2013 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$115,300-$213,200
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What's New for 2013:

  • Grand Edition option package

Exterior Features
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is a 4-passenger, premium luxury coupe based on the same platform and employing the same powertrains as the S-Class sedan. Four models are available: CL550, CL600, CL63 AMG, and the CL65 AMG. The AMG models are covered in a separate overview.

Standard equipment for the CL550 includes bi-xenon headlights with Active Curve Illumination, automatic high-beam headlights, LED running lights, LED taillights, power-folding and heated exterior mirrors, and 18-inch aluminum wheels.

Interior Features
The 2013 Mercedes CL550 model comes standard with leather, wood interior trim, wood/leather steering wheel, ambient cabin lighting, dual-zone automatic climate control, and 12-way power-adjustable heated and ventilated front seats. Additionally, the CL550 is equipped with a power sunroof, Keyless Go entry and push-button ignition, universal garage door opener, power trunk closer, and a power rear window shade. The standard COMAND system includes navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, 7.2-gigabyte music register hard drive, and a 600-watt premium surround-sound audio system with HD Radio and satellite radio.

Optional Features
Options for the CL550 are primarily grouped into packages. The Premium Package 2 adds a reversing camera, Night View Assist Plus with Pedestrian Detection technology, and active multi-contour massaging front seats. A Driver Assistance package includes active cruise control, blind-spot assist, and lane-keeping assist systems. A Sport package installs 19- or 20-inch AMG wheels and a body kit, while a new Grand Edition package offers the Sport package combined with special Designo paint and interior treatments. Additionally, the CL550 can be upgraded with a split-view front-seat entertainment system and a heated steering wheel.

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL600 includes the CL550's Premium Package 2 and Driver Assistance package contents as standard equipment, plus 19-inch aluminum wheels, heated steering wheel, premium semi-aniline leather, and a Dinamica headliner with quilted seams. Options include 20-inch aluminum wheels and the Split-view front-seat entertainment system.

Under the Hood
The 2013 CL550 is equipped with a twin-turbocharged, 4.6-liter V-8 engine generating 429 horsepower at 5,250 rpm and 516 lb.-ft. of torque between 1,800 rpm and 3,500 rpm. A 7-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters delivers power to all four wheels through the CL's standard 4Matic all-wheel-drive system. The CL550 also offers a standard adaptive damping air suspension with Sport and Comfort modes, and Direct Steer variable steering ratio technology.

A twin-turbocharged, 5.5-liter V-12 engine powers the 2013 CL600, and generates 510 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 612 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,800 rpm to 3,500 rpm. A 5-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters is used with the V-12, and sends power to the car's rear wheels. The CL600 is equipped with an Active Body Control suspension including crosswind stabilization.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class models are:

  • CL550 4Matic: 15/24/18 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • CL600: 12/18/14 mpg

Safety
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is equipped with 9 air bags, traction and stability control system, and 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with perforated front discs and 4-piston calipers, brake assist, torque vectoring braking, Predictive Brake Priming, brake drying, hill-start assist, and hill-hold assist. Additionally, the CL offers a standard Attention Assist system, which is designed to detect a drowsy driver, and Pre-Safe technology, which readies the cabin for a crash if sensors determine a collision cannot be avoided. The CL-Class is also equipped with an Mbrace telematics system and rain-sensing wipers.

Safety-related options for the CL550 include a reversing camera, active cruise control, active blind-spot assist, and active lane-keeping assist systems. A Night View Assist Plus system with Pedestrian Detection technology is also available for the CL550. These features are standard on the CL600.

As this overview is written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has performed crash tests on the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class.

What's New for 2013:

  • Grand Edition option package

Exterior Features
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is a 4-passenger, premium luxury coupe based on the same platform and employing the same powertrains as the S-Class sedan. Four models are available: CL550, CL600, CL63 AMG, and the CL65 AMG. The AMG models are covered in a separate overview.

Standard equipment for the CL550 includes bi-xenon headlights with Active Curve Illumination, automatic high-beam headlights, LED running lights, LED taillights, power-folding and heated exterior mirrors, and 18-inch aluminum wheels.

Interior Features
The 2013 Mercedes CL550 model comes standard with leather, wood interior trim, wood/leather steering wheel, ambient cabin lighting, dual-zone automatic climate control, and 12-way power-adjustable heated and ventilated front seats. Additionally, the CL550 is equipped with a power sunroof, Keyless Go entry and push-button ignition, universal garage door opener, power trunk closer, and a power rear window shade. The standard COMAND system includes navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, 7.2-gigabyte music register hard drive, and a 600-watt premium surround-sound audio system with HD Radio and satellite radio.

Optional Features
Options for the CL550 are primarily grouped into packages. The Premium Package 2 adds a reversing camera, Night View Assist Plus with Pedestrian Detection technology, and active multi-contour massaging front seats. A Driver Assistance package includes active cruise control, blind-spot assist, and lane-keeping assist systems. A Sport package installs 19- or 20-inch AMG wheels and a body kit, while a new Grand Edition package offers the Sport package combined with special Designo paint and interior treatments. Additionally, the CL550 can be upgraded with a split-view front-seat entertainment system and a heated steering wheel.

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL600 includes the CL550's Premium Package 2 and Driver Assistance package contents as standard equipment, plus 19-inch aluminum wheels, heated steering wheel, premium semi-aniline leather, and a Dinamica headliner with quilted seams. Options include 20-inch aluminum wheels and the Split-view front-seat entertainment system.

Under the Hood
The 2013 CL550 is equipped with a twin-turbocharged, 4.6-liter V-8 engine generating 429 horsepower at 5,250 rpm and 516 lb.-ft. of torque between 1,800 rpm and 3,500 rpm. A 7-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters delivers power to all four wheels through the CL's standard 4Matic all-wheel-drive system. The CL550 also offers a standard adaptive damping air suspension with Sport and Comfort modes, and Direct Steer variable steering ratio technology.

A twin-turbocharged, 5.5-liter V-12 engine powers the 2013 CL600, and generates 510 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 612 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,800 rpm to 3,500 rpm. A 5-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters is used with the V-12, and sends power to the car's rear wheels. The CL600 is equipped with an Active Body Control suspension including crosswind stabilization.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class models are:

  • CL550 4Matic: 15/24/18 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • CL600: 12/18/14 mpg

Safety
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is equipped with 9 air bags, traction and stability control system, and 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with perforated front discs and 4-piston calipers, brake assist, torque vectoring braking, Predictive Brake Priming, brake drying, hill-start assist, and hill-hold assist. Additionally, the CL offers a standard Attention Assist system, which is designed to detect a drowsy driver, and Pre-Safe technology, which readies the cabin for a crash if sensors determine a collision cannot be avoided. The CL-Class is also equipped with an Mbrace telematics system and rain-sensing wipers.

Safety-related options for the CL550 include a reversing camera, active cruise control, active blind-spot assist, and active lane-keeping assist systems. A Night View Assist Plus system with Pedestrian Detection technology is also available for the CL550. These features are standard on the CL600.

As this overview is written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has performed crash tests on the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class.

Available Trims for the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name CL550 (2dr Cpe 4MATIC) Transmission Automatic MSRP 115300.00 Engine 4.6L/284 City/Hwy MPG 15/24
Name CL600 (2dr Cpe RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 160300.00 Engine 5.5L/336 City/Hwy MPG 12/18
Name CL63 AMG (2dr Cpe RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 153000.00 Engine 5.5L/333 City/Hwy MPG 15/22
Name CL65 AMG (2dr Cpe RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 213200.00 Engine 6.0L/365 City/Hwy MPG 12/18

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INTERIOR
  • Premium leather seat trim
  • 14-way pwr front bucket seats w/3-position memory & lumbar support
  • Active ventilated front seats w/heating feature
  • NECK PRO active head restraints
  • Wood & leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio & multi-function display control/programmable easy-exit feature/mounted shift buttons
  • 4-way pwr tilt/telescopic steering column w/memory
  • COMAND cockpit management & data system -inc: 40GB hard drive-based navigation system, audio status, 8" color LCD screen, hands-free communication system controls, driver-programmable settings for instruments, lighting, vehicle, convenience feature
  • Multi-function display in instrument cluster -inc: trip computer, exterior temp gauge, maintenance system, digital speedometer, reminder & malfunction messages, audio status, navigation route guidance, tire pressure
  • Electronic analog tachometer/fuel gauge
  • Mercedes-Benz maintenance system plus display -inc: distance remaining to next maintenance, type of service due, reminders, brake-pad wear
  • Pwr windows
  • SmartKey system w/remote central locking system/anti-theft engine immobilizer/driver-programmable user-recognition features/drive away auto locking
  • SmartKey infrared remote w/windows & sunroof open/close, active ventilated seats on
  • KEYLESS-GO
  • Cruise control
  • Integrated HomeLink compatible 3-button garage door control
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Pwr trunk w/button on driver door & trunk lid & SmartKey
  • Pwr rear window sunshade w/1-touch express up/down
  • GPS navigation system w/40-GB hard drive
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control -inc: electrostatic dust/pollen filter, humidity/dewpoint/sun sensors, tunnel mode w/1-touch closing of all windows
  • Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff based on time/driving speed/exterior temp
  • Burl walnut wood interior trim
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Night security illumination
  • Adjustable ambient lighting
  • Exclusive leather seat trim
  • 14-way pwr drive-dynamic multi-contour front bucket seats w/3-position memory/4-level massage/pneumatic lumbar support
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Multi-function display in instrument cluster -inc: trip computer, exterior temp gauge, maintenance system, digital speedometer, reminder & malfunction messages, audio status, navigation route guidance, tire pressure, cruise controls
  • DISTRONIC PLUS adaptive cruise control w/blind spot assist
  • Brown poplar wood interior trim
  • Alcantara headliner
  • AMG aerodynamic bodywork
  • AMG premium leather seat trim
  • 14-way pwr drive-dynamic multi-contour front AMG sport seats w/3-position memory/4-level massage/adjustable side bolsters/adjustable lumbar support
  • AMG premium leather-wrapped sport steering wheel w/shift paddles/audio & multi-function display control/programmable easy-exit feature/mounted shift buttons
  • Digital display w/speedometer/odometer/touch shift gear & mode selection
  • AMG instrument cluster w/RACETIMER
  • Dual front/rear reading lamps
EXTERIOR
  • 18" 5-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P255/45HR18 front & P275/45HR18 rear all-season tires
  • Pwr tilt/slide tinted glass sunroof
  • Bi-xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps -inc: auto level control, heated headlamp washers, selectable light-sensing auto-on headlamps, auto lamp substitution, active curve illumination
  • Programmable pwr folding heated mirrors w/memory/auto-dimming driver mirror/integrated LED turn signals
  • Variable intermittent rain-sensing dual aero-blade windshield wipers
  • 19" multispoke aluminum wheels
  • P255/45R19 front & P275/45R19 rear high performance tires
  • 20" twin AMG 5-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P255/35ZR20 front & P275/45ZR18 rear high performance tires
  • 20" x 8.5" front/20" x 9.5" rear AMG twin 5-spoke forged aluminum wheels
MECHANICAL
  • 4.6L DOHC bi-turbo 32-valve V8 engine
  • Driver-adaptive 7-speed automatic transmission -inc: sport & ECO shift modes
  • 4MATIC all-wheel drive
  • Independent 4-link front suspension w/anti-lift control/stabilizer bar
  • Independent multi-link rear suspension w/anti-squat/anti-dive system
  • AIRMATIC air suspension w/adaptive damping system
  • Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
  • 4-wheel ventilated pwr disc brakes
  • Dual exhaust system w/chrome tailpipes
  • 5.5L SOHC bi-turbo 36-valve V12 engine
  • Driver-adaptive 5-speed automatic transmission -inc: sport & ECO shift modes
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Active Body Control (ABC) -inc: coil spring & electronically controlled hydraulic cylinder w/gas-pressurized shock absorber at each wheel, auto all-wheel level control, driver-selectable ride-height control, auto speed-sensitive lowering
  • 5.5L DOHC bi-turbo 32-valve V8 AMG engine -inc: start/stop system
  • 7-speed automatic AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT transmission
  • AMG modified Active Body Control (ABC) -inc: coil spring & electronically controlled hydraulic cylinder w/gas-pressurized shock absorber at each wheel, auto all-wheel level control, driver-selectable ride-height control, auto speed-sensitive lowering
  • 4-wheel high performance dual-piston sliding-caliper AMG pwr disc brakes
  • AMG sport exhaust system w/dual twin tailpipes
  • 6.0L SOHC bi-turbo 36-valve V12 AMG engine
  • 5-speed automatic AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT transmission -inc: sport, comfort & manual shift modes
PACKAGE
  • Driver assistance pkg -inc: DISTRONIC PLUS adaptive cruise control w/PRE-SAFE brake, active blind spot & lane keeping assist
SAFETY
  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brake system (ABS) w/brake assist system (BAS)
  • Electronic stability program (ESP)
  • Dual-stage front airbags w/front passenger adaptive feature, occupant classification system
  • Front/rear side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear window curtain side airbags
  • Driver knee airbag
  • mbrace in-vehicle services -inc: stolen vehicle recovery, remote door unlock service, automatic alarm & collision notification, (6) months Hughes Telematics service
  • PARKTRONIC w/parking guidance
  • ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness monitor
  • Roll-over sensor
  • 3-point seat belts w/pre-tensioners & force limiters
  • ISOFIX anchor & tether system for child seats
  • Illuminated emergency trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • PRE-SAFE brake
  • Night View Assist PLUS w/spotlight function
  • Rearview monitor
  • AMG 2-stage electronic stability program (ESP)
ENTERTAINMENT
  • AM/FM radio w/in-dash 6-disc CD changer
  • (11) speaker 600-watt harman/kardon Logic 7 surround sound system
  • SiriusXM satellite radio w/real-time traffic service
  • HD Radio
  • Bluetooth hands-free communication system
  • In-dash SD memory card reader
  • Media interface in glovebox
  • Zagat Survey ratings guide for restaurant/golf/hotels

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