2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
A powerful expression of individuality in a visionary four-door coupe whose beauty runs far deeper than its alluring profile. That’s how Mercedes describes its 2011 CLS-Class. Boasting a commanding V8 engine capable of 382 horsepower, this car is designed for people looking for the best performance available in the market. Our Montreal Mercedes-Benz dealership has the best deals, discounts and specials in Quebec, so visit us today and get behind the wheel of a new Mercedes CLS-Class!
Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options
The 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class in Montreal consists of two models: the CLS550 and CLS63 AMG.
Standard equipment on the base CLS550 includes 18-inch cast-aluminum wheels with high-performance tires, a sunroof, an auto-dimming driver-side mirror, automatic wipers, an adaptive air suspension, front and rear foglamps, cruise control, four-zone automatic climate control, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with shift paddles, 10-way power front seats with driver memory functions, leather upholstery, wood trim, Bluetooth, the COMAND electronics interface, a hard-drive-based navigation system with real-time traffic and a 13-speaker Harman Kardon stereo with a six-CD/DVD changer, satellite radio and HD radio.
The CLS63 AMG adds a more powerful V8, an AMG-tuned sport suspension, more powerful brakes, 19-inch wheels, more aggressive exterior styling, upgraded leather and faux suede upholstery, sport front seats and an iPod interface.
Options exclusive to the CLS63 AMG include the AMG Performance package, which adds lightweight 19-inch forged-aluminum wheels, a limited-slip differential, track-calibrated suspension settings, a higher top speed (186 mph) and a sport steering wheel.
The AMG Wheel and Sound package includes 19-inch forged light-alloy wheels and a 12-speaker, 705-watt Bang & Olufsen surround-sound audio system. Additional CLS63 options include interior trim that features carbon-fiber and faux suede.
The Premium 1 package is available on both models and includes adaptive bi-xenon headlamps with washers, a power trunk lid, keyless ignition/entry, a power rear sunshade, heated and ventilated front seats and an iPod interface (CLS550). Stand-alone options include 19-inch wheels, illuminated door sills, adaptive cruise control, and front and rear parking sensors.
Powertrains and Performance
The 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 is powered by a 5.5-liter V8 that produces 382 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed automatic transmission sends power to the rear wheels. Mercedes estimates the 0-60-mph sprint will take 5.4 seconds. EPA estimated fuel economy is 14 mpg city/21 mpg highway and 16 mpg combined.
The CLS63 AMG gets a 6.2-liter V8 that cranks out 507 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. An AMG-tuned seven-speed automatic sends power to the rear wheels. The CLS63 went from zero to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. EPA estimated fuel economy is 12 mpg city/18 mpg highway/14 mpg combined.
The 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class in Montreal comes with antilock brakes, stability control, active front head restraints, a driver knee airbag, front and rear side airbags, side curtain airbags and the mbrace emergency telematics system. The CLS63 came to a stop from 60 mph in 114 feet.
Interior Design and Special Features
The CLS’s graceful arching roof line certainly gives it a stylish coupelike silhouette. The back has plenty of knee and shoulder room. The CLS is legitimately comfortable in back rather than merely passable, unlike other vehicles on this class. Also, trunk capacity is a useful 15.9 cubic feet.
Unlike newer Mercedes models with their austere, angular surfaces, the CLS’s dashboard is curvaceous. Textures and materials are up to Mercedes’ normally high standards. Most interior functions are controlled via Mercedes’ COMAND interface, which has been updated with the latest software and menu structure.