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Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

2013 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

New for 2013

The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class unchanged for 2013.


The of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is simple. First, start one of the best car platforms to date, the S-Class. Then remove the doors, give it a sleek label it the CL-Class and call it a

Yet from this simple arises one of the most desirable and coupes available today.

in the Mercedes CL-Class are treated to an cabin, impeccable manners on the and a wealth of power under the It is everything you#8217;d expect an S-Class sedan. Rather looking like a limousine, the CL#8217;s athletic stance and roof line lend it an air of and classy youthfulness that is a among luxury cars.

the CL, you get a car that delivers on its appearance of The CL-Class base model with a twin-turbo 4.7-liter V8 thumps out 429 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of From there, higher-trimmed add more and more power you get to the breathtaking CL65 AMG with its 536-hp V12.

But just as you#8217;d expect, looks and thrills don#8217;t cheap. Indeed, the 2013 CL-Class has to compete against equally impressive alternatives. In of price, the 2013 Maserati is closest to the base CL-Class and from one of the most beautifully exteriors pounded out of sheet

The Aston Martin DB9 and 2013 Continental GT are closer to the cost of the arguably more exotic and are of exhilarating performance, too.

If fortunate enough to be in this know that it it#8217;s much impossible to be disappointed by any of cars. Yet for an overall combination of feature content, performance and it#8217;s the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class will likely prove to be the appealing.

Body Styles, Levels, and Options

The 2013 CL-Class is a large, four-passenger available in four trims correspond with engine CL550 4Matic, CL600, AMG and CL65 AMG.

Standard on the CL550 includes 18-inch adaptive air suspension, active headlights, LED running lights, a a power rear window keyless ignition/entry, a power-operated and front and rear parking Inside the cabin, you get leather and trim, heated and ventilated power front seats four-way adjustable lumbar, seat memory functions, lighting, Bluetooth, Mercedes-Benz emergency telematics, the COMAND interface, a navigation system, controls and an 11-speaker Harman surround-sound audio system a six-CD/DVD changer, HD radio, radio and an iPod interface.

The Premium 2 package adds a camera, infrared night display and front seats massage and active bolsters. The Assistance package adds cruise control, crash and an automated braking system, a warning system and a lane-departure system. The Sport package 19-inch AMG wheels and sport styling.

The Sport Package One adds 20-inch AMG wheels, tires and the sport body

The CL600 includes the Premium 2 and Assistance packages, plus a V12 19-inch wheels, Active Control, a heated steering heated and ventilated eight-way rear seats and a faux-suede

The CL63 AMG offers the same luxury and convenience features as the and offers the Premium 2 and Driver packages as options. However, the gets a more powerful V8, various AMG-tuned components brakes, steering and exhaust), AMG wheels, Active Body AMG-specific styling tweaks, a steering wheel, different trim and front sport with adjustable bolsters and The AMG Performance package (optional on the CL63) adds a raised top additional power and a carbon-fiber cover.

The CL65 AMG gets the same AMG as the 63, but with the added benefit of the V12. It also gets all the luxury and convenience features as the

Powertrains and Performance

The 2013 CL550 4Matic is powered by a 4.7-liter V8 that produces 429 hp and 516 of torque. A seven-speed automatic is The CL550 is the only member of the to get all-wheel drive #8212; the send their power to the wheels. In Edmunds performance the CL550 went from to 60 mph in an impressive 4.6 seconds.

EPA-estimated economy is 15 mpg city/24 mpg highway and 18 mpg

The CL600 gets a twin-turbo V12 that produces 510 hp and 612 lb-ft of An older five-speed automatic is needed to handle all that

Mercedes estimates that the car hit 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. EPA-estimated fuel is 12/18/14.

The CL63 AMG features a 5.5-liter V8 that produces 536 hp and 590 of torque. With the AMG Performance these numbers increase to 563 and respectively. AMG#8217;s seven-speed automated manual is standard. estimates a 0-60 time of 4.4 without the AMG package.

Fuel stands at 15/22/18.

Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

Finally, the AMG gets a twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 of altering the earth#8217;s rotation it sure seems like it, with 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. An five-speed automatic is responsible for that power to the tires. The 0-60 time is estimated at 4.2

EPA-estimated fuel economy is


Standard safety includes stability and traction antilock brakes with drying, active front restraints, front and rear airbags, side curtain a driver knee airbag and mbrace emergency telematics.

Optional on the CL550 and CL63, but on the CL600 and CL65, are a rearview infrared night vision a pre-crash detection and automated system, a blind-spot warning and a lane-departure warning system.

In brake testing, a CL550 came to a stop from 60 mph in 108 #8212; an excellent distance for a large car.

Interior and Special Features

The 2013 CL boasts essentially the same luxurious cabin layout as the sedan. The supple materials, leather and gleaming polished are of the highest quality, and fit and finish is Although the doors are large and they open easily and tightly thanks to a power-operated assist.

We also can#8217;t say about the traditional coupe line#8217;s lack of a B-pillar, creates a sense of interior that very few cars a fixed roof can match.

A range of steering wheel and adjustments, plus heated, and (optional) massaging front combine to make trips of any comfortable in a variety of climes. The seats provide a fair of room for passengers, while in and CL65 guise they eight-way adjustment, heating and Trunk capacity measures cubic feet, which is than enough for weekend and golf clubs.

Driving Impressions

You just expect something this big to be quick, but the 2013 Mercedes-Benz is a certifiable monster of power. the base CL550 delivers the of thrust that would#8217;ve restricted to lighter AMG models years ago. All the other simply turn the dial up with the CL65 AMG topping out its twin-turbo V12 and otherworldly 738 lb-ft of

Of course, there#8217;s more to cars than the engines. is an autobahn-bred grand touring car of reeling off great distances the utmost comfort. The CL#8217;s is respectable for a large coupe, with the Active Body suspension technology (standard on all but the 4Matic), which suppresses roll in corners.

We would describe the AMG models as athletic, but responsiveness to inputs is nevertheless given their size and ride quality.

Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

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