Efficiency and dynamism have long gone hand in hand at Mercedes-Benz.
The CLS 400 with V6 petrol engine, twin turbochargers and a displacement of 3.5 liters
succeeds in combining low fuel consumption with a further substantial increase in output.
In particular, the engine speed range across which the maximum torque is available
ensures high-level driving dynamics with relatively low rpm.
With the optionally available AIRMATIC air suspension system (standard equipment for the CLS 500), road unevenness practically dissolves into thin air. In combination with variable damper control, it ensures ride comfort and dynamic handling at a very high level. The damping at each wheel is adapted to the current driving situation, and can be set for more comfortable or sporty characteristics as required. Hardening of the spring rate, for example on bends and when braking, effectively reduces rolling and pitching movements.
Developed in-house at Mercedes-Benz, this 9-speed automatic transmission
(only available for CLS 500 as a standard equipment) builds on the strengths of the
7G-Tronic Plus with added efficiency, comfort and agility. With its short shift times and
almost imperceptible gear changes, the system ensures the engine is always operating
at the optimum speed.