Mercedes-Benz is a Germen automobile manufacturer. The CLS Class classifies as an executive sedan introduced by Mercedes-Benz in 2004. Usually, the CLS-Class comes from the Mexican factory of Mercedes-Benz with both local and imported components.
The second generation CLS-Class sedan cars launched in September 2010. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class comes in two packages, the CLS550 and the CLS63 AMG. The four-door CLS is amazing by design and a beast by performance. The high price tag and somewhat lackluster fuel economy make the value go down, but the huge amount of technological assistance and high-quality design make this an extremely nice buy.
New For 2013
In 2012, Mercedes-Benz introduced the second-generation CLS with more masculine styling, electric power steering, optional all-wheel drive, and two new eight-cylinder engines. For 2013, the CLS adopts Mercedes’ second-generation onboard telematics system, called Mbrace2. In addition to concierge service and emergency crash notification, Mbrace2 notifies parents if the car exceeds a certain speed or drives outside a predefined geographical area.
The exclusive matte Desingo paintwork with a stylish glossy and sleek body design along with four doors make the CLS-Class really attractive. An arched roofline offers a better speed by slicing the air. The frameless glass of the doors contributes to the notable design.
Artistic and styling bodywork can easily attract anyone. The lower body of the CLS-Class leads the wind around it and makes the design more effective. The world’s first full LED active headlamp setup offers a great night driving experience. The light is capable of producing light beams closer to natural daylight. LED white daytime running lamps increase the visibility of the car to other vehicles.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class also features striking 18-inch alloy wheels with a five-spoke wheel design. The rear wheels measure one inch wider than the front wheels to give the freedom to maximize the wheel grip under acceleration without sacrificing the sporty driving. There is also option to customize with 19-inch wheels.
Using the internet the driver can easily connect the car with any smartphone to control it. When it establishes a connection the smartphone can be used as the remote control including the features of lock, unlock, locate, and many more. The technology is named Mbrace2™. The CLS-Class also offers several customization features.
Interior & Cargo
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class provides a comfortable and large cabin for four adult passengers. A full-length, automatic console divides the cabin into four comfort zones. Now it is easy to have different environments under the same hood. Each seat comes developed for its own occupant, and each has dedicated climate controls.
The 610-watt Harman/Kardon LOGIC7® surround sound system provides great sound quality for entertainment. It also features HD Radio™, SiriusXM radio, and an integrated 80 GB storage for a massive music library stored right in the stereo system. The storage is also used for voice navigation command storing. A Vivid LCD screen shows maps through Google maps® and supporting DVD and VCD with USB devices.
The CLS-Class features 15.3 cubic feet of cargo area for standard storage. Every detail of the interior comes furnished with hand-finished wood and leather.
Mercedes-Benz believes in safety as its policy. The automatic Pre Safe® sensors detect collisions and adjust the front seat belts, rear seat belts, front-passenger seat, windows, doors, and moonroof. Before collisions, the Attention Assist feature alerts the driver.
Traditional safety features such as SRS airbag and anti-lock brakes combine with newer technologies. Response time of airbag deployment increases and braking is highly developed. A tire pressure monitoring system also provides one of the safety features for the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. Other safety features include front and rear head airbags, dual front side-mounted airbags, child seat anchors, and a remote anti-theft alarm. Braking safety features include emergency brake assist, front and rear disc brakes, and an engine immobilizer. Further safety features include child safety locks, daytime running lights, front fog lights, auto delay-off headlamps, and stability control.
The CLS-Class comes highly recommended for highways. The CLS550's powerful 4.7-liter, V-8 engine produces 402 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. The CLS63 comes with a 5.5-liter, V-6 engine that produces 565 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. Semi-active air suspension influences the balance of the car and ensures the stability. It also lowers the car at higher speeds. The standard seven-speed automatic transmission with an all-new shooting brake and standard paddle shifters provides speed up to 62 mph within 4.3 seconds. Specialized wheel function helps to maintain the perfect ratio of wheel grips to ensure the safety of the driver. Though the fuel efficiency is not good enough, the revised engine technology is still appreciable. Fuel economy totals an estimated 17/25 mpg city/highway for the CLS550. The CLS63 has a fuel economy of 16/25 mpg city/highway, and the slight decrease in fuel economy is well worth the additional power.
The braking system responds immediately, and Hill Start Assist resists the automatic roll back of the wheels during uphill driving. An automatic brake dryer turns on when it detects the disc brakes getting wet. All these features make the braking function easier and more reliable.
Overall, the CLS-Class offers more than enough power under the hood, extremely impressive acceleration, and a ton of technology to improve the ride.
Key Competitors For The 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
- BMW 740
- Audi A8
- Volvo S80
- Infiniti M56x