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2014 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

$37,152 — $62,232 USED
Coupe
4 Seats
14-18 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(4.5) 2 reviews

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
2014 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Choice of V-8 or V-12 engines
  • Split View LCD entertainment option
  • Collision-mitigation system
  • Available high-performance AMG models
  • Mbrace2 communication system

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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 2014
This is the final model year for the CL-Class in its current design. As such, the car’s previously optional P02 Premium Package now comes as standard equipment. It includes a rearview camera, seats with adjustable air bladders that include a massage function and a system called Night View Assist.
Exterior Highlights

  • Dual stainless-steel exhaust with chrome tailpipe finish
  • Power moonroof
  • Standard 18-inch wheels, 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 Highlights

  • Up to four occupants
  • Bucketlike rear seats
  • Mbrace2 communication system and Comand multimedia system
  • 600-watt 11-speaker Harman Kardon stereo 
  • Power-adjustable front seats with heating, ventilation and active massaging
  • Available heated steering wheel
  • Available Split View front-seat entertainment system
  • Available backup camera

Under the Hood

  • 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 o...
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 2014
This is the final model year for the CL-Class in its current design. As such, the car’s previously optional P02 Premium Package now comes as standard equipment. It includes a rearview camera, seats with adjustable air bladders that include a massage function and a system called Night View Assist.
Exterior Highlights

  • Dual stainless-steel exhaust with chrome tailpipe finish
  • Power moonroof
  • Standard 18-inch wheels, 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 Highlights

  • Up to four occupants
  • Bucketlike rear seats
  • Mbrace2 communication system and Comand multimedia system
  • 600-watt 11-speaker Harman Kardon stereo 
  • Power-adjustable front seats with heating, ventilation and active massaging
  • Available heated steering wheel
  • Available Split View front-seat entertainment system
  • Available backup camera

Under the Hood

  • 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 available Performance Package brings power figures up to 563 hp and 664 pounds-feet of torque.)
  • CL65 AMG has a 621-hp, twin-turbo 6.0-liter V-12 with 738 pounds-feet of torque
  • Five- or seven-speed automatic transmission
  • 4Matic all-wheel drive available
  • Parking Guidance, which assists in parallel-parking maneuvers, is available with adaptive cruise control

Safety Features

  • 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
  • Available adaptive cruise control adjusts speed automatically to maintain a preset following distance
  • Available blind spot warning system available with adaptive cruise control
  • Attention Assist system notifies drivers when they need a break, based on behavioral changes

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.5
2 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(4.0)
Value For The Money
(4.0)
(4.0)

nice car but Slightly low reliability

by myloveryou from Carrollton on July 30, 2018

The design and driving performance of this car is very good and comfortable. But I replaced the radiator because of the radiator leak, and the dashboard generated noise And there are a few problems in ... Read full review

(5.0)

very fine automoile

by car guy from Illinois Chicago metro area on April 18, 2014

This was the best car buying experience I've ever had . The sales person I had was great. The merceds c300 is a great car. Great style outside and in. The performance and handling are great. My wife ... Read full review

Safety

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Recalls

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class currently has 0 recalls


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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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