A carry-over from its complete redesign in 2007, the CL is an ultra-luxury two-door five-passenger coupe offered as the CL550, which features a 5.5-liter 32 valve V8 engine that produces 382 horsepower (linked to a seven-speed automatic transmission). If that’s not enough power, the CL600 offers a 6-liter twin-turbo V12 that generates 510 horsepower with a five-speed automatic transmission. Look for a CL65 AMG model later in the year that will generate 603 horsepower!Read more Read less
After being completely redesigned for 2007, the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class returns for 2008 with a new 40th Anniversary Edition of the powerful, twin-turbo V12 CL65 AMG model, including two-tone diamond-pattern Nappa leather seats, carbon-fiber interior trim, a special Alcantara headliner inside and a unique Alubeam Liquid Metal finish outside. There will be only 40 made worldwide, including 20 planned for U.S. delivery.
Interior comfort; top-technology luxury features; loads of standard safety items; potent performance; exclusive AMG models.
With prices that go well into the triple-digit range, the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class may seem expensive at first glance, but it ranks as one of the most luxurious--and technologically advanced--coupes available at any price, and it costs significantly less than luxury coupes from prestige brands such as Bentley. With exclusive materials, the utmost interior comfort, standout high-tech features such as Distronic Plus and the night-vision system, and straight-line performance that rivals many sports cars, the CL550 and CL600 are good for those who want exclusivity and luxury without sacrificing comfort. The top-performance AMG versions have a different appeal, to those who value exclusivity and lap times yet still want the comforts of a true luxury vehicle.