The Mercedes-Benz CL 550 luxury Coupe comes with a 382 horsepower 5.5 liter V8 engine and provides 612 pounds per foot of torque. Giving a fuel economy of 14 miles per gallon in the city and 21 miles per gallon on the highway, it is not the most fuel efficient vehicle on the market, but it certainly delivers on performance. With a new clutch free 7 speed automatic gearbox controlling the engine the CL500 is able to cope with all traffic situations and the transmission monitoring system ensures the Mercedes-Benz CL500 Is never in the wrong gear. The driving controls are all mounted on or around the steering column with the starting button for the keyless key positioned to the right of the wheel. There are levers behind the steering wheel for manual gear shifting on the rare occasions that it is required.
The Mercedes-Benz CL500 luxury Coupe is also very well equipped with toys and gadgets such as the Distronic Plus distance sensor cruise control function which can be engaged at any speed up to 125mph and is able to monitor the surrounding traffic to ensure that if you are coming up too quickly on a car in front, the Mercedes-Benz CL550 will actually apply braking pressure up to 40% of the maximum available in order to slow the car down - it will then maintain a safe following distance matching the car in fronts speed even if that car accelerates again. The Mercedes-Benz CL550 luxury Coupe is all about safety with a wide variety of other functions available that warn the driver of proximity to surrounding vehicles or if the technology senses that the driver is not responding following a warning. There is also a parking guidance system that scans the surrounding vehicles and displays the car relative to the vehicles around it.