2010 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

The Mercedes-Benz CL-class is one of those rarest of the vehicle which rules the roost in the automotive Kingdom. It is a heaven for a couple at the rear seat and having a comfortable cling to their seatbacks. The leather rich interior adorned with enticing finishing on the floor is a treat to watch.

History

In its 4th generation now this class is really classy and has managed to retain its quintessential luxury coupe despite of having undergone several changes. The 2010 CL class is full of latest and most efficient safety measures. The wizards of Technology from renowned institutes have provided it with the latest entertainment technologies equipments and the luxurious means to provide total comfort.

It has come a large way than its S-Class counterpart in terms of style and subsequent features. Such gritty features have made the Mercedes CL class hundred times more superior than its predecessor.

The four trim levels and the engines have given this model much leverage. CL550, CL600, CL63 AMG and the CL65AMG have the HP and efficiency in increasing number. There are seven speed automatic transmission facilities. The CL 550 has the facility with all wheel drives, but the rest have rear-wheel drive facility in them.

Interior & Exterior

Other standard features highlights include the simple adjusting nature of the front seats with proper heating and ventilation facility. The ultimate audio system with Bluetooth connectivity makes it capable to store and listen to music. The exterior might disappoint, but the elegant interior is a sure shot impressive job. The interior is neither too showy nor is it very exotic. The major attraction is the roofline which goes very well from the windshield to the rear window and it impresses a lot.

Performance

When we talk about the performance the 2010 CL-Class, all those in the coupes perform with great speed. The base CL550 is powered by a jet smooth 5.5 literV-8 with 382 HP and is an all wheel drive vehicle. The models CL550 & CL600 have the great strength throughout the coups, and they can handle more efficiently than their counterparts, which are there AMG kin.

Safety

Regarding the safety issues, despite having long wheelbase and proper seatbelts the 2010 CL is not suited for carrying four adults at its rear seat. Mercedes 2010 CL class prominent safety features include the proper antilock brakes and side-impact airbags for both front and the rear seats. There is driver’s driver's knee bag and also an electronic stability system. Coming back to the most important features and to put in a nutshell, it has properly astounded leather coatings with a satellite radio, DVD navigation facility, and Bluetooth with USB port available. There is also included a 4 GB of Music hard drive.

Pros & Cons

Consumers have given thumbs-up for Mercedes 2010 CL class and with proper safety features and performance oriented structure, the model was widely accepted since its launch in 2010. Going apart from its previous counterpart and its S- class model, 2010 C-Class has emphasized more on the interiors and the safety measures. This has soared its popularity in the market. Their different coups in this segment have proven to be an asset as each of them have their unique features.

Overall Rating
82 out of 100

What others say:

“Despite its long wheelbase, seatbelt attendants that pull the safety devices out of the way, and power-forward seats that slide toward the wheel for easier entry and exit, the 2010 CL-Class isn't much suited for carrying four adults.”Car Connection

“Despite their size and heft, CLs are reassuringly stable when cornering and when traveling at high speeds. Standard Active Body Control further enhances agility. Powerful brakes provide short, drama-free emergency stops.”Consumer Guide

“Still, for sheer road-going perfection, few cars are better than the 2010 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class.”Edmunds

“If you're looking for the size, safety and status of an S-Class, but prefer the intimacy only a true coupe can provide, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz CL tops a very short contender's list.”KBB

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Market Value: $84,124.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 23.8 gallons (90 liters) MPG: 14 city / 21 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 199.4 in. (506 cm) Wheel Base: 116.3 in. (295 cm)
Height: 55.8 in. (141.7 cm) Width: 73.7 in. (187 cm)
Curb Weight: 4634 lbs (2101 kg) Ground Clearance: 5.1 in. (13 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 14 cu ft Maximum Seating: 4 people
Performance
Engine: 32-valve DOHC V8 Displacement: 5.5 Liter
Horsepower: 382 HP Max RPM: 2800 RPM
Torque: 391 lb-ft @ 6000 rpm Transmission: 7-Speed Automatic
0-60 mph: 4.3 seconds 1/4 Mile: 12.7 seconds
Available Trims & Engine
Option:CL550 4Matic Est. Market Value: $84,124; MPG: 14 city / 21 hwy
Option:CL63 AMG Est. Market Value: $110,421; MPG: 11 city / 18 hwy
Option:CL600 V12 Est. Market Value: $113,854; MPG: 11 city / 17 hwy
Option:CL65 AMG V12 Est. Market Value: $157,244; MPG: 11 city / 17 hwy