2012 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

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1 reviews
Available Price Range $31,468-$69,880 Trims4 Combined MPG 15-19 Seats 4

Our Take on the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

Our Take

The CL-Class is the two-door equivalent of Mercedes' high-end S-Class sedan. With seating for four, the CL-Class competes with the Bentley Continental GT. There are no significant changes for... 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
  • mbrace telematics system


Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in June 2011 about the 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL550. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2012, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.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 qui... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

5.0 out of 5

Based on 1 reviews

Acura Legend

by mikel from Miami on October 6, 2012

The Benz; is a great car, I owmed a 2 door cpr which was great. The Acura was with less work & more reliable

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.


Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2012 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class.

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


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

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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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