Mercedes Benz CLS W218 CLS 500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY - Facts and Figures

General Value
Chassis W218
Engine 4633cc
Engine Code M278DE46AL
Fuel Type Petrol
Production 2011
Predecessor W219
Successor -
Performance Value
Power 408 PS - 300 kW - 402 BHP
Torque 600 Nm - 443 lb/ft
Acceleration 4.9 (s)
Top Speed N/A
MPG City 28.0 MPG
MPG Motorway 47.0 MPG
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CLS W218 CLS 500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY Problems, Faults and Recalls

  • R/2011/117 - Passenger Air Bag May Not Deploy Correctly - It is possible that due to a faulty electrical connection and high air temperature only the first stage of the air-bag will only ignite and the second stage will not. This could result in the non-deployment or full deployment of the passenger air-bag. If the vehicle is involved in a serious collision it is possible that the passenger may receive increased head injuries.
  • R/2011/116 - Steering May Become Heavy - Power steering assistance may be lost due to an implausible signal occurring in the control unit. The mechanical steering of the vehicle is maintained but greater input from the driver will be required. When the fault occurs warning will be delivered both visually on the vehicle display and audibly via a signal tone.
  • R/2012/148 - Bonnet Catch May Release - It is possible that the bonnet striker may not have been correctly torqued. If the striker works loose for any reason it is possible that the bonnet may not be secure fly up and obstruct the drivers view to the front.