2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550

Matt Tierney

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550

Base price (with destination): $72,175
Price as tested: $84,545

Standard Equipment:
● 4.6L Bi-turbo V-8
● 7-sp automatic transmission
● AIRMATIC semi-active suspension
● 18-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels
● COMAND system w/ 40GB hard-drive GPS navigation & Bluetooth
● 14-speaker Harman/kardon surround-sound system w/ Dolby Digital 5.1, HD radio, 6-disc DVD/CD changer, AUX jack, & satellite radio
● Power tilt/sliding moonroof with one-touch open/close
● 14-way leather-wrapped, power front seats w/ 4-way lumbar & 3-position memory
● Tilt/telescope steering column
● Dual-zone automatic climate control
● Power windows/locks/mirrors
● Rain sensor
● Multi-color interior ambient lighting
● Mercedes mbrace in-vehicle services
● Attention assist drive drowsiness monitor
● Tire pressure monitoring system

Options on this vehicle:
Premium 1 Package -- $4390
o iPod/MP3 interface
o Rearview camera
o Heated & active ventilated front seats
o Power rear-window sunshade
o Adaptive highbeam assist
o Full-LED headlamps
o Electronic trunk closer
o Keyless-Go
Driver Assistance Package -- $2950
o Distronic Plus w/ Pre-Safe Brake
o Active blind spot assist
o Active lane keeping assist
Wheel Package -- $760
o AMG sport steering wheel
o AMG 18-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels
o Manual mode for transmission
o High performance tires
Parktronic -- $970
Split-folding rear seats -- $440
Rear side airbags -- $420
Active multicontour driver seat -- $660
Night view assist plus -- $1780

Key options not on vehicle:
-- None --

Fuel economy:
16 / 24 / 20 mpg

4.6L Bi-turbo V-8
Horsepower: 402 hp @ 5000-5750 rpm
Torque: 443 lb-ft @ 1800-4750 rpm


7-speed automatic

Curb weight: 4158 lb

Wheels/tires: 18-inch aluminum wheels
255/40R18 front & 285/35R18 rear summer tires

Competitors: Porsche Panamera, Audi A7

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