One or two Luxury Coupe cars come to mind when thinking about the very best of this type of car available to the Australian market. Jaguar has the magnificent XF model that boasts a low slung body but with four doors. The Jaguar XK models are two-door versions with sensational speed, handling and luxury. BMW has their special 6 Series models that offer phenomenal performance and luxury, while even Peugeot has provided the much cheaper, but highly desirable, 407 Coupe to pull the prospective buyer’s heart strings. Mercedes Benz knows how to build a stunning version of Luxury Coupe style. Completely fresh, and exceptionally nice to drive, the Mercedes Benz CL-Class is what I would consider to be the Luxury Coupe class-leader.
Lines can be straight or flowing. Mercedes Benz has used an exquisite balance of flowing lines and curvature to create a Coupe with lustrous elegance and timeless appeal. The Mercedes Benz CL-Class is big and roomy – fitting for a car that has all the ingredients of a top Luxury Coupe. Premium comfort for rear seat passengers include leather seats with lumbar support, recline and armrests. DVD and TV entertainment can be enjoyed by the rear seat passengers via excellent screens in the back of the front seats. Split climate air-conditioning means that the rear zones are individually fed with fresh air at an even temperature. Time in the front seats has you enjoying a view over a long, sleek bonnet. A full rotation of excellent visibility around the Mercedes Benz CL-Class enables the driver to have a good sense of where the car begins and ends and, with features like a rear reversing camera, picking up objects behind the rear bumper makes the car easy to park in tight spaces. Driving the long, low-slung Mercedes Benz CL-Class is undemanding, even in big cities. Heated front seats with electronic positioning, satellite navigation, heads up safety display, Bluetooth communications hands free, voice control, cruise control, crash avoidance technology and even a lighted vanity mirror are all some of the great items the Mercedes Benz CL-Class has that makes the journey an extra special and relaxing experience. Everything about the Mercedes Benz CL-Class interior boasts of impeccable craftsmanship with the finest materials. You are in one of the top automotive interiors – and you feel it.
Power aplenty comes from some of the best V8 engines in the business. New generation engine design includes measures such as twin turbo chargers, downsizing, direct petrol injection, fast response and an intercooler for optimum engine efficiency. A new ECO start/stop function for the CL 63 AMG, an optimised 7G-TRONIC transmission for V8 engines, braking engine energy regeneration, and, even energy-saving regulated power steering pumps and oil and water pumps are ways Mercedes Benz has ensured that they remain big on lowering emissions while thumping out some of the biggest performance you’ll find in a production car.
Four Mercedes Benz CL-Class cars are available. The CL 500 BlueEFFICIENCY has 320 kW of power and a maximum torque of 700 Nm. CL 63 AMG boasts 5.5-litre V8 biturbo power that achieves an output of 400 kW and a maximum torque of 800 Nm. The CL 600 is a beauty, with the V12 biturbo engine pumping out 380 kW and maximum torque rating of 830 Nm. To save weight, the cylinder heads are made from die-cast magnesium. Three-valve technology improves airflow and optimises combustion. The CL 65 AMG is the top of the line model. Few people will quibble about the phenomenal 6.0-litre V12 AMG biturbo powerplant which produces 463 kW and a maximum torque of 1000 Nm.
For sensational style, safety and performance, the very best Luxury Coupe you can buy has to be one of the new Mercedes Benz CL-Class models.
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