2003 Mercedes-Benz CL 55 AMG 5.5L supercharged 493hp V8
Oh my god!!!
Nothing yet, and I don't think anything will ever go wrong!
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
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.
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...
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.