Review: Mercedes-Benz CL-Class (2007 – 2014)


High performance in comfort. Top quality feel inside. A rare sight on the roads. AMG version is amazingly fast. More aggressive looking following 2010 facelift.

Expensive to buy and run. Depreciates rapidly. Very big for a two-door car. Pulsation dampers can fail leading to a hard ride.

Mercedes-Benz CL-Class (2007 – 2014): At A Glance

What does a Mercedes-Benz CL-Class (2007 – 2014) cost?

Real MPG average for a Mercedes-Benz CL-Class (2007 – 2014)

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12–28 mpg

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Would Mercedes-Benz contribute to an ABC pump replacement?

My 2010 Mercedes-Benz CL500 was making noise so I took it to local dealer. He called in a Mercedes-Benz dealer who diagnosed the ABC pump failing. The Mercedes-Benz dealer replaced the pump because the local garage asked them to. The total cost was £2,200, so I asked them to ask Mercedes-Benz to contribute. They are refusing. Is it likely Mercedes-Benz would because the car has done 38,000 miles with a full service history.
I don't think there's much chance of this because the car is more than 6 years old.
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