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2003 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Coupe

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Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.5 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 493 hp @ 6100 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/20 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 changes, such as new head- and taillight lenses, a Pre-Safe safety feature, revised switchgear and a larger COMAND screen.

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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (16 total reviews)

20 of 25 people found this review helpful

Worst

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

Worst Mercedes I ever owned, nonstop problems keep coming, I've been to 5 Mercedes specialist all the mechanics told me to get rid of this car asap, because too many on this model of car, it's not worth to fix, that's why used one is much cheaper than cl55!



11 of 103 people found this review helpful

Mercedes 2002 cl500

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

Fun car. Lots of power. Reliable. Purchased extednded warranty. I do think its needed and we have used it. Car is very comfortable & quiet. Excellent safety features abound. Very solid performer. Enjoy




Almost perfect...almost

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

Classic design...just a beautiful machine. I had heard about some MB quality issues in the early 2000's model lines and there are some bugs in the car: engine computer replacement, radiator hose replacement, window wahser resvoir repalcement, a turn signal that just wont work. Bummer on a car that cost $120k new. On the plus side this is a magical machine that you only really begin to understand at 100mph+. The design is clean and classic...the V12 purrs unless you want it to growl, which it is happy to do. This car is all alpha male selection.




V12 bang for the buck!

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

After years of lust for the big MB V12 I broke down and replaced my C5 Corvette with an ultra-clean fully optioned (Spt,Dist,Park)30k mi example. The car is heavy which adds to a solid feel all-around, but you wouldn't notice it with power that is immediate and omni-present. I looked at other new/used cars in the class, but none of them could match the looks, price, power, and features. Just ask yourself "where else can I get a V12 $120k car for 1/3 the original price (not Ferrari or Bentley). Mercedes went all out on their flagship model with plenty of wood and leather to match the techno gadets that are loaded with car. The jury is still out on reliability/maintainability.




Driving and tech showcase

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

Unbelievable combination of performance, build quality, and style. Unlike other German cars, this one really has flair and more just a grudging acknowledgment that style needs to be there as well. Coming out of Jaguars, this has been the only MB in quite a while that could actually be termed sensuous. Performance is truly iron fist in velvet glove - unassuming, but very big performance envelope when called upon.




Black/java cl 500

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

Replacing passenger door electric window motor has been frustrating. Dealer service cut the leather then they broke every speaker grill (3) at the next three appointments. They replaced damaged wood trim on door and seat function panel. Always delivered car with grease spots everywhere they touched it and really did not care. Finally the center console split in half and needed replacement. Strange vibrations from wheels in the mornings that the dealer blames on low battery charge? The paasenger door is still not right but no body including MB cares.



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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
/
  • 20
  • highway
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