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2003 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

   
 
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 14/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

  • The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class represents an automotive pinnacle. Its ride, handling, performance and luxury combine to make it one of the best grand touring coupes on the planet.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    High performance, dizzying array of high-tech features, classic styling, comfortable long-distance cruiser for two.

  • Cons

    Complex navigation and audio systems, cramped rear seat, expensive.

  • What's New for 2003

    There is more power for the CL55 and CL600 models, both of which now put out nearly 500 horsepower. All CLs see a number of other subtle…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (13 total reviews)


Cl amazing!

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Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL500 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

I just bought my 2003 CL 500 and I love the car! It is great, no problems and many standard features. I wish the car had a more aggressive look, but it still looks very classy. Fuel economy also is bad 16-24mpg I typically get 15-17 and I drive conservatively. If you have the money I would def recommend one, a lot better than most cars out there!




Luxury, high performance & loving

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Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL500 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

I have owned serveral other Mercedes vehicles and luxury vehicles but the 2003 CL55 AMG has displayed it all. Fun to drive, high performance, comfortable front seats, good sound system and not to leave out it looks great on the road. I am currently waiting for the 2007 to come out, I want another.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Best ever

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Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL500 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

I've owned most makes over 40 years,MB since 1969, every high line Mercedes made in the last 20 years (no AMGs) and this by far the finest and most reliable car of all. After eight months of ownership the car remains flawless, is perfectly comfortable and a blast to drive.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Cl500

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Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL500 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

gorgeous, comfortable car with a few bad design features. there should be a cd player/disc changer in the dash, the automatic sealing windows have failed twice and needed repair. This is only a good ides if it works. At this price all features (multi-contour seats, distronic cruise control. etc,,,)should be standard. Stunning looks, fat comfort, love the keyless go although it could react a bit faster. Love the java interior with light wood. Overall I'm lucky to own it.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Cl 500 test drives

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Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL500 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

This is a great car ,I love the suspension system on it, especialy the options of sport and normal driving I also like the fact you can raise the car 2 dif levels. the comfort in the cl is great the seats are wide and offer great support. I also enjoy the tip shift trans I use this mode all the time. The one thing I wish it had was a little more power off the line and and a more agresive sounding exhaust system.



3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Lemon

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Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL500 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

Don't buy. In the last 14 months I had this car under warranty repair for 6 weeks.Towned from hwy twice!!!



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 20
  • highway
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Full 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Review

What's New for 2003

There is more power for the CL55 and CL600 models, both of which now put out nearly 500 horsepower. All CLs see a number of other subtle changes, such as new head- and taillight lenses, a Pre-Safe safety feature, revised switchgear and a larger COMAND screen.

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