2011 Mercedes Benz CLS Class review


Benz CLS-Class is an executive class sedan model. Currently this model is in its second generation. First generation model was given sold with CLS W219 name tag and second generation model is named as CLS W218. Second generation model was launched in 2010 Auto Salon Paris and was showcased in 2010 Beijing Motor Show. Mercedes Benz CLS Class is based on W211 E class platform with front engine and rear wheel drive channel layout. For 2011 model, Mercedes Benz CLS-Class is merely unchanged and acquires sports package as standard equipment. National base price of 2011 Mercedes Benz CLS Class is around $ 74, 000 which excludes destination charges. Some of the tough competitors for this model include Jaguar XF, Porsche Panamera and jaguar XJ.

 

Trim Levels and Accessories:

2011 Mercedes Benz CLS Class is a luxury sedan model offered in two trim levels which include CLS550 and SLS63 AMG.

Both the model is installed with some standard accessories. 2011 Mercedes Benz CL550 will be installed with aluminum wheels, auto dimming side mirrors, high performance tires, automatic wipers, sunroof, power tilt and telescopic steering column, four zone automatic climate control system, 10 way power adjustable driver seat, wood trim, COMAND electronic interface, Harman Krdon stereo system with 13 speakers, six CD or DVD chargers, HD radio and satellite radio. This model will also be installed with leather upholstery, air suspension system, fog lamps, navigation system with hard drive and real time traffic updates.

Top trim level 2011 Mercedes Benz CLS63 AMG will be added with sports tuned suspension system, aggressive exterior looks, more powerful engine, powerful brakes, leather or faux suede upholstery, sporty front seats and I-pod interface. This model can also be installed with limited slip differentials, aluminum wheels, calibrated suspension system, sporty wheels all the above mentioned accessories will be bundled into AMG performance package. This model can also be installed with AMG wheel and sound package which include forger alloy wheels, olufsen audio system, 12 speakers and 705 watt bang. This model can also be installed with faux suede or carbon fiber upholstery.

Both CLS550 and CLS63 AMG will be installed with some standalone accessories such as power trunk lid, adaptive xenon head lamps, keyless ignition or entry, I-Pod interface, ventilated front seats, power rear sunshade, heated seats, headlamps with washers, illuminated doors, parking sensors at both ends and adaptive cruise control system.

Engine and Performance:

2011 Mercedes Benz CLS’s both models will be offered with different powertrain 2011 Mercedes Benz CLS550 will be powered with 5.5 L capacity V8 engine. This engine is capable of generating 382 HP of power and 391 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain will be mated with rear wheel drive channel and seven speed automatic gear transmission. With these features CLS550 is capable of reaching 60 MPH mark within 5.4 seconds.

 

Specifications:

  • Fuel Type: Gas
  • Engine Type: 5.5 L V-8
  • Power: 382 HP at 5250 RPM
  • Torque: 443 lb-ft at 4750 RPM
  • Transmission: 7 Speed Automatic

Mileage:

  • City: 14 MPG
  • Highway: 21 MPG
  • Combined: 16 MPG

Benz CLS63 AMG will be armoured with 6.2 L capacity V-8 engine. This powertrain is capable of generating 507 HP of power and 465 lb-ft of torque. CLS63’s engine will be mated with seven speed automatic gear transmission and rear wheel drive channel. This engine reaches 60 MPH mark within 4.6 seconds.

 

Specifications:

  • Fuel Type: Gas
  • Engine Type: 6.2 L V-8
  • Power: 507 HP
  • Torque: 465 lb-ft
  • Transmission: 7 Speed Automatic

Mileage:

  • City: 12 MGP
  • Highway: 18 MPG
  • Combined: 14 MPG

Interior:

Mercedes Benz CLS is offered with stylish interior with few cons. Rear seats can only be occupied by average individual but offers ample shoulder and knee room to its occupants. Compared to other coupe model, CLS is far more comfortable and offers plenty of space. Dashboard of this model is but curved and packed with high quality fabric.

  • Dimensions:

Exterior:

  • Width: 73.7 Inch
  • Height: 55.7 Inch
  • Length: 193.6 Inch
  • Ground clearance: 5.7 Inch
  • Front track: 62.5 Inch
  • Rear track: 63.1 Inch
  • Wheel base: 112.4 Inch
  • Gross weight: 0.31 Inch
  • Curb weight: 4045 lbs.

Cargo Dimension:

  • Cargo capacity when all seats in place: 15.9 Cubic Feet
  • Cargo capacity: 15.9 Cubic Feet

Interior (Front Row)

  • Front head room: 36.9 Inch
  • Front hip room: 58.0 Inch
  • Front leg room: 42.1 Inch
  • Front shoulder room: 56.3 Inch

Interior (Second Row)

  • Hip Room: 57.6 Inch
  • Head room: 36.1 Inch
  • Leg room: 35.0 Inch
  • Shoulder room: 56.0 Inch

Safety:

2011 Mercedes Benz CLS is a classic sedan model installed with standard Safety accessories like antilock brakes, driver knee airbags, rear side airbags, side curtain airbags, head restraints, stability control, mbrace emergence telematics and front side airbags.

Other Specifications:

  • Layout: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Front Suspension: Strut Type
  • Rear Suspension: Multi Link
  • Front Wheel: 18 Inch Aluminum
  • Front Tires Size: 255/ 40 R 18 mm
  • Rear Wheel: 18 Inch Aluminum
  • Rear Tires: 285/ 35 R 18 mm

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