2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 price starts at $71,300

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS will hit the U.S. market in the summer of 2011 and will be available only in the CLS550 powered by a 4.6L V8 engine making 402-hp with a maximum torque of 443 lb-ft.

“The new CLS points the way forward for the future perceptible design idiom of Mercedes-Benz”, explains Professor Gorden Wagener, head of design at Mercedes-Benz. “At the same time it takes its inspiration from the great tradition of stylish, refined sportiness which has always been a feature of Mercedes coupes.”

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 will carry a price tag of $71,300 when it goes on sale – excluding a $875 destination & delivery charge.

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The interior of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS features a eye-catching cockpit design featuring a wrap-around dashboard sweeping from the driver’s door over the instrument panel support and across to the front passenger door. The central display has also been integrated seamlessly into the upper part of the instrument panel.

Check out the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 equipment list after the jump.

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 Equipment List:

Comfort/Convenience

  • COMAND w/ 40GB Hard-Drive GPS Navigation
  • Bluetooth interface
  • Voice Control
  • 14-Speaker harman/kardon LOGIC7 Surround Sound System with Dolby Digital 5.1
  • HD Digital Radio
  • In-dash 6-disc DVD/CD Changer
  • In-dash SD Card Reader
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio
  • Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof with One Touch Open/Close
  • Full Leather Interior
  • Burl Walnut Wood Trim
  • Multifunction Leather Sport Steering Wheel
  • 14-way Power Adjustable Front Seats with 3 Position Memory for Seats Steering Column and Exterior Mirrors
  • 4-Way Power Tilt and Telescoping Steering Column
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Electronic Cruise Control
  • Remote Central Locking with SmartKey
  • Power Windows with Express Up and Down
  • Auto-dimming Driver and Rearview mirror
  • Integrated Garage Door Opener
  • Intermittent Wipers with Rain Sensor
  • Multi-color Ambient Lighting*

Performance/Handling

  • 402 hp @ 5,250*
  • 443 lb-ft of torque @ 1,800-4,750 rpm*
  • Acceleration (0 – 60 mph): 5.1s
  • Top Speed 130 mph (Electronically Limited)
  • 7-Speed Driver-Adaptive Transmission with Sport and Economy Shift Modes and Steering Wheel Shift Paddles
  • Electro Hydraulic Power-assisted Speed-sensitive Rack-and-Pinion Steering*
  • AIRMATIC Semi-active Suspension with Adaptive Damping System
  • Front Suspension: 4-link Independent with Antidive Control and Stabilizer Bar
  • Rear Suspension: Multilink Independent with Antisquat Control and Stabilizer Bar
  • Front Brakes: Internally Ventilated 14.2″ front Discs w/ 4-Piston Fixed Calipers
  • Rear Brakes: Internally Ventilated 12.6″ rear Discs w/ Single Piston Sliding Calipers
  • Dual Exhaust with Chrome Tailpipes

Safety/Security

  • ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness monitor
  • mbrace System
  • New Vehicle 4 Year/50,000 Mile Warranty
  • 24-Hour Roadside Assistance Program
  • Steel Reinforced Cabin with Front and Rear Crumple Zones
  • 3-Point Seatbelts with Pre-tensioners and Force Limiters
  • Front Dual Stage Airbags
  • Front Pelvic Airbags
  • Front and Rear Side Window Airbags
  • Front and Rear Side Airbags
  • Dual Front Knee Airbags
  • NECK-PRO Active Head Restraints
  • ISOFIX Anchor and Tether System
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes with ABS & BAS
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • PRE-SAFE (Predictive Protection System)
  • Roll-Over Sensor
  • Anti-Theft Alarm with Engine Immobilizer
  • Night Security Illumination
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Panic Button Remote Key
  • Bi-Xenon Headlamps

Wheels

  • 18″ Staggered-width 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels
  • 255/40 R18 (Front) All-Season Tires on 8.5 x 18.0
  • 285/35 R18 (Rear) All-Season Tires on 9.5 x 18.0

Optional Packages

Premium 1 Package ($TBD)

  • Rearview Camera
  • Heated & Active Ventilated Front Seats
  • iPod® / MP3 Media Interface
  • Power Rear-Window Sunshade
  • Headlamp Cleaning System
  • Adaptive Highbeam Assist
  • Full-LED Headlamps
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • KEYLESS-GO
  • Electronic Trunk Closer
  • Corner-Illuminating Lamps

Lane Tracking Package ($TBD)

  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist

Driver Assistance Package ($TBD)

  • DISTRONIC PLUS (with PRE-SAFE® Brake)
  • Active Blind Spot Assist*
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist*

Sport Package ($TBD)

  • All-Season Tires
  • AMG Sport Steering Wheel
  • AMG Body Styling
  • AMG 18″ 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels

Sport Package Plus One ($TBD)

  • High-Performance Tires
  • AMG Sport Steering Wheel
  • AMG Body Styling
  • AMG 19″ 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels

Stand Alone Options

  • 19″ 5-Spoke Alloy Wheel
  • PARKTRONIC (with Advanced Parking Assist)*
  • Split-Folding Rear Seats*
  • Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
  • Rear side airbags
  • Active Multicontour Driver’s Seat
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Night View Assist PLUS w/Pedestrian Detection*

Paint

Black, Zircon Red, Obsidian Black, Lunar Blue, Cuprite Brown, Storm Red, Steel Grey, Iridium Silver, Palladium Silver, Diamond White, Indium Grey, Alubeam Titanium

Upholstery

Almond/Mocha Leather, Ash/Black Leather, Black Leather, Almond/Mocha Premium Leather, Ash/Black Premium Leather, Black Premium Leather

Optional Trim

Black Ash

– By: Omar Rana