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By Cars.com Staff
June 25, 2012
The original Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class revolutionized modern automotive design. Called a four-door coupe, the CLS promised the sporty dynamics of a coupe with a dash of sedan practicality. The CLS 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. New for 2013 There are no significant changes for 2013. Exterior The CLS-Class's exterior takes the look up a notch, incorporating elements from the SLS AMG GT supercar including a deep grille and long hood. The profile evokes a sports car rather than a sedan, but the rear has a stubby, teardrop shape. 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
Interior 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 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
Available 4Matic all-wheel drive (CLS550)
Eco start/stop fuel-saving technology (CLS63 AMG)
Safety 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
Front and rear parking sensors
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