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4.5 out of 5 4.5
Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
Mercedes-Benz CL AMG (07-14) - rated 4.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £108,185 - £164,840
Used price £10,460 - £42,620
Used monthly cost £261 - £1,064
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £555 - £570
Insurance group 50 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Astoundingly fast, thunderous engines, luxury cabin, superb build quality

CONS

Expensive to buy and run, hardly understated, lacks sophisticated image of alternatives

Mercedes-Benz CL AMG rivals

Written by David Ross on

The Mercedes-Benz CL is designed to be the ultimate grand tourer - the equal to illustrious names like Aston Martin and Bentley - and the AMG is the more sport-focused version of this large coupé. There are actually two models - one using an enormous 6.2-litre V8 (Mercedes actually calls it a 6.3) and the other packing a 6.0-litre bi-turbo V12. Performance is as thunderous as you'd expect, but it's not all about sheer power.

It also has a luxuriously appointed interior and space for four adults to travel in supreme comfort. It's a rare beast but one with the ingredients to make it every bit as desirable as an Aston Martin DB9 or a Bentley Continental GT.

Mercedes-Benz CL AMG rivals

Other Mercedes-Benz CL (2007 - 2014) models: