Key facts

2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS 320 CDI C 219 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4913 mm
How heavy?
1815 kg
What size engine?
3 litre, 2987 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
224 PS / 221 bhp / 165 kW @ 3800 rpm
How much torque?
540 Nm / 398 ft.lb / 55.1 kgm @ 1600-2400 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 7.00 s
How fast?
246 km/h, 153 mph

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2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS 320 CDI technical specifications

Introduction

The CLS 320 CDI is a rear wheel drive saloon (sedan) automobile with a front positioned engine, produced by Mercedes-Benz.
The CLS 320 CDI forms part of Mercedes-Benz's C 219 range of cars.
Its 3 litre engine is a turbocharged, single overhead camshaft, 6 cylinder that develops 221 bhp (224 PS/165 kW) of power at 3800 rpm, and maximum torque of 540 N·m (398 lb·ft/55.1 kgm) at 1600-2400 rpm.
The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 7 speed automatic transmission.
The stated weight at the kerb is 1815 kg.
Maximum quoted speed is 246 km/h (153 mph).
2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS 320 CDI data
2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS 320 CDI C 219 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2854 112.4
Track/tread (front) 1593 62.7
Track/tread (rear) 1603 63.1
Length 4913 193.4
Width 1873 73.7
Height 1430 56.3
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.72
Kerb weight 1815 kg 4001 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 80 litres 17.6 UK Gal 21.1 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type turbocharged diesel
Engine manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Engine code
Cylinders V 6 in 72° vee
Capacity 3 litre
2987 cc
(182.278 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 83 × 92 mm
3.27 × 3.62 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.9
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output 224 PS (221 bhp) (165 kW)
at 3800 rpm
Specific output 74 bhp/litre
1.21 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 540 Nm (398 ft·lb) (55.1 kgm)
at 1600-2400 rpm
Specific torque 180.78 Nm/litre
2.19 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 17.7:1
Fuel system common rail direct diesel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 2271.8 kPa (329.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 497.83 cc
Aspiration Turbo D.
Compressor
Intercooler
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 7.00 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 246 km/h (153 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 123.46 PS/g
90.8 kW/g
121.76 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.01 kg/kW
18.4 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion VPAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.4Li.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.MultiLi.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 8½J x 17
Wheel size rear 8½J x 17
Tyres front 245/45 R 17
Tyres rear 245/45 R 17
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 7 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.73
Final drive ratio 2.65
general
Carfolio.com ID174911
Production total
Model code
Model family C 219
RAC rating 25.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS 320 CDI added 2008-04-14.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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