2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

At a Glance

Pricing $103,600 - $197,500
Drive Types RWD
Engines 5.5l V12, 5.5l V8, 6.0l V12, 6.2l V8
Transmissions A5, A7
Fuel Economy 11-14 (city), 17-21 (highway)

Mercedes-Benz has a long history in luxury coupes that dates back to the early 1950's. Each generation of coupes have been on the cutting edge of luxury, technology, and performance. The latest CL 550 and CL 600 coupes have more power and luxury features than their well-equipped predecessors. The V-8 powered CL 550 has an ample 382-bhp, while the V-12 CL 600 has an even more generous 510-bhp. Bold, aggressive styling visually separates the CL from other Mercedes-Benz vehicles, and resembles no current Mercedes-Benz. As the flagship luxury coupe from Mercedes, the CL offers a dizzying variety of trim options. For instance, there are three types of leather upholstery, matched with black ash/burl walnut (CL 550) or poplar wood (CL 600), special designo seats (CL 600), wood/leather steering wheel (CL 600), upgraded leather interior (CL 600), Alcantara headliner (CL 600), and aluminum interior switches and controls. The new CL redefines Mercedes-Benz styling. There is no denying the understated power and grace of this stunning coupe. In the stratospheric $100K+ coupe market, the CL retains its status as the benchmark in its class.

What Changed:

The CL63 AMG and CL65 AMG models joins the lineup. A 6.3L V8 provides the power for the CL63, whereas the CL65 is a 6.0L V-12. The V8 engine is rated at 518 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. In the CL65, the V-12 is rated at 604 bhp and 738 lb-ft of torque. Monstrous 20 inch wheels are shod with 255/35ZR20 tires in the front and 275/35ZR20 in the back.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
CL550 5.5l V8 (382-bhp) A7 RWD $103,600
CL600 5.5l V12 (510-bhp) A5 RWD $147,400
CL63 AMG 6.2l V8 (518-bhp) A7 RWD $137,500
CL65 AMG 6.0l V12 (604-bhp) A5 RWD $197,500