2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG First Drive Specs | Edmunds

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class - Road Test Specs

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Sedan

(5.5L V8 Twin-turbo 7-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
Vehicle TypeRWD 4dr 4-passenger Sedan
Estimated MSRP$96,000


ConfigurationLongitudinal, front-engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine typeTwin-turbocharged, direct-injected, V8 with auto-stop/start
Displacement (cc/cu-in)5,461cc (333 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.0
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)518 @ 5,250
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)516 @ 1,750
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeSeven-speed auto-clutch manual with console shifter and Sport/Competition modes
Transmission ratios (x:1)1st = 4.34; 2nd = 2.89; 3rd = 1.92; 4th = 1.37; 5th = 1.00; 6th = 0.82; 7th = 0.73
Final-drive ratio (x:1)2.65


Suspension, frontIndependent double-wishbones, coil springs, driver-adjustable three-mode variable dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, self-leveling pneumatic springs, driver-adjustable three-mode variable dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)14
Tire make and modelContinental ContiSportContact SP
Tire typeSummer, high-performance
Tire size, front255/35 ZR19 (96Y)
Tire size, rear285/30 ZR19 (98Y)
Wheel size19-by-9 inches front -- 19-by-10 inches rear
Wheel materialAluminum
Brakes, frontVentilated cross-drilled carbon-ceramic discs with 6-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rearVentilated cross-drilled carbon-ceramic discs with 4-piston fixed calipers

Track Test Results

0-60 mph, mfr. claim (sec.)4.4

Fuel Consumption

Fuel economy, mfr. est. (mpg)23.2 combined
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)21.1

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,123
Length (in.)194.5
Width (in.)74.1
Height (in.)55.8
Wheelbase (in.)113.2
Track, front (in.)63.9
Track, rear (in.)63.1
Turning circle (ft.)37.1
Headroom, front (in.)36.9
Headroom, rear (in.)36.1
Shoulder room, front (in.)57.2
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.5
Seating capacity4
GVWR (lbs.)5,238

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