(5.0) 2 reviews
MSRP: $18,197$64,345
Body Style: Coupe
Combined MPG: 15-19
Engine: 429-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

Our Take on the 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

Our Take

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 more power and styling changes for 2011.Fresh exterior styling and new, more powerful engines are the major changes. The CL550 ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Limited headroom
  • Old-fashioned grab handles
  • Flimsy coat hooks
  • Limited backseat legroom for adults
  • Gas mileage

Notable Features

  • All-wheel-drive option
  • Parking guidance system
  • Standard collision-mitigation system
  • Blind-spot warning system
  • Driver-assist technology
  • New &quot
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  • telematics system

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL550 is stunning — both to look at and to drive — in a way not many cars are. The CL550 is plenty quick, though it's not at the top of the CL-Class heap in terms of power. Nor is it practical, economical or subtle; it's simply a gorgeous automobile for people who can afford to not care about such things — or its $113,000-plus starting price.&n... Read full review for the 2011 Mercedes Benz CL Class

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Consumer Reviews

5.0

Average based on 2 reviews

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DREAM CAR EXCITEMENT!!!

by CORPORATE EXECUTIVE THRILL SEEKER from ST. LOUIS, MO. on January 13, 2012

MY WIFE IS 67 YEARS OLD. SHE IS A SPEED ENTHUSIAST. THIS IS HER 2ND CL (500 AND550) AND SHE IS GRINNING FROM EAR TO EAR. PERSONNALY, I THINK THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CAR MADE. JUST DROVE IT 5600 MIL... Read Full Review

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

unlimitedmo/unlimited

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.