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2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2013 Tesla Model S
CLS550 Coupe
  • CLS550 Coupe
  • CLS550 4MATIC Coupe
  • CLS63 AMG
S350 4MATIC Sedan
  • S63 AMG Sedan
  • S600 Sedan
  • S65 AMG Sedan
  • S400 Hybrid Sedan
  • S350 4MATIC Sedan
  • S550 Sedan
  • S550 4MATIC Sedan
4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn Performance
 

Prices

MSRP $72,000 $93,000 $69,900
Invoice $66,960 $86,490 $0
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 9.1 9.2
Critics' Rating 8.3 9.3 9.5
Performance 8.4 8.6 8.3
Interior 7.8 9.0 7.8
Safety N/A N/A 10.0
Reliability 3.5 4.0 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful twin-turbo V8
  • Nimble handling
  • Attractive, well-built interior
  • Luxurious, roomy interior
  • Quiet ride
  • Powerful engine choices
  • High-tech, user-friendly interior
  • Excellent cargo space
  • Responsive electric motor
  • Balanced handling
Cons
  • Infotainment system gets mixed reviews
  • Limited headroom
  • Confusing cabin electronics
  • Meager small item storage

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas V8 4.6L/285 Turbocharged Diesel V6 3.0L/182 Electric
MPG 17 City / 25 Hwy 21 City / 31 Hwy N/A

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.150 124.6 116.5
Length, Overall (in) 194.490 206.5 196.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.060 73.7 77.3
Height, Overall (in) 55.750 58.0 56.5

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4158 4784 4647

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Optional
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Optional
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 104.300 109.000 94.0
Front Head Room (in) 36.930 37.8 38.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.100 41.9 42.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.100 59.1 57.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 60.8 55.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.140 38.5 35.3
Second Leg Room (in) 35.000 42.3 35.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.500 58.7 55.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 60.9 54.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.310 16.4 - TBD -

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Standard Optional
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Standard Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Optional Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Standard Standard Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Standard
Cooled Rear Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Optional Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Optional Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Night Vision Optional Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Electric Motor Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6 Electric
Displacement 4.6L/285 3.0L/182
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 402 @ 5000-5750 240 @ 3600 362 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 443 @ 1800-4750 455 @ 2400 325
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 37.000 40.0 37.0

Fuel

Diesel Fuel Standard
Electric Fuel System Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 21 (2012)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 31 (2012)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.130 23.8

Suspension

Air Suspension Standard Standard Optional
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Air Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Air Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
1-Speed Automatic Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard Standard