Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class – Mercedes Wiki

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Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

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The Mercedes-Benz CLS is a luxury car series of Automobile models assembled by Daimler AG in Sindelfingen . Germany and Mercedes-Benz-Valdez in Santiago Tianguistenco . Mexico . The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is an executive-size Sedan (car) based on the W211 E-Class model. The current iteration of the CLS is internally designated as the C219.

Marketed as a ‘four door Coupe ,’ the CLS recalls the Fastback saloon designs of Robert Opron in the 1970s. According to a Mercedes-Benz press release, the CLS-class was produced to combine the strong, emotive charisma of a coupe with the comfort and practicality of a saloon. Save for its four-door design, the CLS’s design tends towards a coupe, as its sleek body reduces the rear passenger room to a 2+2 (car body style) . and it offers a smaller selection of engines tending towards high powered of the range, compared to contemporary sedans such as the E-Class . [1]



The CLS marked Mercedes-Benz’s return to the Executive car coupe market since the ( W124 ) E-Class Coupe (a Sedan (car) ) went out of production in 1995. The (W210 ) E-Class did not spawn a coupe variant, as Mercedes-Benz choose instead to introduce a smaller coupe based on the compact C-Class. the CLK-Class . However, the CLK-Class was built with a lengthened C-Class wheelbase so it could be slotted as a Mid-size car vehicle, and it also featured styling cues, engines, and similar pricing to the (W210) E-Class to give the impression that the (W124) E-Class Coupe was directly replaced.

The CLS name also caused some to confuse it as the four-door version of the CL-Class. the full-sized coupe based on the S-Class. Indeed, the styling cues of the next generation C216 CL has been strongly influenced by the CLS.

Priced to slot between the mid-sized E-Class and the full-sized S-Class. it competes in the range which was previously solely occupied by the BMW 6-series . Prior to the launch of the CLS, Mercedes had no direct answer to the executive-sized 6-series which positioned itself between the compact/mid-sized CLK and the full-sized CL. The CLK is slotted between the BMW 3 series coupe/cabriolet and the 6 series coupe/cabriolet, while the CL has no direct competitor. Others maintain, however, that the CLS has no direct competitor. [1]

During its development, Mercedes-Benz executives nicknamed the CLS the Jag fighter, hoping that it would be the type of vehicle that Jaguar customers would be attracted to. Jaguar, however, has not launched a four-door coupe since production until recently announced as the 2009 Jaguar XF sedan. Due to the popularity of the CLS-Class, other manufacturers are offering similar four-door coupes.


The first generation of the CLS, the Mercedes-Benz C219 . is based upon the W211 E-Class, but it is six inches (152 mm) longer.

The CLS-class was first displayed as the Vision CLS concept at the 2003 Frankfurt International Motor Show. The production version CLS 500 made its debut at the 2004 New York International Auto Show . A new AMG model was introduced at the 2004 Paris Motor Show . the CLS 55 AMG . Only 3,000 CLS 55 AMG cars will be built each year.

The CLS was first offered for sale in the United States in January 2005; the CLS 550, CLS 55 AMG and CLS 63 AMG are sold in the United States. The CLS 550 has a base price of United States dollar 65,620, with the CLS 55 starting at US$87,320. CLS63 starts at $92,500 for a base model, and is offered with steering wheel mounted paddles (F1 style), and 19 wheels for the US market.

Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

The CLS 350 and CLS 500 have a 7-speed Automatic transmission .

A diesel version, CLS 320 CDI, is available for the European market with a 3 Liter V6 producing 224 Horsepower (167 Watt ) and 510 N.m (376 lbf) of torque. For model year 2007 (MY2007), the engine found in the CLS 320 CDI is updated to produce 540N.m, although Peak power remains unchanged

IVM Automotive . a subsidiary of German roof system specialist Edscha . developed the entire vehicle from the Vision concept to the production version. More than 150 IVM engineers were involved, making the CLS the largest vehicle development project in the company’s history.

Mercedes-Benz has planned a yearly production of 30,000 units worldwide, of which about 10,000 will be shipped to the U.S. market.

For the model year 2007, Mercedes-Benz has replaced the CLS 55 AMG with the CLS 63 AMG. The CLS 63 uses the newly developed AMG M156 naturally aspirated V8 engine capable of 514 hp (378 kW) and 630 N·m (464 ft·lbf) of torque. This results in a 0-60 mph time of 4.3 and 3.9 seconds for the CLS55 AMG and CLS63 AMG respectively.

Mercedes-Benz CLS 55 AMG


In the 2007 model year, the CLS-Class’ powertrains include one of the following Engine :

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