Vehicle Overview
The CL-Class is the two-door equivalent of the German automaker's high-end S-Class sedan. The CL-Class competes with the Bentley Continental GT and BMW M6. It gains a few new options for 2010, including an attention-assist system and other tech features designed to assist the driver.

New for 2010
There's a 100th Anniversary Edition of Mercedes-Benz model available, along with new driver-assistance technology.

Exterior
Bulges around the wheels, a sculpted ridge along the lower sill and a subtle body-side crease distinguish the CL. The body measures a whopping 199.4 inches in length, making it as long as most full-size SUVs. The Continental GT and M6 are considerably shorter.
  • Dual stainless steel exhaust with chrome tailpipe finish
  • Standard power moonroof
  • Bi-xenon headlights include washers
  • AMG Sport Package with front/rear aprons, side skirts and 20-inch wheels
  • New 18-inch, five-spoke wheels on CL600
  • 100th Anniversary Edition includes exclusive paint and AMG Sport Package


Interior
CL-Class coupes accommodate up to four occupants and have bucket-like rear seats. With 104.2 cubic feet of passenger volume, the CL-Class is nearly as large on the inside as the S-Class sedan, and it's far roomier than the M6 or Continental GT.
  • Heated front seats
  • Power-closing trunklid
  • Comand control system
  • Burl walnut wood trim
  • Enhanced head unit with Bluetooth, USB and SD card inputs, 4GB hard drive, HD radio and Zagat information
  • Backseat DVD entertainment system available
  • 100th Anniversary Edition includes premium leather and piano-black lacquer trim


Under the Hood
Typical of Mercedes-Benz, the CL-Class maintains a rich powertrain selection for 2010.
  • CL550 has 382-horsepower, 5.5-liter V-8 with 391 pounds-feet of torque
  • CL600 has 510-hp, twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-12 with 612 pounds-feet of torque
  • CL63 AMG has 518-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 with 465 pounds-feet of torque
  • CL65 AMG has 604-hp, twin-turbo 6.0-liter V-12 with 738 pounds-feet of torque
  • Five- or seven-speed automatic transmission
  • 4Matic all-wheel drive available
  • Self-leveling suspension system standard
  • Parking Guidance, which assists in parallel-parking maneuvers, is optional with adaptive cruise control


Safety
Safety features include:
  • Side-impact airbags for both rows of seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Automated collision-mitigation braking system that prepares car for impending impact
  • Optional adaptive cruise control adjusts speed automatically to maintain a preset distance behind the vehicle ahead
  • Optional blind-spot warning system available with adaptive cruise control
  • Standard Attention Assist system notifies drivers when they need a break, based on behavioral changes
  • New Night View Assist includes pedestrian detection