Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class vs. Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$75,150 - $77,650
$88,200

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.75 / 5
4 Reviews
3.33 / 5
3 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
402 hp
362 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.7L Bi
3.0L Bi

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.1 in.
42.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
36.9 in.
39.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35 in.
8.5 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Climate Control

Climate Control

AC

AC

Navigation System

Navigation System

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
4
2

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
P255/35ZR19 - P255/40ZR18
P255/35YR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
113.1 in.
101.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37 ft.
36.2 ft.

Length

Length
195 in.
182.3 in.

Width

Width
74.1 in.
73.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
4233 - 4376 lbs.
3826 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
402 hp
362 hp

Torque

Torque
443 ft. lbs.
369 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21.1 gal.
19.8 gal.

Combined

Combined
21 - 22 mpg
24 mpg

City

City
17 - 18 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
25 - 26 mpg
28 mpg

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLS
Mercedes-Benz SL

Body Style

Body Style
4MATIC - Sedan
Roadster

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars
Two-Seaters

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
4
2

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
104.3 ft³.
50.5 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
4233 - 4376 lbs.
3826 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
20 - 21 mpg.
23 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 - 18 mpg.
20 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 - 26 mpg.
28 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

Displacement

Displacement
4.7 L/285
3.0 L/183

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
9
421

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
9

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.50
Automatic w/OD

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.33
5.35

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.31
3.24

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66
2.25

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21
1.64

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
1.21

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.93
1.00

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.47
4.80

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 - 8.8
3.07

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180
7.6

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Spare Tire Order Code

Spare Tire Order Code
811
P255/35YR19

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P255/35ZR19 - P255/40ZR18
P285/30YR19

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P285/30ZR19 - P285/35ZR18
19 - 19 X 8.5 in.

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
19 - 19 X 9.5 in.

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 8.5 - 19 X 9 in.
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 9.5 - 19 X 10 in.
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Rack-Pinion

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
36.2 ft.

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
4-Wheel Disc

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
4-Wheel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Yes

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37 ft.
Yes

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
14.2 in.

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
12.6 in.

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
19.8 gal.

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
39.1 in.

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.2 in.
42.9 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 in.
55.5 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.1 gal.
53.6 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
36.9 in.
101.7 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.1 in.
182.3 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57.1 in.
73.9 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
58 in.
51.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.1 in.
62.8 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35 in.
63 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
56.5 in.
8.5 ft³.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
57.6 in.
0.86

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
113.1 in.
0.72

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
195 in.
SL

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.1 in.
Luxury Sport

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
55.9 in.
Convertible

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62.9 in.
3.0

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
64.1 in.
DOHC

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.3 ft³.
aluminum

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86
6

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72
4