• (5.0) 3 reviews
  • MSRP: $27,945–$63,333
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 14-18
  • Engine: 429-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
2013 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

Our Take on the Latest Model 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Choice of V-8 or V-12 engines
  • Splitview LCD entertainment option
  • Standard collision-mitigation system
  • Available high-performance AMG models
  • mbrace2 communication system

2013 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The CL-Class is the two-door equivalent of Mercedes' high-end S-Class sedan. The CL-Class is available as a CL550 with all-wheel drive, a V-12-powered CL600, and as two AMG high-performance variants. With seating for four, the CL-Class competes with the Bentley Continental GT.
New for 2013
A new Grand Edition Package is available on all CL-Class models for 2013, giving buyers the chance to choose from three package-specific paint colors and three package-specific interiors. The package also includes 20-inch wheels, unique badging and AMG styling.
Exterior
The CL measures a whopping 200 inches long, making it as long as some full-size SUVs. Exterior features include:

  • Dual stainless steel exhaust with chrome tailpipe finish
  • Standard power moonroof
  • 18-inch wheels standard, 19- and 20-inch optional
  • Bi-xenon headlights include washers
  • AMG Sport Package with front/rear aprons, side skirts and 20-inch wheels
  • Power-closing trunk lid

Interior
CL-Class coupes accommodate up to four occupants and have bucket-like rear seats. The power-adjustable front seats feature standard heating and ventilation, while active massaging is optional. Interior features include:

  • Standard mbrace2 communication system and Comand multimedia system
  • Standard 600-watt 11 speaker Harman Kardon stereo 
  • Optional heated-steering wheel
  • Optional Splitview front-seat entertainment system
  • Available backup camera

Under the Hood
Typical of Mercedes-Benz, the CL-Class maintains a rich powertrain selection for 2013. Mechanical features include:

  • CL550 4Matic has a 429-horsepower, twin-turbo 4.6-liter V-8 with 516 pounds-feet of torque
  • CL600 has a 510-hp, twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-12 with 612 pounds-feet of torque
  • CL63 AMG has a 536-hp, twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 with 590 pounds-feet of torque and stop/start technology. (An optional Performance Package brings power figures up to 563 horsepower and 664 pounds-feet of torque.)
  • CL65 AMG has a 621-hp, twin-turbo 6.0-liter V-12
  • Five- or seven-speed automatic transmission
  • 4Matic all-wheel drive available
  • 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 prepares car for impending impact
  • Optional adaptive cruise control adjusts speed automatically to maintain a preset following distance
  • 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

 

Consumer Reviews

(5.0)

Average based on 3 reviews

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Drive like a sedan.

by Kevin Hamilton from Tallahassee,FL on May 14, 2017

Very happy with the car and transaction was quick and simple. I would do it again. The car looks brand new!

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4 Trims Available

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Service & Repair

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

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/50,000mi

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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.

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