Ownership cost

Mercedes-Benz CL Coupe (00 - 07) review

(2000 - 2007)
Mercedes-Benz CL Coupe (00 - 07)
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What used Mercedes-Benz CL coupe will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Mercedes-Benz CL coupe?

The CL is not a cheap car to own and run, so expect some hefty bills during ownership. Prime among these will be ones for the tyres, especially the rears because the engines' power gives them a real work-out.

Servicing is required every 9000 miles, and Mercedes dealers charge some of the highest labour rates in the UK according to Warranty Direct. Independent specialists can help reduce the labour charges, but parts prices are likely to still be high.

Fuel consumption is one more major financial consideration. The CL500 can return up to 35mpg if it's driven gently, but realistically you'll be lucky to see more than 20mpg. The other models all struggle to get into the high teens.