2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class  -  $104,475


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $104,475
Base Invoice: $97,223
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe 5.5L V8
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 14 | Hwy: 21
Body Style: CL550 Coupe
Transmission: 7-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 5.5L DOHC SMPI 32-valve V8 engine

Model News

After being completely redesigned for 2007, the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class returns for 2008 with a new 40th Anniversary Edition of the powerful, twin-turbo V12 CL65 AMG model, including two-tone diamond-pattern Nappa leather seats, carbon-fiber interior trim, a special Alcantara headliner inside and a unique Alubeam Liquid Metal finish outside. There will be only 40 made worldwide, including 20 planned for U.S. delivery.


Value Writeup

With prices that go well into the triple-digit range, the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class may seem expensive at first glance, but it ranks as one of the most luxurious--and technologically advanced--coupes available at any price, and it costs significantly less than luxury coupes from prestige brands such as Bentley. With exclusive materials, the utmost interior comfort, standout high-tech features such as Distronic Plus and the night-vision system, and straight-line performance that rivals many sports cars, the CL550 and CL600 are good for those who want exclusivity and luxury without sacrificing comfort. The top-performance AMG versions have a different appeal, to those who value exclusivity and lap times yet still want the comforts of a true luxury vehicle.


Model Highlights

The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is offered in four different versions. The CL550 is powered by a 388-horsepower, 5.5L V8 and seven-speed automatic transmission; next up is the CL600, which gets a 6.0L V12 engine that makes 510 horsepower and a noteworthy 612 lb-ft of torque. At the top of the line, at least for those interested in performance and exclusivity, are the two AMG versions; the CL63 AMG model gets a 518-horsepower, 6.3L V8, while the top-performance CL65 AMG gets a twin-turbocharged, 6.0L V12 engine making 604 horsepower and 738 lb-ft.

The CL550 can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in only 5.4 seconds, according to Mercedes-Benz, but the top-of-the-line CL65 AMG can blast to 60 mph in a stunning 4.2 seconds; it takes only 116 feet to brake from 60 mph to a standstill. Both AMG vehicles use engines that have been modified extensively for high-performance use and are hand-assembled with a "one man, one engine" philosophy. They also include huge brakes and wheels to handle the extra power, plus firmer suspension damping and a specially tuned version of the ESP stability control system.

The entire line of CL-Class coupes, which parallels the S-Class sedan, serves as the technology flagship of the Mercedes-Benz line with a series of leading technology features available, some not offered on any other production vehicle. Standouts include the sophisticated active body control suspension, standard on all models, which almost instantaneously adjusts damping response to driving conditions; Distronic Plus cruise control, which will maintain a safe distance relative to traffic ahead and even bring the vehicle to a full stop, starting again when traffic moves; and a night-vision system that bathes the road ahead in infra-red light.

Safety features are aplenty. Dual front side, side curtain, and knee bags are included, along with Brake Assist Plus, and an advanced PRE-SAFE system that anticipates a potential crash and primes safety systems.

This year, there's a 40th Anniversary Edition of the CL65 offered in a very limited number of 40 worldwide. The special version includes unique appearance cues inside and out, including diamond-pattern Nappa leather seats, a color-coordinated Alcantara headliner, and carbon-fiber interior trim. But what's most noticeable from a distance is the distinctive Alubeam Liquid Metal paint, made up of pigment particles that are a fraction of the size of those in conventional automotive paint. The paint reflects light more evenly and intensely, according to the automaker, with increased scratch resistance.


Pros

Interior comfort; top-technology luxury features; loads of standard safety items; potent performance; exclusive AMG models.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
21 MPG

Cruising Range - City
333.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
14 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
499.80 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
5.5L/333

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 2800 - 4000

Trans Type
7

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 (R2 2.23)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

EPA Classification
Compact

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
91.0 ft³

Front Head Room
36.9 in

Front Leg Room
42.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.2 in

Front Hip Room
62.0 in

Second Head Room
36.4 in

Second Leg Room
32.2 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.2 in

Second Hip Room
56.0 in

Wheelbase
116.3 in

Length, Overall
199.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.7 in

Height, Overall
55.7 in

Track Width, Front
63.0 in

Track Width, Rear
63.3 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.1 in

Trunk Volume
12.9 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4486 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
4-Link

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Active Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Active Suspension

Front Tire Size
P255/45R18

Rear Tire Size
P275/45R18

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 9.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.3

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.1 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.2 x 1.3 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x 0.5 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
23.8 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
4

Corrosion Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Years
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V405000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 01, 2008

Component
SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected
4564

Summary
MERCEDES BENZ IS RECALLING 4,564 MY 2001-2006 CL-CLASS (MODEL 215), MY 2002-2006 S-CLASS (MODEL 220), MY 2003-2007 SL-CLASS (MODEL 230), MY 2007-2008 CL-CLASS (MODEL 216), AND MY 2007 S-CLASS (MODEL 221)PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ACTIVE BODY CONTROL (ABC) ACCELERATION SENSORS ON THE FRONT STRUTS. THESE SENSORS MEASURE ACCELERATION AROUND THE Z-AXIS OF THE VEHICLE AND ASSURE AN AUTOMATIC ADAPTATION OF THE FRONT STRUTS TO MAINTAIN A RELATIVELY LEVEL BODY POSITION. VARIATIONS IN THE SOLDERING PROCESS RESULTED IN SOLDERING POINTS ON THE BOARD OF THE ABC SENSORS WHICH MAY NOT BE WITHIN DESIGN TOLERANCES. SIGNALS FROM THE AFFECTED SENSORS MEASURING THE ACCELERATION MAY NOT BE ACCURATELY TRANSMITTED TO THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT.

Consequence
A VARIATION IN THE TRANSMITTED VALUES BETWEEN AFFECTED AND UNAFFECTED SENSORS CAN RESULT IN ONE FRONT STRUT ADJUSTING TO A VALUE INDICATING BODY MOVEMENT WHILE ANOTHER STRUT DOES NOT ADJUST PRESENTING THE DRIVER WITH AN UNEVEN FRONT SUSPENSION. THIS CONDITION MAY LEAD TO UNEXPECTED BODY MOVEMENTS AT THE FRONT AXLE WHICH CAN ADVERSELY INFLUENCE THE VEHICLE'S DIRECTIONAL STABILITY AND COULD LEAD TO A VEHICLE CRASH.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE, IF NECESSARY, THE FRONT ABC SENSORS IN ALL POTENTIALLY AFFECTED VEHICLES. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.

CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V122000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 17, 2008

Component
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR

Potential Number of Units Affected
3283

Summary
MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING 3,283 MY 2008 S-CLASS AND CL-CLASS PASSENGER VEHICLES. A MALFUNCTION MAY OCCUR ON THE SIGNAL ACQUISITION AND ACTUATION MODULE-FRONT (SAM-F) TRANSISTORS. THE SAM-F IS A DOUBLE TRANSISTOR THAT HELPS CONTROL VEHICLE FUNCTIONS AND THE LIGHTING OF THE CENTER CONSOLE. INCORRECT STORAGE OF THE TRANSISTORS LED THE TRANSISTORS TO BE EXPOSED TO EXCESS HUMIDITY.

Consequence
THE PRESENCE OF THIS MOISTURE IN COMBINATION WITH THE THERMAL STRESS DURING THE "REFLOW SOLDERING" MAY DAMAGE THE TRANSISTORS AND PREVENT THEM FROM PROPERLY FUNCTIONING WHICH WILL INCREASE THE RISK OF CRASH

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE ALL POTENTIALLY AFFECTED SAM FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2008. OWNER MAY CONTACT MERCEDES BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.

CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V303000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 03, 2008

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
404

Summary
MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING MY 2006-2008 M-CLASS, R-CLASS, MY 2005-2009 SLK-CLASS, MY 2005-2008 C-CLASS, MY 2003-2004 AND 2006-2008 CLK-CLASS, MY 2003-2008 E-CLASS, MY 2004 AND 2008 CL-CLASS, MY 2008 CLS-CLASS, MY 2004 AND 2007-2008 S-CLASS, MY 2003 G-CLASS, AND MY 2003-2004, 2006 AND 2009 SL-CLASS VEHICLES. A SOFTWARE CALIBRATION NUMBER (SCN) CODING RECEIVED ON THE AFFECTED VEHICLES DURING A RECENT WORKSHOP VISIT WAS INCORRECT. DEPENDING ON THE MODEL YEAR AND MODEL AFFECTED, THE RESULTS OF AN INCORRECT SCN CODING CAN AFFECT A NUMBER OF VEHICLE SAFETY AND EMISSION FUNCTIONS INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF FUNCTIONS: (1) THE FUEL GAUGE READINGS MAY BE INCORRECT; (2) A STUCK FUEL-LEVEL SENSOR MAY NOT BE DISPLAYED IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER; (3) THE OBD SYSTEM MAY CAUSE THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE INCORRECTLY; AND, (4) THE SPEEDOMETER MAY BE OUT OF TOLERANCE.

Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE ELECTRICAL FUEL PUMP MAY NOT RECEIVE A CRASH SIGNAL THAT IS REQUIRED FOR THE FUEL PUMP TO DISCONNECT AND PREVENT FUTURE FUEL DELIVERY AS DESIGNED.

DEALERS WILL RECODE THE SCN FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.

MERCEDES-BENZ RECALL NO. 2008 070001. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

5.5L DOHC SMPI 32-valve V8 engine

7-speed automatic transmission

Electronic stability program (ESP)

Rear wheel drive

Independent 4-link front suspension-inc: anti-lift control, stabilizer bar

Independent multi-link rear suspension-inc: anti-squat, anti-dive system

Active Body Control (ABC)-inc: coil spring & electronically controlled hydraulic cylinder w/gas-pressurized shock absorber at each wheel, automatic all-wheel level control, driver-selectable ride-height control, automatic speed-sensitive lowering

P255/45R18 front high performance tires

P275/45R18 rear high performance tires

18" x 8.5" front 9-spoke light aluminum wheels

18" x 9.5" rear 9-spoke light aluminum wheels

Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel ventilated pwr disc brakes

Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist

Pwr tilt/slide tinted glass sunroof w/1-touch express open/close, memory

Bi-xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps-inc: polycarbonate lenses, automatic level control, heated headlamp washers, selectable light-sensing auto-on headlamps, automatic lamp substitution

Halogen front foglamps

Rear foglamp

Programmable pwr folding heated mirrors-inc: memory, auto-dimming driver mirror, integrated LED turn signals

Infrared rain-sensing aero-blade windshield wipers w/heated washer system

Laminated infrared-reflecting & noise insulating glass

Pwr trunk w/button on drivers door & trunk lid & SmartKey

14-way pwr front bucket seats w/3-position memory, pneumatic lumbar support

(2) rear head restraints w/pwr retractable, manually adjustable fore-aft

Heated front seats

Premium leather upholstery

Gloss Burl Walnut wood trim

Stainless-steel door sill trim

Leather & wood-trimmed steering wheel-inc: audio & multi-function display control, programmable easy-exit feature, mounted shift buttons

4-way pwr tilt/telescopic steering column w/memory

COMAND cockpit management & data system-inc: hard drive-based navigation system

Multi-function display in instrument cluster-inc: trip computer, exterior temp gauge, maintenance system, digital speedometer, reminder & malfunction messages, audio status, navigation route guidance, tire pressure

Digital display-inc: speedometer, odometer, Touch Shift gear & mode selection

Electronic analog tachometer/fuel gauge

Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System Plus display-inc: distance remaining to next maintenance, type of service due, reminders, brake-pad wear

Tire pressure monitoring system

SmartKey system-inc: remote central locking system, anti-theft engine immobilizer, driver-programmable user-recognition features, drive away automatic locking

SmartKey infrared remote-inc: windows & sunroof open/close, active ventilated seats on

Tele Aid global positioning system (GPS) satellite system-inc: stolen vehicle recovery, remote door unlock service, automatic alarm/collision notification

Hands-free communication system w/voice control

Integrated HomeLink compatible 3-button garage door control

Anti-theft alarm system

Pwr rear window sunshade w/1-touch express up/down

GPS navigation system w/20-GB hard drive

Parktronic

Automatic dual-zone climate control

Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff based on time/driving speed/exterior temp

AM/FM/Weatherband radio w/in-dash 6-disc CD changer, memory card slot

11-Speaker 600-watt harman/kardon LOGIC7 5.1 digital surround sound system w/5.1 channel amplifier, digital dynamic volume control

Sirius satellite radio

Memory card slot for audio files

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Dual illuminated vanity mirrors

City 14/hwy 21 (5.5L engine/7-speed auto trans)

Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist system

Driver/front passenger adaptive dual-stage airbags

Front passenger occupant classification system

Front/rear side-impact airbags

Front/rear window curtain airbags

Drivers knee airbag

3-point seat belts w/emergency tensioning device, dual-stage belt force limiter

Electronic stability program (ESP)

Universal LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children) system

Illuminated emergency trunk release

Pre-Safe system w/extended functions

 
PREMIUM LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
GLOSS DARK BURL WALNUT WOOD TRIM
$0

 
GLOSS BLACK ASH WOOD TRIM
$0

 
DESIGNO NATURAL MAPLE WOOD TRIM
$0

 
DESIGNO BLACK PIANO LACQUER WOOD TRIM
$0

 
DESIGNO MATTE NATURAL OAK WOOD TRIM
$0

 
ESPRESSO DESIGNO
$10,870

 
MYSTIC WHITE DESIGNO
$10,870

 
GRAPHITE DESIGNO
$10,870

 
P1 PREMIUM PKG I
$1,960

 
P2 PREMIUM PKG II
$5,290

 
AMG SPORT PKG
$5,630

 
DISTRONIC PLUS CRUISE CONTROL W/PARKING GUIDANCE & BLIND SPOT ASSIST
$2,010

 
DISTRONIC PLUS
$2,870

 
HEATED STEERING WHEEL
$460

 
IPOD INTEGRATION KIT
$425

 
18" 9-SPOKE WHEELS
$0

 
18" CHROME 5-SPOKE WHEELS
$1,010

 
19" 9-DUAL-SPOKE WHEELS
$1,210

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