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The CL Class from Mercedes Benz is a super-luxury coupe that starts at $114,100 for the 2011 base model CL550. The CL600 model will set you back at least $158,700, and the high-performance CL63 is priced at $151,100.

The most expensive Mercedes Benz CL Class is the CL65, with its entry-level price of $211,000. If you’re in the market for a Mercedes, though, it’s important to keep in mind that luxury vehicles come with lots of associated costs aside from their sticker prices.

Repair costs, scheduled maintenance, and auto insurance will all add significantly to your CL Class’ cost of ownership.

Read on for information about typical ownership costs for this luxury sport coupe or enter your zip code above to compare auto insurance quotes for the Mercedes CL class online.

Mercedes Benz CL Class Auto Insurance

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) projects that a Mercedes Benz owner with more than six years’ driving experience will pay approximately $2,889 annually for auto insurance.

For drivers with only 3-6 years’ experience, the typical cost of auto insurance is $5,486 annually and new drivers with less than three years of experience should consider a black card with $8,333 in estimated annual auto insurance premiums.

Auto insurance rates for the Mercedes Benz CL Class can also climb quickly if you opt for higher-level trims. For example, NADA estimates that owners of the 2011 CL65 with over six years’ driving experience will pay approximately $4,557 per year to insure this vehicle.

Repairs, Maintenance, and Reliability for the CL Class

J.D. Power and Associates has not released reliability ratings for the 2011 CL Class yet, but the 2010 model scored a 6.0 on a 10-point scale. Compared to other similar luxury vehicles, this rating is on the low end.

The 2011 Nissan GT-R also received a 6.0, but the 2011 Porsche 911 Carrera and the 2010 Lexus SC both earned scores of 10.0. The Jaguar XK, Mercedes SL, and BMW 6 Series all earned scores of 7.0.

Over five years, the NADA estimates that regular maintenance bills for the base model 2011 CL Class can tally up to around $3,910. Costs will be under $500 in years one, two, and five, and the third-year tune-up for the CL Class are expected to cost $1,987. The fourth-year scheduled maintenance bill should total around $722.

The Mercedes Benz CL Class is protected by a 50,000 mile/4-year warranty that can be extended for an additional charge. For drivers who cover 15,000 miles per year, this warranty will expire during the fourth year of ownership.

The NADA predicts that repair costs for the base model CL Class will total $1,119 during year four and $1,678 during year five.

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Mercedes Benz CL Trim Levels

Features you’ll find in both the CL550 and the CL600 include paddle shifters, ambient cabin lighting, and bi-xenon headlights that angle themselves for better visibility around curves. The heated, ventilated front seats adjust 16 ways and feature lumbar supports.

A massage feature is standard in the 600 and optional in the 550. Both models feature keyless entry, a sunroof, and dual-zone climate control.

The 600 and 550 both feature luxury entertainment systems as well. CL Class drivers will enjoy a LOGIC7 surround-sound system from harman/kardon, as well as a COMAND infotainment system that plays CDs, DVDs, and MP3s.

Satellite and HD radio come standard, as do a 7.2GB hard drive and a splitview LCD screen that allows the front passenger to watch movies without disturbing the driver.

Safety Features for the 2011 CL Class

Like most luxury sports coupes, the Mercedes Benz CL Class has not been safety tested by either the federal government or the insurance industry yet.

However, Mercedes has equipped it with a plethora of high-tech safety features befitting a luxury vehicle of this caliber. Both the CL550 and the CL600 are equipped with rear/side-impact airbags, active front head restraints, and an attention-assist feature that alerts the driver if he or she dozes off.

There’s also a standard parallel parking guidance system, a tire pressure monitoring system and more. Adaptive cruise control, blind spot assist, and a rear-view camera are optional on the CL550 and standard on the CL600.

Fuel Economy for the 2011 CL Class

The Mercedes Benz CL550 gets 15 city mpg and 23 highway mpg, according to data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The agency reports that the typical driver will spend about $3,228 per year on fuel. Fuel economy ratings for the CL600 and the CL65 are significantly lower, at just 12 city mpg and 18 highway mpg.

The EPA estimates an average annual fuel economy bill of $4,145 for these vehicles. The CL63 gets slightly better fuel economy than the CL550 at 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway, and drivers can expect average annual fuel expenditures of $3,413.

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