I have owned 3 other Mercedes & this is my favorite over my previous CL600. The understated styling & great performance are favorites. Handling is good for a heavier car but not in the Porsche range. Reliability has been good but one electrical problem which the dealer solved. This is my every day driver so I plan to put on a lot of miles & I keep my cars for several years. I purchased the extended warrantee based on my experience with my CL600. I would buy this car again & highly recommend it for performance, style & luxury, only I would get the voice activated controls, I miss the hands free calling on my previous CL600.
I traded a 2002 M5 for this beast so I
am very familiar with high performance
cars. This is a true luxury car with
blinding performance and incredible
comfort. You can drive for hundreds of
miles and still want to keep going.
The seats are extremely comfortable
and it has all the toys and technology
you could ask for. Its a dream. It is
not a sports car but does fairly well
in the curves. The brakes are good but
it is a heavy car so you have to allow
for some distance to stop as compared
to a lighter Porsche. The torque is
immense and available at any speed. A
deeper exhaust sound and a lower ride
height would be my only fixes.
As far as design , comfort, jet like
power and acceleration at all speeds it
does not get any better. Has all the
toys you would expect in a vehicle this
price but this car is built to enjoy
and last for many years. Easy to adjust
the height and suspension of the
CL.Corners are easy to take with total
control at all times. Voice activated
phone and radio and CD's actually are
reliable. Three choices to shift gears.
Worth the wait.
Owned this car almost a year for now,
no problem at all, fast, fast, and
fast. Cornering? no problem, speed? no
problem, COmfortable? Yes, Reliable?
Yes, so far. Gas mileage is not bad if
you drive it moderately, only a little
bit different with my S500. 493 hp and
516lb/ft of torque? It is enough. I
can live with it.