Mercedes-Benz CL Reviews from North America - Page 2 of 2

2003 Mercedes-Benz CL 55 AMG 5.5L supercharged 493hp V8

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.5L supercharged 493hp V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance610 miles
Previous carVolvo 850

Summary:

Oh my god!!!

Faults:

Nothing yet, and I don't think anything will ever go wrong!

General Comments:

For the fortunate few who are wealthy enough to buy this car, this has got to be the ultimate Mercedes. I haven't experienced anything like it it my entire life! It's damn gorgeous, and the engine packs an amazing 493 horsepower and 516 pounds of torque, enough to get yourself killed! Its 0-60 time is clocked at 4.3 seconds, which makes it king of the road. My only reservation with the car is that it will give valets wicked ideas, and Motor Trend magazine seems to share my concern. The bottom line is: this isn't a car to park on the street. But that's no big deal; if I want to drive in the city I'll take my Jaguar X-type instead.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd May, 2003

17th Sep 2004, 22:52

I am currently trying to decide on the CL 55 vs. the S55. I have an F355 for the occasional Sunday morning adrenaline pump. I also have 4 kids which I know I will occasionallly have with me when not in the SUV. I just wonder if the ingress and egress of only 2 doors and possible more than 2 passengers might become a pain in the rear.

13th Mar 2007, 16:03

For more than 2 passengers is OK to have an CL, but only from time to time. For daily use with 4 people the CL is innapropriate. I have one, I just bought it, it's sensational! It's from 2001 with 61.000 km and I can say it's a dream car for any human! OK, let's keep David Beckham out of this...

29th Nov 2007, 15:21

Are any of the comments on build quality (ESPECIALLY RUST!!) on this site from Europeon owners indicative of cars imported to US? I've been seriously contemplating a used CL500 but am now concerned re these rust / thin paint experiences.

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 3 reviews