Sunday, May 22, 2011

2012 All-new CLS-Class Four-door Coupe Starts At $72,175

The 2012 all-new CLS-Class four-door coupe comes in three models, all powered by new biturbo direct-injection V8 engines and, for the first time, offers 4MATIC all-wheel-drive. The CLS550 with a new 402 horsepower 4.6-liter direct-injection twin-turbo V8 gettig an estimated 18 city / 26 hwy starts at $72,175 including the $875 delievery charge. The CLS550 4MATIC starts at $74,675 and the high-performance CLS63 AMG (pictured above) which starts at $95,775 has a 518 horsepower 5.5-liter version of the new direct-injection V8 engine and there's an optional AMG Performance Package increasing output to 550 horsepower. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS is about 1.2 inches longer and wider than its predecessor and fits between the S-Class-based CL and the E-Class two-door.