2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG: Air Conditioning Still Blows Cold
November 25, 2014
It never seems to drop below 74 degrees in southern California and I'm prone to break a sweat at around 65. As a result, I'm constantly maxing out the air conditioning in our long-term cars. And while our long-term 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG is nearly a decade old, the air conditioning still blows cold. Really cold.
I put the fans on max, drop the A/C down to 54 degrees (or "LO" -- the setting below 54 on the readout) and the cabin cools to frigid temps almost immediately. The ventilated seats aren't working very well and the climate control vents could use some additional range adjustment, but when it comes to the core task of cooling the cabin, this air conditioning system has my passengers reaching for blankets in a hurry.
Not only is this system still going strong, it's more effective than several of the brand-new models in our fleet.
Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 70,700 miles