This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Mercedes-Benz CL (07-14) review.

4 out of 5 4.0
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Mercedes-Benz CL (00-05) - rated 4 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £66,285 - £145,835
Used price £1,720 - £9,530
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £280 - £340
Insurance group 50 How much is it to insure?


Prestige, presence, pace


Price, maybe a bit too discreet

Mercedes-Benz CL rivals

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The CL is Mercedes-Benz's top of the range coupe model. It is in many ways hard to justify as it offers less practicality than the S-Class and lacks the drop-top abilities of the SL, and all three models offer similar performance. Look at it another way however and it is more practical than the SL and sexier than the S-Class. Visually discreet (as much as a five metre long Mercedes can be) it combines wonderfully cosseting accommodation and a gargantuan boot with varying shades of disdainfully powerful engines.

If you have the money to be able to afford to buy and run one then your cars probably don't need to justify themselves.

Mercedes-Benz CL rivals