Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, CLS-Class zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing CLS-Class 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
Base CLS550 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan,402 hp

4.4 sec

12.9 @ 110 mph
Base CLS550 4dr Rear-wheel Drive Sedan,402 hp

4.7 sec

13.3 @ 107 mph

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
Base CLS550 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan,402 hp

4.4 sec

12.9 @ 110 mph
Base CLS550 4dr Rear-wheel Drive Sedan,402 hp

4.7 sec

13.3 @ 107 mph
Base CLS400 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan,329 hp

5.1 sec

13.7 @ 103 mph
Base CLS400 4dr Rear-wheel Drive Sedan,329 hp

5.4 sec

13.9 @ 105 mph

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
S-Model CLS63 AMG 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan,577 hp
turbo,

3.9 sec

12.6 @ 108 mph
Base CLS550 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan,449 hp

4.4 sec

12.9 @ 110 mph
Base CLS550 4dr Rear-wheel Drive Sedan,402 hp

4.7 sec

13.3 @ 107 mph
Base CLS400 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan,329 hp

5.1 sec

13.7 @ 103 mph
Base CLS400 4dr Rear-wheel Drive Sedan,329 hp
turbo,

5.4 sec

13.7 @ 0 mph

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
S-Model CLS63 AMG 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan,577 hp
turbo,

3.5 sec

12.3 @ 108 mph
Base CLS63 AMG 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan,550 hp
turbo,

3.6 sec

12.3 @ 107 mph
Base CLS550 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan,402 hp
turbo,

4.9 sec

13.4 @ 97 mph
Base CLS550 4dr Rear-wheel Drive Sedan,402 hp
turbo,

5.1 sec

13.8 @ 99 mph

2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
Base CLS63 AMG 4dr Sedan,518 hp
turbo,

3.6 sec

12.4 @ 106 mph
Base CLS550 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan,402 hp
turbo,

4.9 sec

13.4 @ 97 mph
Base CLS550 4dr Rear-wheel Drive Sedan,402 hp
turbo,

5.1 sec

13.8 @ 99 mph


Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2017

4.4 - 4.7 sec

12.9 @ 110 - 13.3 @ 107 mph
2016

4.4 - 5.4 sec

12.9 @ 110 - 13.9 @ 103 mph
2015

3.9 - 5.4 sec

12.6 @ 110 - 13.7 @ 103 mph
2014

3.5 - 5.1 sec

12.3 @ 108 - 13.8 @ 97 mph
2013

3.6 - 5.1 sec

12.4 @ 106 - 13.8 @ 97 mph
2012

3.6 - 5.1 sec

12.4 @ 106 - 13.8 @ 97 mph
2011

4.5 - 5.3 sec

12.8 @ 112 - 14 @ 101 mph
2010

4.5 - 5.3 sec

12.8 @ 112 - 13.9 @ 101 mph
2009

4.5 - 5.3 sec

12.9 @ 111 - 13.9 @ 101 mph
2008

4.5 - 5.3 sec

12.9 @ 111 - 13.9 @ 101 mph
2007

4.4 - 5.3 sec

12.7 @ 112 - 13.9 @ 101 mph
2006

4.7 - 6 sec

13 @ 108 - 14.7 @ 93 mph

The Mercedes was the first to mix an agile character of a 2-door coupe and the sedan functionality in one vehicle 15 years ago. Its CLS with a restored power-transmission plant is the product of this trailblazing experiment. However, the CLS competitors were not too far behind. BMW Gran Coupe 6, Audi A7, Porsche Panamera entered the automotive market thick and fast.
 

Engine, 0-60 historical progress

After the CLS 400 model removed from 2018 sale, the CLS 550 stays the basic main lineup vehicle. It’s V8 twin-turbo engine gets 4.6-liter and pushes 402 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of turning couple. The motor takes to start with inspiring acceleration via the 9-speed-changing box. The buyers can choose the rear-wheel drive vehicle or all-wheel drive. The model smooths over most potholes, bumps and rough spots with its modified shocks.

The CLS63 AMG like supercar pushes about 585 hp using rear wheel drive due to 7-speed automated shift gearbox. The Mercedes-Benz CLS 0-60 time is no more than 3,5 seconds.

High tire grip and AMG bracket make the steering easier and more maneuverable. The Mercedes-Benz CLS 1/4 mile time is 11,5 seconds. However, you stay in the sedan yet.
 

Exterior & Interior

Looking at the CLS model you don’t see visually striking forms with sheet metal as in an E-Class model. CLS with its bonnet star, thoughtful design of grille kit and soft LED light shows to advantage among the competitors, which, in turn, go away from details in the styling. Also, they visually reduce the vehicle by cutting its sites while the CLS gets the roofline arching curve. Thanks to such signature feature as the back wheels design and short deck lid the CLS has subtly and classic style.

Interior excels at the aesthetic mix of wood and leather. The display is on the dash and looks a little frumpish. But the brand-new models of sedans have an advanced controls built-in center stack.

The CLS gets linden, ash, poplar, or walnut to the interior. Whatever the type of wood the CLS gets colorful styling treatment is at its best.
 

Conclusion

In fact, the CLS is a visually improved version of the traditional Mercedes saloon. However, you lose a little comfort in comparison with the larger sedans due to interior space in the back and short backlights with high beltline. By contrast, the front seats are no different than the Mercedes’ S-Class flagship car.

However, the CLS goes up against the competitors in lux-class thanks to its large-capacity engines, up-market interior, and the Mercedes-Benz 0 to 60 mph and quarter mile specs. The CLS don’t need any recommends and the experienced drivers can instantly see the true value of its functioning and ride comfort.



Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class specs