2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550

Mercedes Benz has always been known to stir the imagination with high quality cars that possess a combination of luxury and speed. Among their recent models, only a few have created a larger stir than their CLS. Best known for being a “4 door coupe”, its styling has been well received by both fans and critics alike.

When the new generation of the CLS was unveiled late in 2010, it had quite huge shoes to fill. After all, more than 170,000 CLS models have been sold in a span of six years, and on the process created a new styling niche that is completely theirs.

Exterior & Interior

Sure, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 retains that 4 door coupe styling that made it so popular with the masses. But this car is a completely new model that is designed to build on the strong tradition of the original. A front end that is apparently inspired by the retro-inspired supercar SLS sets the tone for the new design. Still up front, the CLS is the first production car ever to use full LED lights on their headlight system. The same outline that made the CLS special was retained, but they are reformatted to present a smoother, more aggressive feel.

Performance

To round of the car, the interior is the recipient of a classic yet progressive arrangement from the seats down to the instruments, true to the tradition of Mercedes Benz. And a 5.5 liter twin turbo engine producing 402 horsepower provides the muscle for this muscular device. The 2011 Mercedes Benz CLS550 is on a class of its own, just like the modern legend that it replaced.

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Base Price: $72,175.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 21.1 gallons (79 liters) Miles Per Gallon: 17 city / 26 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 193.6 in. (492 cm) Wheel Base: 112.4 in. (285 cm)
Height: 55.9 in. (141.9 cm) Width: 73.7 in. (187 cm)
Curb Weight: 4158 lbs (1888 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 15.3 cu ft Maximum Seating: 4 people
Performance
Engine: 32-Valve TwinTurbo V8 DOHC Displacement: 5461 cc
Horsepower: 402 HP Max RPM: 5000 RPM
Torque: 443 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm Transmission: 7-Speed Automatic
0-60 mph: 5.1 seconds Maximum Speed: 130 mph (209 km/h)