2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Consumer Review: Bullet Proof CL63

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Bullet Proof CL63
By CMM on


2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL63 AMG 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 7A)


An absolutely phenomenal car that makes CL (or S) driving more excitement than you can imagine. Not quite as much torque as the 12cyl CL600, but quick as nearly anything else on the street. When speed isn't an issue, it rides like a limo - smooth & quiet. With the AMG sport package and 20" wheels and tires it turns heads wherever it goes. Although it's 4500lbs, it feels like a sports cars with the Active Body Control suspension that keeps the car dead flat. The tranmission is tied to the suspension settings and here again goes from smooth and easy to 7000rpm manual only shifting. Actually the middle Sport Mode is the best selction for shifting. Overall, the best Benz I've owned in 20yrs

Best Features

The Distronic 2 needs to be used to be believed as it fucntions as a cruise control with brakes and actually brings the car to a dead stop and then resumes the prior speed, without the driver ever touching the gas or brake pedal. It takes a while to believe it will function as promised, but it does.

Worst Features

Alcantara headliner is very nice, but the seats should at least have the option of a better leather. The power seat control for accessing the rear seats is awkward to use and should have a better "stop" mechanism built in. The gas mileage is not good - 12.5 in the city from a happy lead footer !
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