2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Coupe
Benefits of Driving a 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Coupe
The 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class has blistering acceleration, enough comfort inside for a cross-country trip, a host of industry leading tech features and exclusivity.
What's new for 2011?
The big, luxurious Mercedes-Benz CL-Class coupes have been revised for 2011, with a new grille and taillight design, as well as revised sheetmetal for a slightly different look. But the major news is that two all-new direct-injection bi-turbo V8 engines--a 4.6L and a special high-performance AMG 5.5L--make their U.S. debut in the CL-Class, bringing improved performance and fuel economy. Both engines are matched to a retuned 7-speed automatic transmission and the base CL550 model now comes with 4Matic all-wheel drive. Automatic engine stop/start, allowing the engine to turn off to save fuel at stoplights, has also been added to the top-of-the-line CL63. Mercedes-Benz has also made Adaptive Highbeam Assist standard and made Active Blind Spot Assist standard on V12 models and optional on V8 models. Attention Assist is also now a standard feature.
- Strong, refined engines
- very quick acceleration
- useful active-safety features
- AMG models' supercar performance with top-notch luxury
The new CL-Class comes in CL550 4Matic, CL600 and CL63 AMG models. The CL550 is now powered by a new 4.7-liter bi-turbo V8 engine that makes 529 horsepower. The 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG gets a new 5.5-liter bi-turbo V8 that makes 536 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. The flagship CL600 includes a 510-hp V12 that makes 612 lb-ft of torque and can blast the CL to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. The very exclusive CL65 AMG includes a 621-hp version of the V12. With an optional AMG Performance Package, the CL63's engine gets a power bump to 563 hp and 664 lb-ft and makes that the choice for any who plan to bring this big luxury coupe out for track time.