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Mercedes-Benz CLS
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Base MSRP price range:
$65,990 - $106,550
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CR Model Summary
The CLS has been extensively freshened and now has a 4.7-liter, twin-turbo V8. An AMG version with a 5.5-liter delivers ferocious acceleration and a sound to match. Handling is capable and surprisingly agile for such a large car. The ride is firm, but supple and steady. But the coupe-like styling results in a low roof and small windows, reducing interior space. This limits cabin access, hurts visibility, and compromises rear-seat room. Noise levels are hushed. Fit and finish is excellent, but the controls are complicated.
 
General Model Specs
Body styles
sedan
Drive wheels
Rear or AWD
Seating
2 front, 2 rear
Engines available
3.0-liter V6 turbo (329 hp)
4.6-liter V8 turbo (402 hp)
5.5-liter V8 turbo (577 hp)
Transmissions available
7-speed automatic
9-speed automatic
Warranty
Basic: 4/50
Powertrain: 4 year/ 50,000 mile
 
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Reliability History - Not enough data to rate
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Trouble spots by year N/A
Engine Major N/A
Engine Cooling N/A
Transmission Major N/A
Transmission Minor N/A
Drive System N/A
Fuel System N/A
Engine Minor N/A
Electrical System N/A
 
Safety Specs
Safety belts
Pretensioners, front/rear Yes/yes
Air bags
Side air bags, front/rear Standard/no
Side curtain air bags Standard
Active safety features
Antilock brakes Standard
Traction control Standard
Stability control Standard
Daytime running lights Optional
Crash and rollover tests
IIHS front moderate overlap NA
IIHS front small overlap NA
IIHS side crash NA
IIHS rear crash NA
IIHS roof crush NA
NHTSA overall crash score NA
NHTSA overall frontal-crash score NA
NHTSA front-crash, driver/front passenger NA / NA
NHTSA overall side-crash score NA
NHTSA side-crash, driver/rear passenger NA / NA
NHTSA side pole-crash NA
NHTSA rollover, 2WD/4WD NA / NA
 
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