There aren't many four-seat coupes hanging out in the $100,000+ price range.
The Bentley Continental costs more, yet makes for a worthy competitor, but the Bentley has the prestige that comes with its hand-crafted interior.
The BMW 6-Series can be had for less money, but its M6 performance variant is a wilder, more extreme ride than the CL's AMG models.
There's also a 6-Series convertible and four-door GranCoupe available.
The Maserati GranTurismo has real rear-seat legroom, a Ferrari-built V-8, and it's the looker in the group.
There's also the Aston Martin DB9, which is more expensive and carries more cachet and impeccably refined style.
Finally, there's the CL's two-seat counterpart, the SL.
If you don't plan to use your CL's rear seat, why not opt for the roadster? The SL was redesigned for 2013, and it's more performance-oriented, especially in SL 63 or 65 AMG guises.
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