2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

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2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

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 can notify parents if the car exceeds a certain speed or drives outside a predefined geographical area.

Overview

The Mercedes-Benz CLS established the four-door coupe genre in 2006. Although the sleek shape erodes some of the practicality associated with a typical four-door, the success of the CLS reinforces a simple truth: people want beautiful cars. Mechanically, the CLS is a reskinned E-class with high-end equipment. But it is about three inches longer and two inches lower than the E-class, and the sweeping roofline creates a more intimate cabin. The top of the windshield sits closer to passengers, and the center console stretches between the rear seats, making the CLS strictly a four-seater. Optional active parking assist steers the CLS into parallel-parking spots as the driver controls the throttle and brakes. A twin-turbo 4.7-liter V-8 good for 402 hp powers the base CLS550. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is standard in the CLS550 4Matic. The CLS63 AMG uses the 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-8 to produce 518 hp and 4.4-second runs to 60 mph. The AMG car incorporates stop/start technology to eliminate fuel consumption when stopped at traffic lights. Every CLS is equipped with Mercedes’ Airmatic suspension and a well-mannered seven-speed automatic transmission. Factor in the beautiful body of this posh cruiser, and it’s easy to see why the CLS sells for $12,000 more than the E-class that it’s based on.

Safety

ABS; front, side, front pelvis and knee, and side curtain air bags; tire-pressure monitoring; drowsiness alert; and traction and stability control are standard. Adaptive cruise control with collision mitigation, a rearview camera, night vision, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, and rear side air bags are optional.

You'll like:

  • Sensuous looks
  • Pleasant yet powerful
  • Loads of technology available

You won't like:

  • Smallish rear seats
  • No six-cylinder option
  • Strictly a four-seater

Key Competitors For The 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-class

  • Audi A7
  • BMW 6-series Gran Coupe
  • Jaguar XJ
  • Maserati Quattroporte
2013 Mercedes Benz CLS63 AMG Shooting Break Rear Three Quarter
Mercedes-Benz announced yesterday a new special edition model for the U.K. in partnership with luxury menswear brand Spencer Hart. The model will be based on the 2013 CLS63 AMG Shooting Break, a variation on the CLS that is not sold in the U.S. The car was unveiled as the finale to the Spencer Hart London Collections: Men fashion show.

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Certified Pre-Owned 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Pricing

Certified Pre Owned Price
$51,950

Used 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Values / Pricing

Suggested Retail Price
$72,000

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2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
4.7L V8Engine
Fuel economy City:
17 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
25 MPG
Horsepower:
402 hp @ 5000rpm
Torque:
443 ft lb of torque @ 1600rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer
  • DVD
  • Navigation
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
50,000 miles / 48 months
Corrosion
50,000 miles / 48 months
Roadside
Unlimited miles / 999 months
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Depreciation
41.1%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$31,494
41.1%
Insurance
$15,120
19.7%
Fuel Cost
$13,569
17.7%
Financing
$6,483
8.5%
Maintenance
$6,610
8.6%
Repair Costs
$2,854
3.7%
State Fees
$585
0.8%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $76,715 What's This?
Value Rating: Average