• (5.0) 1 reviews
  • MSRP: $24,656$67,628
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 15-19
  • Engine: 429-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
2012 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

Our Take on the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

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 2012.The CL measures a whopping 200 inches long, making it as long as some full-size SUVs. Exterior... 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

2012 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Reviews

Cars.com 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 q... Read full review for the 2012 Mercedes Benz CL Class

Consumer Reviews


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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

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2012 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls 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

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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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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