NEW FOR 2011:

– Revised exterior and interior styling
– New engines in CL550 and CL63 AMG
– CL550 and CL600 add standard AMG Sport Package
– All models add standard Parktronic with parking guidance, Attention Assist, Adaptive Highbeam Assist and Keyless Go
– Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist standard on V12 models, optional on V8 models
– Exterior colours: Magnetite Black, Cornetitie Blue and Peridot Brown added; Chromite Black, Germanite Grey, Cubanite Silver and Sandine Beige discontinued

For 2011, the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class undergoes a facelift, receiving revised front and rear fascias, contoured hood, new headlamps, LED daytime running lights, squared-off front fenders, new grille, redesigned wheels, and backup lights integrated into the trunk lid. All models receive new standard or available features.

The CL550 receives the first application of Mercedes-Benz’s new M278 BlueDirect V8 engine, a 4.6-litre bi-turbo V8 that is more powerful than the 5.5-litre V8 it replaces but with improved fuel economy. The CL63 AMG now uses a 5.5-litre bi-turbo V8 in place of the previous 6.2-litre V8, and also offers more power with better fuel figures. It can also be optioned with a Performance Package that adds 27 additional horsepower and 74 more lb-ft of torque, along with new 20-inch AMG five-triple-spoke forged wheels, performance steering wheel, carbon fibre interior trim, and deletion of the electronic speed limiter.

The CL-Class comes in four models. The CL550 4MATIC uses a 4.6-litre bi-turbo V8 with seven-speed automatic; the CL600 uses a 5.5-litre bi-turbo V12 with five-speed automatic; the CL63 AMG uses a 5.5-litre bi-turbo V8 with seven-speed AMG Speedshift automatic; and the CL65 AMG uses a 6.0-litre bi-turbo V12 with five-speed AMG Speedshift automatic transmission. The CL550 4MATIC is all-wheel drive; all others are rear-wheel drive.

Features on the CL550 4Matic include 19-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, adaptive brake system with hill start assist, navigation system, voice control, Harman/Kardon Logic7 surround sound system, Sirius satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, active bi-xenon headlamps with washers, cornering lights and Adaptive Highbeam Assist, electronic parking brake with convenience release function, power-assisted soft-close trunk, power-folding heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, rain-sensing wipers, heated washer system, 14-way power-adjustable heated seats with three-position memory and Passion leather upholstery, high-gloss Burl Walnut trim, heated wood and leather steering wheel, steering wheel-mounted shifter buttons, power sunroof, auto-dimming rear-view and driver’s side mirror, ambient lighting, pneumatic rear head restraints, power tilt and telescopic steering column, auto up/down windows, power rear sunshade, Keyless Go, LED exterior lighting package, Parktronic with parking guidance, Attention Assist, garage door opener, continuously variable door hold system, cruise control, TeleAid emergency calling, tire pressure monitoring system, and rear-view camera.

The CL63 AMG adds 20-inch alloy wheels, steering wheel-mounted shifter paddles, Active Body Control, heated and cooled Drive-Dynamic multi-contour seats with massage function, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, and Alcantara headliner.

The CL600 builds on the CL550 4Matic and adds Active Body Control, heated and cooled Drive-Dynamic multi-contour seats with massage function, exclusive Passion leather upholstery, Poplar wood trim, Alcantara headliner, adaptive cruise control, Night View Assist, and blind spot monitoring system.

The CL65 AMG builds on the CL63 AMG and adds exclusive Passion leather upholstery, heated wood and leather steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, Night View Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, and Active Lane Keeping Assist.

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