Used Mercedes-Benz CL (2000 - 2005) Safety & Reliability

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 27 Jan 2014
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.
3.5 out of 5



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All models are fitted with six airbags and there's a raft of electronic safety trickery to combat the potentially huge dynamic forces which could otherwise cause things to become unruly. As ever, Mercedes has not fitted deadlocks, maintaining that they are a hindrance in a rescue scenario but an effective alarm and immobiliser are fitted.

4.5 out of 5


If given the correct servicing this car should be capable of huge mileages without problem.

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