2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS
  • 2017
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS

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  • Starting MSRP : $75,845
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 18 mpg City, 26 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 4.7 L Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8, 402 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 4
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

Mercedes-Benz calls the CLS a "4-Door Coupe," but it's actually a sedan whose curves suggest a sporty coupe-style body shape. It occupies a segment that also includes the Audi A7, the BMW 5-series Gran Turismo and Porsche Panamera. While all of these models feature strong blends of luxury and performance with coupe-like design, the CLS offers about 70 more horsepower over the competition as well as a standard 9-speed transmission.

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What's New For 2017

The Mercedes-Benz CLS loses the CLS400 trim but gains a general refresh for 2017. New features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a power trunk lid and LED headlamps.


  • Basic Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

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Specifications for 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • mbrace2 Emergency Sos
    • Collision Prevention Assist Plus Forward Collision
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag, Driver And Passenger Pelvic Airbag
    • Childseat Sensor and Rear Child Safety Locks
    • First Aid Kit
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Entertainment Features
    • Siriusxm Traffic Real-Time Traffic Display
    • Turn-By-Turn Navigation Directions
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
    • Window Grid Diversity Antenna
    • Digital Signal Processor
    • Audio Theft Deterrent
    • Automatic Equalizer
    • 610w Premium Amplifier
    • 14 Harman/Kardon Speakers
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation, Radio Data System and 10 Gb Internal Memory
    • Radio: Navigation System w/HD -inc: harman/kardon sound system, single CD/DVD player, COMAND system w/GARMIN MAP PILOT SD-card navigation, featuring AM/FM/WB radio, in-dash CD player, in-dash memory card slot, auxiliary input jack, Bluetooth interface for hands-free calling and SiriusXM w/6 months service, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Smartphone Integration (14U)
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 18" 5-Twin-Spoke
    • Tires: P255/35ZR18 Front & P285/30ZR18 Rear -inc: All season
    • Aluminum Wheels w/Silver Accents
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim
    • Chrome Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Driver Auto Dimming, Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets
    • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
    • Chrome Grille
    • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
    • Cornering Lights
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
    • LED Brakelights
    • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led Low Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps w/Washer and Delay-Off
    • Door Auto-Latch
  • Interior Features
    • Heated Power Bucket Seats -inc: 14-way power front seats w/adjustable lumbar support and 3-position memory
    • Bucket Front Facing Rear Seat
    • Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows
    • Selective Service Internet Access
    • Nappa Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Front Cigar Lighter(s)
    • Ashtray
    • Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only
    • Valet Function
    • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access
    • Garage Door Transmitter
    • Cruise Control
    • Dual Zone Front And Rear Automatic Air Conditioning
    • Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Residual Heat Recirculation and Console Ducts
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Leather Door Trim Insert
    • Interior Trim -inc: Chrome/Metal-Look Interior Accents and Leather Upholstered Dashboard
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
    • Leather Upholstery
    • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console, Rear Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
    • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Sunroof/Convertible Roof
    • Tracker System
    • Smart Device Integration
    • Door Mirrors, Steering Wheel, HVAC and Seatbelts
    • Refrigerated/Cooled Box Located In The Console, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins and 1st Row Underseat Storage
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Systems Monitor
    • Redundant Digital Speedometer
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Analog Display
    • Seats w/Leather Back Material
    • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Storage
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Anti-Whiplash w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Power w/Tilt Rear Head Restraints
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Transmission: 9-Speed Automatic 9G-TRONIC -inc: driver-adaptive, sport and economy shift modes and steering wheel shift paddles,
    • Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
    • Rear-Wheel Drive
    • 2.47 Axle Ratio
    • 180 Amp Alternator
    • 100-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery
    • 5236# Gvwr 1070# Maximum Payload
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • 4-Corner Auto-Leveling Suspension
    • Automatic w/Driver Control Height Adjustable Automatic w/Driver Control Ride Control Adaptive Suspension
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 21.1 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Air Springs
    • Multi-Link Front Suspension w/Air Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
    • Engine: 4.7L Bi-Turbo V8

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 14.2
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.6
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15.3
  • Electrical Features
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 180
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
    • Displacement - 4.7 L/285
    • Fuel System - Gasoline Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 402 @ 5000
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 443 @ 1600
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 113.2
    • Length, Overall (in) - 194.5
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 74.1
    • Height, Overall (in) - 55.8
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 62.9
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 64.1
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 21.1
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 4
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 104.3
    • Front Head Room (in) - 36.9
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 42.1
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 57.1
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 58
    • Second Head Room (in) - 36.1
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 35
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 56.5
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 57.6
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 21
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 18
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 26
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 37
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Mercedes-Benz CLS
    • Body Style - Sedan
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P255/35ZR18
    • Front Tire Size - P255/35ZR19
    • Rear Tire Size - P285/30ZR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P285/30ZR19
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Rear Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 9
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 5.50
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.33
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.31
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.66
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.21
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 4.93
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 2.47
    • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.86
    • Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.72
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Compact Cars
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 8.4 (Est)
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4233
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8.5
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 19 X 9
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 9.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 19 X 9.5
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS Photos & Colors


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  • Black Dakota Brown Metallic designo Cardinal Red Metallic designo Diamond White Metallic designo Magno Alanite Grey (Matte Finish) designo Magno Cashmere White (Matte Finish) designo Magno Selenite Grey (Matte Finish) designo Mocha Black Diamond Silver Metallic Iridium Silver Metallic Lunar Blue Metallic Magnetite Black Metallic Obsidian Black Metallic Selenite Grey Metallic
  • Black
  • Dakota Brown Metallic
  • designo Cardinal Red Metallic
  • designo Diamond White Metallic
  • designo Magno Alanite Grey (Matte Finish)
  • designo Magno Cashmere White (Matte Finish)
  • designo Magno Selenite Grey (Matte Finish)
  • designo Mocha Black
  • Diamond Silver Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Magnetite Black Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic

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More than a decade ago, Mercedes-Benz explored the notion of a coupe with four doors instead of two, a sedan beneath a swooping, low roofline. Thus, the premium German automaker launched the CLS as a 2006 model, redesigning it for 2012.

For 2017, a 9-speed automatic transmission went into the V6-powered CLS400, as well as the CLS550. Otherwise, the CLS is little-changed for 2017.

During its lifetime, the CLS has initiated and then helped define the four-door coupe concept. Still stunning in profile view, the CLS has aged well, as luxury-brand imitators continued to emerge. Mercedes-Benz claims that despite its additional pair of doors, the CLS exhibits classic coupe proportions, including a long hood and frameless side-window glass.

Even today, the CLS qualifies as one of the finest interpretations of the dramatic, indeed, daring, body style. For buyers who appreciate innovative design, this stylish four-door continues to attract attention, despite its age.

Three versions are offered: V6-powered CLS400, CLS550 with a V8 engine, and at the performance summit, the Mercedes-AMG CLS63 S with a mighty 577-horsepower V8.

CLS400 models contain a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine, rated at 329 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. For 2017, the CLS400 gets a 9-speed automatic transmission, like the CLS550.

Stepping up a notch in performance, the CLS550 uses the familiar 4.7-liter twin-turbocharged V8, rated at 402 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. Both regular CLS models come standard with rear-wheel drive, but 4MATIC all-wheel-drive is an option.

Beneath the hood of the AMG-tuned CLS63 S, a handcrafted biturbo 5.5-liter V8 cranks out 577 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, the latter available from 1750 to 5000 rpm. Mercedes-Benz’s 4MATIC is standard on the AMG CLS63 S model, which uses an AMG Speedshift 7-speed automatic transmission.

In addition to superior performance and gratifying luxury, the CLS may be fitted with valuable active-safety technology, though most features are extra-cost options. Standard equipment includes Collision Prevention Assist Plus, which can help prevent rear-end collisions by application of autonomous braking. Available features include adaptive cruise control, Pre-Safe braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, active lane-keep assist, and active parking assistance.

The Audio 20 CD system includes Bluetooth audio, satellite radio, and the Gracenote music database, with an 8-inch screen. Optional COMAND navigation lets drivers surf the internet when the vehicle is stationary, and functions with Mercedes-Benz Apps.


CLS400 ($67,550) comes with the V6 engine, rear-wheel drive, leather upholstery, heated power front seats with memory, ambient lighting, Attention Assist drowsiness detection, Audio 20 CD system, and 18-inch wheels. All-wheel drive adds $2,500 to the price. (Prices are MSRP and do not include $925 destination charge.)

An optional Bang & Olufsen BeoSound system promises striking sound for a whopping $5,400, versus $850 for a Harman Kardon Logic 7 system.

CLS550 ($74,850) substitutes a 402-horsepower V8 engine for the CLS400’s V6. An adaptive air suspension is standard. All-wheel drive adds $2,500 to the CLS550 price.

AMG CLS63 S ($108,900) gets a handcrafted AMG 5.5-liter V8 rated at 577 horsepower, a 7-speed AMG automatic transmission, and standard 4MATIC all-wheel drive. Standard equipment includes Nappa leather, paddle shifters, a performance steering wheel with Dinamica grips, and an LED Intelligent Light System, and 19-inch wheels.


Nothing stays fresh and new for long in the premium auto world. After more than a decade on the market, design of the CLS still conveys a virtually timeless look. Even so, it’s about ready for a major reworking. Especially up front, the CLS has started to look a bit outmoded.

Highlights include the stretched-out, arching roof curve that dominates the CLS profile. Short overhangs at front and rear also intensify the sleek silhouette. Critics have scoffed at the use of a coupe designation for a four-door model, but the CLS really does express a coupe-like aura. Boldly original when introduced, the CLS design has found its way onto most other Mercedes-Benz vehicles.


Classic detailing blends with contemporary technology inside the CLS. Spacious and luxurious, fitted with fine leathers and woods, the impressively appointed CLS cabin complements its elegant exterior. Front seats are roomy and comfortable, with standard 14-way adjustment. In upper trim levels, active bolstering keeps occupants in place when cornering.

Two bucket seats also are installed in the rear, for four-passenger capacity. The four-door’s arched, coupelike roofline inevitably limits passenger room. Back-seat space is on the snug side, though only taller passengers are likely to be troubled.

Cargo volume also is somewhat restricted. Anyone who expects to carry more than one adult passenger on a regular basis might prefer to consider one of the conventionally-profiled four-door sedans instead.

Driving Impressions

Fashionable lines are only part of the CLS story. Even with its V6 powertrain, the CLS400 performs briskly. Accelerating confidently and smoothly, the V6 CLS stands ready to pass or merge handily at any road speed. Drivers need not concern themselves about any shortage of energy, whether in urban traffic or along the highway.

As expected with V8 power, the midlevel CLS550 delivers even more impressive acceleration. Acceleration to 60 mph takes 4.9 seconds, versus 5.3 seconds for the CLS400.

Both models excel in ride comfort as well as road behavior, handling with an impressive measure of precision. Each rides and handles more like a luxury automobile than a performance sedan, though considerable body motion may become evident if pushed.

The Mercedes-AMG CLS63 S handles even better, and can hit 60 mph in a swift 3.5 seconds.

Gas mileage is about as expected in this league: specifically, not much in the way of fuel-efficiency. Fuel economy estimates are not yet available for the CLS400 base model, with its V6 engine. The CLS550 is EPA-rated at 18/26 mpg City/Highway, or 21 mpg Combined. All-wheel drive lowers each figure by 1 mile per gallon.

Opting for peak performance in the AMG CLS63 S lowers gas mileage significantly. That AMG rendition is EPA-rated at 16/22 mpg City/Highway, or 18 mpg Combined.


When the CLS first emerged, the four-door coupe idea failed to draw universal praise. Some critics scoffed. Instead of earning lukewarm sales, then shrinking away after a couple of years, it stimulated development of an entire category of stunning travelers. Snug back seats don’t seem to matter to devotees of the basic design. Still, the CLS has been around for quite a while, so a major redesign is likely before long, possibly accompanied by a change to its model designation.

Driving impressions by Aaron Cole, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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