Mercedes-Benz CL

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The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is a luxury grand-tourer with a coupes roofline and two doors.

  • Mercedes-Benz CL AMG (07-14)
  • Mercedes-Benz CL (00-05)

The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is a luxury grand-tourer with a coupes roofline and two doors.

Thought of as a swoopy version of the S-Class, the CL was offered on the same platform, albeit with a shorter wheelbase.

A smaller selection of the S-Class’s engines was also used, with the larger V8 and V12 units taking precedence.

The first generation hit the streets in 1999 and was an all automatic line-up with steering wheel controls whether you chose the 5.0- or 5.5-litre V8, or monstrously powerful twin turbocharged V12 engine.

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Most Popular Model Reviews

Mercedes-Benz CL Coupe 2000 - 2005

4 out of 5
Mercedes-Benz CL Coupe 2000 - 2005

New price range:
£66,285 - £145,835

Used price range:
£1,020 - £7,480

Prestige, presence, pace
Price, maybe a bit too discreet

Mercedes-Benz CL Coupe 2007 - 2014

4.5 out of 5
Mercedes-Benz CL Coupe 2007 - 2014

New price range:
£80,640 - £107,960

Used price range:
£4,216 - £18,750

Immense power, engineering masterpiece, unique styling, luxurious interior
Huge running costs, lacks the aura of an Aston or Bentley

Mercedes-Benz CL AMG 2007 - 2014

4.5 out of 5
Mercedes-Benz CL AMG 2007 - 2014

New price range:
£107,235 - £163,750

Used price range:
£9,979 - £40,522

Astoundingly fast, thunderous engines, luxury cabin, superb build quality
Expensive to buy and run, hardly understated, lacks sophisticated image of alternatives

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