Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
2012: SPORTS - PERFORMANCE (over $50k) 


Price as Tested $124,200 
Overall Score 663.2 
Overall score is based on subjective and objective ratings below, adjusted for the relative importance of each parameter and for vehicle price. 3rd Place 
 
 
 
Styling/Appearance:  
   Exterior 8.4 
   Interior 8.7 
Quality 8.8 
Occupant Environment:  
   Driver Position & Ergonomics 8.2 
   Visibility 7.9 
   Roominess/Comfort/Access 8.0 
   Conv/Entmnt Features 8.6 
Noise/Vibration/Harshness 8.4 
Performance:  
   Throttle Response 8.9 
   Engine Smoothness/Refinement 8.8 
   Transmission/Drivetrain 8.7 
Vehicle Dynamics:  
   Ride Comfort 8.3 
   Steering 8.6 
   Handling 8.6 
   Braking Feel & Effectiveness 8.7 
Subjective Value 8.2 
   
AVG (0-100Km/h) 4.8 s
AVG (80-120Km/h) 3.1 s
ACCEL. SCORE 9.0 
AVG (100-0Km/h) 39.2 m
BRAKING SCORE 7.2 
INTERIOR -- 
INTERIOR SCORE 6.5 
CARGO 520.0 
CARGO SCORE 7.4 
FUEL (City & Hwy) L/100km 11.4 
FUEL SCORE 5.2 
EMISSIONS SCORE 7.0 
SAFETY FEATURES SCORE 7.8 
Technical Specifications:
 
Engine Type: 32V Bi-Turbo V8
Engine Displacement: 5461 
Peak Horsepower: 550 @ 5,250-5,750 
Peak Torque: 590 @ 2,000-4,500 
Fuel: Premium Required 
Emissions Cert: Tier II - Bin 5 
Limitied-slip Differential: Yes 
Traction Control: Electronic Stability Program (ESP) including ABS and traction control (ASR) 
All-Wheel Drive: No 
Anti-Lock (ABS): Yes 
Transmission:
7AT 
Suspension:
Front - Ind., 3-Link, Rear - Ind., multilink AIRMATIC  
Steering:
Rack-and-pinion 
Brakes:
Power assisted 4-wheel vented discs with ABS anti-lock; Brake Assist  
Tires:
Front: 255 / 35 R19, Rear: 285 / 30 R19 Performance  
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Test data and subjective ratings from vehicles of different years cannot be directly compared because they were tested by different people under different track and weather conditions.

Fuel consumption data is supplied by Natural Resources Canada.