2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Review

21 Dec 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Review

The Mercedes-Benz CLS is based on the platform, but only about 35 of the car#39;s components are shared other models. There#39;s a SL thrown in and the rest is pulled the company#39;s extensive parts but this is no cobbled-together special one late night by a desperate department. The CLS is not only a prime of the company#39;s technical acumen, but it has the to elevate it onto any list of the beguiling Mercedes-Benzes ever

Let#39;s dispel, from the any dispute over the car#39;s Sedan, coupe, who cares a car is called as long as it#39;s and fulfills its promise? In those the CLS allows no equivocation: This four-door coupe might use its face to draw the eye and inflame our but don#39;t imagine the good render moot the qualities make the CLS a thoroughly modern

That#39;s not the way Mercedes builds its no matter how pretty the wrapping. The uses every new model to the application of its technology, refining on the run so as to ensure that the element of reflects a better automotive

This extends to every of the CLS. Even the paint is Using nano-technology, the clearcoat was impregnated with huge of tiny ceramic particles, resistance to scratches, says by 300 percent over conventional

This virtually self-healing covers sheet steel (70 of which is galvanized) that high-strength alloys (47.5 by weight) and a so-called dual-phase used around the bumpers and mounts as well as various areas of the underbody, that was for high dynamic strength and to extreme load forces.

The structure follows the current method for all of its passenger cars, separate front and rear to the main body structure. both simplifies the production and allows most accident to be completed without the need for extreme measures as welding in new or structures. Extensive use of lightweight alloys and complex plastics are to help keep the overall just below 4,000

It#39;s also an aerodynamically car despite its size, boasting a of drag of just 0.31. it slip more easily the air is a new plastic-clad underbody in place of the PVC underbody protection. This new is more resistant to damage and reduces under-body turbulence for high-speed stability and a quieter

Lower and sitting on a wider the chassis is suspended by a front setup that borrows from the E-Class, while the multi-link suspension owes its to the SL#39;s axle. Airmatic DC air is standard, of course, along Sensotronic brakes, ABS, Assist and ESP. In this age of overpowered automobiles (Mercedes is not of this wretchedly wonderful the 5.0-liter V8 is not a rocket, but it can take the big to 62 mph somewhere between six and seven depending on how much more you want to make the next to the gas station.

A new, standard seven-speed transmission was designed to improve and mid-range power, lower (EPA figures: 16 City/22 and increases shift comfort. is greatly improved through a new downshift capability, which the transmission can bypass as many as gears when downshifting of having to pass quickly each one. There#39;s a new torque converter lockup to help prevent driveline losses, even in first and a manual shift mode the driver choose the gear via on the steering wheel or with the lever.

Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Launched late in the model as a 2005, the Mercedes-Benz CLS500 is for model year 2006 by the AMG.

Model Lineup

The ($64,900) is powered by Mercedes#39; 306-horsepower 5-liter V8, but torque is to the rear wheels through a new automatic transmission.

For those who more muscle, extrovert and a tauter suspension, the high-performance AMG ($86,600) is definitely worth the money. Its 5.5-liter supercharged V8 an output of 469 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of It#39;s mated to a five-speed gearbox.

Options include the package with bi-xenon active curve lighting and washers ($1,220); AMG Sport steering wheel shift AMG body cladding, AMG-style wheels with larger radials up front and 285/35s in ($4,950); and Premium, with ventilated and multicontour seats heating, DVD Nav system, 6-disc CD harman/kardon audio, power sunshade ($3,650). Naturally, we all of these options.

We#39;ve now reached, with charge ($720) and gas guzzler tax just over $76,000 and started to wonder if that bodywork and bespoke-level interior is the financial reach. We suggest the decision not be made with a but with your guts, not rational gray matter but red-blooded emotion. If the CLS doesn#39;t the aesthetic bone in your to quiver, then there are of other Mercedes-Benzes to satisfy more mundane expectations.

For more information such as prices, and photos of the 2006 CLS-Class, click here: Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

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