2001 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Review | Edmunds.com

2001 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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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 302 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

  • Those who liked last year's car but wished for even more power and status can rejoice in the AMG-tweaked CL55 and the V12-powered CL600.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    High-tech features, classic styling, comfortable long-distance cruiser for two.

  • Cons

    Complex navigation/audio system, cramped rear seat, pricey.

  • What's New for 2001

    The CL600 makes its debut with a 362-horsepower V12. Distronic cruise control, a high-tech system using radar, braking and acceleration to maintain a specified distance from other vehicles, is standard on the CL600 and optional on other CL models. Web-based services, such as e-mail and stock quotes, will also be on board for the 2001 model year.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
/
  • 21
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Head turning style and mercedes

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL500 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

Purchased this car from Park Place Bedford,TX. I had always wanted a Benz, saw this one and fell in love. This car is in tip top shape in every way. It looks brand new inside and out, and my purchase and service experiences have been the best. This dealership treats you like royalty in every way! (Thanks Brian) I do wish the fuel economy was better, but with power and performance like no other its better than expected. Sound system is top notch, and all the options are user friendly. This care is impressive in every way. Mercedes was way ahead of its time when they built this dream machine!




Don't do it !!!

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL600 2dr Coupe (5.8L 12cyl 5A)

I bought this car in 2003 and kept it 5 years. It was $118 new, I paid $66k, I sold it in late 2008 for $19,500. Is that a clue ? Great looking , great driving and the absolute worst reliability. Mostly electronics, although the trunk brake light popped off when my wife closed the lid gently. the V-12 side emblem broke it's plastic self off twice while I gently washed it. The car developed oil leaks, my " Nice People, Nice cars dealer " quoted $9,200 for that. Suspensions tend to collapse also I was told. When we sold it it only had 42k miles on the clock. Oh, We also replaced a computer fuel feed unit, $1,400. You'll fall in love but be ready for an expensive divorce !!!




Loved it and love it

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL500 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

I have my car since new. It has been a nice experience and I have decided to keep it, instead of trading it in for the new 500. I like the styling of my car much better. It is dark blue with light grey interior. I have not had any trouble with it. The only thing now that I miss, is the right connection to my IPOD which I have to do with the FM transmitter, which is not stylish and unreliable. My car is pretty, fast and chic and I would not change it. The only things I have done are the regular mantainence programm and not at the MB dealership, but with a specialist for european cars, cheaper and better.



7 of 7 people found this review helpful

Great car cl 600. truely

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL600 2dr Coupe (5.8L 12cyl 5A)

This CL 600 is the most recent mercedes I have acquired. Traded in an E55 for it. They are very different cars, but both are extremely quick. The CL 600 truely lives up to the designation of the flagship of the Mercedes line up. The finish and workmanship are on par with any S class sedan.




Disappointed owner

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL55 AMG 2dr Coupe (5.4L 8cyl 5A)

15 visits for repair, most on computer issues. 1 suspension failure. If the car was reliable, it would be my favorite car of all types I have owned. There appears to be no end to the computer issues with this car.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Best ever

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL600 2dr Coupe (5.8L 12cyl 5A)

My first benz was a 1968 I bought used in 1975. I've owned many more since, occasionally straying to Porsches and even a Maserati Quatroportte in the 1980's. I recently traded my 2001 500sl for the cl600. My wife has a 2002 s500. The cl is the best benz I've ever had the pleasure to drive. The performance and ride are nothing short of amazing. I'm spoiled forever.



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Full 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Review

What's New for 2001

The CL600 makes its debut with a 362-horsepower V12. Distronic cruise control, a high-tech system using radar, braking and acceleration to maintain a specified distance from other vehicles, is standard on the CL600 and optional on other CL models. Web-based services, such as e-mail and stock quotes, will also be on board for the 2001 model year.

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Talk About The 2001 CL-Class

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michhala
michhala
03-12-2001
'A significant portion of the 2000 volume came from the all new C-Class -- the C240 and C320 -- which went on sale in September. The C-class model line increased 16% to 34,600, and is expected to play...



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