Mercedes-Benz CL Class owners manuals

Mercedes-Benz CL Class

Model overview

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

Mercedes-Benz CL Class PDF owner manual

Below you can find the owners manuals for the CL Class model sorted by year. The manuals are free to download and are available in PDF format. Is is recommended to check the owners manual corresponding to the correct year of your Mercedes-Benz CL Class to solve the problems or to get insights about the car.

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