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Mercedes-Benz CLS 500

(2006 model)

Brief specs of 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS 500

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 5461 cm3 / 333.3 cu in / 333.3 cu in, 285.6 kW / 383.0 hp / 383.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 530.0 N·m / 390.9 lb·ft / 390.9 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, automatic 7-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 11.3 l/100km / 25.0 mpg-UK / 20.8 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2006
ModelCLS 500Issued until
SerieCLS classNumber made
Model familyC 219Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)505 l / 17.83 cu ft / 17.83 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4110 l / 145.14 cu ft / 145.14 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1580 l / 55.80 cu ft / 55.80 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4913 mm / 193.4 in / 193.4 inTotal (curb) weight1835 kg / 4045 lb / 4045 lb
Width1873 mm / 73.7 in / 73.7 inDry weight
Height1415 mm / 55.7 in / 55.7 inLoad capacity25 kg / 55 lb / 55 lb (est.)
Wheelbase2854 mm / 112.4 in / 112.4 inGross (max.) weight1810 kg / 3990 lb / 3990 lb
Track front1587 mm / 62.5 in / 62.5 inTowing weight1900 kg / 4189 lb / 4189 lb
Track rear1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.25 m2 / 24.2 sq ft / 24.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore98.0 mm / 3.86 in / 3.86 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.5 mm / 3.56 in / 3.56 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.08
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement5461 cm3 / 333.3 cu in / 333.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity682.63 cm3/cylinder / 41.657 cu in/cylinder / 41.657 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.7 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power285.6 kW / 383.0 hp / 383.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque530.0 N·m / 390.9 lb·ft / 390.9 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)131.6 kW / 176.4 hp / 176.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output52.3 kW/l / 1.149 bhp/cu in / 1.149 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque97.0 N·m/l / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears7
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.73
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.82

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio208.7 kW/ton / 158.1 bhp/ton / 158.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h5.40 s / 5.40 s / 5.40 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)11.3 l/100km / 25.0 mpg-UK / 20.8 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions267 g/km / 430 g/mi / 430 g/mi
  Range708 km / 440 mi / 440 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering detailsPower assisted steering. Traction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle13.0 m / 42.7 ft / 42.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent,4 LinksSuspension rearIndependent, Multi-link,AS
Wheels front8.5J x 18Wheels rear8.5J x 18
Tyres front245/40 R 18Tyres rear245/40 R 18
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz CLS 500

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