2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Rebates and Incentives

Prices and Incentives

Dealer Price:
$103,600 - $295,000

Original MSRP:
$96,348 - $274,350

2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Review
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is a luxury coupe that comes in 4 different trims - the CL550 Coupe, CL63 AMG Coupe, CL600 Coupe, and the CL65 AMG Coupe. The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is a 2-door, 4-passenger luxury coupe. The CL550 Coupe has a customary 5.5-liter, V8, 382-hp engine and a 7-speed automatic transmission. The CL65 AMG Coupe has a customary 6.0-liter, V12, 604-hp turbo engine and a 5-speed automatic transmission. The 2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class comes with a standard 50,000mi/48 month basic warranty.

Luxury standardized features for the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class include - protective airbags, electronic parking aid, trunk anti-trap, full power accessories, ABS brakes, alloy wheels, tire detail, automatic parking brake, traction/stability control, navigation aid, stereo with CD player/changer, vehicle location system, DVD player, keyless entry, remote controls, remote releases, universal garage door opener, valet lockout, locking fuel door, power sunroof, sunshade, heated washer system, rain-sensing wipers, memory/folding/signaling/heated and power adjustable exterior mirrors, windshield wiper de-icer, illuminated vanity mirrors, dual automatic climate controls, air filter, rear HVAC, cruise control, trip computer, outside temperature gauge, steering wheel mounted controls, tilt/memory steering column, power trunk lid, leather interior, driver/passenger power memory/heated/cooled seats, power headrests, fog lights, automatic headlights and headlight washers.

Premium upgraded options include - chrome wheels, night vision, heated steering wheel and intelligent cruise control.

The 2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is carried over from 2007 and has a base starting price of $103,000.


Warranty Information
Basic: 4 Years/50,000 Miles
Recalls Issued
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 08V405000
Mfg's Report Date AUG 01, 2008
Component SUSPENSION
Number of Units Affected 4564
Summary MERCEDES BENZ IS RECALLING 4,564 MY 2001-2006 CL-CLASS (MODEL 215), MY 2002-2006 S-CLASS (MODEL 220), MY 2003-2007 SL-CLASS (MODEL 230), MY 2007-2008 CL-CLASS (MODEL 216), AND MY 2007 S-CLASS (MODEL 221)PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ACTIVE BODY CONTROL (ABC) ACCELERATION SENSORS ON THE FRONT STRUTS. THESE SENSORS MEASURE ACCELERATION AROUND THE Z-AXIS OF THE VEHICLE AND ASSURE AN AUTOMATIC ADAPTATION OF THE FRONT STRUTS TO MAINTAIN A RELATIVELY LEVEL BODY POSITION. VARIATIONS IN THE SOLDERING PROCESS RESULTED IN SOLDERING POINTS ON THE BOARD OF THE ABC SENSORS WHICH MAY NOT BE WITHIN DESIGN TOLERANCES. SIGNALS FROM THE AFFECTED SENSORS MEASURING THE ACCELERATION MAY NOT BE ACCURATELY TRANSMITTED TO THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT.
Consequence A VARIATION IN THE TRANSMITTED VALUES BETWEEN AFFECTED AND UNAFFECTED SENSORS CAN RESULT IN ONE FRONT STRUT ADJUSTING TO A VALUE INDICATING BODY MOVEMENT WHILE ANOTHER STRUT DOES NOT ADJUST PRESENTING THE DRIVER WITH AN UNEVEN FRONT SUSPENSION. THIS CONDITION MAY LEAD TO UNEXPECTED BODY MOVEMENTS AT THE FRONT AXLE WHICH CAN ADVERSELY INFLUENCE THE VEHICLE'S DIRECTIONAL STABILITY AND COULD LEAD TO A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE, IF NECESSARY, THE FRONT ABC SENSORS IN ALL POTENTIALLY AFFECTED VEHICLES. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.
Notes CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Models & Prices

2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class V8
Dealer Price Dealer Invoice Pricing Estimated Payments
2dr Cpe 5.5L V8 $103,600 $96,348 1,570

2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class V8 AMG
Dealer Price Dealer Invoice Pricing Estimated Payments
2dr Cpe 6.3L V8 AMG $137,000 $127,410 2,076

2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class V12
Dealer Price Dealer Invoice Pricing Estimated Payments
2dr Cpe 5.5L V12 $147,400 $137,082 2,233

2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class V12 AMG
Dealer Price Dealer Invoice Pricing Estimated Payments
2dr Cpe 6.0L V12 AMG $197,500 $183,675 2,992

2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class V12 AMG 40th Anv Ed
Dealer Price Dealer Invoice Pricing Estimated Payments
2dr Cpe 6.0L V12 AMG 40th Anv Ed $295,000 $274,350 4,469

2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Features and Standard Equipment

EPA FUEL ECONOMY RATINGS Features
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City 11/hwy 17 (5.5L engine/5-speed auto trans)    
City 11/hwy 18 (6.3L engine/7-speed auto trans)        
City 14/hwy 21 (5.5L engine/7-speed auto trans)        
EXTERIOR Features
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Bi-xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps-inc: polycarbonate lenses, automatic level control, heated headlamp washers, selectable light-sensing auto-on headlamps, automatic lamp substitution      
Bi-xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps-inc: polycarbonate lenses, automatic level control, heated headlamp washers, selectable light-sensing auto-on headlamps, automatic lamp substitution, active curve illumination    
Carbon fiber rear diffuser        
Halogen front foglamps    
Infrared rain-sensing aero-blade windshield wipers w/heated washer system      
Infrared rain-sensing aero-blade windshield wipers-inc: heated washer system, heated wiper parking position        
Laminated infrared-reflecting & noise insulating glass    
Pneumatic door & trunk closing assist        
Programmable pwr folding heated mirrors-inc: memory, auto-dimming driver mirror, integrated LED turn signals    
Pwr tilt/slide tinted glass sunroof w/1-touch express open/close, memory
Pwr trunk w/button on drivers door & trunk lid & SmartKey
Rear foglamp    
INTERIOR Features
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(2) rear head restraints w/pwr retractable, manually adjustable fore-aft    
(3) rear head restraints w/pwr retractable, manually adjustable fore-aft      
11-Speaker 600-watt harman/kardon LOGIC7 5.1 digital surround sound system w/5.1 channel amplifier, digital dynamic volume control    
14-Speaker 600-watt harman/kardon LOGIC7 5.1 digital surround sound system w/5.1 channel amplifier, digital dynamic volume control      
14-way pwr drive-dynamic multi-contour front AMG sport seats-inc: 3-position memory, 4-level massage    
14-way pwr drive-dynamic multi-contour front bucket seats-inc: 3-position memory, 4-level massage, pneumatic lumbar support        
14-way pwr front bucket seats w/3-position memory, pneumatic lumbar support        
4-way pwr tilt/telescopic steering column w/memory  
Active ventilated front seats w/heating feature  
Adjustable LED ambient lighting        
Alcantara headliner  
AM/FM/Weatherband radio w/in-dash 6-disc CD changer, memory card slot
AMG analog IWC clock    
AMG exclusive leather sport seats        
AMG gauges w/AMG race timer in digital display        
AMG leather steering wheel w/aluminum shift paddles        
AMG Premium leather upholstery        
Anti-theft alarm system    
Auto-dimming rearview mirror    
Automatic dual-zone climate control    
Carbon fiber trim        
COMAND cockpit management & data system-inc: hard drive-based navigation system        
COMAND cockpit management & data system-inc: hard drive-based navigation system, audio status, 8" color LCD screen, hands-free communication system controls, driver-programmable settings for instruments, lighting, vehicle, convenience feature      
Digital display-inc: speedometer, odometer, Touch Shift gear & mode selection      
Distronic Plus cruise control w/parking guidance, blind spot assist      
Dual front/rear reading lamps      
Dual illuminated vanity mirrors    
Electronic analog tachometer/fuel gauge      
Exclusive leather upholstery        
Exclusive leather upholstery w/V12 embossing on headrest        
Gloss Burl Walnut wood trim  
GPS navigation system w/20-GB hard drive    
Hands-free communication system w/voice control    
Heated front seats        
Illuminated trunk w/grocery bag hooks, tie-down hooks      
Integrated HomeLink compatible 3-button garage door control    
Keyless Go      
Leather & wood-trimmed steering wheel-inc: audio & multi-function display control, programmable easy-exit feature, mounted shift buttons      
Memory card slot for audio files    
Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System Plus display-inc: distance remaining to next maintenance, type of service due, reminders, brake-pad wear    
Multi-function display in instrument cluster-inc: trip computer, exterior temp gauge, maintenance system, digital speedometer, reminder & malfunction messages, audio status, navigation route guidance, tire pressure        
Multi-function displays in instrument cluster-inc: trip computer, exterior temp gauge, maintenance system, digital speedometer, reminder & malfunction messages, audio status, navigation route guidance, cruise controls, tire pressure      
Multi-function displays in instrument cluster-inc: trip computer, exterior temp gauge, maintenance system, digital speedometer, reminder & malfunction messages, audio status, navigation route guidance, tire pressure        
Multi-function steering wheel w/AMG shift paddles      
Nightview assist active night vision system    
Parktronic        
Premium leather upholstery        
Pwr rear window sunshade w/1-touch express up/down    
Rear folding center armrest      
Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff based on time/driving speed/exterior temp    
Rearview monitor    
Sirius satellite radio    
SmartKey infrared remote-inc: windows & sunroof open/close, active ventilated seats on    
SmartKey system-inc: remote central locking system, anti-theft engine immobilizer, driver-programmable user-recognition features, drive away automatic locking    
Stainless-steel AMG door sill trim w/illumination        
Stainless-steel door sill trim    
Stainless-steel door sill trim w/AMG insignia        
Tele Aid global positioning system (GPS) satellite system-inc: stolen vehicle recovery, remote door unlock service, automatic alarm/collision notification    
Tire pressure monitoring system    
Wood-trimmed telephone keypad cover w/hand rest        
MECHANICAL Features
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18" x 8.5" front 5-spoke light aluminum wheels        
18" x 8.5" front 9-spoke light aluminum wheels        
18" x 9.5" rear 5-spoke light aluminum wheels        
18" x 9.5" rear 9-spoke light aluminum wheels        
20" x 8.5" front AMG 5-spoke aluminum wheels    
20" x 9.5" rear AMG 5-spoke aluminum wheels    
4-wheel ventilated pwr disc brakes
5-speed automatic transmission        
5-speed automatic transmission w/AMG SpeedShift      
5.5L DOHC SMPI 32-valve V8 engine        
5.5L SOHC SMPI bi-turbo 36-valve V12 engine        
6.0L SOHC SMPI bi-turbo 36-valve V12 AMG engine      
6.3L DOHC SMPI 32-valve V8 AMG engine        
7-speed automatic drive-adaptive transmission w/AMG SpeedShift        
7-speed automatic transmission        
Active Body Control (ABC)-inc: coil spring & electronically controlled hydraulic cylinder w/gas-pressurized shock absorber at each wheel, automatic all-wheel level control, driver-selectable ride-height control, automatic speed-sensitive lowering      
AMG modified Active Body Control (ABC)-inc: coil spring & electronically controlled hydraulic cylinder w/gas-pressurized shock absorber at each wheel, automatic all-wheel level control, driver-selectable ride-height control, automatic speed-sensitive lowering    
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist      
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist plus    
Electronic stability program (ESP)
Independent 4-link front suspension-inc: anti-lift control, stabilizer bar
Independent multi-link rear suspension-inc: anti-squat, anti-dive system
P255/35R20 front high performance tires    
P255/45R18 front high performance tires      
P275/35R20 rear high performance tires    
P275/45R18 rear high performance tires      
Rear wheel drive
Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
SAFETY Features
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3-point seat belts w/emergency tensioning device, dual-stage belt force limiter    
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist system      
Driver/front passenger adaptive dual-stage airbags    
Drivers knee airbag    
Front passenger occupant classification system    
Front/rear side-impact airbags    
Front/rear window curtain airbags    
Illuminated emergency trunk release    
Pre-Safe system w/extended functions
Universal LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children) system

2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Options and Addition Equipment

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS Options
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18" 9-SPOKE WHEELS (N/A w/321 AMG Sport Pkg)        
18" CHROME 5-SPOKE WHEELS (N/A w/321 AMG Sport Pkg)        
19" 9-DUAL-SPOKE WHEELS        
19" 9-DUAL-SPOKE WHEELS (N/A w/321 AMG Sport Pkg)        
AMG PERFORMANCE PKG -inc: top speed of 186-mph, 20" AMG dual-spoke forged aluminum wheels, carbon fiber trim (N/A w/181, 264, 235 Designo)        
AMG SPORT PKG -inc: 19" AMG 5-spoke wheels, high performance tires, AMG front/rear bumpers & side skirts, dual chrome exhaust, steering wheel mounted shift buttons        
DISTRONIC PLUS *NO LONGER FACTORY ORDERABLE-SEE DEALER FOR CURRENT AVAILABILITY*      
DISTRONIC PLUS CRUISE CONTROL W/PARKING GUIDANCE & BLIND SPOT ASSIST      
ESPRESSO DESIGNO -inc: designo sand leather seats, designo natural maple wood trim, black Alcantara headliner, designo natural maple wood & leather heated steering wheel, black velour floormats w/black leather binding *Affects Color Availability* *INVOICE PRICE TO FOLLOW*  
GRAPHITE DESIGNO -inc: designo corteccia leather seats, designo matte natural oak wood trim, black Alcantara headliner, designo matte natural oak wood & leather heated steering wheel, black velour floormats w/black leather binding *Affects Color Availability* *INVOICE PRICE TO FOLLOW*  
HEATED STEERING WHEEL        
HEATED STEERING WHEEL *PRICE TO FOLLOW*        
IPOD INTEGRATION KIT    
IPOD INTEGRATION KIT *PRICE TO FOLLOW*        
MYSTIC WHITE DESIGNO -inc: designo porcelain leather seats, designo black piano lacquer wood trim, black Alcantara headliner, designo black piano lacquer wood & leather heated steering wheel, black velour floormats w/black leather binding *Affects Color Availability* *ESTIMATED*        
MYSTIC WHITE DESIGNO -inc: designo porcelain leather seats, designo black piano lacquer wood trim, black Alcantara headliner, designo black piano lacquer wood & leather heated steering wheel, black velour floormats w/black leather binding *Affects Color Availability* *INVOICE PRICE TO FOLLOW*    
P1 PREMIUM PKG I -inc: active ventilated front seats w/heat feature, Keyless Go        
P2 PREMIUM PKG II -inc: active ventilated front seats w/heat feature, Keyless Go, rearview monitor, drive-dynamic multi-contour front seats w/4-level massage function, night view assist        
P2 PREMIUM PKG II -inc: rearview monitor, night view assist        
GAS GUZZLER TAX Options
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GAS GUZZLER TAX        
INTERIOR TRIM Options
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CARBON FIBER TRIM (REQ: 030 AMG Performance Pkg)        
DESIGNO BLACK PIANO LACQUER WOOD TRIM (REQ: 264 Mystic White Designo)  
DESIGNO MATTE NATURAL OAK WOOD TRIM (REQ: 235 Graphite Designo)  
DESIGNO NATURAL MAPLE WOOD TRIM (REQ: 181 Espresso Designo)  
GLOSS BLACK ASH WOOD TRIM  
GLOSS DARK BURL WALNUT WOOD TRIM (STD)  
GLOSS POPLAR WOOD TRIM        
GLOSS POPLAR WOOD TRIM *PRICE TO FOLLOW*        
NOTE Options
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** NO FACTORY INSTALLED OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE FROM MERCEDES, CONTACT LOCAL DEALER FOR ADDITIONAL OPTION INFORMATION **        
PAINT TYPE Options
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STANDARD PAINT
SEAT TRIM Options
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AMG EXCLUSIVE LEATHER UPHOLSTERY (STD)        
EXCLUSIVE LEATHER UPHOLSTERY (STD)      
LEATHER UPHOLSTERY (REQ: 181, 264 or 235 Designo)  
PREMIUM LEATHER UPHOLSTERY (STD)      

2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Technical Specifications

Brakes
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Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 x 1.3 15.4 x 1.4 13.8 x 1.3 15.4 x 1.4 15.4 x 1.4
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.5 14.4 x 1.0 12.6 x 0.9 14.4 x 1.0 14.4 x 1.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
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Trunk Volume (ft 12.9 12.9 12.9 12.9 12.9
Engine
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Displacement 5.5L/333 6.3L/379 5.5L/336 6.0L/365 6.0L/365
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8 Gas V12 Gas V12 Gas V12
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 382 @ 6000 518 @ 6800 510 @ 5000 604 @ 4800 - 5100 604 @ 4800 - 5100
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 391 @ 2800 - 4000 465 @ 5200 612 @ 1800 - 3500 738 @ 2000 - 4000 738 @ 2000 - 4000
Exterior Dimensions
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Height, Overall (in) 55.7 55.7 55.8 55.8 55.8
Length, Overall (in) 199.4 200.2 199.4 200.2 200.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 5.1 5.2 5.2 5.2
Wheelbase (in) 116.3 116.3 116.3 116.3 116.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 73.7 73.7 73.7 73.7
Fuel Tank
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Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 23.8 23.8 23.8 23.8
Steering
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Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8
Steering Type Speed-Sensitive Speed-Sensitive Speed-Sensitive Speed-Sensitive Speed-Sensitive
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 38.1 38.1 38.1 38.1
Suspension
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Suspension Type - Front 4-Link 4-Link 4-Link 4-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-link Multi-link Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Active Suspension w/Active Suspension w/Active Suspension w/Active Suspension w/Active Suspension
Tires
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Front Tire Size - TBD - P255/35R20 - TBD - P255/35R20 P255/35R20
Rear Tire Size - TBD - P275/35R20 - TBD - P275/35R20 P275/35R20
Transmission
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Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Trans Type 7 7 5 5 5
Vehicle
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Front Head Room (in) 36.9 36.9 36.9 36.9 36.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.2 42.2 42.2 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.2 59.2 59.2 59.2 59.2
Passenger Capacity 4 4 4 4 4
Passenger Volume (ft 91.0 91.0 91.0 91.0 91.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 36.4 36.4 36.4 36.4
Second Leg Room (in) 32.2 32.2 32.2 32.2 32.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 55.2 55.2 55.2 55.2
Weight Information
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Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4486 4599 4894 4599 4599

2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Safety Features

Safety Features
3-point seat belts w/emergency tensioning device, dual-stage belt force limiter
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist plus
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist system
Driver/front passenger adaptive dual-stage airbags
Drivers knee airbag
Electronic stability program (ESP)
Front passenger occupant classification system
Front/rear side-impact airbags
Front/rear window curtain airbags
Illuminated emergency trunk release
Pre-Safe system w/extended functions
Universal LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children) system
News Reports & Reviews
NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS N/A