Used Mercedes-Benz CL (2000 - 2005) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 27 Jan 2014
4
The CL is Mercedes-Benz's top of the range coupe model. It is in many ways hard to justify as it offers less practicality than the S-Class and lacks the drop-top abilities of the SL, and all three models offer similar performance.
Mercedes-Benz CL (00-05)
Prestige, presence, pace
Price, maybe a bit too discreet

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£66,285 - £145,835

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£1,020 - £7,480

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The CL is Mercedes-Benz's top of the range coupe model. It is in many ways hard to justify as it offers less practicality than the S-Class and lacks the drop-top abilities of the SL, and all three models offer similar performance. Look at it another way however and it is more practical than the SL and sexier than the S-Class. Visually discreet (as much as a five metre long Mercedes can be) it combines wonderfully cosseting accommodation and a gargantuan boot with varying shades of disdainfully powerful engines.

If you have the money to be able to afford to buy and run one then your cars probably don't need to justify themselves.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

5 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

1.5 out of 5

Green credentials

0.5 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

2.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Fantastic space and luxury for two with occasional passengers in the back. Effortless motorway cruising.  

5 out of 5

John Parmiter ,   31 Oct 2013    ... read more

 Leaves everything standing - including some Ferraris. Combination of sport and luxury.  

5 out of 5

William Swanney ,   25 May 2007    ... read more

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