Built for the Autobahn - 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Long-Term Road Test

2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Long-Term Road Test

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2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG: Built for the Autobahn

May 19, 2014

2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG

"It feels like it wants to cruise at 90 mph." This is what my coworker James Riswick recently told me about what it's like to drive our 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG on the highway. I hadn't driven our CL previous to that. But sure enough James was right.

American highway speed limits can feel like an injustice to this car. The CL65 AMG is so stable and its V12 is so strong and unstressed that normal cruising barely taps into the car's potential. Dawdle along at 65 mph and it's like going to a concert for the pianist Paul Lewis, but because of rules he can only perform "Mary Had A Little Lamb."

You can tell the CL65 AMG is a product of the country that came up with the Autobahn.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 63,731 miles

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