2005 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Seating capacity

194.6” x 55.0”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • Performance of CL600 and AMG models
  • Handling
  • Stability
  • Refinement
  • Resale value

The bad:

  • Price
  • Fuel economy
  • Control layout

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Four potent powertrain choices
  • New 604-hp CL65 AMG
  • Stylish two-door profile
  • Mercedes-Benz pedigree
  • Seven-speed automatic in CL500

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior 4.9
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 4.4
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Most recent consumer reviews


CL 600

I have owned several Mercedes in the past. The CL600 is truly a European Supercar. Driving it brings resources to your fingertips and feet that simply do not exist in most other cars.


stupid fast but very heavy

My cl 55 amg is a 2004 with 62,000 miles on it. I have done fuel system upgrades, cooling upgrades, ECU STAGE 3 upgrade, and methanol injection. I got rid of the rediculously expensive to repair ABC suspension and went with adjustable coilovers. The car is stupid fast and incredibly heavy, so the huge AMG brakes and the new Michelin 4s tires are the only thing keeping me alive so far. Incedibly beautiful 16 mpg car, but the physics of weight (4500 lbs.) and high speed will bite you if you aren't a skilled driver. Do not be overconfident in your abilities with this car. It is a beast. But, BUY ONE !!!!! NOW!!!


Perfect Car

Full AMG Package Never seen the rain Same owner for 11 years Dallas Car well maintained and serviced regularly

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mercedes-Benz
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
48 months/50,000 miles
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
-12 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years old or less/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles
1 year/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
164-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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