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2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

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Vermonters will be interested in the of the CLS550 4MATIC to the CLS Class lineup. Not only does provide all-weather capability, it handling in any kind of weather.

Its is state-of-the-art; the interior is plush and performance is nothing short of Even so, the distinctive styling of the CLS is what makes this coupe so desirable. Introduced by in 2004, the CLS Class combines the design of a coupe with the and convenience of a sedan.

The CLS Class is a of Mercedes coupes that existing state-of-the-art chassis and components with a unique structure resulting in some special cars with own personalities. Included in the Class of are the CLS550, CLS550 4MATIC and AMG. This second CLS is about 1.2 inches longer and 0.3 wider than its predecessor, it between the S-Class-based CL and the E-Class

For the new CLS, styling is everything. Its refined shape is defined by a slippery silhouette. It has a graceful that forms a dramatic that spans the entire Special underbody paneling, new mirror housings and improved of the front and rear aprons and lid contribute to an impressive drag of 0.28.

Large rear are a striking feature of this model.

One has to appreciate the kind of Mercedes-Benz engineers analyze to product quality. For example, the wheels of a test car stand in most wind tunnels, uses two conveyor belts to the wheels, so engineers can actually see the influence of turning wheels on and lift forces.

Their were used to design the CLS paneling and the wheel spoilers.

The AMG differs from the CLS550 to its sporty, muscular personality. It is identified by its distinctive side air with black grilles, its LED running lights, a large star and a single lamella slat with a black On the rear, the new AMG model includes an lip spoiler on the deck lid and a black air between its dual twin tips.

A center console divides the CLS into four zones. seat is individually contoured for its and every detail is impeccably In keeping with the Mercedes-Benz for quality and craftsmanship all CLS models full leather interiors with Burl Walnut

Seating for four includes power adjustable front and 3-position memory for seats column and exterior mirrors.

designations are a bit confusing now that the 5.5-liter V-8 has been replaced a new 4.6-liter version. Even so, the with its new 4.6-liter direct-injection V8 gets 26 percent better economy (18 city / 26 hwy) the previous model, and still 402 horsepower and 443 lb-ft. of torque. is impressive with almost response to the throttle.

Turbo lag seems to be a thing of the and gear ratios of the revised transmission are well-matched to the engines characteristics. The CLS550 is a bit of a sleeper. Its styling disguises its capability to from 0 to 60 mph in only 5.1 seconds.

The is equipped with new electrically power steering and air suspension, a comfortable ride and excellent dynamics. Standard bi-xenon gas-discharge headlights (HID) an extra margin of night over conventional halogen

The bi-xenon headlight modules two “eyes” – the outer one for low and high while the inner one is an LED running The turn signal is an array of LED that wraps around the in the shape of a “C.” The beams are to ensure proper aim, when the car pitches during or acceleration, and regardless of vehicle

Optional full LED headlights are a new The high beam is located in the of the assembly, and a row of LED daytime running sits below in the bumper. CLS also feature active-curve where the headlights turn 15 degrees to each side the steering wheel to light up approaching curve.

Adapting its to vehicle speed as well, lights allow the driver to see 80 feet further around a curve than fixed

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In addition, separate cornering turn on at low speeds whenever the are on and the turn signal is operated, or the wheel is turned. Each light illuminates one side of the to an angle of about 65 degrees and a of up to 40 feet. These lights are to fade in and out, giving the eye time to adjust.

A windshield-mounted can detect both headlights and then softly and automatically between high and low beams to dazzling other drivers.

The CLS63 AMG gets the 5.5-liter of the new direct-injection V8, rated at 518 hp and 516 lb.-ft of An optional AMG performance package output to 550 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. with its high-performance, the CLS63 AMG is 26 more fuel efficient (15 / 23 hwy), thanks in part to a system.

To save fuel, the system automatically turns off the when the car comes to a stop. As as the driver releases the brake, the computer orchestrates the instant of the engine.

The CLS63 AMG features a multi-clutch transmission that a start-up clutch to replace the torque converter. Providing the feedback of a manual transmission the total convenience of an automatic, the MCT makes faster shift possible.

Larger brakes, wheels and tires and steel springs up front give the especially responsive handling. The air suspension in the rear maintains ride height, regardless of the Along with a tubular stabilizer bar, the CLS63 AMG has front control arms and hub carriers that provide track and more negative for even better grip in speed curves.

The rear suspension includes new rods and push-pull rods as as more rigid sub-frame that all contribute to enhanced

With its stunning acceleration, handling and impressive braking, The AMG is a very satisfying ride for drivers. But regardless of which you choose, from each of its impeccably tailored seats, the delivers a hard-to-match motoring

Prices start at $71,300 for the $73,800 for the CLS550 4MATIC and for the high-performance CLS63 AMG (not delivery charges of $875).

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