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With such a broad (and ever-expanding) range of products, Mercedes-Benz is always bound to be introducing something new at any given moment. And in this case, the German automaker has officially confirmed pricing for its new CLS.

Joining the Three-Pointed Star is the swoopy new 2012 CLS. Mercedes will offer the second-generation four-door coupe as both the CLS550 (with 4.6-liter twin-turbo V8) and CLS63 AMG (with 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8) guise at $71,300 and $94,900, respectively (*plus $875 in destination charges). Follow the jump for the official announcement that also details how much cash you'll need to secure your own 2012 SLK roadster, whose pricing we revealed last week at the New York Auto Show.


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Mercedes-Benz Announces New-Model Pricing
Prices Revealed for New-Generation SLK Roadster and CLS coupe

April 25, 2011 - MONTVALE, NJ

Mercedes-Benz has announced prices for its new-generation SLK roadster and CLS coupe line. Suggested retail pricing for the 2012 SLK350 will start at $54,800, while the 2012 CLS550 will begin at $71,300 and the high-performance CLS63 AMG at $94,900. Prices exclude a $875 destination & delivery charge.

SLK Features Trend-setting Retractable Hardtop

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK coupe/roadster represents the third generation of a two-seat sports car that rocked the automotive world when it unveiled the first automatic retractable hardtop in modern times. With the top up it's a quiet, weather-tight coupe – push a button, and 20 seconds later the car is topless. Like the retractable hardtop of the larger SL model, the rear window of the SLK pivots to match the curvature of the top as it's being lowered, providing more trunk room than ever.

The SLK350 is powered by a new 3.5-liter V6 that features direct injection and multi-spark ignition. With even more power and better fuel economy than its predecessor, the new SLK engine generates 302 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque.

CLS Four-Door Coupe Gets First Major Redesign

The four-passenger 2012 CLS coupe represents the first major redesign of a car that established an entirely new market segment – the four-door coupe, which combines the emotional appeal and dynamic design of a coupe with the comfort and functionality of a
sedan. When it hits the U.S. market in the summer of 2011, the 2012 CLS line will offer a choice of two exciting models, both powered by new biturbo, direct-injection V8 engines. The 4.6-liter CLS550 engine produces 402 horsepower and 443 lb-ft. of torque, and the high-performance CLS63 AMG is powered by a 5.5-liter version of the new V8 that's rated at 518 hp and 516 lb.-ft of torque.

About Mercedes-Benz USA

Mercedes-Benz USA, headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the United States. For more than forty years, MBUSA has taken pride in its commitment to the customer by providing superior quality luxury vehicles coupled with outstanding customer support. A division of Daimler AG, MBUSA is also responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans in the US. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com, www.maybachusa.com and www.mbsprinterusa.com.


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      Brett Bertrand
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sort of a bargain for the looks and the power. Audi A7 doesnt compare with it's 3.0L sixer, the Maserati Quattroporte starting at 121k and the BMW 550i GT, well, it's just ugly compared to this Benz. Plus it's almost 3k off last years CLS550.
      PikeAndPine
      • 4 Years Ago
      the audi a7 starts at 59,000.... and looks better...
        arcum
        • 4 Years Ago
        @PikeAndPine
        Less powerful though. If MB were to release a CLS 350 in the US it would be priced similarly.
        mkM3
        • 4 Years Ago
        @PikeAndPine
        Yep, the CLS550i is targeted at S7 buyers while the CLS63 will target would-be RS7 buyers. The S7 is still a year off, and the RS7, well, who knows when that will happen. Oh, and just like the CLS, the Audi's will be powered by turbo charged V8s, though they will be only 4.0L. They will still make similar power to the Mercedes however - 400+hp and 500+hp respectively.
      Noz
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why is this even news? Has anything even changed on these turds?
      Tanooki2003
      • 4 Years Ago
      For that price I would rather put in a few extra dollars for a Nissan GT-R.
        Dom
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Tanooki2003
        How do you even compare that Nissan to a CLS? It's a thoroughbred, two door sportscar that basically evolved from a computer game versus a luxurious 4 door coupe with enough space to take four business men on a ski trip. On another note: Why dont they introduce a broader range of engines to the US? Over here in Europe we get to choose from 2 diesels and 2 petrols plus the AMG. No need to complain for the US folks though since prices for the European market start at a considerably higher $88.000 for an engine half the size of the "entry" model in the US.  
      Ernie Mccracken
      • 4 Years Ago
      How could they think it is a good idea to have the cheapest/slowest engine option be a twin turbo v8? Most people don't want that much power.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Ernie Mccracken
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          arcum
          • 4 Years Ago
          It's funny because in the A7 thread, people were saying "only 310 HP??". AMGs have always been much more expensive. Same goes for 550i to M5.
        JK
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Ernie Mccracken
        It's a low volume premium niche car, that's why. Would you have preferred an I-4?
      Dump
      • 4 Years Ago
      The new CLS is technologically great, but the exterior design really isn't all that impressive for a next-gen vehicle that started the market segment for the 4-door coupe luxo-cruisers. I'd rather get a more polarizing vehicle like the Panamera or the Rapide. Since those two are more sports-car based, I may have to settle for the CLS.
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