For The Mercedes CL is an awesomely comfortable luxury coupé with loads of style and deep reserves of power in every model.
Against It costs an awful lot just to get behind the wheel of a CL, and the bills don't stop there. Not as good as the S-Class saloon it's based on.
A highly accomplished tourer with impressive pace and comfort, but the Mercedes CL is very costly to buy and run.
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Mercedes-Benz's massive coupe has long been the technological flagship model for the entire range. It comes brimming with the sort of technology that until recently would have been the stuff of sci-fi fantasists' dreams. You can talk to the sat-nav for guidance, be whisked down the motorway with radars monitoring the traffic and even have night vision.
There are four engines on offer, a twin-turbo 4.7-litre petrol V8, an AMG V8 (a twin-turbo 5.5) and a couple of rarely-sold(!) V12s. Only the mainstream V8 is available without special order, though.
AMG is responsible for the CL 63 AMG and CL 65 AMG offering quite staggering pace, but that's not to say the non-AMG models aren’t monstrously quick in their own right.
All are refined and comfortable, while space for passengers and luggage is vast. All in all, the CL is a fitting, if very expensive, flagship model from Mercedes.
The best CL: the V8 gives it all the pace you could ever realistically want; refinement is fantastic; and, it’s massively comfortable and spacious, even if the interior feels cheap in places.