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2013 Mercedes CL-Class CL 65 AMG

2013 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Review

(0 Stars)  A rare mix of luxury and performance.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
The only change for the 2013 CL-class is a new Grand Edition Package that adds AMG fascias, twenty-inch wheels, and a choice of three paints and three interiors from Designo, Mercedes’ personalization arm.
Overview
The Mercedes-Benz CL offers super handling, super acceleration, and super luxury all in one package. The CL’s pillarless side glass gives an uninterrupted look into an exquisite interior. The front seats are heated and ventilated and offer massage capability, and the sport seats in the AMG models feature active side bolsters. By our measure, the entry-model CL550 is for those who will drive their CL year-round in snowy climes—it is the only model with all-wheel drive. The CL we’d own is the eight-cylinder CL63 AMG from Mercedes’ performance division. In 2011, AMG’s 6.2-liter V-8 was replaced by a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-8 good for 536 hp. Opt for the AMG performance package, though, and power rises to 563 hp as torque jumps 74 lb-ft to a total of 664 lb-ft. The output boost is enough for the CL63 to reach 60 mph in 4.3 seconds, matching the CL65 AMG. For customers who demand the ultimate in prestige, Mercedes offers not one but two smooth-spinning V-12 engines. It’s worth noting that a top-spec CL sits in Bentley and Maserati territory when it comes to price, but we can’t think of a compelling argument to choose either of those cars over the Merc. The CL’s handling is remarkable, especially given its size, and even the base V-8 engine is powerful enough for the CL to keep up with sports cars on winding back roads.

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2013 CL 65 AMG Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 6.0L V12 OHC
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 12 MPG city, 18 MPG highway, 14 MPG combined and 333 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
23.8gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 621 hp @ 4,600 rpm; 738 ft lb of torque @ 2,300 rpm

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'13 Mercedes CL 65 AMG Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Trunk Pulldown
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Power Windows
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Rear Sunshade
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Headlight Wiper/Washers
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Side Airbag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
  Seats  
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Front Ventilated Seats
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Massaging Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc Changer
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Suspension  
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Sport Suspension
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
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Voice Activated Controls
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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