Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

The CL has always been Mercedes-Benz's showcase for its cutting edge security features and this one continues that tradition. Although it's unlikely to get a Euro NCAP crash-test rating - it's rare for cars of this price to go through the test - it's fitted with a huge amount of features. PRE-SAFE Brake is new for the model. It detects and prepares for an impending accident by moving the passenger seat to the safest position, closing the windows and priming the brakes.

It also partially brakes the car in extreme circumstances so if you so have a crash, it will be at a much lower speed. Security is excellent and there's keyless go on the CL600.

At five metres long it is little surprise that the CL is not shy of interior space. The boot is huge too with more than enough room for a weekend's luggage and at 490 litres it's larger than a C-Class. Its height off the ground and narrow opening means it can be difficult to access, especially with awkward shaped loads but there's a lot of cabin storage and a decent-sized glovebox.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz CL (07-14).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Full size spare wheel
  • TV

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Full size spare wheel
  • TV