Mercedes-Benz CL Class owners manuals
The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is a range of full-size luxury grand tourers which was built by the German carmaker Mercedes-Benz, from 1992 until 2014 in the US. The name CL holds for Coupé-Light or Coupé-Luxury.
The CL-Class is the coupé version of the full-size S-Class sedan, built on the same platform. Previously known as the SEC and later S-Coupé, it was formed into its distinctive name in 1996 and 1997 for North American markets. The CL remained to follow the same construction cycle as the S, with a shorter wheelbase and sharing the almost same powertrains options.
In 2014 Mercedes formally discontinued using the CL-Class classification, and moving the naming back to the S-Class Coupe/Convertible label. Comparable to how it did before with the CLK-Class which was moved back to being named E-Class Coupe/Convertible, thus it was followed by the C217 S-Class Coupé.
The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is available in four trim levels: CL550 4Matic, CL600, CL63 AMG, and CL65 AMG. It is powered by a twin-turbo 4.7-liter V8 engine that generates 429 hp and 516 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are by default. EPA-estimated fuel economy is rated at 18 mpg combined (15 mpg city/24 mpg highway).
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class known problems
Some of the common problems or complaints owners have about the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class are:
- Active Body Control System May Leak Hydraulic Fluid
- Rough Running Motor/Lack of Power caused by Coil Pack/Ignition Module Failure
- Broken Driveshaft Flex Discs Can Produce Driveshaft Movement/Vibration
- Evaporator Temperature Sensor Malfunction
- Front Thrust Arm and Control Arm Bushing May Break
- Door Control Modules Can Fail