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Mercedes-Benz CLS 320 CDI

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS 320 CDI

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), diesel 6-cylinder 24-valve engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2987 cm3 / 182.3 cu in / 182.3 cu in, 164.8 kW / 221.0 hp / 221.0 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, 540.0 N·m / 398.3 lb·ft / 398.3 lb·ft @ 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm, automatic 7-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 246 km/h / 153 mph / 153 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2008
ModelCLS 320 CDIIssued until
SerieCLS classNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4913 mm / 193.4 in / 193.4 inTotal (curb) weight1815 kg / 4001 lb / 4001 lb
Width1873 mm / 73.7 in / 73.7 inDry weight
Height1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2854 mm / 112.4 in / 112.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1593 mm / 62.7 in / 62.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1603 mm / 63.1 in / 63.1 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)2.28 m2 / 24.5 sq ft / 24.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Type Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore83.0 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
FueldieselStroke92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.9
Fuel supplycommon rail direct diesel injectionEngine displacement2987 cm3 / 182.3 cu in / 182.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity497.83 cm3/cylinder / 30.379 cu in/cylinder / 30.379 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio17.7 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power164.8 kW / 221.0 hp / 221.0 hp at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque540.0 N·m / 398.3 lb·ft / 398.3 lb·ft at 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)99.1 kW / 132.9 hp / 132.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output55.2 kW/l / 1.212 bhp/cu in / 1.212 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque180.8 N·m/l / 1.58 lb·ft/cu in / 1.58 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears7
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.73
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.65

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed246 km/h / 153 mph / 153 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio121.8 kW/ton / 92.3 bhp/ton / 92.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.00 s / 7.00 s / 7.00 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)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent,4 Links, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Multi-link, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front8.5J x 17Wheels rear8.5J x 17
Tyres front245/45 R 17Tyres rear245/45 R 17
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 320 CDI

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