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EMERGENCY-SENSING BRAKE ASSIST (BAS)1
Mercedes-Benz research has shown that drivers tend not to brake hard enough, soon enough, in an emergency. Our engineers developed Brake Assist to help overcome this tendency. Upon sensing panic stopping based on the speed at which you depress the brake pedal, BAS automatically applies all available power braking boost immediately. By helping to eliminate the delay caused by human nature, BAS can potentially reduce your overall stopping distance when it matters most.
4-wHEEL DISC BRAKES
The CLS 550 features an advanced 4-wheel disc braking system,
including 4-piston front calipers for impressive stopping power. Equally impressive are the dual-circuit, power-assist 4-wheel disc brakes. Lift your foot off the accelerator quickly and the system sets the brake pads nearer to the discs for even quicker response. Turn on the windshield wipers and, periodically and imperceptibly, the brakes are applied to keep them drier and ready for action.
PRE-SAFE continuously monitors driving conditions to help sense and prepare for an impending accident. If certain circumstances suggest a possible accident is imminent, PRE-SAFE takes action to help protect you better. Electric tensioners tighten the seat belts of the belted front-seat occupants. PRE-SAFE adjusts the occupied front passenger’s seat to put the occupant in a more favorable position for air-bag and seat-belt effectiveness. Should the accident be averted, PRE-SAFE will release the seat-belt tensioners.
A ND C RUMPLE zONES
The CLS-Class uses advanced technology and robust materials to create a virtual fortress for its four occupants. High-Strength/Low-Alloy (HSLA) steel is used in many areas throughout the vehicle. Roof pillars employ three layers of steel. Full-width front and rear crossmembers, along with a reinforced floorpan, doors and door sills, combine to provide formidable protection in a variety of impacts. Advanced front and rear crumple zones progressively deform to help absorb the energy of an impact, while underhood components are staggered to help prevent them from stacking up in a severe frontal impact, thereby reducing the likelihood of intrusion into the cabin. An ellipsoidal front bulkhead helps channel some of the forces of a severe frontal impact under, over and around the passenger cabin.
Preparing For The Next
ROLLOVER SENSORIf the CLS-Class senses certain rollovers, it will automatically deploy the seat-belt ETDs to help reduce occupant movement and, if deemed necessary, inflate the Window Curtain Air Bags.2
10-w AY AIR BAG PROTECTIONThe CLS-Class features the 10-way protection of an 8-air bag system composed of dual-stage front air bags, front and rear side-impact air bags and full-length Window Curtain Air Bags that deploy along the front and rear side windows on the affected side, to help protect both front and rear occupants from head injury and broken glass in certain side impacts or rollovers.2
SIDE -I M PACT PROTECTIONReinforced doors, side sills and floorpan are part of an integrated safety design that also includes high-strength seat structures, all of which work in concert to afford considerable protection in side impacts. Four side-impact air bags and Window Curtain Air Bags further enhance occupant protection.
While the protective systems of the CLS-Class are quite complex, our underlying
philosophy of safety is really quite simple. First, the most survivable accident is the one
that never happens. To that end, along with its responsive handling, the CLS-Class features
pioneering Mercedes-Benz safety technology such as the Electronic Stability Program
(ESP®), all-speed traction control and emergency-sensing Brake Assist. If avoidance is
impossible, the CLS is equipped with PRE-SAFE, a revolutionary safety advancement that
actually prepares the vehicle for an impending impact. Plus, there’s the consummate
protection of an advanced Integrated Restraint System that includes eight air bags along
with seat-belt Emergency Tensioning Devices (ETDs) for each seating position, all wrapped
in a tremendously strong body structure. Because even though we hope you’ll never
experience an accident, we’ve been continually researching and innovating to better
protect you in those precious moments for well over half a century.
1 No system, regardless of how advanced, can overcome the laws of physics or correct careless driving. Please always wear your seat belt. Best performance in snow is obtained with winter tires. 2 WARNING: THE FORCES OF A DEPLOYING AIR BAG CAN CAUSE SERIOUS OR FATAL INJURIES TO A CHILD UNDER AGE 13. THE SAFEST SEATING POSITION FOR YOUR CHILD IS IN THE REAR SEAT, BELTED INTO AN APPROPRIATE, PROPERLY INSTALLED CHILD SEAT, OR CORRECTLY WEARING A SEAT BELT IF TOO LARGE FOR A CHILD SEAT. SEE OPERATOR’S MANUAL FOR ADDITIONAL WARNINGS AND INFORMATION ON AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILD SEATS.
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The first time you see the CLS 550 with the optional AMG Sport Package, you know. From the
aggressive AMG-design front air dam to the rear apron draping dual chrome oval exhaust tips,
the message is subtle but unmistakable: Muscle. Talent. Confidence. You can see it in the sculpted
side sills framed by massive 18" AMG double-spoke alloy wheels.1 You can feel it as you execute
shifts through the steering-wheel mounted shift paddles. Is it an unfair world where so much is
judged by first meetings? That would depend entirely on the impression that you make.
1 Lower aspect ratio tires and accompanying wheels provide substantially increased treadwear, increased tire noise and reduced ride comfort. Serious wheel and tire damage may occur if the vehicle is operated on rough or damaged road surfaces or upon encountering road debris or obstacles. These tires are not designed for use on snow and ice. Winter tires mounted on appropriately sized and approved wheels are recommended for driving in those conditions.
AMG SPORT PACKAGE/designo P20/21
Never Underestimate The
Of A First Impression.
To enhance the CLS-Class experience, we offer two exclusive designo editions. Each carries
the unique designo metal badge and features the soothing touch of glove-soft, hand-fitted Nappa
leather and lustrous designo wood trim that is individually selected for harmonious appearance
and hand-finished to give you true Old World craftsmanship. You’ll also find our exclusive
interior treatment, with Nappa leather covering the dashboard, doors and console while
Alcantara on the pillars, sun visors and ceiling creates its own soft ambience. And whether
you choose the elegance of the Mystic White Edition or the sophisticated Graphite Edition,
you’ll be surrounded by a unique expression of your own personal style.
designo G R A P H I T E E D I T I O N Beneath a rich designo Graphite metallic exterior, you’ll find a tasteful blend of textures. Take in the luxury of designo Porcelain Nappa leather applied by hand throughout the charcoal cabin and enjoy the look of Black Piano Lacquer wood trimming the doors, console, steering wheel, shift knob and beyond for added visual flavor. Exclusive designo floor mats are edged in Black leather.
designo M Y S T I C W H I T E E D I T I O NShimmering designo Mystic White metallic paint presents an irresistible invitation to the world of elegant style. Once you’re inside, supple Cashmere Beige Nappa leather, applied by hand throughout the cabin, welcomes your touch. Hand-finished Natural Oak wood trims the doors, consoles, steering wheel, shift knob and overhead assist grips to stunning effect. designo Cashmere Beige floor mats trimmed in complementary leather treat every guest to a final touch of indulgence.
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01 BI-XENON HEADLAMPS wITH ACTIVE CURVE ILLUMINATIONAn example of truly visionary thinking, active headlamps monitor your steering angle and driving speed, then shift their beams to either side to better follow the curvature of the road ahead. Part of the CLS-Class Premium 2 Package, the active Bi-Xenon headlamps increase usable illumination of curves by up to 90% over conventional fixed
headlamps. Bi-Xenon headlamps produce a bright blue-white light to provide better vision
over longer distances when using either low or high beams. They also incorporate dynamic level control to help cut glare, as well as high-pressure washers. The Premium 2 Package further includes Active Curve Illumination, which intensifies with the turn signals to help brighten your way into dark driveways or alleys. They are also activated by the steering at speeds up to 25 mph, to help improve visibility on a curving roadway.
The CLS 550 also incorporates corner-illuminating foglamps as part of the Premium 2
Package. (Premium 2 Package not available with AMG Sport Package and CLS 63 AMG.)
02 DISTRONIC ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL1
The first of its kind, optional Distronic reduces the need to continually adjust your cruise control setting. By employing a radar signal to monitor your distance from vehicles ahead, the system adjusts to help maintain your preset speed and following distance automatically.
03 PARKTRONICParktronic can help you avoid objects that might be outside of your sightline when parking your CLS-Class. When ultrasonic sensors in the front and rear bumpers detect objects in their field of view, audible signals and illuminated displays on the dashboard and rear-cabin ceiling help you maneuver with confidence.
01 Bi-Xenon headlamps with
Active Curve Illumination
02 Distronic Adaptive Cruise Control
08 DVD-based Navigation System07 Keyless Go
04 SIRIUS Satellite Radio
06 Hands-Free Communication System
11 All-weather floor mats
12 Mercedes-Benz Extended Run-flat Tires
10 Heated and Active Ventilated front seats
05 Multicontour front seats
9 Electronic Trunk Closer
CLS 550 shown in Black leather and high-gloss Laurel wood trim with optional Keyless Go and Premium 1 Package.
04 SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO2
It’s like having a music library of over two million songs in your Mercedes-Benz. Optional SIRIUS Satellite
Radio — standard on the CLS 63 AMG — integrates with the standard audio system and controls. Your SIRIUS subscription brings over 125 all-digital coast-to-coast channels, with 65 commercial-free channels of music, from rock to country and classical to jazz, plus over 60 non-musical channels that cover news, sports — including live games from the NFL,® NHL® and NBA — and such well-known names as Discovery Channel, E! and Radio Disney.
05 MULTICONTOUR FRONT SEATS
Multicontour front seats — standard on the CLS 63 AMG — allow pneumatic adjustment of the side bolsters,
thigh supports and dual lumbar supports of each front seat, for more personalized comfort.
06 HANDS-FREE C OMMUNICATION SYSTEM3
Retail handsets can be connected to the Multi-Handset Interface4 (MHI) Hands-Free Communication System in one of two easy ways: a range of MHI cradles or a new MHI Bluetooth® interface5 module. All devices click in place on the MHI contact plate in the center console of vehicles equipped with MHI. Cradles provide the best performance for users who talk on the phone often, require optimum reception, have big address books and need to review text messages in the car. In contrast, the Bluetooth interface module is ideal for light phone users who don’t want access to address book and received call lists in the car. It services their needs via a convenient wireless connection between the handset and MHI system. No need to dock the phone in the car; just leave it in your pocket and enjoy hands-free conversations over the sound system. Better yet, now there’s a wide array of Mercedes-Benz-approved retail handsets compatible with the MHI. Sold separately. Please see your dealer for details.
OPTIONS AND ACCESSORIES P22/23
07 KEYLESS GOThis optional enhancement of the SmartKey system lets you unlock your
CLS-Class by grasping the outside door handle — without removing the
key from your pocket or purse. Startup is equally easy: put your foot on the brake, tap the top of the gearshift and you’re ready to take off. After you park, touch a button on the outside door handle to lock the car.
08 DVD-BASED NAVIGATION SYSTEM6
This modular system, available either as a factory option or dealer-installed accessory, uses GPS satellites to determine the location of your car. Detailed driving instructions are provided through the audio system and on the COMAND system’s large color-LCD screen. Maps of the contiguous U.S., Hawaii and Canada are contained on a single trunk-mounted DVD.7 And to keep your DVD maps and Points Of Interest as up-to-date as possible, ask your dealer about our NavUpdate discs, available to help keep you on track with the most current data.
09 ELECTRONIC TRUNK CLOSERThis convenient option allows you to close the fully open trunk simply by pressing a button on the driver’s door or inside the trunk lid. A button on the SmartKey motors the trunk lid fully open too — a great convenience when approaching with your arms full of packages.
10 HEATED AND ACTIVE VENTILATED FRONT SEATS
Standard on the CLS 63 AMG and optional on the CLS 550,
heated front seats offer three levels of soothing warmth. Active Ventilated front seats, optional on both models, use miniature internal fans to circulate air through perforations in the upholstery, and include the heating feature.
11 ALL- wEATHER FLOOR MATSThese all-season floor mats are a great way to keep the carpet of your CLS-Class in top condition. Deep channels trap large amounts of water, mud and melting snow. They’re easy to clean and available in Black, Grey or Tan, with four mats per set.
12 M ERCEDES -BEN z EXTENDED RUN -FLAT TIRESE xtended mobility tires, a CLS 550 option, can be driven a limited distance after a loss of air pressure in a tire. The Low Tire Pressure Warning System alerts the driver if a significant loss of pressure has occurred.
1 Distronic Adaptive Cruise Control is no substitute for active driving involvement. It does not react to stationary objects, nor recognize or predict the curvature and lane layout of the road or the movement of vehicles ahead, and it can only apply a maximum of 20% of vehicle braking power. It is the driver’s responsibility at all times to be attentive to traffic and road conditions, and to provide the steering,
braking and other driving inputs necessary to retain control of the vehicle. 2 Programming subject to
change. Not available in Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico. While the SIRIUS network of satellite and terrestrial antennae provides nearly seamless service throughout the contiguous U.S., SIRIUS service may be unavailable or interrupted for a variety of reasons, including environmental or topographic conditions; in certain locations such as tunnels, parking garages or within or next to large buildings; or near other technologies that can interfere with the SIRIUS signal. SIRIUS, the dog logo and SIRIUS stream names and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS Satellite Radio. NFL® is a registered trademark of the National Football League and its affiliates. NHL® is a registered trademark of the National Hockey League. The National Baseball Association name is the property of NBA Properties, Inc. Standard
CLS 63 AMG. 3 Always plug the phone into the cradle for use inside the vehicle or use the Bluetooth
interface. Otherwise operating a non-approved phone or radio transmitter with its own attached or built-in antenna while the engine is running can interfere with the vehicle’s electronic systems. For safety reasons, the driver should not use a cellular phone while the vehicle is in motion. We encourage the driver to stop the vehicle in a safe location before answering or placing a call. See your Mercedes-Benz dealer or visit www.Wireless4MB.com for current handset availability. Not all approved phones support all system features. See dealer for details. 4 Interface and phone sold separately. See dealer for a list of approved compatible phones. Includes one-year, unlimited-mileage warranty. See dealer for details. 5 BLUETOOTH INTERFACE DOES NOT PROVIDE PHONE CHARGING OR EXTERNAL ANTENNA. PHONE BOOK DOWNLOAD FEATURE IS DEPENDENT ON SELECTED HANDSET. VISIT WWW.WIRELESS4MB.COM
FOR DETAILS. 6 While the Navigation System provides directional assistance, the driver must remain
focused on safe driving behavior, including paying attention to traffic and street signs. The driver should utilize the system’s audio cues while driving and should only consult the map or verbal displays once the vehicle has been stopped in a safe place. Maps do not cover all areas nor all routes within an area. 7 DVD-based maps do not cover all areas nor all routes within an area. One U.S./Canada DVD is included with vehicle.
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CLS 550 shown in Barolo Red metallic paint with optional Premium 2 Package.
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1 No system, regardless of how advanced, can overcome the laws of physics or correct careless driving. Please always wear your seat belt. Best per formance in snow is obtained with winter tires. 2 Stated rates of acceleration are based upon manufacturer’s track results and may var y
depending on model, environmental and road sur face conditions, driving style, elevation and vehicle load. 3 2006 EPA estimated fuel economy. Compare the estimated mpg to the estimated mpg of other vehicles. You may get different mileage depending on how fast you drive, weather
conditions and trip length. 2007 figures unavailable at time of publication. See your dealer. 4 Your actual highway mileage will probably be less than the highway estimate.
Engine size and type Net power Net torque Compression ratio
Fuel and ignition system
Fuel tank (
capacity — reserve)
AMG SpeedShiFT™ with Manual mode
Rear axle ratio
Electronic Stability Program
acceleration, 0–60 mph2
fuel economy, ep A estimate3/
cl S 550 clS 63 amg
5,461-cc DoHc 32-valve v -8 6,208-cc amg-built DoHc 32-valve v-8 die-cast alloy cylinder block. Aluminum-alloy heads. die-cast alloy cylinder block. Aluminum-alloy heads.
382 hp @ 6,000 rpm 507 hp @ 6,800 rpm
391 lb-ft @ 2,800–4,800 rpm 465 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm
Sequential multipoint fuel ignition and twin-spark ignition. electronic throttle.
dual-stage resonance intake manifold.
21.1 gal — 2.4 gal 21.1 gal — 2.4 gal
Premium unleaded gasoline, 91 pump octane. Premium unleaded gasoline, 91 pump octane.
7-speed automatic. AMG-enhanced 7-speed automatic with AMG SpeedShiFT programming and shift paddle Manual mode.
electronically controlled shifting.
Driver-adaptive programming adjusts shift points to the driver’s current driving style. t ouch Shift permits the driver to manually downshift and allows upshifts by nudging the
shift lever left or right of the drive position. Shift into optimum gear programming allows one-touch selection of the best gear for maximum acceleration or engine braking by holding the shift lever to the left
of drive for one second. driver-selectable comfort mode starts the vehicle moving in 2nd gear, or 2nd Reverse gear, and upshifts at lower rpm, to help improve control on slippery surfaces.
amg SPEEDSHift programming provides up to 35% faster gear changes, automatically downshifts during braking, prevents unwanted upshifting in corners and features torque converter lockup in all forward gears. Shift paddle manual mode allows direct-access shifting through forward gears via paddles on back of upper steering-wheel spokes (left paddle downshifts, right paddle upshifts) or via the Touch Shift feature of shift
lever, and will automatically intervene only to select 1st gear when the vehicle stops. in Sport and Comfort
modes, the steering-wheel buttons operate the Touch Shift feature.
included with optional AMG Sport p ackage,
gearshift control allows the driver to operate Not available. Touch Shift via paddles on back of upper steering-wheel spokes (both buttons upshift and downshift).
Rear-wheel drive. Rear-wheel drive.
ESP compares the driver’s intended course, via steering and braking inputs, to the vehicle’s response, via lateral acceleration, rotation (yaw)
and individual wheel speeds. eSp then brakes individual front or rear wheels and/or reduces excess engine power as needed to help correct understeer (plowing) or oversteer (fishtailing). eSp also integrates all-speed traction control, which senses drive-wheel slip under acceleration and individually brakes the slipping wheel or wheels, and/or reduces excess engine power, until control is regained.1
5.4 seconds (est). 4.3 seconds.
16 mpg 14 mpg
22 mpg 20 mpg
Airmatic dual Control (dC) semi-active air suspension
with Adaptive damping System ( AdS-ii)
W HEE lS/
Wheels, aluminum-alloy Optional AMG Sport package
tires, steel-belted radial Optional AMG Sport package
Brake discs — calipers
Brake discs — calipers, rear
antilock braking System (ABS)
cl S 550 clS 63 amg
front: independent 4-link. Antidive geometry. Stabilizer bar. front: independent 4-link. Antidive geometry. enlarged stabilizer bar. r ear: independent 5-arm multilink with aluminum links and wheel-hub carriers, and rear: independent 5-arm multilink with aluminum links and wheel-hub carriers, and
geometry for antisquat and alignment control. Stabilizer bar. geometry for antisquat and alignment control. enlarged stabilizer bar.
airmatic Dc is a semi-active suspension that provides greater ride comfort yet responds to reduce pitch, dive and roll during braking, accelerating and cornering by instantaneously firming up spring rates as
driving dynamics change. electronically controlled pneumatic spring-struts integrate variable-rate shock absorbers and coil springs. aDS-ii continually optimizes ride and handling by automatically selecting one of four damping profiles for each spring-strut every time a wheel changes its direction of up–down travel. dual driver-selectable Sport mode engages firmer damping profiles either full-time or at lower thresholds of body movement. a utomatic 4-wheel level control includes driver-selectable ride-height control, and automatic vehicle-speed-sensitive lowering at higher speeds or when in Sport mode.5
rack-and-pinion with vehicle-speed-sensitive power assist and integrated hydraulic damper. rack-and-pinion with vehicle-speed-sensitive power assist and integrated hydraulic damper.
2.6 lock-to-lock. 2.6 lock-to-lock.
11.2 m curb-to-curb. 36.7 ft/11.2 m curb-to-curb.
5-twin-spoke, 8.5J x18 front — 9.5J x18 rear.6 amg thin-spoke monoblock, 8.5J x19 front — 9.5J x19 rear.6
p olished amg double-spoke, 8.5J x18 front — 9.5J x18 rear.6 Not available.
40 ZR18 front — 275/
35 ZR18 rear, high-performance.6 255/
35 ZR19 front — 285/
30 ZR19 rear, high-performance.6 255/
40 ZR18 front — 285/
35 ZR18 rear, high-performance.6 Not available.
4-wheel disc . AMG-enhanced dual-circuit power-assist 4-wheel disc.
13.0" ventilated discs — 4-piston fixed calipers.
14.2" perforated and ventilated discs — AMG 6-piston fixed calipers.
11.8" ventilated discs — single-piston floating calipers.
13.0" perforated and ventilated discs — AMG 4-piston fixed calipers.
abS senses impending wheel lockup under heavy braking and pumps the front brakes individually or the rear brakes together (to help maintain stability) as needed up to 30 times per second to prevent lockup and maintain steering ability.
baS senses emergency braking via the speed at which the driver presses the brake pedal and immediately applies maximum available power boost, potentially reducing the overall stopping distance by eliminating the delay caused by a common human tendency not to brake hard enough, soon enough. Letting up on the brake pedal releases Brake Assist.7
Ext Erior Dim En SionS
Wheelbase overall length
, front track, rear
cl S 550 clS 63 amg
112.4 in/2,854 mm 112.4 in/2,854 mm 193.0 in /4,910 mm 193.0 in/4,910 mm
54.7 in/1,390 mm 54.7 in/1,390 mm
73.7 in/1,873 mm 73.7 in/1,873 mm
62.5 in/1,587 mm 62.9 in/1,599 mm
63.0 in/1,600 mm 62.3 in/1,583 mm
4,020 lb/1,825 kg 4,210 lb
int Erior Dim En SionS
Headroom, front legroom, front Shoulder room, front
Headroom, rear legroom, rear Shoulder room, rear
cl S 550 clS 63 amg
36.9 in /936 mm 36.9 in/936 mm
42.1 in/1,070 mm 42.1 in/1,070 mm
56.3 in/1,429 mm 56.3 in/1,429 mm
36.1 in/917 mm 36.1 in/917 mm
35.0 in/888 mm 35.0 in/888 mm
56.0 in/1,422 mm 56.0 in/1,422 mm
104.3 cu ft/2,953 liters 104.3 cu ft/2,953 liters
15.9 cu ft/450 liters 15.9 cu ft/450 liters
5 Please obey all speed laws. 6 Lower aspect ratio tires and accompanying wheels provide substantially increased treadwear, increased tire noise and reduced ride comfort. Serious wheel and tire damage may occur if the vehicle is operated on rough or damaged road sur faces or upon
encountering road debris or obstacles. These tires are not designed for use on snow and ice. Winter tires mounted on appropriately sized and approved wheels are recommended for driving in those conditions. 7 Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake system maintenance,
and tire and road conditions.
SPE cification S P26/27