-Leveling Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
5346# Gvwr 1070# Maximum Payload
Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
Engine: 3.0L V6 Bi-Turbo
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Full-Time 4MATIC All-Wheel Drive
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Multi-Link Front Suspension w/Air Springs
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Air Springs
Permanent Locking Hubs
Transmission: 7-Speed Automatic 7G-TRONIC Plus -inc: driver-adaptive, sport and economy shift modes and steering wheel shift paddles,
SAFETY
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Childseat Sensor and Rear Child Safety Locks
Collision Prevention Assist Plus Forward Collision
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag, Driver And Passenger Pelvic Airbag
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
First Aid Kit
Low Tire Pressure Warning
mbrace2 Emergency S.O.S
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
Side Impact Beams