Intro: Mercedes-Benz's elegant 2-door boulevard cruiser, the CL-Class, has been updated for 2011 with more angular headlights and a more upright grille giving it the regal look that it deserves.
Features: To call the CL's interior spacious would be an understatement. Rear seats with ample legroom rival equally roomy front seats. Meanwhile the driver is treated to a standard navigation system and an LCD monitor that completely replaces analog gauges.
Performance: There are four potent engines, two V8's and two V12's, ranging from a base 429 horsepower 4.6-liter V8, up to a 621 horsepower 6-liter twin-turbocharged V12. Power is sent to the rear wheels or 4MATIC all wheel drive through either a 5-speed automatic or 7-speed automatic transmission, depending on model selected.
Fuel Economy: Here are the highest and lowest EPA estimates for fuel economy:
Pricing: Base MSRP for the 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL550 is $113,150, while a range-topping CL65 AMG starts at $209,300.
Warranty: The CL is backed by a 4-year, 50,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Summary: With head-turning curves, a selection in potent engines and a sense of occasion befitting a car of its class, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is the coupe for those who want comfort, grace, and style out of their luxury 2-door.