2013 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

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Key Specs

of the 2013 Mercedes‑Benz CL‑Class. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Smooth, effortless acceleration
  • Progressive, strong brakes (CL550)
  • Highly adjustable front seats
  • Pillarless-coupe styling
  • Clarity of Night View Assist screen

The Bad

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

Notable Features of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

  • 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 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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 s...

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

Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(3.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

superior styling in a coupe

by MAS on December 11, 2017

Refined brute ! This is the vehicle for those desiring refined brutishness. A must have for men with refined style. Read full review

(5.0)

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! Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The CL-Class received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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