2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS CLS 550 Coupe

CLS 550 Coupe

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Price with options: $74,850

MSRP: $74,850

Base Invoice: $69,611

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City: 18 - Hwy: 26

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2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS Pros

The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class remains mostly unchanged for 2016. All-wheel drive CLS550 models now get the same 9-speed automatic as the rear-wheel drive versions. Mercedes-Benz has also ditched their proprietary smartphone plug, in favor of a more conventional USB interface going forward.

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS Model Highlights

The CLS-Class is offered in three models for 2016. The CLS400 features a 3.0L V6 that makes 329 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. The CLS550 has a 402-horsepower 4.6L V8 with 443 pound-feet of torque, while the CLS63 S AMG boasts a 5.5L V8 with 577 horsepower and 590 pound-feet. Mercedes claims the AMG will do 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. All three engines are twin-turbocharged and feature direct injection.

Both the CLS400 and CLS550 are standard in rear-wheel-drive, with 4MATIC all-wheel drive optional, while the CLS63 only comes with 4MATIC. A 7-speed automatic transmission is standard on the CLS400 and CLS63 S, while the CLS550 features a 9-speed automatic. The CLS63's gearbox differs from that of the other cars with an AMG multi-clutch 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 CLS400 returns an EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined in rear-wheel-drive models and 22 mpg combined in 4MATIC all-wheel-drive models.

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 -- 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.

The CLS-Class is 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, the 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.

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS Model News

Mercedes-Benz calls the CLS-Class a coupe, but it's actually a 4-door sedan that is considerably curvier than most sedans. It occupies a segment that also includes the Audi A7 and Porsche Panamera. While both of those 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.

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS Value Writeup

Strong turbocharged V6 and V8 engines; class-leading tech and safety features; superb cabin materials; available all-wheel drive

Brakes
Yes Disc - Rear (Yes or )
14.2 Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Yes Disc - Front (Yes or )
4-Wheel Brake ABS System
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
12.6 Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Electrical
180 Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
Engine
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Engine Type
443 @ 1600 SAE Net Torque @ RPM
Engine Order Code
4.7 L/285 Displacement
Gasoline Direct Injection Fuel System
402 @ 5000 SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
Mileage
26 EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A)
18 EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
Suspension
Multi-Link Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Transmission
Trans Order Code
1.21 Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
2.47 Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.33 Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.31 Third Gear Ratio (:1)
Automatic w/OD Trans Description Cont.
Rear Wheel Drive Drivetrain
5.50 First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.93 Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.00 Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Trans Description Cont. Again
9 Trans Type
Vehicle
Compact Cars EPA Classification
Weight Information
4233 Base Curb Weight (lbs)
MECHANICAL
Engine: 4.7L Bi-Turbo V8
Transmission: 9-Speed Automatic 9G-TRONIC -inc: driver-adaptive, sport and economy shift modes and steering wheel shift paddles,
Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
Rear-Wheel Drive
2.47 Axle Ratio
180 Amp Alternator
100-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery
5236# Gvwr 1070# Maximum Payload
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
4-Corner Auto-Leveling Suspension
Automatic w/Driver Control Height Adjustable Automatic w/Driver Control Ride Control Adaptive Suspension
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
21.1 Gal. Fuel Tank
Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Air Springs
Multi-Link Front Suspension w/Air Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
EXTERIOR
Wheels: 18" 5-Twin-Spoke
Tires: P255/35ZR18 Front & P285/30ZR18 Rear -inc: All season
Aluminum Wheels w/Silver Accents
Steel Spare Wheel
Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
Clearcoat Paint
Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
Body-Colored Front Bumper
Body-Colored Rear Bumper
Chrome Side Windows Trim
Chrome Door Handles
Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Driver Auto Dimming, Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
Light Tinted Glass
Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets
Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
Chrome Grille
Trunk Rear Cargo Access
Cornering Lights
Perimeter/Approach Lights
LED Brakelights
Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led Low Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps w/Washer and Delay-Off
Door Auto-Latch
ENTERTAINMENT
Radio: Navigation System w/HD -inc: harman/kardon sound system, single CD/DVD player, 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, Bluetooth interface for hands-free calling and SiriusXM w/6 months service, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Smartphone Integration (14U)
Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation, Radio Data System and 10 Gb Internal Memory
14 Harman/Kardon Speakers
610w Premium Amplifier
Automatic Equalizer
Audio Theft Deterrent
Digital Signal Processor
Window Grid Diversity Antenna
1 LCD Monitor In The Front
Turn-By-Turn Navigation Directions
Siriusxm Traffic Real-Time Traffic Display
INTERIOR
Heated Power Bucket Seats -inc: 14-way power front seats w/adjustable lumbar support and 3-position memory
Bucket Front Facing Rear Seat
Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
Power Rear Windows
Selective Service Internet Access
Nappa Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away
Front Cupholder
Rear Cupholder
Front Cigar Lighter(s)
Ashtray
Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only
Valet Function
Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access
Garage Door Transmitter
Cruise Control
Dual Zone Front And Rear Automatic Air Conditioning
Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Residual Heat Recirculation and Console Ducts
Illuminated Locking Glove Box
Driver Foot Rest
Leather Door Trim Insert
Interior Trim -inc: Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents and Leather Upholstered Dashboard
Full Cloth Headliner
Urethane Gear Shift Knob
Leather Upholstery
Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console, Rear Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
Front And Rear Map Lights
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
Cargo Space Lights
FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Sunroof/Convertible Roof
Tracker System
Smart Device Integration
Door Mirrors, Steering Wheel, HVAC and Seatbelts
Refrigerated/Cooled Box Located In The Console, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins and 1st Row Underseat Storage
Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
Delayed Accessory Power
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Systems Monitor
Redundant Digital Speedometer
Trip Computer
Outside Temp Gauge
Analog Display
Seats w/Leather Back Material
Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Storage
2 Seatback Storage Pockets
Anti-Whiplash w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Power w/Tilt Rear Head Restraints
Perimeter Alarm
Engine Immobilizer
3 12V DC Power Outlets
Air Filtration
SAFETY
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
mbrace2 Emergency S.O.S
Collision Prevention Assist Plus Forward Collision
Low Tire Pressure Warning
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag, Driver And Passenger Pelvic Airbag
Childseat Sensor and Rear Child Safety Locks
First Aid Kit
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Height Adjusters and Pretensioners