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1998 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Coupe

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Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.0 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 315 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Doesn't get this big, comfortable, powerful, or German in any other coupe.

  • Cons

    Styling is aging quickly, replacement model is due soon. Price.

  • What's New for 1998

    In keeping with Mercedes' somewhat odd habit of changing its cars' names just as people are getting the hang of them, the former S-Class coupes are now dubbed the CL-Class. Other than that confusing switch, the only changes to these big coupes are the addition of BabySmart airbag technology and BrakeAssist to the standard equipment lists.

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Customer Reviews

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Classic (almost) perfection

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL500 2dr Coupe

The looks never get old. These are well put together, drive like a dream and are huge, particularly on the inside. Plenty of headroom all around for total comfort. With some tweaks they can be made to like the corners, though they are not race toys by any means. Tear and wear repairs are astronomical so please do the car a favor and do not buy it if you cannot afford to keep it up proper. If you value style and comfort along with refinement, this is it. They no longer make them like that. These cars do have personality and you can read them after a while.




Cl500

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL500 2dr Coupe

Great car! The body style is classic and sleek. Functionally well designed. Handles extremely well. However as with all Mercedes, the maintenance costs are very high. This car has lots of power options and with time these things will need attention. Purchased used, so my dealer had added some larger wheels and tires. I would not suggest doing this.



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Great car

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL500 2dr Coupe

This is my third Benz and the best so far. It is smooth, powerful and feels very safe. When driving often look at other performance luxury cars and ask myself "swap?" The honest answer so far is "no". Long trips are effortless. Fuel comsuption is moderate but I'd rather pay a little more at the pump than pay life insurance that only pay out to my estate. I think I will get my wife one as the price, safety, performance, comfort, and fun equation is unbeatable




Cl500 almost the perfect car

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL500 2dr Coupe

My CL500 is not only a beautiful car, but it handles and performs great! The seats are very comfortable and it has a lot of power - or "git up". Although it is a coupe, the back seat is very large and comfortable. Also it is easy to get in & out of the back seat. Repairs can be expensive, but I have not had to do much - other than change the oil and filters.




Love that benz.

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL500 2dr Coupe

My 1998 Mercedes-Benz CL500 is a gorgeous car and it drives as nicely as its looks. The faster one drives, the better it feels. On the highway my fuel economy is 24mpg+. I had to repair the headlights and it was very expensive though.



Full 1998 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Review

What's New for 1998

In keeping with Mercedes' somewhat odd habit of changing its cars' names just as people are getting the hang of them, the former S-Class coupes are now dubbed the CL-Class. Other than that confusing switch, the only changes to these big coupes are the addition of BabySmart airbag technology and BrakeAssist to the standard equipment lists.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 20
  • highway
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