2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Will Be First U.S. Model To Get Nine-Speed Transmission | Edmunds.com
ADVERTISEMENT

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Will Be First U.S. Model To Get Nine-Speed Transmission


ADVERTISEMENT
Just the Facts:
  • The 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class will be the first U.S. model to get the new nine-speed automatic transmission, a company insider told Edmunds.
  • The 2015 CLS-Class will go on sale here next fall.
  • The debut of the nine-speed transmission in the CLS-Class will be followed by a slow rollout across the line.

STUTTGART, Germany — The 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class will be the first U.S. model to get the new nine-speed automatic transmission, a company insider told Edmunds on Wednesday.

The 2015 CLS-Class will go on sale here next fall.

The company insider, who did not want to be identified, said the redesigned CLS-Class will have the nine-speed "in at least one engine combination," followed "by a slow rollout across the line."

Daimler introduced the new transmission on Wednesday in Europe in the Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec diesel sedan. The company said the new transmission is suitable for rear-wheel and all-wheel drive, as well as hybrid and plug-in hybrid drive systems and "will be used in almost all model series and engines in the coming years."

The transmission is expected to provide improved fuel economy, although no estimates were provided for the CLS-Class in the U.S.

The European Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec with the standard nine-speed transmission starts at the U.S. equivalent of $72,269.

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 with a 4.7-liter V8 engine and seven-speed automatic transmission returns 18 mpg in city driving and 27 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

Edmunds says: U.S. consumers will have to wait at least a year before they can get their hands on the new nine-speed transmission from Mercedes-Benz.

Comments

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    Doesn't there eventually come a point where the transmission has so many gears it spends more time shifting between them than it is actually in gear?

Leave a Comment
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Reviews and Road Tests

ADVERTISEMENT

Get Pre-Approved for a Car Loan

up2drive

Get Pre-Approved for a Loan


Car.com

Credit Problems?
We can help you get Financing!

ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411