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2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS
550 version will be available starting in the U.S. market this summer with prices starting at $ 71,300. “Heart” of new recruits is the Mercedes-Benz V8 engine block, 4.6 liter capacity, capacity to produce 402 horsepower and peak torque of 443 lb-ft. “CLS is only the future design direction for Mercedes-Benz”, said Professor Gorden Wagener, chief designer at Mercedes-Benz, explains. “At the same time, also CLS 550 coupe inspired by the bold style and substance of the Mercedes-Benz sport”.
The four- and six-cylinder variants of the CLS feature 17-inch wheels fitted with 245/45 R 17 tyres as standard. The CLS 500 Blue EFFICIENCY is factory-fitted with 18-inch wheels and tyres in size 255/40 R 18 – this combination is available as an option for four- and six-cylinder models. Alternatively, 18-inch wheels fitted with tyres in size 255/40 R 18 at the front and 285/35 R 18 at the rear are available for all models. The 19-inch wheels which are available for the first time lend the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class an even sportier appearance. These wheels are fitted with tyres in size 255/35 R 19 at the front and 285/30 R 19 at the rear.
195 kW (265 hp) and 620 Nm of torque: the excellent diesel engine in the CLS 350 CDI Blue EFFICIENCY is now even more powerful and boasts a correspondingly superior performance. The Coupé accelerates to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds, and has a top speed of 250 km/h. And despite the increase in output of 30 kW and the additional tractive power of 80 Nm, the V6 consumes a fifth less fuel than previously, at 6.0 litres per 100 km.