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Mercedes-Benz CLS 500

(2007 model)

Brief specs of 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS 500

4-door 4-seater coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4964 cm3 / 302.9 cu in / 302.9 cu in, 225.0 kW / 301.7 hp / 301.7 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 460.0 N·m / 339.3 lb·ft / 339.3 lb·ft @ 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm / 2700 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 from2007
ModelCLS 500Issued until
SerieCLS classNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typecoupéNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)495 l / 17.48 cu ft / 17.48 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4110 l / 145.14 cu ft / 145.14 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)505 l / 17.83 cu ft / 17.83 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4920 mm / 193.7 in / 193.7 inTotal (curb) weight1810 kg / 3990 lb / 3990 lb
Width1400 mm / 55.1 in / 55.1 inDry weight
Height1880 mm / 74.0 in / 74.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2860 mm / 112.6 in / 112.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight1900 kg / 4189 lb / 4189 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity89 l / 19.6 UK gal / 23.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.24 m2 / 24.1 sq ft / 24.1 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 valves24
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder3
Engine constructionBore97.0 mm / 3.82 in / 3.82 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.15
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement4964 cm3 / 302.9 cu in / 302.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity620.74 cm3/cylinder / 37.880 cu in/cylinder / 37.880 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power225.0 kW / 301.7 hp / 301.7 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationMax. torque460.0 N·m / 339.3 lb·ft / 339.3 lb·ft at 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)90.0 kW / 120.7 hp / 120.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output45.3 kW/l / 0.996 bhp/cu in / 0.996 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque92.7 N·m/l / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears7
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

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 ratio169.1 kW/ton / 128.1 bhp/ton / 128.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel 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
  Range788 km / 490 mi / 490 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rearIndependent
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front245/40-R18Tyres rear245/40-R18
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system), EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), ASC (automatic stabilisation control)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz CLS 500

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